Scan code: LN120789 Manufacturer code: PRIME Z690-A

ASUS Intel Z690 PRIME Z690-A PCIe 5.0 ATX Motherboard

ASUS PRIME Z690-A, Intel Z690, S 1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, SATA3, 4x M.2, 2.5GbE, USB 3.2 Gen 2 A+C, ATX

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Scan code: LN120789 Manufacturer code: PRIME Z690-A
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ASUS PRIME Z690-A Intel 12th Generation ATX Motherboard

ASUS PRIME Z690-A

NEXT GENERATION TECH FOR YOUR PC ASUS Prime series motherboards are expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 12th Generation Intel® processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z690-A provides users and PC DIY builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.

ASUS Prime Z690-A offers a sleek, futuristic-looking build with a black and white finish, space-shuttle-inspired design elements, metallic nameplate and PCB cover. Prime Z690-A Intel® Z690 (LGA 1700) ATX motherboard features PCIe® 5.0, four M.2 slots, DDR5, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Thunderbolt™ 4 support and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet. It also features AI Overclocking, AI Cooling and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation. Prime Z690-A caters to daily users and all builders looking for well-rounded specs and a range of options for performance tuning via intuitive software and firmware.

Intel® Z690Chipset

LGA 1700CPU Socket

12th Gen Intel®Compatible Processors

ATXForm Factor

Impressive Specs of the PRIME Z690-A

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1. Support for the latest 12th Generation Intel® Processors.
2. Dual Channel Memory. DDR5 6000(OC) with support for Optimem II.
3. 4 x M.2 Slots
• 2 x M.2 22110 PCIe 4.0 x4 mode. | • 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 x4 mode. |  • 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 x4 + SATA modes.
4. Expansion Slots
• 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot. | • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x 4 |  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x 1. |  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 (Max @ x4).

5-Way Optimization

ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. Along with taking care of complex tuning and dynamically optimizing essential aspects of your system, it provides overclocking profiles that are tailored for your rig.

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TPUThe TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent system-tuning utility that automatically fine-tunes voltages, monitors system stats and adjusts overclocking parameters for optimal performance.

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EPUThe Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes energy savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

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Digi+ VRM ControlThe Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for ultimate stability and performance.

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Fan Xpert 4ASUS Fan Xpert 4 software provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AiO) coolers. Whether cooling with air or water, an Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There’s also an Extreme Quiet mode that reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks. Fans, water pumps and AiO coolers can also be controlled via the UEFI BIOS.

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Turbo App Turbo App allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at the app level, so your system is set up exactly as needed.

Do More with ASUS AI Overclocking

ASUS AI Overclocking is an intelligent utility that helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings.

Accessible via the AI Suite software in Windows or directly through the UEFI, the intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels. A range of customizable settings are available for seasoned overclockers, and an auto-tuning option is available for beginners.

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Predictive EdgeThe algorithm analyzes your CPU and cooling system and, based on what it finds, predicts optimal settings. The software then uses these settings to automatically guide the clocking process, balancing frequency and voltage.

Real-Time Adjustments The software monitors workload, system temperature, fan speed and power draw every minute and it makes real-time adjustments to ensure ongoing optimal performance.

AI Overclocking Guide The AI Overclocking Guide provides detailed information and instructions about how to tune your system manually. It can be accessed by hitting the F11 hotkey.

Core Group LoadingFor high-core-count processors, AI Overclocking lists data according to core group. This gives you adaptive control based on the status of core groups, and it provides target frequency and voltage estimations needed for manual tuning.

Exceptional Performance with Superior Cooling

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A NEW INNOVATION FOR COOLINGTwo M.2 heatsinks take care of the three M.2 slots, warding off throttling that can occur with M.2 storage during sustained transfers. The two VRM heatsinks on Prime Z690-A are significantly larger than those found on earlier Z590 motherboards. Together with the thermal pads, they improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance. An M.2 backplate helps ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted. The backplate includes the Q-Latch mechanism to allow you to secure or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for traditional screws.

The Next Era of Memory

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DDR5 Performance EnhancementPrime Z690-A 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-A 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.

Stability like No Other

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ASUS OptiMem IIRevisions to the motherboard’s trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.

benefits of optimem ii• Improved memory stability and compatibility.
• Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages.
• Improved memory frequency margin.

Versatile Connectivity and Storage

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Four M.2 Slots (Up to 64 Gbps)Prime Z690-A offers a total of four M.2 slots that support data-transfer speeds of up to 64 Gbps via PCIe® 4.0, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.
*Actual transmission speeds will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed.


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PCIe® 5.0 SlotThe 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.


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USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 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 2x2 for transmission speeds of up to 20 Gbps.


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Thunderbolt™ 4 SupportPrime Z690-A 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.


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Intel® 2.5 Gb EthernetIntel® Ethernet Connection I225-V reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.


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LANGuardASUS LANGuard is a hardware-level network protection feature that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput and ensure a more reliable connection.

Audio for you to be Immersed In

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Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation & realtek codecThis utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone and incoming audio, while preserving vocals at the same time. This removes distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises so you can hear and be heard with crystal clarity while gaming or in calls.

Prime Z690-A utilizes a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek — the Realtek S1220A. It also features an unprecedented 120 dB signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio for the stereo line out and a 113 dB SNR for the line in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, an impedance-sensing circuit automatically adjusts gain to ensure an optimal volume range for your headphones.

Gain Full Control with Armoury Crate

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INTUITIVE MANAGEMENT SOFTWAREArmoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for an ever-growing number of ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and news to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition PRIME Z690-A
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1700
Chipset Intel Z690
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR5
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR5 - 4800
  • DDR5 - 5000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 5200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 5400(OC)
  • DDR5 - 5600(OC)
  • DDR5 - 5800(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6000(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB (4x32GB)
Audio
Audio Realtek ALC S1220A 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 5.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support N/A
AMD CrossFire Support N/A
Integrated Graphics Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA3
  • 2 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
  • 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
SATA Support N/A
RAID Support via  
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CHA_FAN connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 3 x Addressable Gen 2 Header
  • 1 x Aura RGB Header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x CPU_OV jumper
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Power button
  • 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x System Panel Connector with Chassis Intrusion
  • 1 x Temperature Sensor Header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 1 x TPM (SPI_TPM) header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000/2500)
Network Chip/Modules 1 x Intel (2.5GbE LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)
  • 5 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling  
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 x 35 mm
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Additional Information
Scan Code LN120789
Model Number PRIME Z690-A
GTIN 4711081447320
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Telephone:
01442 265548
ASUS Intel Z690 PRIME Z690-A PCIe 5.0 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Intel Z690 PRIME Z690-A PCIe 5.0 ATX Motherboard