ASUS PRIME Z690-P Motherboard
ASUS PRIME Z690-P Motherboard Overview
ASUS PRIME Z690-P 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-P 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.
14 1 DrMOS
A VRM with 14 1 DrMOS delivers the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand
DDR5 Performance Enhancement
Prime Z690-P 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.
Ordinarily, a restricted PMIC that has been unlocked requires the system to be fully power-cycled each time memory voltage is adjusted. Prime Z690-P leverages 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.
Three M.2 slots (up to 64 Gbps)
PRIME Z690-P offers a total of three M.2 slots that support data transfer speeds of up to 64 Gbps via PCIe 4.0, enabling quicker boot up an d 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 up to 20 Gbps.
Thunderbolt 4 Support
Prime Z690 P features Thunderbolt 4 support via an on board header. With the latest Intel certified ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add on card, it can enable bi directional speeds of up to 40 Gbps on a single cable. Additionally, this card has a daisy chain function for multi screen connection and supports up to an 8K resolution display. It can also provide up to 100 watts of power to fast charge devices.
The Q LED Core display produces light patterns by power LED during the Power On Self Test (POST) that can help users troubleshoot potential issues.