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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Intel Z790 FORMULA DDR5 PCIe 5.0 ATX Refurbished Motherboard

Refurbished ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA, Intel Z790, S 1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, Realtek 5GbE, WiFi 7, TB4, ATX

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Scan code: LN147721 Manufacturer code: ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA
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Product Overview

ROG Maximus Z790 Formula

The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula is the ultimate motherboard to feature our head-turning Moonlight White aesthetic. Beneath this bold expression lies a powerhouse arsenal of features, including the exclusive HybridChill VRM cooling system ready to elevate 14th-gen Intel® processors, advanced DDR5 settings, a multitude of PCIe 5.0 slots for both graphics cards and storage, blistering Intel® Wi-Fi 7 networking and a full slate of customizable ARGB lightning to make your premium build truly stand out from the crowd.


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.


Differential Sensing

Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn't ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to software. The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula features a differential-sensing circuit and delicate IC that simplify overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.


Power Design Teamed Power Architecture

Today's CPU architectures place incredible demands on motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power-saving modes, going from lower-power mode to full load in an instant. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.


Thermal Performance

Each VRM component serves a specific purpose. PWM controllers and phase-doublers control the circuit, and the power stages do the heavy lifting from an electrical and thermal standpoint. The power stages feature low RDSON to reduce switching and conduction losses, helping to improve overall thermal headroom.The MOSFETs within the power stages generate the most heat as they are responsible for voltage conversion and delivery to the CPU from the 12-volt EPS connector.


8 + 8-pin ProCool II Power Connectors

Dual ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines


20+1+2 Power Stages

The VRM features 20+1+2 power stages, each rated to handle up to 105 amps


MicroFine Alloy Chokes

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


10K Black Metallic Capacitors

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


DDR5 Domination

ROG 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 8 GT/s Maximus Z790 Formula, 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.


DIMM Flex

DIMM Flex provides enthusiasts with a powerful new way to overclock their DDR5 memory modules. It employs specialized 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 behaviour downward to maintain stability.


AEMP II

ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II) is an exclusive firmware feature that allows users to achieve supreme performance memory performance and compatibility with optimized 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. This applies whether you are maximizing the potential of an entry-level module or preparing a high-speed kit for ultimate performance.

Now, AEMP II offers even more flexibility. With the latest firmware update, AEMP II allows users to optimize the performance of a four-DIMM DDR5 RAM configuration, even with a mixture of different brands and dies. Increasing the memory capacity of your build by adding additional DIMMs has never been easier. With AEMP II, you can get optimized memory performance even when all four memory modules are not an exact match, provided that all four DIMMs have the same capacity.


HybridChill

The ASUS HybridChill water block leverages a fusion of passive and liquid cooling to achieve highly efficient VRM operation. Its copper water channels resist corrosion and offer excellent heat dissipation, while its threaded fittings use the G1/4" industry standard to ensure compatibility with a wide variety of custom cooling setups.


HybridChill Thermal Design

Engineered with full copper design, 10 ?m thick electroless nickel to provide highly effective and superior heat dissipation.


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.


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.


Thermal Management

An extensive array of headers line the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula for precise cooling control and monitoring.


AIO Pump Header

An additional PWM/DC fan header offers dedicated control of self-contained water-cooling setups.


ROG Water-Cooling Zone

Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into Armoury Crate, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.


Cooler Compatibility

ASUS AIO coolers offer robust performance, high overclocking potential, bold aesthetics and customizable functionality for new Z790 motherboards, empowering you to build your dream gaming rig.


WiFi 7

Next-gen WiFi 7 chipset introduces all-new ultrawide 320 MHz channel bandwidth in the 6 GHz band and 4096 QAM, delivering up to 2.4X ultra-fast WiFi speeds. The 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.


5G Ethernet

Low-latency gaming, speedy file transfers, and high-resolution video streaming are among the many perks of onboard Realtek 5 Gbps Ethernet.


ASUS WiFi Q-Antenna

Dual 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.


Fast Check

Armoury Crate's Fast Check empowers users to rapidly detect WiFi signal strength.


Direction Finder

Armoury Crate's Direction Finder helps users detect the optimal antenna orientation for achieving the best WiFi signal strength.


PCIe 5.0

Fully embracing the new standard, the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula offers abundant Gen 5 support to give unfettered bandwidth to the fastest SSDs and graphics cards available.


Five Onboard M.2 Slots

The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula features five onboard M.2 slots, one of which is PCIe 5.0-ready to offer blistering 16 GB/s speeds, while the others offer still-impressive 8 GB/s over PCIe 4.0 interfaces.


Expansion Slots

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 Q-Release button.


Two Thunderbolt 4 TYPE-C® Ports

Each port delivers 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.


USB 20 Gbps Type-C® Front-Panel Connector With Quick Charge 4+

USB 20 Gbps Type-C® front-panel connector features Quick Charge 4+ technology that can rapidly charge devices at up to 60 watts.


SupremeFX

ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 110 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide exceptional recording quality. There's also a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec, and an integrated ESS® ES9218 QUAD DAC capable of reaching -115dB THD+N for superior front-panel output. The combined solution allows for end-to-end 32-bit 384 kHz resolution playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of each audio track.


ESS® ES9218 QUAD DAC

The ESS® ES9218 integrated QUAD DAC amplifier is capable of providing -114 dB total harmonic distortion (THD+N) for standard audio devices, and can ramp up to 2Vrms on supported audiophile hardware. In addition, the 121 dB dynamic range (DNR) provides an extremely low noise-floor, further accentuating dynamics and punch.


ALC4082 CODEC

Instead of the conventional high definition audio (HDA) interface, the ALC4082 codec uses a USB interface to deliver studio-level sound reaching up to 32-bit 384 kHz audio resolution.


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

The 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

With 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.


BIOS Flashback

BIOS FlashBack is a safe and simple way to update BIOS. Just drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port, and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.


Clear CMOS

The Clear CMOS button quickly resets BIOS settings to factory default. It can also be used to reboot the PC if incorrect BIOS settings have been selected.


Q-Code

The on-board LED panel shows 2-digit diagnostic codes, providing a valuable reference for troubleshooting common boot problems and hardware issues.


Q-LED

The 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. Builders can use the Q-LED feature to correct power delivery issues affecting their motherboard, and it can also alert them when memory modules have not been properly installed--even before attempting to boot a newly built PC.


AI Cooling II

Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm slashes unnecessary noise while running a quick stress test, and then monitors CPU temperatures to dynamically adjust fans to optimal speeds.


Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 5 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.


AI Networking

GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate for an even better user experience. GameFirst VI optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time, based on intelligent algorithms designed for various application customizable usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms. The latest update includes dedicated support for NVIDIA® GeForce NOW to ensure the lowest latency possible during intense game streaming cloud gaming sessions. To provide a better user's experience, GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate.


UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.


Grow Your Gaming World With AURA SYNC

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


Addressable Gen 2 RGB Headers

The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can be controlled with Aura software, which automatically tailors your preferred lighting effects to the number of LEDs present in the connected gear or strip. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB components.


LiveDash OLED

The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula includes LiveDash, a built-in 2-inch OLED panel that shows useful information and features customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, the OLED shows key stats in simple language using traditional POST codes. In normal operation, the panel can be programmed to show CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or water-cooling information. You can also personalize the default OLED GIF with a preferred image or animation.


Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.


DTS® Sound Unbound

Through the pre-loaded DTS® Sound Unbound™ app, the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula envelops you in rich audio, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Microsoft spatial sound technology, DTS Sound Unbound creates an audial 3D space - putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep, or other sound in your virtual environment.


Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized 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 customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize 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 use Armoury Crate to download drivers, tools, and user manuals, and to register products. It also taps into a special news feed that connects you to the global ASUS gaming community.


AIDA64 Extreme

The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula includes a one-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription, a tool that provides detailed information about hardware and software, as well as benchmarks to measure the performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers.


Dare to Be Green

We at the Republic of Gamers are on a mission to create a sustainable future where all gamers can flourish on the planet we call home. Every step counts, and as part of ROG's commitment to creating a more sustainable future, we have begun to use post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and paper materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ in the packaging of ROG motherboards.

Features


• Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for Intel® Core™ 14th & 13th Gen Processors, Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors.
• Robust Power Solution: 20+1+2 teamed power stages with dual ProCool II power connectors, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors.
• Optimized VRM Thermals: Enlarged VRM heatsinks?with premium HybridChill cooling, M.2 heatsinks with triple embedded backplates, high-conductivity thermal pads, and ROG Water-Cooling Zone.
• Latest M.2 Support: Onboard PCIe® 5.0 M.2 slot and four PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots, all with substantial cooling solutions.
• Abundant Connectivity: Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® ports, USB 20Gbps Type-C® front-panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ up to 60W and USB Wattage Watcher, six additional USB 10Gbps ports, two PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlots, HDMI™ 2.1.
• High-Performance Networking: On-board Intel® Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) and Realtek 5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard.
• Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, AI Networking, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, AEMP II and DIMM Flex to simplify setup and improve performance.
• Immersive Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 codec with?ESS® ES9218 Quad DAC for up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback.
• Unmatched Personalization: 2-inch LiveDash OLED, three addressable Gen 2 headers and one RGB header, all configurable with ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting.
• DIY Friendly Design: PCIe Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, Q-Antenna, pre-mounted I/O shield, Q-Code, Q-LED, FlexKey button, Start button, BIOS FlashBack™ button, and Clear CMOS button.
• Renowned Software: Bundled 9-month Intel® Unison™ subscription, bundled 1-year AIDA64 Extreme trial subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA
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)
  • DDR5 - 8000(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
  • 4 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 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
  • 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
  • 802.11be Wi-Fi 7 LAN
  • Wired 5 Gigabit LAN (5000)
Network Chip/Modules 1 x 802.11be WiFi 7
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 100/1000/2500/5000 (LAN)
  • 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
  • 2 x USB 4.0 Type-C/Thunderbolt 4
  • 1 x WiFi / Bluetooth Module
  • 1 x WiFi Module
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
Note  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN147721
Model Number ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA
GTIN 4711387360965
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Telephone:
01442 265548
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Intel Z790 FORMULA DDR5 PCIe 5.0 ATX Refurbished Motherboard
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Intel Z790 FORMULA DDR5 PCIe 5.0 ATX Refurbished Motherboard