ASUS aims to provide PC builders with a solid foundation for the 12th and 13th Gen Intel® processors with its latest Z790 series motherboards. Leveraging the LGA 1700 socket, Z790 chipset, and robust connectivity options, each motherboard has something to offer to gamers and content creators alike.
For those looking for extreme levels of performance with enhanced power layouts, the ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI and ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI both offer a variety of features, including one PCIe 5.0 x16, two PCIe 4.0 x16, and one PCIe 3.0 x1 expansion slots for graphics and utility cards. Four DDR5 RAM slots allow you to install up to 128GB of memory for faster rendering times and greater visual fidelity. Ample SATA and M.2 storage drive interfaces, and USB 3.2 Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2x2 ports support your favorite peripherals and accessories. The Z790-F provides you with four USB-A 2.0 back panel ports for greater accessory support while the Z790-E gives you one additional M.2 interface and USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 header.
ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI D4 offers the same expansion slots as the Z790-F and Z790-E while supporting a wide range of DDR4 RAM modules, four SATA and M.2 storage interfaces, as well as support for peripherals with multiple USB 2.0, 3.2 Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2x2 ports and internal headers. Additionally, the Z790-A offers a slick silver motif, adding a sense of style to your system without compromising performance.
The ROG STRIX Z790-I GAMING WIFI proves that big performance can come in small packages. Sporting a Mini-ITX form factor, this motherboard gives builders access to a variety of connections including two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, two DDR5 Dual-Channel RAM slots, and a single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. Additionally, USB internal headers have been moved to ASUS’ FPS-II card for easy installation within tight spaces. While the back-panel doesn’t offer traditional 3.5mm audio jacks, the included ROG STRIX Hive extension SFF station provides you with convenient access to various BIOS functions, volume control, 3.5mm and S/PDIF optical audio, as well as USB-A 2.0 and USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports.
Gamers willing to adopt a minimalistic style without compromising raw performance will find massive utility in the flexible and durable TUF GAMING Z-790 PLUS WIFI D4. Four DDR4 RAM slots, four M.2 interfaces, and PCIe 5.0, 4.0, and 3.0 expansion slots allow you to install gaming-focused components with ease. Large VRM and M.2 heatsinks help keep your components cool, optimizing thermal and in-game performance across the board. Dedicated ASUS Aura lighting zones and RGB headers allow you to add a splash of color to your rig, turning your system into the centerpiece of your gaming room.
Users looking for expansive features and performance without breaking the bank, look no further than the PRIME series motherboards. Each board offers vast connectivity options with USB 3.2 Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2x2 ports. Combined with a unique silver motif, you can outfit your next build with a dynamic and eye-catching theme. The PRIME Z790-P WIFI and PRIME Z790-P WIFI D4 provide you with four DDR5 and DDR4 RAM slots, respectively, along with a metal armored PCIe 5.0 x16 expansion slot, three standard PCIe 4.0 and one PCIe 3.0 slots, as well as three M.2 PCIe interfaces for SSDs. For smaller micro-ATX builds, the PRIME Z790M-PLUS D4 offers the same versatile performance and build quality, complete with four DDR4 RAM slots, three M.2 PCIe interfaces, and a PCIe 5.0 x16 armored expansion slot. While this model does not support Wi-Fi capabilities, additional internal PCIe 4.0 x16 and x1 slots are available to host wireless modules if needed.
If you are looking for a bit more power while showcasing a unique space-like style, the PRIME Z790-A WIFI offers support for DDR5 RAM modules and has four M.2 PCIe storage interfaces, as well as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. The Z790-A also adds greater thermal efficiency with incorporated VRM and M.2 heatsinks and cooling headers that keep your system from thermal throttling in the heat of battle.
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