ASUS PRIME Z690-A Motherboard
ASUS PRIME Z690-A Motherboard Overview
ASUS PRIME Z690-A Motherboards are expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 13th & 12th Generation Intel® processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z690-A provides users and PC DIY builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.
VRM Heatsinks and Thermal Pads
Two massive VRM heatsinks and high quality thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance.
Two M.2 heatsinks take care of the three M.2 slots, warding off throttling that can occur with M.2 storage during sustained transfers.
An M.2 backplate helps ensure that high performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted. The backplate includes the Q Latch mechanism to allow you to secure or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for traditional screws.
16 1 DrMOS
A VRM with 16 1 DrMOS delivers the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
DDR5 Performance Enhancement
Prime Z690-A enhances 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.
Four M.2 slots (up to 64 Gbps)
Prime Z690 A offers a total of four M.2 slots that support data transfer speeds of up to 64 Gbps via PCIe 4.0, enabling quicker boot up and app load times with OS or application drives.
PCIe 5.0 Slot
The 12th Gen Intel processors bring PCIe 5.0 support to the market. PCIe 5.0 offers twice the data transfer speed of PCIe 4.0, making it robust enough to handle new data heavy tasks. PCIe 5.0 also brings other benefits, such as electrical changes to improve signal integrity, backward compatible CEM connectors for add in cards, and backward compatibility with previous versions of PCI Express.
USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C
Numerous USB ports support high end rigs loaded with peripherals, including both front and rear USB Type C connectors with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 for transmission speeds of upto 20 Gbps.
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.
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