ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – Allround-PC

The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero comes with nice goodies such as a GPU holder , a key ring and various ROG stickers. There are also some cables (ARGB & SATA), WLAN antennas and other accessories: M.2 Q-Latch twist lock, M.2 Rubber spacer for single-sided SSDs, Q-Connector for the front panel. On top of that comes the Hyper M.2 expansion card . Furthermore, a manual and a USB stick for important drivers are of course included in the box.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – Chiphell

The ROG Maximus Z690 series of this generation first made a breakthrough in appearance, weakened the oblique lines that brought the trend of its own, and introduced a digital array style, and equipped with a light effect display to provide RGB enthusiasts with more ways to play. Performance It still maintains the consistent good style of the ROG series, through the luxurious scale of 20-phase CPU power supply and unlocking the complete voltage and parameter adjustment items of the CPU and DDR5 memory, with all-round coverage of heat dissipation, ensuring that players have the challenge of overclocking.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – Overclockers Russia

The motherboard is quite heavy because from the front we see a scattering of different heatsinks at once. With such a weight, you need to think about the metal plate on the back side, but it is not here yet. I would not be surprised if in the next generation it will be and possibly even completely copper for better heat dissipation.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – ITHardware

In terms of the power section, as for most of the boards on the Z690 chipset, there was a strengthening of the VRM compared to the predecessor on the Z590. And so we have as many as 20 phases with 90 A transistors from Intersil, which provides a load capacity that goes far beyond what you can get from the top Intel Core i9-12900K at home. The specification is similar to the above-mentioned MSI MEG Z690 UNIFY, providing two PCIe x16 slots with the option to work in x8 / x8 mode, as many as five M.2 connectors, a lot of high-speed USB 3.2 Gen 2 sockets and a Wi-Fi 6 network card.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – eTeknix

It comes with an impressive 20+1 90A Power Stage design, easily one of the more robust in the Z690 lineup. Plus, everything from the VRM to all the M.2 mounts is heavily armoured with huge heatsinks and various cooling technologies to ensure maximum performance at all times. Connectivity is taken very seriously here too, with PCIe 5.0, onboard M.2 Gen 4.0, as well as a ROG Hyper M.2 PCIe Card. You get USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, and (20Gbps), and a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports (40Gbps, DisplayPort 1.4, and Thunderbolt Video supported).

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – OC3D

In our mind this makes the Strix almost impossible to buy, and the Hero a bargain. Part of this is based upon the aesthetic considerations. The Strix looks, dare we say it, a little cheap. Or, rather, cheaper than we’d expect a Strix to look. Normally that is the ROG range that has all the lighting bells and whistles and plenty of features, but in Z690 guise the Strix E is bordering on average. The ROG Maximus Hero on the other hand looks like a premium product, and has all the features and tricks up its sleeve that we’d expect to find on anything carrying that Republic of Gamers logo.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – Tech Critter

Underneath the heatsink, you’ll find a total of three M.2 slots for your high-speed storage needs. The first slot is connected to the CPU, while the bottom two are connected to the chipset, but you can get two more via the ROG Hyper M.2 expansion card if you need more. PCIe 5.0 is one of the new features available on the Z690 chipset motherboards but it’s currently supported on the first and second PCIe x16 slots, depending on your setup – x16 or x8/x8 configuration.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – Professional Review

But it will be in its construction where it shines the brightest, with a VRM of 20 + 1 phases of 90A, a total of 5 M.2 slots adding its ROG Hyper M.2 card , and an impressive rear panel with dual Thunderbolt 4. Neither it overlooks incorporating the best sound integrated with a SupremeFX ALC4082 + DAC codec and Wi-Fi 6E. How will the 12900K behave on your socket? Let’s get started!

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – HKEPC

ASUS launches the new ROG Maximus Z690 HERO motherboard, which uses a 20 + 1 Power Stage design power supply module, and adds various AI automatic overclocking functions to give full play to the full potential of the new generation of CPU and DDR5 memory, providing powerful hardware specifications And have excellent overclocking capabilities. Coupled with dual Thunderbolt 4, 3 + 2 NVMe SSD slot configuration and PCIe 5.0 slot and other complete connectivity and expandability, it will hit the high-end market with the positioning of the entry flagship motherboard.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO – iXBT

The delivery set corresponds to the flagship product: in addition to the traditional elements such as the user manual and SATA cables, there is an antenna for the built-in Wi-Fi module, screws for M.2 slots, splitters for connecting backlights, a proprietary adapter for the front panel, bonus stickers, a flash drive ”, A keychain, a stand for a video card and a ROG Hyper M.2 card.

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