ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 – Overclocking

When the first Z690 DDR4 motherboards were released, Asus and MSI dominated the sales. Despite some initial memory compatibility issues, BIOS updates have corrected the issues over time. The latest, namely version 1504, was released in early June 2022. With a manufacturer follow-up still ongoing, the board certainly hasn’t said its last word, despite the upcoming launch of Z790 motherboards. Let’s see if like a good wine, the TUF Gaming for Intel Alder Lake has improved over time.

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The motherboard that will be reviewed today is a mid-range motherboard named ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 .The latest model in the TUF GAMING series, renowned for its emphasis on durability. Military grade standards and stability in use, as well as focusing on cost-effectiveness for a wide range of users, the ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 motherboard is an Intel platform. In the LGA 1700 socket that supports the 12th generation Intel Alder Lake CPUs, the motherboard’s design comes in an all-black design with a six-layer PCB and heatsink. 

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ASUS Z690 & B660 Roundup – Tech Testers

The cheapest ASUS board that passed us was the B660-Creator D4 with a price tag of 235 euros. ASUS is known to be a bit more expensive, and we can understand that in part as their bios and software experience is generally just a bit better than the rest. But B660 boards in this segment struggle with mid-range Z690 boards that often go a bit further with features.

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Asus TUF Gaming Z690-Plus WiFi D4 is a gaming solution from the middle line of the company, but the price tag of such models was too high even before the February events. TUF Gaming is a series, rather, without frills and with an emphasis on a very high-quality circuitry and improved protection. The board differs in that it works not with the newfangled DDR5 memory, but with the good old DDR4, providing good continuity when upgrading the PC. This model has 15 USB ports of different kinds (including 1 USB 3.2 Gen2×2 and 3 USB 3.2 Gen2), 2 PCIe x16 slots, 2 PCIe x1 slots, 1 PCIe x4 slot, 4 M.2 slots, 4 SATA ports and 7 fan connectors.

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ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 – Tom’s Hardware

At $289.99, the Asus TUF Gaming Z690-Plus WIFI D4 is a solid option for a more-affordable Alder Lake build, with DDR4 support, four M.2 sockets, 2.5 GbE and integrated Wi-Fi 6, an updated appearance and capable power delivery. This is an excellent low-priced option unless you need more than four SATA ports and six USB Type-A ports on the rear IO.

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DDR4 compatible Intel Z690 chipset motherboard that is increasing its presence due to the extreme shortage of DDR5 memory. This time, we will take up the highly durable model “TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4” from ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS / Headquarters: Taiwan) . It is the latest work of the “TUF GAMING” series, which is a mainstream class product but has a robust power supply circuit and a high-speed interface.

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ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 – Hardwareluxx

In any case, the extras are very clear. The manual and the support DVD are almost mandatory, although we would like to see a USB stick as with the current MSI mainboards. The obligatory TUF certificate and various TUF gaming stickers are also included. In addition, however, there are also two SATA cables and two M.2 spacers including screws and two M.2 rubber spacers in the box. If you opt for the WiFi version, you will of course also get a WiFi antenna.

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ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-Plus WIFI D4 is a powerful and functional motherboard with nice bonuses (we mean the updated Wi-Fi module and the presence of a PCI-E x4 connector), but with an impressive baggage of optimization problems. These are difficulties with overclocking memory, and a periodically flickering screen when starting a PC, and mediocre work of automation, which usually saves user time in the process of setting up / overclocking the system. We believe that the developers will solve these issues with the help of the latest firmware.

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ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 – Overclockers Russia

ASUS boards have holes for both standards, but in the case of LGA 1200, you need to make sure of the clamping force. The processor itself did not become higher or lower, but most likely the socket itself became a little lower and the processor substrate became thinner. All these are microns, but you need to take into account even them, so it is better to once again just make sure of the strength of the clamping, and somewhere, if really the edge, slip a copper plate. Double holes for mounts are even on the top boards such as ASUS Maximus Z690 Hero.

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ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 – Professional Review

This Asus TUF Gaming Z690-Plus WiFi D4 will arrive in a rigid cardboard box with a vinyl-style finish and compact dimensions. On their faces we will have the presentation of the TUF plates, black and yellow with photos and a description of the product on the main faces. We access the interior, where the plate has been placed inside an insulating plastic bag and on a cardboard mold. Under it we will have the rest of the accessories, which will not be too many.

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