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ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II ATX Motherboard For Intel 14th/13th/12th Gen CPUs LGA1700 - Intel Z790, PCIE 5.0, 5x M.2, 2x Internal USB 2.0 Header, 1x Internal USB 3.2 Header, 1x Internal Type C Header

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II ATX Motherboard For Intel 14th/13th/12th Gen CPUs LGA1700 - Intel Z790, PCIE 5.0, 5x M.2, 2x Internal USB 2.0 Header, 1x Internal USB 3.2 Header, 1x Internal Type C Header

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  • MPN: ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II
  • Part #: MBDASU61522
  • UPC: 197105356948
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  • MPN: ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II
  • Part #: MBDASU61522
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MB Socket

Intel LGA 1700

Chipset

Z790

Form Factor

ATX

Wireless Connectivity

Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) + Bluetooth

Memory Type

DDR5

RAM Slots

4 Slots

PCIE Version

PCIe 5.0

M.2 Connectors

5

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Features

ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II

The ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WIFI II comes with a robust VRM topped with a stout silver heatsink that comfortably articulates power for the latest Intel® Next-Gen Core processors, while PCIe 5.0, WiFi 7, and high-speed USB flesh out the board's fluency across a variety of disciplines.

 

DIY-FRIENDLY FEATURES

Q-ANTENNA
With Q-Antenna, attaching a WiFi antenna to your PC is now easy and fast. Instead of slowly rotating two fasteners until they finally lock in, they just snap into place. Less hassle, and more consistent performance.

 

PCIE® SLOT Q-RELEASE
A physical button unlocks the first PCIe slot's security latch with one press, greatly simplifying the process of detaching a PCIe card from the motherboard when it's time to upgrade to a new GPU or other compatible device.

 

M.2 Q-LATCH
The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an SSD from an M.2 slot. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive, eliminating the need for a traditional screw.

 

CLEAR CMOS & BIOS FLASHBACK™
The Clear CMOS button quickly resets BIOS settings to factory default. It can also be used to reboot the PC if incorrect BIOS settings have been selected.

BIOS FlashBack™ is a safe and simple way to update BIOS. Just drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port, and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.

 

Q-LED
The on-board Q-LED troubleshooting lights give PC builders a quick indicator to confirm that key components ? CPU, RAM, graphics card, storage devices ? are functioning normally during startup. Builders can use the Q-LED feature to correct power delivery issues affecting their motherboard, and it can also alert them when memory modules have not been properly installed--even before attempting to boot a newly built PC.

 

PERFORMANCE

 

COOLING

 

GAMING IMMERSION

 

CONNECTIVITY

 

ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE

Robust power delivery, breakneck DDR5 memory, speedy storage, and comprehensive cooling elevate any build with the ROG Strix Z790-A II at its center.

AI OVERCLOCKING

Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push the system to its limits. Predicted values can be engaged automatically or used as a launching ground for further experimentation.

 

PCIE 5.0

The top PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot is well-equipped for the increased size and bandwidth of next-gen graphics cards. Zippy storage options abound with four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, all featuring robust heatsinks to maximize performance.

 

POWER DESIGN

DUAL PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTORS
ProCool II connectors are precision-built to ensure flush contact with PSU power lines. A metal sheath improves heat dissipation and lowers electrical impedance.

16(70A)+1(70A)+2 POWER STAGES
The VRM features 16+ 1+ 2 power stages, each rated to handle up to 70 amps

- 16 phases Core Power 70A, SPS
- 1 phase GT Power 70A, SPS
- 2 phases AUX Power

ALLOY CHOKES AND DURABLE CAPACITORS
Hi-end chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.

SIX-LAYER PCB
A multi-layered printed circuit board design quickly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.

 

DDR5 DOMINATION

ROG has a long legacy of flexing the fastest memory performance, and DDR5 is no outlier. Thanks to improved signal routing, now enthusiast-grade kits have been driven far beyond the 8 GT/s mark on the Strix Z790-A II, and who knows how far future DIMMs can go? Seasoned veterans can test their mettle by tinkering with the extensive array of tuning options in the UEFI.

 

DIMM FLEX

DIMM Flex provides enthusiasts with a powerful new way to overclock their DDR5 memory modules. It employs specialized circuitry that can boost performance or address potential stability issues, depending on temperature readings. When temperatures are nominal, it can use the extra headroom to increase speeds and efficiency. And when temperatures increase, it can adjust memory behavior downward to maintain stability.

* Results may vary according to the capabilities of your CPU, graphic card, motherboard, and memory modules.
** The comparison chart is based on a test with an Intel Core i9 next-gen processor, a new ROG Strix Z790 motherboard, ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 4090 OC Edition 24GB graphics card, and G.SKILL DDR5 memory modules (model F5-7200J3646F24GX2-TZ5RK).

 

AEMP II

ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II) is an exclusive firmware feature that allows users to achieve supreme memory performance and compatibility with optimized clock speeds, even when they're using PMIC-restricted memory modules that do not provide an XMP or EXPO profile. Developed through a flexible training method, AEMP II simplifies the process of fine-tuning memory settings beyond the baseline configuration, all while ensuring system stability. This applies whether you are maximizing the potential of an entry-level module or preparing a high-speed kit for ultimate performance.

Now, AEMP II offers even more flexibility. With the latest firmware update, AEMP II allows users to optimize the performance of a four-DIMM DDR5 RAM configuration, even with a mixture of different brands and dies. Increasing the memory capacity of your build by adding additional DIMMs has never been easier - with AEMP II, you can get optimized memory performance even when all four memory modules are not an exact match, provided that all four DIMMs have the same capacity.

* Results may vary according to the capabilities of your CPU and memory modules.
** The testing chart is based on a test with an Intel i9-13900K processor and 4x16 GB SK Hynix DDR5-5600 non-ECC UDIMMs, model HMCG78AGBUA081N

 

COOLING

VRM HEATSINKS
Covering the power solution are two thick heatsinks with strategic airflow channels for increased heat dissipation while powering high-performance Intel 13th and next-gen processors.

 

M.2 BACKPLATE
An integrated backplate helps ensure that high-performance drives can deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.

M.2 HEATSINKS
Heatsinks cover every slot to help keep onboard NVME SSDs at optimal temperatures for consistent performance and reliability.

 

CPU FAN HEADERS
Positioned near the top of the motherboard, a pair of PWM/DC fan headers give easy access for CPU coolers.

AIO PUMP FAN HEADER
A dedicated PWM/DC header connects self-contained water-cooling setups.

 

4-PIN FAN HEADERS
The Strix Z790-A II features five chassis fan headers, each supporting auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

 

LEADING CONNECTIVITY

Next-gen connectivity and low-latency networking are hallmarks of the ROG ecosystem, and the Strix Z790-A II delivers both of them in full. Joining them is an advanced audio solution for immersive sound so you can pick out the slightest cues and nuances.

NETWORKING

WIFI 7
With Multi-Link Operation (MLO)*, WiFi 7** can outperform WiFi 6E to deliver faster speeds, higher reliability and increased data transfer efficiency.

Learn more about Multi-Link Operation (MLO) and WiFi 7 technology. https://www.asus.com/content/wifi7/

* MLO (Multi-link Operation) full functions support will be ready in Windows 11 2024 Platform (Windows 11 24H2) or later.
** WiFi 7 features require onboard WiFi chipset, WiFi AP, and WiFi 7-supported operating systems to support the corresponding features.

Intel 2.5G Ethernet
Low-latency gaming, speedy file transfers, and high-resolution video streaming are among the many perks of onboard Intel® 2.5 Gbps Ethernet.

ASUS WIFI Q-ANTENNA
Dual transceivers support the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands to enable faster throughput, with directional sensitivity to improve signal quality and cover greater distances.

Wireless Signal Reception Improvement
Versus previous-generation antenna
- Up to +6% 6 GHz
- Up to +18% 5/2.4 GHz
Disclaimer: The availability of WiFi 7 160 GHz and 320 GHz varies according to regional regulations.

 

FAST CHECK
Armoury Crate's Fast Check empowers users to rapidly detect WiFi signal strength.

 

DIRECTION FINDER
Armoury Crate's Direction Finder* helps users detect the optimal antenna orientation for achieving the best WiFi signal strength.
*The Direction Finder is only compatible with connections in the 5GHz and 6GHz bands

 

USB 20GBPS

The Strix Z790-A II comes loaded with two USB 20Gbps Type-C® connectors for speedy data transfers up to 20Gbps. One is a port on the rear I/O; the other can be attached to the chassis front panel and it also features Power Delivery (PD) 3.0 technology to quickly charge devices up to 30W.

 

SUPREMEFX

ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software technologies that provide superior audio. The Strix Z790-A II implementation features the ALC4080 codec for high-resolution playback up to 32-bit/384 kHz across all channels. Front-panel output is streamed through the integrated Savitech amplifier that can drive high-fidelity acoustics to a wide variety of speakers and headsets.

 

PLAY IN STYLE

Bold aesthetics and Aura Sync RGB controls let the ROG Strix Z790-A II shine in every build.

UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX

The ROG Strix Z790-A II boldly embraces the light, for an alternate take on build themes to its dark and brooding brother, the Strix Z790-F. Silver metallic heatsinks pop against a dark PCB backdrop and call attention to the board's high capacity for thermal management. A transparent layer on the I/O shield adds a unique touch and emphasizes the customizable RGB logo below. The whole design is tied together with ROG-centric detailing on the board, heatsinks, and I/O shield for a vibrant and futuristic outlook. Pair the Strix Z790-A II with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem to create a fully-customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.

 

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix motherboards feature ASUS Aura technology, enabling full lighting control and a variety of presets for both onboard RGB LEDs and third-party accessories. Effects can be easily synced across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, keyboards, and mice to give your setup a unified look.

 

COOLER COMPATIBILITY

ASUS AIO coolers offer robust performance, high overclocking potential, bold aesthetics and customizable functionality for new Z790 motherboards, empowering you to build your dream gaming rig.

 

THE ROG STRIX ECOSYSTEM AWAITS

Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complimentary aesthetics, control, and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more. ROG offers more choices than any other brand.

 

SOFTWARE UTILITIES

A myriad of ROG-exclusive tools put advanced system tuning and configuration at your fingertips.

AI COOLING II

Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm slashes unnecessary noise while running a quick stress test, and then monitors CPU temperatures to dynamically adjust fans to optimal speeds.

 

TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELATION

This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 5 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.

 

GAME FIRST

GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate for an even better user experience. GameFirst optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time, based on intelligent algorithms designed for various application customizable usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms. The latest update includes dedicated support for NVIDIA® GeForce NOW to ensure the lowest latency possible during intense game streamingcloud gaming sessions. To provide a better user's experience, GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate.

 

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

ADVANCED MODE
-
My Favorites - Quickly locate tuning options and add preferred tools to your favorites list.
- EZ Flash 3 - Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
- S.M.A.R.T. - Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) logs to gauge reliability or to identify potential failures.
- GPU POST - Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
- Secure Erase - Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory settings.
- Last Modified Log - Track the last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.
- SATA Port Renaming - Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
- ASUS User Profile - Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
- Q-Fan Control - Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75° C.
- Aura On/Off mode (Stealth) - Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.

 

EZ MODE
- Intuitive Graphical Fan Controls - Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
- Storage Information - View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
- Clock Adjustment - Click on the settings icon to quickly change time and date settings.

 

MEMTEST86 PRE-INSTALLED
For diagnostic convenience, MemTest86 has been pre-installed into the ROG UEFI. Run the test to pinpoint memory issues without the need to start up the OS or attach a USB drive. Memory test results are stored in the BIOS archives for later reference.

 

AI SUITE 3

The AI Suite 3 dashboard contains a set of intuitive controls that boost CPU performance while maintaining system stability.

TPU INSIGHT
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.

 

DIGITAL POWER CONTROL
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

 

TURBO CORE APP
Modern processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.

 

SONIC STUDIO

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.

 

DTS SOUND UNBOUND

Through the pre-loaded DTS® Sound Unbound™ app, the ROG Strix Z790-A II envelops you in rich audio, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Microsoft spatial sound technology, DTS Sound Unbound creates an audial 3D space - putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep, or other sound in your virtual environment.

* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for supported titles.

STEREO SOUND
Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setups.

 

SURROUND SOUND
Audio is split and served over multiple speaker channels - e.g., 5.1 or 7.1 - to create an enveloping experience on a single, logical plane.

 

SPATIAL SOUND
A virtual 360-degree soundscape immerses you in a realistic sonic experience.

 

AIDA64 EXTREME

The ROG Strix Z790-A II includes a sixty-day AIDA64 Extreme subscription, a tool that provides detailed information about hardware and software, as well as benchmarks to measure the performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.

* Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.

 

ARMOURY CRATE

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate's Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps, and all-in-one (AIO) coolers.

You can use Armoury Crate to download drivers, tools, and user manuals, and to register products. It also taps into a special news feed that connects you to the global ASUS gaming community.

* Windows 10 or 11 required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site.

Specifications

CPU

Intel® Socket LGA1700 for Intel® Core™ Next-Gen & 13th Gen Processors, Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® ProcessorsSupports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.
** Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Intel® Z790 Chipset

Memory

4 x DIMM slots, max. 192GB, DDR5 8000+(OC)/7800(OC)/7600(OC)/7400(OC)/7200(OC)/7000(OC)/6800(OC)/6600(OC)/6400(OC)/6200(OC)/6000(OC)/5800(OC)/5600/5400/5200/5000/4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory module
Supports DIMM Flex
OptiMem II
ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II)
* Supported memory types, data rate (speed), and number of DRAM modules vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information please refer to CPU/Memory Support list under the Support tab of product information site or visit https://www.asus.com/support/.
** Non-ECC, un-buffered DDR5 memory supports On-Die ECC function.

Graphics

1 x DisplayPort**
1 x HDMI™ port*** 
* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to www.intel.com for any updates.
** Supports max. 8K @ 60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4.
*** Supports 4K @ 60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1. 
**** VGA resolution support depends on processors' or graphic cards' resolution.

Expansion Slots

Intel® Core™ Processors (14th & 13th & 12th Gen)*
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slot

Intel® Z790 Chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot

* Please check the PCIe bifurcation table on the support site (https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1037507/).
- To ensure compatibility of the device installed, please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/ for the list of supported peripherals.erals.

Storage

Supports 5 x M.2 slots and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*

Intel® Core™ Processors (14th & 13th & 12th Gen)
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110  (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)

Intel® Z790 Chipset
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_5 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless & Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 7*
 2x2 Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)**
 Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band***
 Support Wi-Fi 7 160MHz bandwidth, up to 2.4Gbps transfer rate.
 Bluetooth® v5.4****

 * Compatible with Windows 11 or later.
 ** Wi-Fi 7 MLO(Multi-link Operation) full functions support will be ready in Windows 11 2024 Platform (Windows 11 24H2) or later.
 *** Wi-Fi 6GHz frequency band and bandwidth regulatory may vary between countries.
 **** The Bluetooth version may vary, please refer to the Wi-Fi module manufacturer's website for the latest specifications.

USB

Rear USB (Total 12 ports)
1 x USB 20Gbps port (1 x USB Type-C®)
3 x USB 10Gbps ports (2 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 5Gbps ports (4 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)

Front USB (Total 7 ports)
1 x USB 20Gbps (supports USB Type-C® with up to with up to 30W PD Fast-charge )
1 x USB 5Gbps header supports 2 additional USB 5Gbps ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 5.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080*
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front and Rear Panel MIC Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 110 dB SNR recording input
- Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback on front panel

Audio Features
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Savitech SV3H712 AMP 
- Audio jacks
- Rear optical S/PDIF out port
- Premium audio capacitors
- Audio cover
**** The rear panel Lime (Line out) port does not support spatial audio. If you wish to use spatial audio make sure to connect your audio output device to the audio jack on the front panel of your chassis.

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x USB 20Gbps port (1 x USB Type-C®)
3 x USB 10Gbps ports (2 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 5Gbps ports (4 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI™ port
1 x Wi-Fi module
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
2 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
1 x Clear CMOS button

Internal I/O Connectors

Fan and Cooling Related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header
5 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers

Power Related
1 x 24-pin main power connector
2 x 8-pin +12V power connector

Storage Related
5 x M.2 slots (Key M)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

USB
1 x USB 20Gbps connector (supports USB Type-C® )
1 x USB 5Gbps header supports 2 additional USB 5Gbps ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous
3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
1 x CPU Over voltage jumper
1 x Front panel audio header (F_AUDIO)
1 x 20-3 pin system panel header with Chassis intrude function
1 x Thermal sensor header
1 x Thunderbolt™ (USB4®) header

Special Features

Extreme Engine Digi+
- 5K Black metallic capacitors

ASUS Q-Design
- M.2 Q-Latch
- PCIe Slot Q-Release
- Q-Antenna
- Q-DIMM
- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green]) with DRAM Detection
- Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution
- M.2 heatsink backplate
- M.2 heatsink
- VRM heatsink design

ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- BIOS FlashBack™ LED
- Clear CMOS button
- CPU Socket lever protector
- ProCool II
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
- SafeSlot
- SafeDIMM

Aura Sync
- Aura RGB header
- Addressable Gen 2 headers

Front Panel USB 20Gbps with PD Fast Charge Support
- Support: up to 30W charging
- Support: USB power delivery notification with power output wattage display
- Output: 5V/9V max. 3A, 12V max 2.5A
- Compatible with PD3.0

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software
- ROG CPU-Z
- DTS® Sound Unbound
 
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- AIDA64 Extreme (60 days free trial)
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
- Fan Xpert 4 (with AI Cooling II)
- GameFirst
- Power Saving
- Sonic Studio
- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
AI Suite 3
- Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking
- TPU
- DIGI+ VRM
- Turbo app
- PC Cleaner
MyASUS
USB Wattage Watcher
Intel® Unison™
Adobe Creative Cloud (Free Trial)
Norton 360 for Gamers (60 Days Free Trial)
WinRAR (40 Days Free Trial)

UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- ASUS MyHotkey
FlexKey
MemTest86

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
 
Additional Cooling Kit
1 x Thermal pad for M.2

Miscellaneous
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Q-Antenna
1 x Cable ties package
1 x M.2 backplate Q-Latch package
1 x M.2 Q-Latch package
1 x ROG key chain
1 x ROG Strix stickers
2 x M.2 rubber packages
1 x M.2 backplate Rubber package

Documentation
1 x Quick start guide

Operating System

Windows® 11, Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Manufacturer Part No:
ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II
Brand:
Product Type:
ATX Motherboard
UPC
197105356948
Product Family:
ROG STRIX
Shipping Weight:
2.25 kg
PB Part No:
MBDASU61522
Product Model:
Z790-A GAMING WIFI II
Warranty: 36 months *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Great overkill motherboard!

PROS:
-Great motherboard for high end builds, comes with Wi-Fi and BT.
-Great for high end CPUS such as i7s or i9s
-Has more m.2 storage slots.

CONS:
-Installing comes with terrible Armory crate software.
-Annoying rgb logo in asus motherboard when PC is off.
-Less sata ports for data storage.

NJ
By: nh_0j 07/01/24
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amazing upgrade

loving the wifi 7 speeds. the design is great and i loved the price.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II ATX Motherboard For Intel 14th/13th/12th Gen CPUs LGA1700 - Intel Z790, PCIE 5.0, 5x M.2, 2x Internal USB 2.0 Header, 1x Internal USB 3.2 Header, 1x Internal Type C Header

Intel 14th gen ready!
  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II
  • Part #: MBDASU61522
  • UPC:197105356948
PB Tech price $694.78 Excluding GST PB Tech price $799.00 Including GST

Date Created: 01:27, 20-05-2024
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Features

ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI II

The ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WIFI II comes with a robust VRM topped with a stout silver heatsink that comfortably articulates power for the latest Intel® Next-Gen Core processors, while PCIe 5.0, WiFi 7, and high-speed USB flesh out the board's fluency across a variety of disciplines.

 

DIY-FRIENDLY FEATURES

Q-ANTENNA
With Q-Antenna, attaching a WiFi antenna to your PC is now easy and fast. Instead of slowly rotating two fasteners until they finally lock in, they just snap into place. Less hassle, and more consistent performance.

 

PCIE® SLOT Q-RELEASE
A physical button unlocks the first PCIe slot's security latch with one press, greatly simplifying the process of detaching a PCIe card from the motherboard when it's time to upgrade to a new GPU or other compatible device.

 

M.2 Q-LATCH
The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an SSD from an M.2 slot. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive, eliminating the need for a traditional screw.

 

CLEAR CMOS & BIOS FLASHBACK™
The Clear CMOS button quickly resets BIOS settings to factory default. It can also be used to reboot the PC if incorrect BIOS settings have been selected.

BIOS FlashBack™ is a safe and simple way to update BIOS. Just drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port, and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.

 

Q-LED
The on-board Q-LED troubleshooting lights give PC builders a quick indicator to confirm that key components ? CPU, RAM, graphics card, storage devices ? are functioning normally during startup. Builders can use the Q-LED feature to correct power delivery issues affecting their motherboard, and it can also alert them when memory modules have not been properly installed--even before attempting to boot a newly built PC.

 

PERFORMANCE

 

COOLING

 

GAMING IMMERSION

 

CONNECTIVITY

 

ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE

Robust power delivery, breakneck DDR5 memory, speedy storage, and comprehensive cooling elevate any build with the ROG Strix Z790-A II at its center.

AI OVERCLOCKING

Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push the system to its limits. Predicted values can be engaged automatically or used as a launching ground for further experimentation.

 

PCIE 5.0

The top PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot is well-equipped for the increased size and bandwidth of next-gen graphics cards. Zippy storage options abound with four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, all featuring robust heatsinks to maximize performance.

 

POWER DESIGN

DUAL PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTORS
ProCool II connectors are precision-built to ensure flush contact with PSU power lines. A metal sheath improves heat dissipation and lowers electrical impedance.

16(70A)+1(70A)+2 POWER STAGES
The VRM features 16+ 1+ 2 power stages, each rated to handle up to 70 amps

- 16 phases Core Power 70A, SPS
- 1 phase GT Power 70A, SPS
- 2 phases AUX Power

ALLOY CHOKES AND DURABLE CAPACITORS
Hi-end chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.

SIX-LAYER PCB
A multi-layered printed circuit board design quickly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.

 

DDR5 DOMINATION

ROG has a long legacy of flexing the fastest memory performance, and DDR5 is no outlier. Thanks to improved signal routing, now enthusiast-grade kits have been driven far beyond the 8 GT/s mark on the Strix Z790-A II, and who knows how far future DIMMs can go? Seasoned veterans can test their mettle by tinkering with the extensive array of tuning options in the UEFI.

 

DIMM FLEX

DIMM Flex provides enthusiasts with a powerful new way to overclock their DDR5 memory modules. It employs specialized circuitry that can boost performance or address potential stability issues, depending on temperature readings. When temperatures are nominal, it can use the extra headroom to increase speeds and efficiency. And when temperatures increase, it can adjust memory behavior downward to maintain stability.

* Results may vary according to the capabilities of your CPU, graphic card, motherboard, and memory modules.
** The comparison chart is based on a test with an Intel Core i9 next-gen processor, a new ROG Strix Z790 motherboard, ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 4090 OC Edition 24GB graphics card, and G.SKILL DDR5 memory modules (model F5-7200J3646F24GX2-TZ5RK).

 

AEMP II

ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II) is an exclusive firmware feature that allows users to achieve supreme memory performance and compatibility with optimized clock speeds, even when they're using PMIC-restricted memory modules that do not provide an XMP or EXPO profile. Developed through a flexible training method, AEMP II simplifies the process of fine-tuning memory settings beyond the baseline configuration, all while ensuring system stability. This applies whether you are maximizing the potential of an entry-level module or preparing a high-speed kit for ultimate performance.

Now, AEMP II offers even more flexibility. With the latest firmware update, AEMP II allows users to optimize the performance of a four-DIMM DDR5 RAM configuration, even with a mixture of different brands and dies. Increasing the memory capacity of your build by adding additional DIMMs has never been easier - with AEMP II, you can get optimized memory performance even when all four memory modules are not an exact match, provided that all four DIMMs have the same capacity.

* Results may vary according to the capabilities of your CPU and memory modules.
** The testing chart is based on a test with an Intel i9-13900K processor and 4x16 GB SK Hynix DDR5-5600 non-ECC UDIMMs, model HMCG78AGBUA081N

 

COOLING

VRM HEATSINKS
Covering the power solution are two thick heatsinks with strategic airflow channels for increased heat dissipation while powering high-performance Intel 13th and next-gen processors.

 

M.2 BACKPLATE
An integrated backplate helps ensure that high-performance drives can deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.

M.2 HEATSINKS
Heatsinks cover every slot to help keep onboard NVME SSDs at optimal temperatures for consistent performance and reliability.

 

CPU FAN HEADERS
Positioned near the top of the motherboard, a pair of PWM/DC fan headers give easy access for CPU coolers.

AIO PUMP FAN HEADER
A dedicated PWM/DC header connects self-contained water-cooling setups.

 

4-PIN FAN HEADERS
The Strix Z790-A II features five chassis fan headers, each supporting auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

 

LEADING CONNECTIVITY

Next-gen connectivity and low-latency networking are hallmarks of the ROG ecosystem, and the Strix Z790-A II delivers both of them in full. Joining them is an advanced audio solution for immersive sound so you can pick out the slightest cues and nuances.

NETWORKING

WIFI 7
With Multi-Link Operation (MLO)*, WiFi 7** can outperform WiFi 6E to deliver faster speeds, higher reliability and increased data transfer efficiency.

Learn more about Multi-Link Operation (MLO) and WiFi 7 technology. https://www.asus.com/content/wifi7/

* MLO (Multi-link Operation) full functions support will be ready in Windows 11 2024 Platform (Windows 11 24H2) or later.
** WiFi 7 features require onboard WiFi chipset, WiFi AP, and WiFi 7-supported operating systems to support the corresponding features.

Intel 2.5G Ethernet
Low-latency gaming, speedy file transfers, and high-resolution video streaming are among the many perks of onboard Intel® 2.5 Gbps Ethernet.

ASUS WIFI Q-ANTENNA
Dual transceivers support the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands to enable faster throughput, with directional sensitivity to improve signal quality and cover greater distances.

Wireless Signal Reception Improvement
Versus previous-generation antenna
- Up to +6% 6 GHz
- Up to +18% 5/2.4 GHz
Disclaimer: The availability of WiFi 7 160 GHz and 320 GHz varies according to regional regulations.

 

FAST CHECK
Armoury Crate's Fast Check empowers users to rapidly detect WiFi signal strength.

 

DIRECTION FINDER
Armoury Crate's Direction Finder* helps users detect the optimal antenna orientation for achieving the best WiFi signal strength.
*The Direction Finder is only compatible with connections in the 5GHz and 6GHz bands

 

USB 20GBPS

The Strix Z790-A II comes loaded with two USB 20Gbps Type-C® connectors for speedy data transfers up to 20Gbps. One is a port on the rear I/O; the other can be attached to the chassis front panel and it also features Power Delivery (PD) 3.0 technology to quickly charge devices up to 30W.

 

SUPREMEFX

ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software technologies that provide superior audio. The Strix Z790-A II implementation features the ALC4080 codec for high-resolution playback up to 32-bit/384 kHz across all channels. Front-panel output is streamed through the integrated Savitech amplifier that can drive high-fidelity acoustics to a wide variety of speakers and headsets.

 

PLAY IN STYLE

Bold aesthetics and Aura Sync RGB controls let the ROG Strix Z790-A II shine in every build.

UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX

The ROG Strix Z790-A II boldly embraces the light, for an alternate take on build themes to its dark and brooding brother, the Strix Z790-F. Silver metallic heatsinks pop against a dark PCB backdrop and call attention to the board's high capacity for thermal management. A transparent layer on the I/O shield adds a unique touch and emphasizes the customizable RGB logo below. The whole design is tied together with ROG-centric detailing on the board, heatsinks, and I/O shield for a vibrant and futuristic outlook. Pair the Strix Z790-A II with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem to create a fully-customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.

 

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix motherboards feature ASUS Aura technology, enabling full lighting control and a variety of presets for both onboard RGB LEDs and third-party accessories. Effects can be easily synced across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, keyboards, and mice to give your setup a unified look.

 

COOLER COMPATIBILITY

ASUS AIO coolers offer robust performance, high overclocking potential, bold aesthetics and customizable functionality for new Z790 motherboards, empowering you to build your dream gaming rig.

 

THE ROG STRIX ECOSYSTEM AWAITS

Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complimentary aesthetics, control, and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more. ROG offers more choices than any other brand.

 

SOFTWARE UTILITIES

A myriad of ROG-exclusive tools put advanced system tuning and configuration at your fingertips.

AI COOLING II

Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm slashes unnecessary noise while running a quick stress test, and then monitors CPU temperatures to dynamically adjust fans to optimal speeds.

 

TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELATION

This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 5 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.

 

GAME FIRST

GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate for an even better user experience. GameFirst optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time, based on intelligent algorithms designed for various application customizable usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms. The latest update includes dedicated support for NVIDIA® GeForce NOW to ensure the lowest latency possible during intense game streamingcloud gaming sessions. To provide a better user's experience, GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate.

 

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

ADVANCED MODE
-
My Favorites - Quickly locate tuning options and add preferred tools to your favorites list.
- EZ Flash 3 - Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
- S.M.A.R.T. - Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) logs to gauge reliability or to identify potential failures.
- GPU POST - Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
- Secure Erase - Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory settings.
- Last Modified Log - Track the last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.
- SATA Port Renaming - Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
- ASUS User Profile - Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
- Q-Fan Control - Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75° C.
- Aura On/Off mode (Stealth) - Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.

 

EZ MODE
- Intuitive Graphical Fan Controls - Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
- Storage Information - View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
- Clock Adjustment - Click on the settings icon to quickly change time and date settings.

 

MEMTEST86 PRE-INSTALLED
For diagnostic convenience, MemTest86 has been pre-installed into the ROG UEFI. Run the test to pinpoint memory issues without the need to start up the OS or attach a USB drive. Memory test results are stored in the BIOS archives for later reference.

 

AI SUITE 3

The AI Suite 3 dashboard contains a set of intuitive controls that boost CPU performance while maintaining system stability.

TPU INSIGHT
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.

 

DIGITAL POWER CONTROL
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

 

TURBO CORE APP
Modern processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.

 

SONIC STUDIO

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.

 

DTS SOUND UNBOUND

Through the pre-loaded DTS® Sound Unbound™ app, the ROG Strix Z790-A II envelops you in rich audio, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Microsoft spatial sound technology, DTS Sound Unbound creates an audial 3D space - putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep, or other sound in your virtual environment.

* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for supported titles.

STEREO SOUND
Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setups.

 

SURROUND SOUND
Audio is split and served over multiple speaker channels - e.g., 5.1 or 7.1 - to create an enveloping experience on a single, logical plane.

 

SPATIAL SOUND
A virtual 360-degree soundscape immerses you in a realistic sonic experience.

 

AIDA64 EXTREME

The ROG Strix Z790-A II includes a sixty-day AIDA64 Extreme subscription, a tool that provides detailed information about hardware and software, as well as benchmarks to measure the performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.

* Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.

 

ARMOURY CRATE

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate's Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps, and all-in-one (AIO) coolers.

You can use Armoury Crate to download drivers, tools, and user manuals, and to register products. It also taps into a special news feed that connects you to the global ASUS gaming community.

* Windows 10 or 11 required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site.

Specifications

CPU

Intel® Socket LGA1700 for Intel® Core™ Next-Gen & 13th Gen Processors, Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® ProcessorsSupports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.
** Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Intel® Z790 Chipset

Memory

4 x DIMM slots, max. 192GB, DDR5 8000+(OC)/7800(OC)/7600(OC)/7400(OC)/7200(OC)/7000(OC)/6800(OC)/6600(OC)/6400(OC)/6200(OC)/6000(OC)/5800(OC)/5600/5400/5200/5000/4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory module
Supports DIMM Flex
OptiMem II
ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II)
* Supported memory types, data rate (speed), and number of DRAM modules vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information please refer to CPU/Memory Support list under the Support tab of product information site or visit https://www.asus.com/support/.
** Non-ECC, un-buffered DDR5 memory supports On-Die ECC function.

Graphics

1 x DisplayPort**
1 x HDMI™ port*** 
* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to www.intel.com for any updates.
** Supports max. 8K @ 60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4.
*** Supports 4K @ 60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1. 
**** VGA resolution support depends on processors' or graphic cards' resolution.

Expansion Slots

Intel® Core™ Processors (14th & 13th & 12th Gen)*
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slot

Intel® Z790 Chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot

* Please check the PCIe bifurcation table on the support site (https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1037507/).
- To ensure compatibility of the device installed, please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/ for the list of supported peripherals.erals.

Storage

Supports 5 x M.2 slots and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*

Intel® Core™ Processors (14th & 13th & 12th Gen)
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110  (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)

Intel® Z790 Chipset
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_5 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless & Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 7*
 2x2 Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)**
 Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band***
 Support Wi-Fi 7 160MHz bandwidth, up to 2.4Gbps transfer rate.
 Bluetooth® v5.4****

 * Compatible with Windows 11 or later.
 ** Wi-Fi 7 MLO(Multi-link Operation) full functions support will be ready in Windows 11 2024 Platform (Windows 11 24H2) or later.
 *** Wi-Fi 6GHz frequency band and bandwidth regulatory may vary between countries.
 **** The Bluetooth version may vary, please refer to the Wi-Fi module manufacturer's website for the latest specifications.

USB

Rear USB (Total 12 ports)
1 x USB 20Gbps port (1 x USB Type-C®)
3 x USB 10Gbps ports (2 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 5Gbps ports (4 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)

Front USB (Total 7 ports)
1 x USB 20Gbps (supports USB Type-C® with up to with up to 30W PD Fast-charge )
1 x USB 5Gbps header supports 2 additional USB 5Gbps ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 5.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080*
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front and Rear Panel MIC Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 110 dB SNR recording input
- Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback on front panel

Audio Features
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Savitech SV3H712 AMP 
- Audio jacks
- Rear optical S/PDIF out port
- Premium audio capacitors
- Audio cover
**** The rear panel Lime (Line out) port does not support spatial audio. If you wish to use spatial audio make sure to connect your audio output device to the audio jack on the front panel of your chassis.

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x USB 20Gbps port (1 x USB Type-C®)
3 x USB 10Gbps ports (2 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 5Gbps ports (4 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI™ port
1 x Wi-Fi module
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
2 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
1 x Clear CMOS button

Internal I/O Connectors

Fan and Cooling Related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header
5 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers

Power Related
1 x 24-pin main power connector
2 x 8-pin +12V power connector

Storage Related
5 x M.2 slots (Key M)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

USB
1 x USB 20Gbps connector (supports USB Type-C® )
1 x USB 5Gbps header supports 2 additional USB 5Gbps ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous
3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
1 x CPU Over voltage jumper
1 x Front panel audio header (F_AUDIO)
1 x 20-3 pin system panel header with Chassis intrude function
1 x Thermal sensor header
1 x Thunderbolt™ (USB4®) header

Special Features

Extreme Engine Digi+
- 5K Black metallic capacitors

ASUS Q-Design
- M.2 Q-Latch
- PCIe Slot Q-Release
- Q-Antenna
- Q-DIMM
- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green]) with DRAM Detection
- Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution
- M.2 heatsink backplate
- M.2 heatsink
- VRM heatsink design

ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- BIOS FlashBack™ LED
- Clear CMOS button
- CPU Socket lever protector
- ProCool II
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
- SafeSlot
- SafeDIMM

Aura Sync
- Aura RGB header
- Addressable Gen 2 headers

Front Panel USB 20Gbps with PD Fast Charge Support
- Support: up to 30W charging
- Support: USB power delivery notification with power output wattage display
- Output: 5V/9V max. 3A, 12V max 2.5A
- Compatible with PD3.0

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software
- ROG CPU-Z
- DTS® Sound Unbound
 
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- AIDA64 Extreme (60 days free trial)
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
- Fan Xpert 4 (with AI Cooling II)
- GameFirst
- Power Saving
- Sonic Studio
- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
AI Suite 3
- Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking
- TPU
- DIGI+ VRM
- Turbo app
- PC Cleaner
MyASUS
USB Wattage Watcher
Intel® Unison™
Adobe Creative Cloud (Free Trial)
Norton 360 for Gamers (60 Days Free Trial)
WinRAR (40 Days Free Trial)

UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- ASUS MyHotkey
FlexKey
MemTest86

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
 
Additional Cooling Kit
1 x Thermal pad for M.2

Miscellaneous
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Q-Antenna
1 x Cable ties package
1 x M.2 backplate Q-Latch package
1 x M.2 Q-Latch package
1 x ROG key chain
1 x ROG Strix stickers
2 x M.2 rubber packages
1 x M.2 backplate Rubber package

Documentation
1 x Quick start guide

Operating System

Windows® 11, Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Date Created: 01:27, 20-05-2024
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDASU61522/ASUS-ROG-STRIX-Z790-A-GAMING-WIFI-II-ATX-Motherboa