ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – TweakTown

The onboard power design is space-saving with its 10+1 design, but ROG has deployed 105A stages to make up for any losses, and its 1050A capacity should make for solid OC ability. Connectivity doesn’t suffer much, if at all. The Z690-I includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2.5Gbe and WiFi6e, along with USB 3.2 Gen1, 2 and 2×2 available via internal header. Audio is the ALC4080 with a Savitech AMP making for impressive sound without the need of an external DAC.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – TechPorn

Powering the CPU is a 10+1 power stage design via a reinforced (ASUS ProCool II) 8-pin CPU power connector. Cooling the VRM (north) is a courtesy of a decent slab of aluminum connected to a larger one (west) via a heat-pipe that goes all the way to the PCH. The CPU fan, AIO pump header and a +12v RGB LED header are also located here. For reference, maximum rated power is 12W @ 1A for each.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – HKEPC

ASUS introduces the new ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI motherboard with a straight-out 10 + 1 phase 105A SPS digital power supply design, combined with a large integrated I/O Cover VRM heatsink with a heat pipe connection, to provide a stable high-performance output, with 2 M.2 NVMe SSD configurations, 2 Thunderbolt 4 interfaces, 2.5Gb Ethernet, Intel Wi-Fi 6E Sufficient expanded peripheral functions such as wireless modules are very suitable for the needs of ITX players.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – NewEsc

Among the novelties is its front port for the tower that now comes on a separate PCB with two connectors. So we will have a more vertical plate with the SATA included, which worries me because it increases the ease with which it could break. Although on a positive side it is easier to fit the connectors of the tower. It also includes a fan inside the external connection protector to further cool the heatsink for the VRM.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – eTeknix

The ASUS ROG Z690-I Gaming WiFi comes equipped with the latest Intel LGA1700 socket, ready for the new 12th Gen Intel Core processors. It’s certainly not backwards compatible with anything, as the CPU is more rectangular on these new models. Power comes from an impressive 10+1 Power Stage design, backed up with high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors. While their flagships may have double the Power Stages, that’s still a mighty set up for this form factor. Networking comes from both the WiFi 6E and a 2.5 GbE LAN option, and even more impressive, there are two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C (USB 4.0) connectors! 

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – GreenTech_Reviews

Intel’s new 12th generation processors are particularly demanding on the power subsystem and its cooling, so this required a significant change in these aspects of the board. In this article, we will get acquainted with a miniITX board from ASUS, which is capable not only of working with the latest 8 + 8-core Intel, but also with high-speed DDR5 memory. Not without an active system, but not only in it. Let’s move on to exploring the ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I Gaming WiFi!

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – Stacked Design?

By far the most interesting thing about this leak is the design of the daughterboards installed right on top of the space usually reserved for an M.2 slot. It is hard to tell from this angle but this might be ASUS’ solution to attaching multiple M.2 slots as well as extension ports and audio chipset to such a tiny design.

ASUS Z690 motherboard series is set to launch around November 4th, when Intel officially lifts the sale embargo. However according to previous reports they might go on sale a week sooner (preorders). The board has recently appeared in a retailer leak (here and here) with a price tag of 360 to 451 EUR (without VAT).

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