ROG Break All Limits: ASUS prepares to support Intel Alder Lake

During the “ROG Break All Limits” online event, ASUS announces the new Z690 motherboards and new power supplies. In fact, a new era opens up based on the latest technologies including DDR5 RAM and Intel Alder Lake

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced a new generation of Intel Z690-based motherboards, power supplies, monitors and more during the Break All Limits event. During the event ASUS announced some important news dedicated to gamers that will allow for even more fluid and immersive gameplay. The new Z690 series motherboards boast advanced solutions and support for DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 to guarantee limitless performance. The versions of the power supplies ROG Thor 1600W Titanium e Thor 850W, 1000W e 1200W Platinum I offer more power and silence.


ASUS ROG Z690 Extreme

ROG Maximus Extreme motherboards are the pinnacle of enthusiast band design, and the new Z690 version is no different. With the support DDR5, 24 + 1 phase design and the highest quality in terms of components, ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme is ready to reach new heights of performance and clock speeds. Thanks to ASUS exclusive software, including AI Overclocking, AI Cooling and Fan Xpert 4, everyone from beginners to advanced users can achieve incredible speed and performance from this highly anticipated Intel platform.

ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme features premium connectivity thanks to Integrated WiFi 6E, 10Gb and 2.5Gb Ethernet, PCIe 5.0, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 × 2 connector on the front panel with Thunderbolt 4 support, and multiple USB Type-C ports on the rear I / O panel. With these lightning-fast connections, players spend less time waiting for things to load and more time playing. The ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme also comes with the all-new ROG True Voltician, a USB device that allows users to view voltages, clock speeds, and more. Finally, there is the new PCIe Slot Q-Release mechanism that guarantees maximum convenience when installing the video card.

ROG Break All Limits: ASUS prepares to support Intel Alder Lake

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial

The Glacial version of the ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme retains all the original power but takes it one step further for liquid cooling enthusiasts. Republic of Gamers partnered with EK for design a transparent monobloc covering not only the CPU socket area, but also tre slot M.2 integrati. This design lights up with ROG’s new AniMe Matrix LED display, which can be customized to show custom text, animations, system time and date, and even music displays. Together with a OLED LiveDash for 2 polls, Aura Sync, and four RGB headers, ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme has a rainbow of RGB options to make any gaming system truly unique.

ASUS ROG Z690 Apex

For users looking for a capable top-of-the-range motherboard to be cooled with liquid nitrogen and guaranteeing extreme speeds of memories without distractions, there can only be the ROG Maximus Z690 Apex. By reducing the number of DIMM slots to two, Apex has virtually unbeatable signal integrity for DDR5 memory modules. It has tons of features and features to help manage every aspect of overclocking.

ROG Maximus Z690 Apex also retains abundant storage options, with two integrated M.2 slots with backplate, two more M.2 slots on a DIMM.2 card and one PCIe 5.0 slot on the ROG Hyper M.2 card Supplied. And there are so many other premium features, like the WiFi 6E integrato e 2.5 Gb Ethernet, Thunderbolt 4, USB Type-C, header RGB e tre RGB Gen 2 adressable, plus do-it-yourself innovations such as a pre-assembled I / O, PCIe Q-Release SLOT, M.2 Q-Latch, BIOS FlashBack, and Q-Code.

ROG Break All Limits: ASUS prepares to support Intel Alder Lake

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula

While black goes with everything, some may want a different aesthetic for their elite motherboard. The ROG Maximus Z690 Formula makes its debut in the new Moonlight White colorway. The ROG Maximus Z690 Formula has the power to help enthusiasts, thanks in part to the CrossChill EK III heatsink designed in collaboration with EK, to break any barrier in terms of performance while keeping temperatures under control. The CrossChill EK III has integrated liquid cooling attachments and vents that users can incorporate into a custom loop to cool the Formula VRMs. And with 20 + 1 power phases, the ROG Maximus Z690 Formula delivers the premium power ROG is famous for.

ASUS ROG Z690 Hero

For those interested in being part of the Maximus line, ASUS offers ROG Maximus Z690 Hero. This board features high-end performance with 20 + 1 power phases, but what users may notice is the new Polymo lighting. This LED display graces the Hero’s I / O cover with an eye-catching microstructural array of light and color made up of intricate RGB patterns, allowing it to showcase a bright RGB style not found anywhere else.

And like other Maximus Z690 motherboards, the Hero includes Integrated WiFi 6E plus 2.5 Gb Ethernet, three integrated M.2 slots with two more available via the included ROG Hyper M.2 card, one ESS 9018Q2C DAC for high fidelity audio, Thunderbolt 4, USB Type-C and the PCIe Slot Q-Release mechanism.

ROG Break All Limits: ASUS prepares to support Intel Alder Lake

ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi

ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi offrand 18 + 1 power phases and 8 + 8 ProCool II connectors. These are cooled by two aluminum heatsinks that cover the rear I / O and the VRMs and are connected by an L-shaped heatpipe to further improve thermal performance. The PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot also gets a heat-pipe as part of the innovative design ASUS Combo-Sink, and the two remaining integrated M.2 slots acquire a backplate in addition to pre-installed heat sinks to be placed on top of an NVME SSD. And if more storage is needed, this motherboard comes with a ROG Hyper M.2 card containing two additional slots for PCIe 4.0 drives.

ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi isn’t a problem even in the connectivity department, with WiFi 6E, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, HMDI 2.1 e USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C.

ASUS ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming WiFi

With 16 + 1 phases and PCIe 4.0 storage options, the ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming WiFi sits just below the Z690-E. While you have to upgrade to the Z690-E Gaming WiFi to get features like M.2 Combo-Sink and integrated PCIe 5.0 or M.2 support, however, there is a lot to say about the ROG Strix Z690-F. This card presents however AI Overclocking, AI Cooling e AI Networking, as well as advanced connectivity solutions such as WiFi 6E integrato, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet e USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C. This motherboard also offers audio technology such as the DAC Savitech SV3H712 and bidirectional AI noise cancellation. Even DIY builders aren’t left behind, thanks to the PCIe Q-Release slot, M.2 Q-Latch, a pre-mounted I / O screen, BIOS FlashBack button, and CMOS Clr and FlexKey button

ROG Break All Limits: ASUS prepares to support Intel Alder Lake

ASUS ROG Strix Z690-G Gaming WiFi

For enthusiasts who love a micro-ATX system, the ROG Strix Z690-G Gaming WiFi is the best choice. With phase DrMos 14 + 1Along with thick heatsinks on I / O covers, VRMs, and M.2 slots, the Z690-G Gaming WiFi packs premium power and cooling into a compact design that can easily handle 12th Gen Intel CPUs. And the network remains lightning-fast, with Wifi 6E is integrated with Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, while connectivity options include HDMI 2.1 e USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C. RGB lighting is also fully supported with exclusive ASUS Aura Sync software that connects to an addressable RGB and Gen 2 header.

ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4

Returning to an ATX format, we find the ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4, which comes with a Moonlight White aesthetic throughout its many heat sinks that robustly cool the VRMs, Z690 chipset, and integrated M.2 slots. And with 16 + 1 DrMOS power stages with power ratings up to 80 amps, 8 + 8 ProCool II power connectors and premium alloy chokes, it has power reserve delivery. Highlights of connectivity include WiFi 6, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C e quattro slot M.2. Rog Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 also exclusively uses DDR4 memory modules, to give ROG fans a different option when choosing their build. The design OptiMem III, exclusive to ROG to maximize memory performance, the PCIe Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, ROG Reusable Cable Organizer, the pre-assembled I / O cover, the BIOS FlashBack and CMOS Clr button and FlexKey.

ROG Break All Limits: ASUS prepares to support Intel Alder Lake

ASUS ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WiFi

For those who love particularly compact PCs, the Z690-I Gaming WiFi offers premium specs in an ITX format. This card comes with support for DDR5 and 10 + 1 memory ProCool II stages and connectors that users of larger ROG motherboards have come to know and appreciate. The ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WiFi also features an intelligent heatsink, two M.2 slots with Q-Latch, and two M.2 backplates. There is also a lot of high-end connectivity to show, with WiFi 6E, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet e due porte Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C which can support two external 4K displays and many other compatible accessories.

Alimentatori ROG Thor 1600W Titanium, Thor 850W, 1000W, 1200W Platinum II

To allow enthusiasts to power their systems with all the sustainable and reliable power required by modern PCs, ROG Thor 1600W Titanium represents a new pinnacle of the ROG project on the PSU front. Alongside this new “king”, the ROG Thor Platinum II series boasts numerous enhancements that make these power supplies even better. For example, Titanium certification indicates that it is required an efficiency greater than 90% for loads ranging from 10% to 100%.

ROG Thor power supplies are also designed for run without fan up to 50% load. When this threshold is exceeded, the 1600W, 1200W and 1000W models take advantage of a new 135mm fan made with the latest design axial-tech to better circulate the air. Additionally, large ROG heatsinks help cool ICs and components, extending the life of the most heat-sensitive parts. This mission of excellence allows all power supplies in the new ROG Thor family to achieve the Lambda A ++ certification, the most stringent acoustic performance standard defined by the independent test company Cybenetics. To meet the specifications of this high standard, power supplies must produce noise below 15 dBA during the testing process.

ROG Break All Limits: ASUS prepares to support Intel Alder Lake

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