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Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Formula LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Formula LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard
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    Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Formula LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard
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    3 Year





Intel® Socket LGA1700 for Intel® Core™ 14th & 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 for CPU support list.

** Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.    


Intel® Z790 Chipset         


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

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 please refer to CPU/Memory Support list under the Support tab of product information site or visit            

* Non-ECC, un-buffered DDR5 memory supports On-Die ECC function.    


1 x HDMI™ port**           

2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (USB Type-C®) support DisplayPort and Thunderbolt™ video outputs***            


* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to for any updates.              

** 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)*         

2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (supports 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 (

** 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 for the list of supported peripherals.      


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

Intel® CoreTM Processors (14th & 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.          


1 x Realtek 5Gb Ethernet              


Wireless & Bluetooth

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."      


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  


* USB Type-C® power delivery output: max. 5V/3A           

** USB Type-C® power delivery output: 5/9/15/20V max. 3A, PPS:3.3–21V   max. 3A          


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 LINE OUT port on the rear panel 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 or use a USB interface audio device.

Back Panel 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 HDMI™ port

1 x Wi-Fi module             

1 x Realtek 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

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 connectors             

1 x 8-pin PCIe power connector 


Storage Related                

5 x M.2 slots (Key M)     

4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports      


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  



3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers  

1 x Alteration PCIe mode switch

1 x Aura RGB header      

1 x CPU over voltage jumper       

1 x FlexKey button           

1 x Front panel audio header (F_AUDIO)

1 x ReTry button              

1 x Start button

1 x 10-1 pin system panel header              

1 x Thermal sensor header          

Special 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])       

- Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution 

- HybridChill VRM block

- 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          

- Addressable Gen 2 headers      

OLED 2"               

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 the 6-pin PCIe power connector or else only 27W will be supported.              

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software

- ROG CPU-Z      

- DTS® Sound Unbound  

- Internet Security (1-year full version)   

ASUS Exclusive Software               

Armoury Crate  

- AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)    

- Aura Creator   

- Aura Sync         

- Fan Xpert 4 (with AI Cooling II)

- GameFirst        

- Power Saving  

- Sonic Studio    

- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

- OLED display   

AI Suite 3            

- Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking               

- TPU    

- DIGI+ Power Control    

- Turbo app        

- PC Cleaner       


USB Wattage Watcher   

Intel® Unison™ 

Adobe Creative Cloud (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            



256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS          


WOL by PME, PXE            



1 x ARGB RGB extension cable    

2 x ROG weave SATA 6G cables   

2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables    

Additional Cooling Kit    

1 x DDR5 fan holder        

1 x Thermal pad for M.2


1 x ASUS WiFi Q-Antenna            

1 x Q-connector

3 x M.2 backplate Q-Latch packages        

1 x ROG key chain            

1 x ROG stickers

1 x ROG VIP card              

1 x M.2 rubber package

3 x M.2 backplate rubber packages          

Installation Media           

1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers    


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 )  



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