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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Intel Z790 DARK HERO DDR5 PCIe 5.0 ATX Motherboard

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO, Intel Z790, S 1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 2.5GbE, WiFi 7, TB4, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX

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ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero Intel ATX Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero ATX Motherboard

GET READY FOR THE NEWEST GENERATIONThe ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero boasts robust cooling, WiFi 7 and ample PCIe 5.0 slot for unmatched performance, and it offers full compatibility with 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Meanwhile, its stealthy design is accentuated by new Polymo lighting, which illuminates the I/O shroud with a microstructural array of dual-layer RGB and adds a personalised touch of style to your gaming setup.

Intel Z790Chipset

LGA 1700CPU Socket

Supports 13th & 14th GenIntel® Core™ Processors

ATXForm Factor

Teamed Power Architecture

Breakdown

1 - 8+8-pin ProCool II
Power Connectors
Dual ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.

2 - 20+1+2
Power Stages
The VRM features 20+1+2 power stages, each rated to handle up to 90 amps.

3 - MicroFine
Alloy Chokes
Each power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.

4 - 10K black metallic capacitorsInput and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.

PCIe 5.0Fully embracing the new standard, the ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero offers abundant Gen 5 support to give unfettered bandwidth to the fastest SSDs and graphics cards available. Both of the x16 expansion slots have the PCIe 5.0 treatment to offer incredible speeds up to 64 GB/s for compatible devices. To bear the brunt of massive graphics cards, they are also protected with SafeSlot retention brackets, and the top slot can be released easily thanks to the PCIe Slot Q-Release button.

PCIe 5.0

Push Frequency and Timings to the Max

DIMM FlexDIMM Flex provides enthusiasts with a powerful new way to overclock their DDR5 memory modules. It employs specialised circuitry that can boost performance or address potential stability issues, depending on temperature readings. When temperatures are nominal, it can use the extra headroom to increase speeds and efficiency. And when temperatures increase, it can adjust memory behavior downward to maintain stability.

features

DDR5 DOMINATIONROG has a long legacy of flexing the fastest memory performance, and DDR5 is no outlier. Thanks to improved signal routing, now enthusiast-grade kits have been driven far beyond the 8 GT/s mark on the Maximus Z790 Dark Hero, and who knows how far future DIMMs can go? Seasoned veterans can test their mettle by tinkering with the extensive array of tuning options in the UEFI.

features

AEMP IIASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II) is an exclusive firmware feature that allows users to achieve supreme memory performance and compatibility with optimised clock speeds, even when they're using PMIC-restricted memory modules that do not provide an XMP or EXPO profile. Developed through a flexible training method, AEMP II simplifies the process of fine-tuning memory settings beyond the baseline configuration, all while ensuring system stability.

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Expert Thermal Management

Breakdown

1 - VRM and aluminium
I/O heatsink
A VRM heatsink on the MOSFETs and chokes is connected to the aluminium I/O cover via an embedded heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.

2 - High-conductivity
thermal pads
Each thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink. For future maintenance, a replacement thermal pad can also be found in the package.

3 - M.2 heatsinks
and backplates
Large aluminium heatsinks provide extensive surface area to cool mounted M.2 drives, and each of the three onboard slots has a dedicated backplate for additional heat dissipation.

4 - Chipset
heatsink
A dedicated heatsink draws heat away from the chipset to maintain optimum operating temperature.

Supreme Networking Capability

Networking

1 - WIFI 7The revolutionary Multi-Link Operation (MLO) provides a more stable WiFi connection and lower latency, unlocking the realms of the unknown in gaming, streaming, and industrial IoT.

2 - Intel® 2.5 GB EthernetLow-latency gaming, speedy file transfers, and high-resolution video streaming are among the many perks of onboard Intel® 2.5 Gbps Ethernet.

ASUS WIFI Q-ANTENNADual transceivers support the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands to enable faster throughput, with directional sensitivity to improve signal quality and cover greater distances.

Up to +6% Faster6 GHz

Up to +18% Faster5/2.4 GHz

Improvement compared to previous generation antenna.

DIY Friendly

PCIE SLOT Q-RELEASE

PCIE® SLOT
Q-RELEASE
A physical button unlocks the first PCIe slot’s security latch with one tap, greatly simplifying the process of detaching a PCIe card from the motherboard when it’s time to upgrade to a new GPU or other compatible device.

M.2 Q-LATCH

M.2 Q-LATCHThe innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive and neatly eliminate traditional screws.

Q-ANTENNA

Q-ANTENNAWith Q-Antenna, attaching a WiFi antenna to your PC is now easy and fast. Instead of slowly rotating two fasteners until they finally lock in, they just snap into place. Less hassle, and more consistent performance.

Q-LED

Q-LEDThe on-board Q-LED troubleshooting lights give PC builders a quick indicator to confirm that key components ― CPU, RAM, graphics card, storage devices ― are functioning normally during startup.

Leading Connectivity

Armed with all the essentials The ROG Strix Z790 Dark Hero delivers next-gen connectivity for ultrafast data transfers and low-latency networking. Those perks are joined by an advanced audio solution that allows you to pick out the smallest cues and home in on your opponents.

Two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest super-speed devices and drives. Both ports can be employed for up to two external 4K displays, and PCIe bandwidth extends to up to 32 Gbps.

Connectivity

Connectivity Breakdown

I/O Ports • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® ports
• 6 x USB 10Gbps ports (5 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
• 4 x USB 5Gbps ports (4 x Type-A)
• 1 x HDMI™ port
• 1 x Wi-Fi Module
• 1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port
• 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
• 1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
• 1 x BIOS FlashBack™  button 
• 1 x Clear CMOS button 

Connectors & Headers • 5 x M.2 slots (Key M)
• 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
• 1 x USB 20Gbps connector (supports USB Type-C®)
• 2 x USB 5Gbps headers support 4 additional USB 5Gbps ports
• 2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
• 3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
• 1 x AURA RGB header
• 1 x FlexKey button
• 1 x Front panel audio header (F_AUDIO)
• 1 x Start button
• 1 x ReTry button
• 1 x 10-1 pin system panel header
• 1 x Thermal sensor header
• 1 x CPU over voltage jumper
• 1 x Alteration PCIe mode switch

Take Control of Your Rig

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralised control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customise RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronise them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate’s Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. You can also use Armoury Crate to download drivers, software and user manuals, register products, and tap into a special news feed that connects you to the global ASUS gaming community.


*Windows 10 or 11 required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site.

AI OVERCLOCKING​

AI OVERCLOCKING​Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push the system to its limits. Predicted values can be engaged automatically or used as a launching ground for further experimentation.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1700
Chipset Intel Z790
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
  • DDR5 - 5200
  • DDR5 - 5400
  • DDR5 - 5600
  • DDR5 - 5800(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6400(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6600(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6800(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7400(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7600(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7800+(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 192GB (4x48GB)
Audio
Audio 7.1 Channel 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
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Thunderbolt 4
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen5x4
  • 2 x M.2, 22-80, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4
  • 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16
  • 4 x SATA 6GB/s
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via  
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
  • 1 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 8-pin PCIe (Power)
  • 3 x Addressable Gen 2 Header
  • 1 x Aura RGB Header
  • 1 x CPU_OV jumper
  • 1 x FlexKey Button
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 5 x M.2
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x START (Power On) button
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Thermal Sensor Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN
Network Chip/Modules  
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Central Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
  • 1 x WiFi / Bluetooth Module
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling  
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
Note  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN141513
Model Number ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO
GTIN 4711387339121
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Telephone:
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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Intel Z790 DARK HERO DDR5 PCIe 5.0 ATX Motherboard
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Intel Z790 DARK HERO DDR5 PCIe 5.0 ATX Motherboard