Asus PRIME Z690-A Intel Z690 Alder Lake LGA1700 ATX DDR5 Motherboard

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Asus PRIME Z690-A Intel Z690 Alder Lake LGA1700 ATX DDR5 Motherboard

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.


Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z690 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling performance tweaks to perfectly match the way you work to maximize productivity.

  • 5-Way Optimization
  • AI Overclocking
  • AI Cooling

Quick Spec

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • Intel Socket LGA1700
  • Intel 12th Gen Core CPUs Supported
  • 4x DDR5 DIMM Slots, Supports up to 128GB
  • Supports up to DDR5-6000 (OC)
  • 1x PCIe 5.0/4.0/3.0 x16 Slot, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot, 1x PCIe 3.0 x4 Slot, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 4x SATA 6Gbps Ports, 4x M.2 M-Key Slots
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x Clear CMOS Button
  • Asus OptiMem II Technology
  • 16+1 Power Phase Design
  • 8+8 ProCool II Power Connectors
  • Digi+ VRM Control
  • ROG AI Overclocking
  • 1x Intel 2.5 Gigabit (10/100/1000/2500) Ethernet Port
  • Realtek S1220A 7.1 HD Audio CODEC

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Brand Asus
Series Prime Motherboards
Model PRIME Z690-A (90MB18L0-M0EAY0)
CPU Intel Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
*Refer to for CPU support list.
**Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Chipset Intel Z690
Memory Memory Channels:
4x DDR5 (Dual channel)
Max Memory Size: 128GB
DDR5 6000(OC) / 5800(OC) / 5600(OC) / 5400(OC) / 5200(OC) / 5000(OC) / 4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
OptiMem II
*Supported memory types, data rate(Speed), and number of DRAM module vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to for memory support list.
Graphics 1x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI Port 2.1
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
**Supports max. 8K@60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4
***Supports 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1
Expansion Slots Intel 12th Gen Processors*
1x PCIe 5.0/4.0/3.0 x16 slot(s)
Intel Z690 Chipset**
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)
1x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
*Please check PCIe bifurcation table in support site.
**Supports Intel Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIE slot.
Intel 12th Gen Processors
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110
– Intel 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
Intel Z690 Chipset**
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)
4x SATA 6Gb/s ports
*Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe RAID 0/1/5, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
**Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports Intel Optane Memory H Series on PCH attached M.2 slots.
Ethernet 1x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
USB Rear USB (Total 8 ports):
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1x USB Type-C)
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (2x Type-A + 1x USB Type-C)
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4x Type-A)
Front USB (Total 7 ports):
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector (Supports USB Type-C)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Audio Realtek S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC*
Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
Supports up to 32-Bit/192 kHz playback*
Audio Features:
– Audio Shielding
– Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
– Rear optical S/PDIF out port
– Premium audio capacitors
– Dedicated audio PCB layers
– Audio cover
– Unique de-pop circuit
*Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192 kHz is not supported for 7.1 Surround Sound audio.
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port(s) (1 x USB Type-C)
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (2 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C)
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 x Type-A)
1x DisplayPort
1x HDMI port
1x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5x Audio jacks
1x Optical S/PDIF out port
Intrernal I/O Connectors Fan and Cooling related:
1x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
1x 4-pin AIO Pump header
4x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
1x W_PUMP+ header
Power related:
1x 24-pin Main Power connector
2x 8-pin +12V Power connectors
Storage related:
4x M.2 slots (Key M)
4x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector (support(s) USB Type-C)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
2x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
3x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1x AURA RGB header
1x Clear CMOS button
1x COM Port header
1x CPU Over Voltage jumper
1x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1x Power button
1x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)
1x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
1x Thermal Sensor header
1x Thunderbolt header
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
Accessories Cables:
2x SATA 6Gb/s cables
1x M.2 Rubber Package
1x Q-connector
1x M.2 Q-Latch package
Installation Media:
1x Support DVD
1x User guide
Operating System Windows 11 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
Form Factor ATX
30.5cm x 24.4cm
Warranty Information
Warranty 3 Year Warranty
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