Scan code: LN120779 Manufacturer code: ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX

ASUS Intel Z690 ROG MAXIMUS APEX PCIe 5.0 E-ATX Motherboard

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX, Intel Z690, S 1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, SATA3, 5x M.2, 2.5GbE/ax WiFi, USB 3.2 Gen2x2, ATX

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Scan code: LN120779 Manufacturer code: ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX
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ROG Maximus Z690 APEX 12th Gen Intel ATX Motherboard

ASUS Apex Z690

Unleash Your Predatory Instincts The ROG Maximus Z690 Apex is the premiere choice for those who seek a combination of raw speed and cutting-edge tech like DDR5 memory, PCIe 5.0, and truckloads of power delivery for the most performant 12th Gen Intel Core processors available. Its streamlined layout is engineered for ultra-low latency and maximal bandwidth, to empower users to discover the limits of performance and define new world records. The Z690 Maximus Apex features an aggressive 24+0 stage power solution combined with optimised cooling, high performance networking, unprecedented storage support and is jam packed with the exclusive ASUS technologies we have all grown to love. Maximise your performance and make your way to the top of the food chain with the ASUS Z690 Maximus APEX.

Intel Z690Chipset

LGA 1700CPU Socket

12th Generation IntelCompatible CPUs

ATXForm Factor

ASUS Auto-Extreme Technology

PREMIUM AEROSPACE-GRADE QUALITY & RELIABILITY Auto-Extreme Technology is an automated manufacturing process that sets new standards in the industry by allowing soldering to be completed in a single pass. This reduces thermal strain on components and avoids the use of harsh cleaning chemicals, resulting in less environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption, and a more reliable product overall.

Overclocking Stability

Overclocking Stability

Cooling Performance

Cooling Performance

Efficient Power

Power Efficiency

Voltage Threshold

Voltage Threshold

Product Longevity

Product Longevity

The Latest ROG VRM Architecture

Fresh, New Power DesignModern CPU architectures up the ante for motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes to full load almost instantaneously. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal.

Power Design

1. Dual 8-pin ProCool II power connectorsTwo ProCool connectors ensure a reliable and snug connection to the EPS12V power lines.

2. 24+1 Power StagesThe VRM features 24+1 power stages rated at 105 amps each for the Vcore and two 100-amp power stages for the secondary voltage rails.

3. Microfine Alloy ChokesEach power stage is accompanied by a high permeability alloy core choke rated to handle 45 amps.

4. SMD capacitorsInput and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.

Cooler By Design

Temperature Sources

Multiple Temperature SourcesEach header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.

PWM Headers

4-Pin PWM Headers Every onboard header auto-detects any PWM or DC fan, with three chassis fan headers offering ASUS HYDRANODE support.


AIO Pump A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

Water Pump

Water Pump+ A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to a high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

Water In/Out

Water in/out A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.

WaterFlow Header

Water Flow A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.

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True Performance Innovation

DDR5 Memory

Welcome DDR5 MemoryA huge leap forwards for memory performance DDR5 memory has been unleashed. Comprehensive memory tuning options are the cornerstone of ROG motherboards. For DDR5, the Maximus Z690 lineup breaks performance limits by providing a stacked suite of overclocking parameters for not only high-speed kits, but even entry-level memory modules that have a locked power management IC (PMIC).

Your Network at Light-Speed

Lightspeed Networking

WIFI 6EOnboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.

INTEL® 2.5 GB ETHERNETOnboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.

Maximise Your Storage Capabilities

Dual onboard M2

DUAL ONBOARD M.2 SLOTSROG Maximus Z690 Apex is equipped with dual onboard M.2 slots, which offer PCIe 4.0 support for the latest GPUs and high-speed SSDs.

PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card

PCIE 5.0 M.2 CARDFor those seeking faster storage options, the bundled ROG Hyper M.2 Card includes a PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot, complete with a large heatsink to help keep high-performance storage within an optimal temperature range.

Aesthetics to Take Your Breath Away

Aura SyncUp your game with complementary Aura Sync enhanced aesthetics, featuring preset lighting effects that can be easily synchronised across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, mice and keyboards to give your setup a unified look.


Fully Comprehensive Connectivity

Z690 IO Panel

1. Bios Flashback

2. Clear CMOS

3. 1x PS/2 Mouse & Keyboard Port

4. 4x USB 3.2 Gen1

5. 5x USB 3.2 Gen2

6. 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C

7. 2.5G Ethernet

8. Wifi 6E

9. Optical S/PDIF Out

10. 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2

11. 6x SATA 6GB/s

12. 1x Thunderbolt Header

Core Specifications
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)
  • DDR5 - 6200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6400(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB
Audio ROG SupremeFX 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 5.0 (x16)
AMD CrossFire Support N/A
Integrated Graphics Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x DIMM.2 - 2x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen5x4
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
  • 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA3 / M.2 (PCIe)
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 2-pin W_IN connector
  • 1 x 2-pin W_OUT connector
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 3-pin W_FLOW connector
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO_PUMP Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 2 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan Connector
  • 3 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 1 x 6-pin PCIe (Power)
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 3 x Addressable Gen 2 Header
  • 1 x Aura RGB Header
  • 2 x Base clock control button
  • 1 x BIOS Switch button
  • 1 x DIMM.2 Slot
  • 1 x FlexKey Button
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
  • 1 x PAUSE Switch
  • 12 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 1 x RSVD Header
  • 2 x RSVD Switch
  • 1 x Safe Boot Button
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Slow Mode Switch
  • 1 x START (Power On) button
  • 1 x T_Sensor Connector
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Connector
  • 1 x V-Latch Switch
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax WiFi LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x 802.11ax WiFi + BT5.2
  • 1 x Intel (2.5GbE LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
Additional Information
Scan Code LN120779
Model Number ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX
GTIN 4711081468509

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36 months
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RTB Period:
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Manufacturer Contact Details
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ASUS Intel Z690 ROG MAXIMUS APEX PCIe 5.0 E-ATX Motherboard
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