Take your gaming and content creation experiences to the max and beyond with the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial LGA 1700 E-ATX Motherboard serving as the powerful foundation for your desktop computer build. Supporting 12th generation Intel LGA 1700 socket processors and the Intel Z690 chipset, which takes advantage of the large PCIe 5.0 data bandwidth, this E-ATX motherboard is designed for easy overclocking with an integrated EK Ultrablock for liquid cooling to take on intensive workloads such as 8K video editing, high-end games, and more. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR5 RAM, reaching 6400 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots to improve the system’s multitasking capabilities. At the same time, its dual PCIe 5.0 x16 slots can accommodate powerful graphics cards while the PCIe 3.0 x1 slot supports other compatible expansions. In addition to the on-board PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 4.0 M.2 solid-state drive slots, you can install up to two more M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives by using the included Hyper DIMM.2 card with one of the PCIe 5.0 x16 expansion slots. This motherboard also has six SATA III drive headers with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 configurations.
The rear panel features one Thunderbolt Type-C port that can transfer up to 40 Gb/s with compatible daisy chained devices such as high-speed storage drives and monitors. You can add a Thunderbolt 4 port to compatible front panels with the integrated header. There is also a 20 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C port alongside seven 10 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports and one Type-C port. Take advantage of CPUs with integrated graphics by connecting a 4K monitor to the motherboard’s HDMI 2.1 port. Use the built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E capabilities to transfer up to 2.4 Gb/s with compatible tri-band wireless networks and enjoy incredibly fast online games, live stream broadcasts, and more. Alternatively, you can use the 10 Gigabit and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect to compatible wired networks and high-speed devices such as network attached storage (NAS) enclosures. Other features include SupremeFX ALC4082 audio with LED-illuminated connectors and an ESS SABRE 9018Q2C DAC/AMP for crystal clear, detailed 7.1-channel surround sound. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB lighting headers to customize various effects to match your mood, style, and game.