|The ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 motherboard deploys robust power delivery and cooling to unleash the full force of 12th Gen Intel Core processors, all orchestrated by ASUS-exclusive intelligent controls that deliver advanced user experiences. Meanwhile, onboard WiFi 6 and ample PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots bring the speed that you need, and DIY-friendly innovations help simplify the PC building process. To top it all off, Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 dazzles with customizable RGB lighting and a refined brushed-metal finish.|
- All-round performance
ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 provides up-rated power delivery and optimized cooling to push any gaming build to its limits. Intelligent controls enable easy management of overclocking, cooling and networking settings, while Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation ensures crystal-clear in-game communication. ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 is armed with all the essentials required to create a gaming PC with top-tier performance.
- Power design
Digital power control and an array of power stages provide the muscle needed to control the latest Intel CPUs.
- Teamed power stages
16+1 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors can take full advantage of.
- Alloy chokes and durable capacitors
High-end chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.
- 8+8 pin procool II power connector
ASUS ProCool II connectors are built to tight specifications to ensure full contact with power supply cable wiring. A metal sheath improves heat dissipation, and low electrical impedance helps prevent hotspots and bolsters reliability.
- Digi+ power control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
- SIX-layer PCB
A multi-layered printed circuit board design quickly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.
- Integrated I/O Cover & VRM Heatsinks
Two thick heatsinks that are bonded to the metal I/O shield cool the VRMs. This structure provides ample mass and surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel's latest processors.
- Thermal pads
Specially engineered thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
- Two-way AI noise cancelation
This powerful ASUS-exclusive utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone and incoming audio while preserving voices. Distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are removed so you can hear and be heard with perfect clarity while gaming or during calls.
- ROG AI Overclocking
ROG AI Overclocking is an intelligent utility that helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings. Accessible via the AI Suite software in Windows or directly through the UEFI, the intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels. A range of customizable settings are available for seasoned overclockers, and an auto-tuning option is available for beginners.
- AI cooling
ASUS AI Cooling technology automatically manages and controls motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.
- AI networking
The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users - beginners, experts, and everyone in between - optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technologies to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.
- OptiMen III
With proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stack ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 with your favorite modules and maximize the throughput of the 12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
- WIFI 6 (802.11 AX)
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.
- Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4, SupremeFX features the ALC4080 codec to increase playback resolution from 192 kHz to 384 kHz across all channels. The front-panel output is streamed through a highly integrated Savitech amplifier that's capable of driving of a wide variety of gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones.
- Undeniably ROG Strix
A specially illuminated acrylic display on the I/O cover gives the illusion that the circuit board is visible beneath an RGB ROG logo. Meanwhile, touches of brushed metal throughout the motherboard, plus the stitched fabric of the ROG Strix Cable organizer, deliver a variety of carefully crafted surface textures. Last but not least, a special lighting pattern built into the motherboard finishes off a colorful tour of the ROG worldview.
- PCIE slot Q-release
A physical button located on the chipset heatsink unlocks the first PCIe slot's security latch with one tap, greatly simplifying the process of detaching a PCIe card from the motherboard when it's time to upgrade to a new GPU or other compatible device.
- Certified compatibility
ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Qualified Vendor List (QVL) provides a reference for identifying guaranteed-compatible components and memory. ASUS AIO coolers are also compatible with a wide variety of CPUs, up to and including 12th Gen Intel processors, giving you ultimate flexibility to cool the CPU that fits your needs.
- SONIC STUDIO III
ROG Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
- AIDA64 extreme
ROG Strix Z690 motherboards include an AIDA64 Extreme 60 days free trial. This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the OLED panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers.
- ARMOURY crate
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate's Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers.
Motherboard - ATX
|Max Processors Qty
(supports 12th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)
2400 MHz, 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz, 3000 MHz, 2666 MHz, 2933 MHz, 3300 MHz (O.C.), 3400 MHz (O.C.), 3333 MHz (O.C.), 3466 MHz (O.C.), 3733 MHz (O.C.), 3600 MHz (O.C.), 3866 MHz (O.C.), 4000 MHz (O.C.), 4133 MHz (O.C.), 4500 MHz (O.C.), 4400 MHz (O.C.), 4266 MHz (O.C.), 4600 MHz (O.C.), 4700 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz, 5000 MHz (O.C.), 5333 MHz (O.C.)
|Supported RAM Integrity Check
|Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)
HD Audio (8-channel)
High Definition Audio, DTS Sound Unbound
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2
|Expansion / Connectivity|
1 x CPU
4 x DIMM 288-pin
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID
PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 3 x M.2
SATA-600 / PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2
1 x audio line-in - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out - mini-jack
1 x microphone - mini-jack
2 x USB 2.0
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (2.5Gigabit Ethernet)
1 x USB-C Gen2
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1 x USB-C Gen2x2
1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 x USB-C Gen 2x2 - header
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header
1 x Thunderbolt - header
4 x USB 2.0 - header
1 x SPI - header
1 x SPDIF out - header
24-pin main power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors
UEFI BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, MemTest86
|Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on PME
ASUS EZ DIY, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, 6 Layer PCB, ASUS Fan Xpert 4, ASUS SafeSlot, Sonic Radar III, Sonic Studio III, M.2 heatsink, pre-mounted I/O shield, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, ASUS Aura Sync, Armoury Crate, ASUS OptiMem III, ProCool II Power Connector, DIY Friendly Design, FlexKey button, 16+1 Phase Power Design
Cable ties, ROG fan stickers, ROG thank you card, ROG key chain, ASUS Wi-Fi moving aerial, 1 x M.2 rubber package, M.2 Q-Latch
4 x Serial ATA cable
Drivers & Utilities, ROG CPU-Z, ASUS AI Suite III, ASUS Turbo App, ASUS EZ Flash 3, Antivirus, WinRAR, Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer, ROG GameFirst VI, AIDA64 Extreme (60 days trial), ASUS AURA Creator, Sonic Suite Companion, MyAsus