ASUS Announces Availability of New Intel Z790 ROG, TUF Gaming, and ProArt Motherboards

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ASUS has announced the availability of three additional Z790 motherboards for 13th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake” processors, the ROG Maximus Z790 Apex, TUF Gaming Z790-PLUS WiFi, and ProArt Z790-Creator WiFi. All of these motherboards feature DDR5 memory support and PCIe 5.0 slots for video cards and storage, with the top option, the ROG Maximus Z790 Apex, already having earned 14 world records and 13 global first place records. A dedicated microsite for ASUS’ Z790 motherboard family, which now comprises a total of 17 models, can be found here.

ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX

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  • Intel LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 13th Gen Intel Core Processors and 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron Processors
  • Upscaled Power Solution: 24 + 0 power solution rated for 105A per stage, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
  • Optimized VRM Thermals: Massive heatsinks with integrated I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pads, and connected with a heatpipe
  • Next-Gen M.2 Support: One PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot on a PCIe 5.0 M.2 expansion card, two PCIe 4.0 slots on an ROG DIMM.2 expansion card, and two on-board PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots with heatsinks
  • Abundant Connectivity: USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C rear I/O port and additional front-panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ up to 60W, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Gen 1 ports, PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot
  • High Performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, AI Networking, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation simplifies setup and improves performance
  • Immersive Gaming Audio: ALC4080 with Savitech SV3H712 amplifier, along with DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • DIY Friendly Design: PCIe Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, pre-mounted I/O shield, Q-Code, Q-LED, FlexKey button, Start button, BIOS FlashBack button, and Clear CMOS button
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1-year AIDA64 Extreme trial subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86
SizeATX
Memory2 x DDR5 up to 8000 (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x4
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
Storage1 x PCIE 5.0 M.2 Card (PCIe 5.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA)
1 x ROG DIMM.2 (2x PCIe 4.0 x4)
Networking1 x Intel 2.5Gb
Intel WiFi 6E
AudioROG SupremeFX ALC4080 CODEC
Savitech SV3H712 AMP
Thunderbolt 41 x Thunderbolt 4 (USB4) header
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C
3.2 Gen 2: 5 x USB Type-A
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+ (up to 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

TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI

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  • Intel LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 13th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 16+1 DrMOS, six-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Exclusive memory technology: ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II and ASUS OptiMem II
  • Next-gen connectivity: PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Thunderbolt 4 header support
  • Made for online gaming: WiFi 6E, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet and TUF LANGuard
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation: Reduces background noise for crystal-clear communication in games or video conferences
  • AI Cooling II: Balances thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click
  • Comprehensive cooling: Enlarged VRM and PCH heatsinks, M.2 heatsinks, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility in Armoury Crate
  • Aura Sync RGB effects: Stylish edge lighting design, addressable RGB headers and RGB strip header support
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR5 up to 7200 (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (max. @x4)
Storage2 x 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA)
Networking1 x Marvell 10Gb
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel WiFi 6E
AudioRealtek S1220A
Thunderbolt 42 x USB Type-C®
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2: 6 x USB Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2×2: 1 x USB Type-C® with Quick Charge 4+ (up to 60W)
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

ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI

  • Intel Socket LGA 1700 for 13th & 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
  • Future-proofed connectivity: Two Thunderbolt 4 (USB4 compliant) ports, 10 Gb & 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E, four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots and a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 front panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ up to 60W
  • Next-gen performance: 16+1 power stages rated for 70 amps, PCIe 5.0 ready, and a DDR5 speed boost
  • Intelligent optimization: ASUS-exclusive software and firmware that simplify setup and improve performance: AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, CreationFirst and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation
  • Comprehensive thermal design: Massive VRM and chipset heatsinks, aluminum M.2 heatsinks, seven 4-pin PWM fan headers and an AIO pump header
  • DIY-friendly design: PCIe Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, SafeSlot, SafeDIMM, pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack, Q-Connector
  • Advanced security: USB port management, software blacklisting and Regedit on/off controls via ASUS Control Center Express
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR5 up to 7200 (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
Storage2 x 22110 (PCIe 4.0×4)
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 USB 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

From an ASUS press release:

ASUS today announced the availability of new Intel Z790 motherboards, including the ROG Maximus Z790 Apex, TUF Gaming Z790-PLUS WiFi and ProArt Z790-Creator WiFi ― all of which provide DDR5 memory module support and PCIe 5.0 slots for video cards and storage.

ASUS Z790 motherboards offer tremendous value to anyone assembling an Intel 13th Gen machine that includes AEMP II, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots, Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6E, Quick Charge 4+ technology and comprehensive connectivity. Overall, new ASUS Z790 motherboards are ideal solutions for any user who wants to build a next-gen machine or upgrade their existing system.

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