ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

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ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Price History


Current Price £379.97 July 14, 2024
Highest Price £379.97 July 2, 2024
Lowest Price £379.97 July 2, 2024
Since July 2, 2024

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£379.97 July 2, 2024

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Description

Unrivaled Performance for Gamers

The ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero WiFi 6E LGA 1700 ATX Gaming Motherboard is designed from the ground up to deliver unrivaled performance for gamers and content creators. From its 12th Gen Intel processor to its immense cooling system, this motherboard is perfect for 4K gaming. With advanced power management, enhanced visuals, and crystal-clear audio, this board can power your gaming PC and provide an immersive gaming experience. With the latest PCIe 5.0 technology, and support for up to eight SATA, this board offers speeds up to 32Gbps. To keep your system running cool and quiet, the Maximus XII Hero comes with a comprehensive cooling system that includes an eight-layer PCB, 2 fan headers, and 6 thermal sensors. And, for the ultimate personalization options, the board is packed with features such as Aura Sync RGB lighting and up to ten RGB connectors.

One-Click overclocking

Dominate your in-game performance with the ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero WiFi 6E LGA 1700 ATX Gaming Motherboard. Featuring the latest ASUS AI Suite 3, this board is designed to provide one-click overclocking technology for its 12th Gen Intel processor. You can easily adjust your processor’s base clock, VCore, and memory frequencies to achieve the best performance for your unique system configuration. Further, this board includes an overclocking protection function and a dedicated power design with 8 power connectors for advanced power management.

Advanced Sound And Networking

When it comes to audio, the ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero WiFi 6E delivers an immersive experience with its SupremeFX 8-channel HD audio codec and dual amplifier design, as well as advanced SoundStage and Sonic Studio III software. And, with Intel WiFi 6, dual LAN (2.5 Gb and 1 Gb), and Bluetooth 5.1, this board lets you stay connected no matter where you are.

Intuitive Interface And Unique Aesthetics

Experience an intuitive interface with ASUS’s AI Suite 3 technology and its stunning OLED display. Included with this motherboard is a premium set of features comprised of intuitive user interface tools, built-in optimization, and advanced customization. Further, with its customizable RGB lighting, you can match and sync any look, style, and design.


• 12th Gen Intel Processor
• Maximum cooling ability with 8-layer PCB and 6 Thermal Sensors
• Latest PCIe 5.0 technology with 8 SATA Connectors
• One-click overclocking with ASUS AI Suite 3
• SupremeFX 8-channel HD Audio Codec and dual Amplifier Design for immersive audio experience
• Intel WiFi 6 and dual LAN (2.5 Gb and 1 Gb)
• Bluetooth 5.1 technology for increased connectivity
• Intuitive AI Suite 3 Interface with OLED Display
• Customizable RGB Lighting with synchronization options

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Specification



Memory Speed

‎6400 MHz

Wireless Type

‎802.11ax, 802.11a/g/n/ac





Item model number


Item Weight

‎8.18 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎12.28 x 4.25 x 14.56 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎12.28 x 4.25 x 14.56 inches



Date First Available

‎October 27, 2021

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ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Reviews (6)

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  1. CPLWeeks

    It is a beautiful art ot work many only 2 usb port connections. I dont how to work the display port.

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  2. Francisco a. la De Cruz

    Altogether it’s awesome. Perfect for my i9-12900k. Looks amazing and like a high end board. Bios is very easy to use and it even has mounts for lga1200 AIO coolers. I didn’t know DDR5 ram slots are not backwards compatible with DDR4 sticks which I wish was more spelled out but that’s my fault. Plenty of M.2 SSD slots and an awesome PCIe adaptor for more, but make sure your using the right generation SSD with the correct SSD port. Only other review here is by someone who bombs all reviews and doesn’t know what he’s doing apparently.

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  3. Tamara Follett


    I got this motherboard to run my i9-13900k. Which for anyone reading this who’s inexperienced, I’d suggest not doing. If you don’t trust yourself to flash your BIOS with a flash drive, either get a 12th gen cpu or grab a Z790 board instead so you don’t accidentally brick your board.

    None of that was an issue for me however and I was able to flash the board no problem and has no issues in that regard. The issues for me started with the board physically the minute I opened the box. One of the two USB 3.2 ports had its pins COMPLETELY bent. I attached the photos of what I saw after I took it out of the box.

    I immediately called ASUS support to try and get this fixed. After providing them my serial number and name, they informed me that while I was within my warranty for the board bent pins are not covered under warranty. I explained again that I had just taken it out of the box, and they were already bent. They said the most they could do would be to have me send them the motherboard for a free diagnostic test (whatever that means) and after that I would need to pay them to fix the board and have it sent back to me… this process would take 7-10 days as well. I need my computer to work full time from home so that was not an option and I wasn’t about to pay to fix something that was broken on arrival.

    At this point I decided the best course of action would be for me to order this board again, and after it arrives I can pack this one up and return it for a refund. Yesterday the replacement board arrived and I opened it up to find that the pins on the same USB gen 3.2 port were bent AGAIN. Luckily for me this time only 2 of them were bent and I was able to bend them back into position and the port works fine now.

    But definitely buyer beware, I don’t know if their stock of these boards all have this issue or if I got extremely unlucky, but they didn’t make it easy for me to fix this problem and in the end I really had to fix it myself.

    Something of note is that it was the same lower USB 3.2 port on both boards that had bent pins, which makes me thing it might be a manufacturing thing or something, but definitely be careful when buying and be aware you could get broken pins, if you only need one 3.2 header you should be fine to still use it as there’s a second 3.2 header that was fine on both boards I got. But if you ever plan to resell this board it will lose a significant chunk of value due to that.

    Other than that the board looks amazing and now that I have one with both ports working I love it. But the bad service and the two faulty boards makes me never want to go asus for my boards again. Which is a shame because I feel like they make a lot of the best looking high end boards on the market. Most likely moving forward I’ll be going with a different brand till asus can get their QC under control

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  4. Tamara Follett

    Be advised, if you experience a Q-Code 12, 54 and 55 with this motherboard, it probably just needs a BIOS update to function. I went through the troubleshooting process with Asus and they advised me it was a hardware issue. They instructed me to exchange the board or send it in for repair. I decided to get a second opinion, and after doing my own research I found the solution.

    Follow the instructions in the manual to download a BIOS update from the manufacturer to a USB flash drive. Flash the BIOS, and that will resolve this issue.

    Good luck!

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  5. Francisco a. la De Cruz

    Compared to other z690 boards, the flexibility with allocating PCI gen 4 and 5 lanes is awesome. USB 5/Thunderbolt 4 is great for future use but really nothing uses now. AI overclocking and fan control overcome the massive increase in complexity overclocking Alder Lake CPUs, solve the problem where changes in room temp or cooling capability (dusty fan grill etc) could cause overheating without adjustments and keeping fan usage to a minimum while keeping temps low without a ton of hassle. This WAS all great but I experienced a hardware issue with the sound chip: the DAC would randomly emit full volume digital noise and sometime require a reboot to fix. I believe there may be a firmware update for the sound solution now, but I cannot try it as I have already returned it. Great board, hopefully the sound issue doesn’t become widespread.

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  6. WrigleyDave

    Just got my Z690 Hero this morning. Opened the box to check for the inverted chip above the ram dimms. Everything okay! But once I inspected the entire board I noticed there are 2 bent capacitors near the CPU socket. Closed the box and sent back immediately to azon for refund and purchased another Z690 Hero.

    Edit:. 3/23
    Got my replacement board on Feb 23. It’s been already a month since putting this board together with my 13900k, Noctua NH-D15s cooler and Gskill trident 16gbx2 rgb ram 6000. All working perfectly. Happy with my setup. Next target is a 4070ti or a 4080, but will use my EVGA rtx 3080ti ftw3 ultra for awhile.

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