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ASUS Z790 Motherboard Series Released – See Specifications, Features and Prices

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After Intel’s announcement of its 13th gen Intel Core Raptor Lake processors, Asus announced its new motherboards based on Intel’s new Z790 chipset. These new Asus Z790 series motherboards offer a (slightly) new look, design, added features, and improvements that are not present on the previous Z690 motherboards. Check out more details about Asus’ new Z790 motherboards, their specifications, prices, and where to buy from the official news release below.

ASUS Z790 Series Motherboards Released

ASUS Launches Z790 Series Motherboards for 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

ASUS today announced a comprehensive lineup of Intel® Z790 motherboards across the ROG Maximus, ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, and Prime product families―all built to support the latest 13th Gen Intel Core™ processors. Thanks to exclusive technologies like AEMP II, AI Overclocking, and AI Cooling II, plus user-friendly features such as Q-Design, ASUS Z790 motherboards are ideal solutions for users aiming to build a next-gen machine or upgrade their existing system.

AEMP II: Easy memory optimization

When ASUS first launched the previous-gen Z690 models, DDR5 memory modules had only recently hit the market. Many builders looked for assurance that their new memory would work as advertised in their new motherboards—and ASUS went above and beyond to make that happen. It collaborated closely with a wide range of industry partners to offer ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP), which ensures better and wider compatibility with popular brands of RAM.

Now that the DDR5 market has matured, and a wide range of memory kits are available at increasingly enticing prices, builders are rightly thinking more about performance than compatibility. Once again, ASUS has gone above and beyond. For every Z790 motherboard that supports DDR5, ASUS is introducing AEMP II profiles that offer up to 37.5% faster RAM speeds than baseline DDR5-4800 specs. Built through a flexible training method, these profiles make it easy for users to tune their memory above baseline settings while maintaining stable system operation. With AEMP II, optimized memory settings are just a click away―whether one is getting the most out of an entry-level module or priming a high-speed kit for ultimate performance.

asus z790 ai-overclocking

AI Overclocking: Easy CPU optimization

ASUS AI Overclocking is powered by exhaustive research and characterization of the performance potential of thousands of actual CPUs in ASUS testing labs. This tool leads the industry in overclocking performance and ease of use. It boosts CPU clocks for both lightly threaded and all-core workloads with just one click. AI Overclocking’s sophisticated intelligence also monitors CPU cooler efficiency and changes in a PC’s operating environment to tune parameters over time for the best performance with each system’s unique set of components. Users will have access to AI Overclocking on all ROG Maximus and ROG Strix Z790 motherboards.

AI Cooling II and FanXpert: Comprehensive thermal solutions

When users first enable ASUS AI Cooling II through FanXpert in the Armate app, it uses a machine learning algorithm to gather data about their system during a brief stress test. From then on, AI Cooling II monitors the CPU and uses the data from its stress test to calculate the lowest fan speed required to effectively cool the system—while minimizing noise levels. This fan control system can reduce system fan noise by up to 5.7 dB under sustained loads. Through this self-adaptive system, users always have cooling power when they need it and quiet operation when they want it. ASUS has also taken the opportunity to update FanXpert with the full set of fan calibration and control options. Users get temperature input mapping and fan response mapping―all inside Windows through the convenient Armoury Crate app.

asus z790 q-release

ASUS Q-Design: User-friendly PC building

The ASUS PCIe® Slot Q-Release button lets users easily release a graphics card from the slot with a simple press of a finger. ASUS first debuted this convenient feature on the highest-end Z690 motherboards, and now it is proud to offer this even on the mainstream TUF Gaming and Prime Z790-A WiFi boards.

Similarly, traditional DIMM slot designs require users to lock in both sides of the memory stick, and it was not always easy for those with larger fingers to unlock the latch closest to the graphics card. That is why ASUS has also implemented its single-sided Q-DIMM latching design on all its Z790 motherboards. With this arrangement, users do not have to worry about a latch that may be too close to a graphics card. A single latch on the easier-to-access side of the DIMM slot is all it takes to hold a memory stick firmly in place. Installing RAM—and upgrading it down the road—is much easier.

ASUS has also simplified the process of installing an M.2 drive. The ASUS M.2 Q-Latch gives users the peace of mind that they will never have to handle another tiny, easily lost M.2 screw ever again. Now they can secure or loosen an M.2 drive with just their fingertips. The M.2 Q-Latch is offered on every ROG Maximus, ROG Strix, and TUF Gaming Z790 motherboard—and it is even included on the mainstream Prime Z790-A WiFi.

Pricing and Availability

ASUS Z790 motherboards are available for pre-order starting from 9/27 in the United States and Canada. You can check the link(s) below for the latest pricing and availability.

Asus Z790 motherboards are listed on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here.
13th Gen Intel Core Raptor Lake Processors available on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here.

Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme Specifications

asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 EXTREME
SizeEATX
Memory4 x DDR5 up to 7200 (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x4
Storage1 x 22110 (PCIe 5.0)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA)
2 x DIMM.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
Networking1 x Marvell® 10Gb
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
AudioRealtek ALC 4082
ESS ES9218 Quad-DAC
Thunderbolt™ 42 x USB Type-C® ports
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 7 x USB Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®
Front I/O1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C® with Quick Charge 4+ (60W)
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
AuraOnboard: 3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers, 1 x Aura RGB header
ROG Fan Controller: 6 x Gen 2 addressable headers
CoolingOnboard: 8 x fan headers
ROG Fan Controller: 6 x headers, 2 x sensor

Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Hero Specifications

asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR5 up to 7200 (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4, x4/x4)
Storage1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA mode)
Networking1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
AudioROG SupremeFX ALC4082 CODEC
ESS® ES9218 Quad-DAC
Thunderbolt™ 42 x USB Type-C® ports
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2: 5 x USB Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C® with Quick Charge 4+ (60W)
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
Aura3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
Cooling8 x fan headers
ROG Hyper M.2 Card1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 5.0 x4)
1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)

Asus ROG Strix Z790-E and F Gaming WiFi Specifications

 ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming WiFiROG Strix Z790-F Gaming WiFi
SizeATXATX
Memory4 x DDR5 up to 7200 (OC)4 x DDR5 up to 7200 (OC)
PCIe1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16)
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4)
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16)
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage1 x 22110 (PCIe 5.0 x4)
3 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA mode)
2 x 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA mode)
Networking1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
AudioRealtek ALC 4080
Savitech SV3H712 AMP
Realtek ALC 4080
Savitech SV3H712 AMP
Thunderbolt™ 41 x header1 x header
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 6 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 2 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-C®
2.0: 4x USB Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C® with USB Power Delivery 3.0 (30W)
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C® with USB Power Delivery 3.0 (30W)
USB 3.2 Gen 1: 2 x USB Type-A
USB 2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
Aura3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
Cooling8 x fan headers8 x fan headers

Asus ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi D4 Specifications

asus ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI D4
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 5333+ (OC)
PCIe1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16)
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage2 x 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
2 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
Networking1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
AudioRealtek ALC 4080
Savitech SV3H712 AMP
Thunderbolt™ 41 x header
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 2 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
2.0: 2 x USB Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C® with Quick Charge 4+ (30W)
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x USB Type-A
2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
Aura3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
Cooling8 x fan headers

Asus ROG Strix Z790-I Gaming WiFi Specifications

asus ROG STRIX Z790-I GAMING WIFI
SizeMini-ITX
Memory2 x DDR5 up to 7200+ (OC)
PCIe1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16 or @x8 with PCIe 5.0 M.2)
Storage1 x 2280 (PCIe 5.0/4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
Networking1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
Thunderbolt™ 42 x USB Type-C®
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 3 x Type-A
3.2 Gen 1: 1 x USB Type-A
2.0: 2 x USB Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x USB Type-A
2.0: 3 x USB Type-A
Aura1 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
Cooling3 x fan headers
ROG Strix Hive3.2 Gen 2: 1 x USB Type-C®
2.0: 1 x USB Type-A
Realtek ALC 4050
ESS® ES9260 Quad-DAC

Asus TUF Gaming Z790 Motherboards Specifications

asus tuf gaming z790 motherboard
 TUF Gaming Z790-Plus WiFi D4TUF Gaming Z790-Plus D4
SizeATXATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 5333 (OC)4 x DDR4 up to 5333 (OC)
PCIe1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (max. @x4)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x4
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (max. @x4)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x4
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage1 x 2280 (PCIe 5.0/4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
2 x 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA)
Networking1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
AudioRealtek S1220ARealtek S1220A
Thunderbolt™ 41 x header1 x header
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 2 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 2 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x USB Type-A
2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
3.2 Gen 2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x USB Type-A
2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
Aura3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
Cooling7 x fan headers7 x fan headers

Asus Prime Z790-A WiFi Specifications

SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR5 up to 7000 (OC)
PCIe1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (max @x4)
1 x PCIe 4.0 (x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage2 x 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA)
Networking1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
AudioRealtek S1220A
Thunderbolt™ 41 x header
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 2 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x USB Type-A
2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
Aura3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
Cooling7 x fan headers

Asus Z790 motherboards are listed on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here.
13th Gen Intel Core Raptor Lake Processors available on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here.

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