ASUS ROG Maximus and Prime Z790 Motherboards Spotted on Amazon

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ASUS ROG Maximus and Prime Z790 motherboards have been listed on Amazon, including prices, ahead of their October 20 release. The two LGA 1700 socket boards that support both Intel 12th and 13th gen processors represent budget and full-featured offerings from ASUS.

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ASUS Prime Z790-P WiFi

For those more focused on keeping to a budget while getting their foot in the door for the latest Z790 features the ASUS Prime Z790-P WiFi may be of interest. At $249.99 it does have a lot going for it.

General Features

  • Socket: Intel LGA 1700 supporting 12th & 13th Gen Intel Core processors
  • PCIe: PCIe 5.0
  • Memory type and features: DDR5 7000 dual channel with ASUS OptiMem II proprietary trace layout for higher frequencies at lower voltages
  • OS compatibility: Windows 11 ready
  • Power Solution: 14+1 DrMOS, ProCool connector, alloy chokes, with durable capacitors
  • Onboard Cooling: VRM heatsink, flexible M.2 heatsink, PCH heatsink, hybrid fan headers, and Fan Xpert 4 software
  • Network: WiFi 6, Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • USB/Thunderbolt: USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Thunderbolt 4(USB4) header support
  • Display Connectors: 1x HDMI and 1x Displayport

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero

The ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero motherboard is aimed at the PC enthusiast with a greater focus on more features at a price of $629.99. The power delivery solution has been beefed up a bit for higher overclocking potential, a M.2 card is included as is a WiFi 6E antenna, USB drive, and other promotional materials. The number of USB ports is substantially increased as is additional audio connectivity.

General Features

  • Socket: Intel LGA 1700 supporting 12th & 13th Gen Intel Core processors
  • PCIe: PCIe 5.0
  • Supported memory: Up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR5 7000
  • Included Software: ASUS-exclusive tools including AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, AI Networking(GameFirst VI), and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation
  • Power Solution: 20+1 teamed power stages rated for 90 A, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes, and premium metallic capacitors
  • Onboard cooling: VRM heatsinks with integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, triple M.2 heatsinks, dual with embedded backplates, and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • Network: WiFi 6E, Bluetooth V5.2, Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGaurd
  • Display Connector: 1x HDMI

Source: TechPowerUp

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