ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero (WiFi 7) LGA 1700(14th,13th,12th Gen) DDR5 ATX gaming motherboard - 90MB1F90-M0EAY0

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  • Intel LGA 1700 socket: Ready for Intel Core 14th & 13th Gen processors, Intel Core 12th Gen, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
  • Robust Power Solution: 20+1+2 power stages with dual ProCool II power connectors, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
  • Optimized VRM Thermals: Massive heatsinks integrated with the I/O cover, joined by an L-shaped heatpipe, and connected to the power stages with high-conductivity thermal pads
  • Latest M.2 Support: Onboard PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot, and four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots all with substantial cooling solutions
  • Abundant Connectivity: Dual Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, USB 20Gbps Type-C front-panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ up to 60W and USB Wattage Watcher, six additional USB 10Gbps ports, two PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlots, HDMI 2.1
  • High-Performance Networking: On-board Intel Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, AI Networking,Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, AEMP II, and DIMM Flex to simplify setup and improve performance
  • Immersive Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 codec with ESS ES9218 Quad DAC for up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback
  • Unmatched Personalization: I/O cover with Polymo Lighting, three addressable Gen 2 headers and one RGB header, all configurable with ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting
  • DIY Friendly Design: PCIe Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, Q-Antenna, pre-mounted I/O shield, Q-Code, Q-LED, FlexKey button, Start button, BIOS FlashBack button, and Clear CMOS button

  • $757.78

 

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ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero (Intel 14th, 13th & 12th Gen) LGA 1700 ATX motherboard, 20+1+2 power stages, DDR5 slots, five M.2 slots, PCIe 5.0, Intel Wi-Fi 7, Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports

  • Intel LGA 1700 socket: Ready for Intel Core 14th & 13th Gen processors, Intel Core 12th Gen, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
  • Robust Power Solution: 20+1+2 power stages with dual ProCool II power connectors, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
  • Optimized VRM Thermals: Massive heatsinks integrated with the I/O cover, joined by an L-shaped heatpipe, and connected to the power stages with high-conductivity thermal pads
  • Latest M.2 Support: Onboard PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot, and four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots all with substantial cooling solutions
  • Abundant Connectivity: Dual Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, USB 20Gbps Type-C front-panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ up to 60W and USB Wattage Watcher, six additional USB 10Gbps ports
  • High-Performance Networking: On-board Intel Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, AI Networking,Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, AEMP II, and DIMM Flex to simplify setup and improve performance
  • Immersive Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 codec with ESS ES9218 Quad DAC for up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback
 

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.

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 Maximus Z790 Dark Hero, 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.

TEAMED POWER ARCHITECTURE

1. 8 + 8-pin ProCool II power connectors

Dual ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines

2. 20+1+2 power stages

The VRM features 20+1+2 power stages, each rated to handle up to 90 amps.

3. MicroFine alloy chokes

Each power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.

4. 10K black metallic capacitors

Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.

 

NETWORKING

1. WIFI 7

Next-gen WiFi 7* chipset introduces all-new ultrawide 320 MHz channel bandwidth in the 6 GHz band and 4096 QAM, delivering up to 2.4X ultra-fast WiFi speeds**. The revolutionary Multi-Link Operation (MLO) provides a more stable WiFi connection and lower latency, unlocking the realms of the unknown in gaming, streaming, and industrial IoT.

*WiFi 7 features require onboard WiFi chipset, WiFi AP, and WiFi 7-supported operating systems to support the corresponding features. The 320 Mhz in the 6 GHz band may be unavailable in some regions / countries due to regulatory restrictions. Expected support for Multi-Link Operation (MLO) will be available later this year (October 2023). Please visit the ASUS support page for more information. **Compared to WiFi 6E

2. 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.

PCIE 5.0

Fully embracing the new standard, the ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero offers abundant Gen 5 support to give unfettered bandwidth to the fastest SSDs and graphics cards available.

 

COOLER BY DESIGN

1. VRM and aluminum I/O heatsink

A VRM heatsink on the MOSFETs and chokes is connected to the aluminum I/O cover via an embedded heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.

2. High-conductivity thermal pads

Each thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink. For future maintenance, a replacement thermal pad can also be found in the package.

3. M.2 heatsinks and backplates

Large aluminum heatsinks provide extensive surface area to cool mounted M.2 drives, and each of the three onboard slots has a dedicated backplate for additional heat dissipation.

4. Chipset heatsink

A dedicated heatsink draws heat away from the chipset to maintain optimum operating temperature.

TWO THUNDERBOLT 4 TYPE-C PORTS

Each port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest super-speed devices and drives. Both ports can be employed for up to two external 4K displays, and PCIe bandwidth extends to up to 32 Gbps.

M.2 Q-LATCH

The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive and neatly eliminate traditional screws.

Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type  LGA 1700
CPU Type Intel® Socket LGA1700 for Intel® Core™ 13th Gen Processors, Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
Supports 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.
Chipsets
Chipset  Intel Z790
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 4 x DIMM slots, max. 192GB, DDR5
Memory Standard 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
Maximum Memory Supported 192GB
Channel Supported  Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory module
ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II)
Supports DIMM Flex
* Supported memory types, data rate (Speed), and number of DRAM modules vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to www.asus.com for memory support list.

* Non-ECC, un-buffered DDR5 memory supports On-Die ECC function.
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 5.0 x16 Intel® CoreTM Processors (13th & 12th Gen)*
2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)**
Intel® Z790 Chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x4 slot
* Please check the PCIe bifurcation table on the support site (https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1037507/).

** M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIEX16(G5)_2. When M.2_1 is enabled, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will be disabled and PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only.
- To ensure compatibility of the device installed, please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/ for the list of supported peripherals.
Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s  4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
M.2 Total supports 5 x M.2 slots and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
Intel® CoreTM Processors (13th & 12th Gen)
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 5.0 x4 mode.)**
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.)
Intel® Z790 Chipset**
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_5 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
** M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIEX16(G5)_2. When M.2_1 is enabled, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will be disabled and PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only.
SATA RAID * Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
Onboard Audio
Audio Channels  ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082*
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front 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
- ESS® ES9218 QUAD DAC
- Gold-plated audio jacks
- Rear optical S/PDIF out port
- Premium audio capacitors
*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.
Onboard LAN
Max LAN Speed 1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard
Wireless LAN Intel® Wi-Fi 7*
2x2 Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)**
Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band***
Support Wi-Fi 7 320MHz bandwidth, up to 5.76Gbps 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.
Bluetooth Yes
Rear Panel Ports
Back I/O Ports 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® ports
6 x USB 10Gbps ports (5 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 5Gbps ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x HDMITM port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
1 x Clear CMOS button
Internal I/O Connectors
Other 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
4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
1 x W_PUMP+ header
1 x 2-pin Water In header
1 x 2-pin Water Out header
1 x 3-pin Water Flow header
Power related
1 x 24-pin main power connector
2 x 8-pin +12V power connector
1 x 8-pin PCIe 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®)
2 x USB 5Gbps headers support 4 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 FlexKey button
1 x Front panel audio header (F_AUDIO)
1 x Start button
1 x ReTry button
1 x 10-1 pin system panel header
1 x Thermal sensor header
1 x CPU over voltage jumper
1 x Alteration PCIe mode switch
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions (W x L) 12.0" x 9.6"
Windows Compatibility
Windows 11 Windows® 11, Windows® 10 64-bit
Features
Features Extreme OC Kit
- FlexKey button
- ReTry button
- Start button
Extreme Engine Digi+
- 10K Black metallic capacitors
- MicroFine alloy choke
ASUS Q-Design
- M.2 Q-Latch
- PCIe Slot Q-Release
- Q-Antenna
- Q-Code
- Q-Connector
- 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
- Metal backplate
- VRM heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- Clear CMOS button
- CPU Socket lever protector
- ProCool II
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
- SafeSlot
- SafeDIMM
AURA Sync
- AURA RGB header(s)
- Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
Front Panel USB 20Gbps with Quick Charge 4+ Support
- Support: up to 60W fast charging and USB Wattage Watcher*
- Output: 5/9/15/20V max. 3A, PPS:3.3–21V max. 3A
- Compatible with PD3.0 and PPS
* To support 60W, please install the power cable to 8-pin PCIe power connector or else only 27W will be supported.
Rear USB (Total 12 ports)
2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (2 x USB Type-C®)
6 x USB 10Gbps ports (5 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 5Gbps ports (4 x Type-A)
Front USB (Total 9 ports)
1 x USB 20Gbps connector (supports USB Type-C® with up to 60W PD/QC4+)
2 x USB 5Gbps headers support 4 additional USB 5Gbps ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
  • Chipset
    Intel Z790
  • CPU Socket Type
    LGA 1700
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • Price Range
    Above 250 BHD
  • Manufacturer
    Asus
  • Weight
    1 kg
  • SKU
    90MB1F90-M0EAY0

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