ASUS Z690 Motherboards

ASUS 600 series motherboards and 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors herald the arrival of the next generation of high-speed computing with support for PCIe® 5.0 and DDR5 memory, next-level connectivity, robust power delivery and cooling, and artificial intelligence optimization. Configure your next PCSpecialist system with an Asus Z690 Motherboard.

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CREATOR PRO

CREATOR-PRO

From £2,130 inc VAT and delivery.

  • Intel® Core™ i5-12600K
  • ASUS® ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4
  • 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3200MHz
  • 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti
  • 1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA HDD

Aileron Pro

Aileron-Pro

From £2,330 inc VAT and delivery.

  • Intel® Core™ i7-12700K
  • ASUS® ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4
  • 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3600MHz
  • 10GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080

PULSAR ULTRA

PULSAR-ULTRA

From £2,790 inc VAT and delivery.

  • Intel® Core™ i9-12900KF
  • ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4
  • 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3600MHz
  • 12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080
  • 1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA HDD

setting the stage to break all limits

  • All Motherboards
  • DDR5
  • Power & Cooling
  • Rog True Voltician

ASUS Z690 motherboards feature exclusive software and firmware that leverage machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enrich the user experience. On select motherboards, the latest ASUS AI spans four pillars of performance: overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio. In particular, AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling system to predict the optimal configuration that pushes each system to its limits. All ASUS AI is designed to make advanced tweaks and optimization more accessible to both new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans.

DDR5 Overclocking Strength

ASUS Z690 motherboards enhance DDR5 performance by providing overclocking options for not only high-speed kits, but even entry-level memory modules that have a locked power management IC (PMIC).

  • A dedicated circuit on the motherboard safely circumvents DDR5 memory PMIC restrictions, allowing you to step past the default 1.1-volt limit and push frequency and timings to the max.
  • Ordinarily, a restricted PMIC that has been unlocked requires the system to be fully power-cycled each time memory voltage is adjusted. ASUS Z690 motherboards leverage onboard hardware and firmware to cleverly work around this irksome limitation, enabling voltage adjustments to be applied through the same soft system-reset process employed for previous generations of DDR memory.
  • DDR5 Stability & Compatibility

    ASUS worked with worldwide memory partners to test and optimize DRAM performance and stability to ensure complete confidence in our products through superb compatibility. Each motherboard’s product support page contains an extensive list of DDR5 memory modules that are guaranteed to be compatible with that mode.

  • Teamed Power Stages

    ASUS Z690 motherboards utilize teamed power-stages and high-quality components to fuel the latest 12th Gen Intel CPUs. Even at entry level, the power solutions are geared to deliver sustained performance, and through the lineup those credentials are strategically scaled up to push boundaries and set new standards.

  • Cooler by Design

    To ensure system stability for 12th Gen Intel Core processors, ASUS Z690 motherboards employ large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. That same philosophy also extends to onboard M.2 heatsinks, which grant ample cooling for high-performance PCIe 4.0 and 5.0 NVMe storage.

ROG True Voltician

For truly advanced performance optimization, ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme and Apex include ROG True Voltician, a miniature oscilloscope connected to an onboard USB header displays waveforms for a CPU’s Vcore, VCCIN, and System Agent rails. It can also be used to monitor a video card or power supply, and users can even run the True Voltician software on one PC while they get readings from another.

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Asus 600 series motherboards

  • ROG
  • ROG STRIX
  • TUF GAMING
  • Prime

ASUS® ROG Maximus motherboards deliver the best that the Z690 platform has to offer. Each delivers its own unique design and features, opening new territories for the elites of PC DIY: the makers, the die-hard enthusiasts, and the custom PC pioneers who construct captivating machines that push performance boundaries.

ROG maximus z690 extreme glacial

ROG maximus z690 extreme glacial

  • EATX
  • 24+1 power stages (105A)
  • DDR5
  • PCIe 5.0 ready
  • Integrated EK® Ultrablock
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 2x2 front panel connector with Quick Charge 4+
  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®
  • Marvell® 10 Gb, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E

ROG Strix motherboards take Republic of Gamers DNA and deliver it in packages that balance exceptional gaming performance with striking looks for style-conscious gamers.

ASUS® ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4

ASUS® ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4

  • ATX
  • 16+1 power stages (80A)
  • DDR4
  • PCIe 5.0 ready
  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6
  • 4 x PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots with heatsinks
  • ROG reusable cable organizer
  • PCIe® Slot Q-Release

ASUS® TUF Gaming motherboards are specially designed and tested to survive and thrive in conditions where others would struggle. Engineered with highly durable components, these models deliver unwavering stability for gaming sessions that can go until the break of dawn.

ASUS® TUF gaming z690-plus wifi

ASUS® TUF gaming z690-plus wifi

  • ATX
  • 14+1 power stages (80A)
  • DDR4
  • PCIe 5.0 ready
  • 4 x PCIe 4.0 M.2
  • USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C®, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header

Boasting robust power designs, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, the ASUS Prime series motherboards provide daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.

PRIME Z690-P D4

PRIME Z690-P D4

  • ATX
  • 14+1 power stages (50A)
  • DDR4
  • PCIe 5.0 ready
  • 3 x PCIe 4.0 M.2
  • Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® front panel connector
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header