Anyone who has ever upgraded a computer will be familiar with the troubles that can be caused by replacing the graphics card from the slot.With the introduction of new features on the new motherboard, ASUS provides a simple solution for this task.Asus today released 19 new Z690 motherboards belonging to ROG Maximus, ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, ProArt and Prime series.
Intel’s 12th-generation CPU Alder Lake will arrive next week, so the Z690 chipset is designed to incorporate next-generation technologies and high-speed components, namely PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. in,AsusROG Maximus and ROG Strix Z690 motherboards are equipped with a new PCIe slot Q-Release button. The process of disassembling and replacing the graphics card is simplified, and a convenient physical button will release the safety lock of the slot.
The quick release option is definitely a useful supplement for users. PC enthusiasts know that when trying to plug and unplug the PCIe graphics card, certain cases and components (such as the CPU cooler) will block the way. Surprisingly, this improvement has not been realized in the past. In addition, most boards will use Asus’ M.2 Q-Latch system to fix M.2 solid-state drives without the need for screws.
In other respects, Asus’ Z690 series will allow memory to be overclocked to a level that was not available in previous products. For example, ROG Maximus Z690 Apex motherboard can overclock the memory to 6600MHz. In order to make it easier to upgrade the system’s DDR5 performance, ASUS emphasized its enhanced memory profile (AEMP) capabilities, which can enhance the capabilities of DDR5 memory kits through BIOS. In terms of PCIe 5.0 connection, each Z690 motherboard provides at least one PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, while ROG Maximus and ProArt models provide two. In addition, Asus said that several motherboard options will include Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Those who really want to unleash the potential of their system, ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme provides the ultimate platform for high-end PC construction. This special motherboard provides a 24+1 VRM topology and an integrated power stage of 105A, allowing users to completely overclock Intel’s 12th generation CPU. It is also equipped with an Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet port, a Marvell 10Gb Ethernet port, and an Intel WiFi 6E wireless network card. As for the CPU radiator, this new series of motherboards will ensure backward compatibility with as many radiators as possible through the mounting holes compatible with LGA 1200, and will add mounting holes for the next generation of heat dissipation kits.