ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO LGA 1700 ATX Gaming Motherboard

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO LGA 1700 ATX Gaming Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z790 Chipset
  • LGA 1700 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR5 RAM Slots
Designed for gaming enthusiasts looking to take their experience to the next level, the robust ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO LGA 1700 ATX Gaming Motherboard drives performance with an enhanced electrical layout, PCIe 5.0 technology, and vast connectivity options for gaming peripherals.
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ASUS Z790 DARK HERO Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Enhanced Power Solution
  • 3Expansive Memory Layout
  • 4Thunderbolt 4 Technology
  • 5USB Connectivity
  • 6Comprehensive Cooling
  • 77.1-Channel Audio
  • 8Additional Enhancements
  • 9AI Equipped
  • 10Play in Style

Designed for gaming enthusiasts looking to take their experience to the next level, the robust ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO LGA 1700 ATX Gaming Motherboard drives performance with an enhanced electrical layout, PCIe 5.0 technology, and vast connectivity options for gaming peripherals.

At the heart of the ROG MAXIMUS Z790 is an LGA 1700 socket and Z790 chipset, allowing you to leverage a wide range of 12th, 13th, and 14th Gen Intel processors. Four DDR5 Dual-Channel RAM slots allow you to install up to 192GB of memory with speeds up to 8000 MHz when overclocked, providing you with increased multitasking and rendering capabilities. Five M.2 PCIe and four SATA III storage interfaces allow you to combine an array of storage drives to build a massive gaming library. Dual PCIe 5.0 x16 slots are available for resource-demanding graphics cards while a single PCIe 4.0 x4 slot supports a wide range of utility cards. Dual Thunderbolt 4 ports offer expansive utility, and between the back panel and internal headers, you get access to several USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 interfaces, offering plenty of support for peripherals such as mice, keyboards, controllers, and external drives. Wireless devices can utilize Bluetooth 5.4 technology for a reliable cable-free experience. Connect to your wireless network with Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) or use the integrated 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port if you prefer a wired connection.

Enhanced Power Solution
Equipped with 20+1+2 teamed power solution and AI capabilities, the ROG MAXIMUS delivers stable power throughout the entire motherboard, maintaining electrical volume whether you are performing simple tasks or operating at full power during resource-demanding processes. AI Overclocking and Differential Sensing technologies work together to ensure power is properly spread throughout your system while maintaining peak performance.
Expansive Memory Layout
Comprehensive memory tuning options are available, allowing you to maximize your DDR5 memory modules for greater render and multitasking performance. DIMM Flex offers customizable performance layouts while AEMP II firmware boosts performance for PMIC-restricted memory modules.
Thunderbolt 4 Technology
Dual back-panel Thunderbolt 4 ports deliver up to 40 Gb/s data transfer speeds, DisplayPort alt-mode technology, and Power Delivery, allowing you to equip your system with demanding devices such as external storage drives, displays, and more. You also get daisy chaining capabilities, allowing you to link up to six devices, simplifying your desktop setup.
USB Connectivity
Between the backplate and the internal headers, the ROG MAXIMUS offers robust connectivity suitable for your peripherals. USB-A and USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 ports deliver up to 5 and 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds, respectively, suitable for webcams, mics, and external storage drives.
Comprehensive Cooling
To ensure your system remains cool under heavy loads, the ROG MAXIMUS motherboard incorporates a large VRM and aluminum I/O heat sink for capacitors, chokes, and port housings. Integrated double-sided M.2 heat sinks, metal backplate, high-conductivity thermal pads, and a unique chipset heat sink deliver better thermal performance while preventing throttling. PWM chassis fan headers and AIO pump header offer enhanced cooling capabilities and support that can be modified to your preference. You also get a dedicated water-cooling zone specifically for advanced custom liquid cooling loops.
7.1-Channel Audio
Immerse yourself in your favorite games with high-fidelity audio backed by the ROG SupremeFX 7.1-channel ALC4080 codec that drives clear and crisp audio. Gold-plated audio jacks and premium capacitors optimize audio conductivity for a reliable signal, preventing static and other interference.
Additional Enhancements
Several on-board enhancements help with the installation process while also providing additional support for the long term with PCIe Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, Q-Antenna, Q-Code, and Q-LED. Additionally, BIOS FlashBack and Clear CMOS offer support on a software level by allowing you to easily update the BIOS without assembling your entire system and reset the CMOS.
AI Equipped
Leveraging Artificial Intelligence, the ROG MAXIMUS can boost performance with automatic AI overclocking and cooling, enhancing your games and productivity without compromising thermal capabilities. AI noise cancellation is an audio-focused utility used to reduce background sound, ensuring others can hear you clearer when engaging in team-focused titles or delivering presentations remotely. You also get advanced BIOS options and automatic CPU boosting with TPU insight, Digital Power Control, and Turbo Core APP. You also get access to Armoury Crate and a trial run of AIDA64 Extreme Software.
Play in Style
Brushed aluminum finish and integrated RGB colorization combined with ASUS AURA SYNC software allows you to leverage a wide range of colors and effects to make your system stand out. You get extensive AIO cooler support with overlocking potential.
UPC: 197105339125

ASUS Z790 DARK HERO Specs

Key Specs
Chipset
Intel Z790
CPU Socket
LGA 1700
Memory Slots
4x 288-Pin
Memory Support
DDR5 4800, 5000, 5200, 5400, 5600, 5800, 6000, 6200, 6400, 6600, 6800, 7000, 7200, 7400, 7600, 7800, 8000 MHz
M.2
1x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 5.0 x4)
2x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
2x M Key 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
Expansion Slots
2x PCIe 5.0 x16
1x PCIe 4.0 x4
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) with MU-MIMO Support
Form Factor
ATX
CPU
Chipset
Intel Z790
CPU Socket
LGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB
5x USB-A (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
1x USB-C (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
4x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
Thunderbolt
2x Thunderbolt 4
Display
1x HDMI
Audio
5x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
1x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller
1x Intel 2.5Gigabit
Wi-Fi Antenna
2x Connector
Buttons
BIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots
4x 288-Pin
Memory Support
DDR5 4800, 5000, 5200, 5400, 5600, 5800, 6000, 6200, 6400, 6600, 6800, 7000, 7200, 7400, 7600, 7800, 8000 MHz
Maximum Capacity
192 GB
Channel Architecture
Dual Channel
ECC Support
Non-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA
4x SATA III
M.2
1x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 5.0 x4)
2x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
2x M Key 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
Optane Memory Support
No
RAID Support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots
2x PCIe 5.0 x16
1x PCIe 4.0 x4
USB
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Header (Supports 1 USB-C Port)
2x USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB-A Port)
2x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB-A Port)
Air Cooling
2x 4-Pin CPU
4x 4-Pin System
1x 2-Pin W_IN
1x 2-Pin W_OUT
1x 3-Pin W_FLOW
1x Thermal Sensor
Liquid Cooling
2x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors
1x 24-Pin Mainboard
2x 8-Pin CPU
1x 8-Pin ATX
LED Header
4x RGB
Diagnostics
CPU Overclock, HOTKEY, PCIe Selection, ReTry, Start
BIOS
ROM
256 Mb
Front Panel I/O
Front Panel I/O
USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
Audio
Audio Codec
SupremeFX ALC4082 (7.1-Channel)
DAC
ESS ES9218 QUAD DAC
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) with MU-MIMO Support
Bluetooth
5.4
Software
OS Compatibility
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
Windows 11
Physical
Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.1 x 12.1 x 4.4"

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