ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • LGA1700 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4 RAM Slots
Set the foundation of your gaming-focused PC with the ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard from ASUS. Designed around Intel's 12th Gen processors, this motherboard provides enhanced system-wide functionality by allowing you to install a wide range of components, making this ideal for gaming enthusiasts.
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ASUS Strix Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Robust Power Solution
  • 3Comprehensive Cooling
  • 4Networking
  • 5USB Connectivity
  • 6ASUS Q-Design
  • 7DIY Friendly
  • 8ROG STRIX Aesthetics
  • 9Audio
  • 10ASUS Exclusive Software
  • 11UEFI BIOS

Set the foundation of your gaming-focused PC with the ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard from ASUS. Designed around Intel's 12th Gen processors, this motherboard provides enhanced system-wide functionality by allowing you to install a wide range of components, making this ideal for gaming enthusiasts.

Based off the Intel Z690 chipset, you get an LGA1700 socket, four dual-channel DDR4 RAM slots, six SATA III ports, and four M.2 interfaces, all working in tandem to provide enhanced system performance. Connect a variety of graphics and utility cards with one PCIe 5.0 x16, one PCIe 3.0 x16, and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. USB 3.2 Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2x2 ports allow you to use a wide range of peripherals such as keyboards, mice, external drives, and more. Bluetooth 5.2 technology provides wireless connectivity for devices such as controllers and headphones. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity allows you to use wireless networking or use the 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, both suitable for competitive online gaming. Additionally, the ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 supports both Windows 10 and 11 (64-bit) right out of the box.

Robust Power Solution

Constructed from high-grade 5K Black Metallic capacitors, alloy chokes, 16+1 DrMOS power stages, ProCool II sockets, and Digi+ VRM, the ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 delivers optimal power performance suitable for your gaming needs.

Comprehensive Cooling

Gaming for prolonged periods of time can cause heat to build up within your case, so ASUS designed the ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 to leverage multiple thermal solutions that efficiently dissipate heat. VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, double-sided M.2 heatsink, M.2 heatsink backplate, hybrid fan headers, and Fan Xpert 4 with HydraNode utility software all work together to ensure your components stay cool.

Networking

Whether you prefer wired or wireless networking, the ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 includes a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port and Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) wireless capabilities. LANGuard technology ensures you get the strongest wired signal possible with lower latency, essential for competitive online gaming.

USB Connectivity

Equipped with various ports and headers designed to provide power to external devices, you get USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 ports, designed to provide support for resource-demanding peripherals with data transfer speeds up to 5 and 10 Gb/s, respectively. The USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 boasts up to 20 Gb/s data transfer speeds, allowing you to use advanced devices such as audio and video interfaces. An internal Thunderbolt 4 header enables you to equip your system with an optional Thunderbolt 4 card, unlocking 40 Gb/s transfer speeds, daisy chaining, and additional video-out support.

ASUS Q-Design

Embracing a unique design focused on making installation of components quicker, ASUS' Q-Design with Q-DIMM allows you to install memory modules easily with locking mechanisms. Q-Latch makes installation and removal of M.2 storage drives quick and easy. PCIe Slot Q-Release and Q-Slot offer a larger release mechanism so you can remove your graphics and utility cards. Q-LED uses various LEDs that tell you which components are running properly upon startup, making troubleshooting easier in the event of a failure.

DIY Friendly

Whether you are a seasoned builder or brand new, the ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 provides you with several additions that make installation easier. Pre-mounted I/O shield makes placing the motherboard into the case easier and saves time compared to traditional separated I/O shields. SafeDIMM adds a metal divider on the RAM slots for safer installation of memory modules. SafeSlot fortifies your PCIe 5.0 slot with a metal reinforcement for stronger retention designed to support heavier graphics cards. BIOS Flashback button allows you to update the BIOS without building your entire system and the BIOS Flashback LED notifies you about the status of your system during the update process. Clear CMOS resets your motherboard settings to the default value.

ROG STRIX Aesthetics

Sporting a new ID design, your system will look as impressive as ever. Illuminate your finished product in an array of lighting and effects with integrated RGB and Gen 2 addressable headers, allowing you to use a wide range of RGB and ARGB strips. An illuminated acrylic display adds another sense of style to the ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4. Aura Sync can unify your compatible devices like mice and keyboards to match your rig for a unique theme that fits your style.

Audio

The ROG SupremeFX 7.1-channel surround sound ALC4080 codec and Savitech SV3H712 AMP deliver a high-quality audio experience worthy of your gaming immersion. You get high-quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input, ideal for content creators and live streamers. DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III enable you to explore greater depth of sound with multiple EQ settings.

ASUS Exclusive Software

Included with your ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 is a suite of exclusive software designed to help you monitor, manage, and overclock your system. You get the ASUS Armoury Crate package with AURA Sync, AURA Creator, Fan Xpert 4, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation. AI Suite 3 includes performance and power saving utilities like TurboV EVO, EPU, GameFirst VI, and DIGI+ VRM. Additionally, you get ROG CPU-Z which detects and monitors your processor and connected devices. You also get limited access to MyASUS, WinRAR, and a limited free trial version of AIDA64 Extreme software.

UEFI BIOS

Manage your system and enable overclocking with UEFI BIOS. Advanced mode allows you to fine-tune your system with a wide range of settings and options while EZ Mode simplifies the experience. EZ Flash 3 allows you to upgrade your BIOS firmware to the latest iteration by using a USB drive to save and upload the file. The CrashFree BIOS 3 rescue function resets your system in the event of an update failure or corruption. You also gain access to an AI Overclocking Guide, FlexKey, and MemTest86, designed to help you achieve new heights with your system.
UPC: 195553446464

ASUS Strix Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 Specs

CPU
ChipsetIntel Z690
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
4 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
ThunderboltNone
Display1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
Audio5 x 3.5 mm
Ethernet / Controller1 x Intel 2.5Gigabit
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 2933, 3000, 3200, 3300, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4266, 4400, 4500, 4600, 4700, 4800, 5000, 5333 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.22 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA (Unspecified))
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportNo
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 (M.2)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU SupportNone
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
1 x 4-Pin Assistant
5 x 4-Pin System
1 x Thermal Sensor
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 8-Pin ATX
SecurityChassis Intrusion, TPM Header
LED Header4 x RGB
Audio1 x S/PDIF
DiagnosticsClear CMOS, Voltage Regulation
Add-On1 x Thunderbolt Card Header
BIOS
ROM256 Mb
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
Audio
Audio CodecSupremeFX (7.1-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.2
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Software
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 11 (64-Bit)
Windows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form FactorATX
Dimensions9.6 x 12" / 24.4 x 30.5 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.165 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 12.3 x 2.8"

ASUS Strix Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4 Reviews

A Very Nice Board

By RiverDoggie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-04

To get it out of the way, this review was prompted by Asus' offer of a 90-day warranty extension for my Strix Z690-A motherboard, but that in no way is influencing my opinion, only prompting me to submit a review. Although I've only had the machine up and running for about a week and a half, that week and a half has been absolutely smooth, with no problems whatsoever. My last motherboard was from (a competing company also beginning with an A) that had given me problems from the start, so much so that I'd had it replaced under warranty only to have those same issues recur. That motherboard was replaced along with the microprocessor and chip cooler; there are no new motherboards for the old chip. I've got an i7-12700K installed in the Strix with an AIO water cooler, and the installation went smoothly and easily, with the exception of one mounting hole being reluctant to line up with my Corsair case's bolt hole. Since the previous board lined up without issue, I think that the ASUS was a slight bit off. A little bit of levering with a small driver got it to finally align. The owner's manual could be a little more involved. Physical installation as well as initial start-up may be a bit confusing for a first-time builder. That said, it was a simple matter to install, populate, and get running. And run it has! I have had zero issues with the Strix, and it blazes. Since I was recycling my old system parts (except as previously mentioned), I'd needed a DDR4 board. I'd had an ASUS in a previous build that ran well, so that plus reviews (and excluding the company that had made the board I was replacing) had me going with an ASUS board. I'd chosen this one in large part because of its CMOS reset button; my old board had needed resetting about every 3-4 boots, and due to its problems, that was when staying with stock settings! I haven't played with processor overclocking yet so don't know how much I'll be needing that reset button, but I'm glad to have it anyway. The only changes I've made to the UEFI have been to set the memory to an SMP setting; no problems. I don't know why, but my download speeds via Ethernet cable are almost always literally twice what they were with the previous board. Whereas I would rarely see 300mbps on the old board, and much more often in the vicinity of 100-120 tops, I am frequently seeing 500+mbps on the Strix. Oh yes, I like! I haven't tried a wireless connection yet. So far, not only do I have zero regrets concerning my purchase of the ASUS Strix board, I am very satisfied with it. I would give it 4.5 out of 5 stars due to those minor issues mentioned above, but have no problem rounding that up to 5 stars for a review. For what it's worth, I rarely give 5 stars; 5 stars means perfection and, although this board's and it's owner's manual are not perfect, they are very close to it.

Really great motherboard

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

Paired this motherboard with an i9-12900KS and some gskill d4 64gigs memory. My problem was I thought I could put two m.2 drives in the system that has previously been raided and be able to reformat them in this new system. The motherboard would see them every now and then and windows would not show them at all. Took them out and formatted them in another computer I own, reinstalled and all was good. System runs smoothly and better than expected

Fantastic Mid/High Z690 Motherboard

By brenmp1988
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

I made sure to get an ASUS motherboard when building my latest computer after having a good experience with my last board (ROG MAXIMUS HERO VIII). The Strix Z690 did not disappoint. The AI overclocking is genius, it's managed a 35% overclock on my i5-12600k and did so painlessly. XMP settings are great, the BIOS is well configured and the board itself has enough fan and RGB headers to keep me happy and not have to shell out extra for hubs. The DAC quality is really fantastic and powers my studio monitors well, and the included WiFi antenna gets great reception. I'm also quite happy that ASUS offers a Z690 board made for DDR4, the latest DDR5 is still too expensive for too little gain for my tastes.

Not ready for prime time?

By Wayne T
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

The motherboard is beautiful. All seems to work well except for one thing. The computer reboots as it starts to go to sleep and nothing I mean nothing seems to prevent it from happening. I believe this is a firmware issue. I updated to the latest stable firmware to no avail. Hurry up Asus and drop a firmware package that will fix this issue please.

It's Amazing, but...

By Erock
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

It could use a restart button especially because my case does not have one either. Other than that it's beautiful, Has 4 nvme slots plenty or RGB connectors. Five fan connectors. What more can you ask for. Oh yeah a restart button.

Asus rog strix z690 a

By Paul Jean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

Its a great transition motherboard from i9 10/11 processor to i9 12900k still use your ddr4….

Beautiful with an amazing design

By ThatSucked
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

I bought this for my girlfriend's all white PC. Not only does it look great, but the channels for cable management in the heatsink make for a clean build and after experiencing the GPU eject button, it will be hard to buy anything but an ASUS board again.

DDR4 motherboard

By Rinzler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

It's a perfect motherboard working with 12th Gen Intel processor.

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