AQUA, New Beginning!
How to make AQUA better? It’s a topic we’ve been working on for years. The monoblock efficiency is enhanced by optimizing the best combination of fin thickness, spacing as well as water passage, on top of that, ultra-high heat conductive thermal grease is used to guarantee Z690 AQUA performs best in every single way. Lastly, the prestige and superior Z690 AQUA motherboard will be limited production to only 500 units.
Z690 AQUA is built around a selection of materials, the stainless steel panels are given assortment of surface treatments to give Z690 AQUA a modern and avant-garde appearance, onboard LED effect is intentionally design to be modest and subtle, once again making Z690 AQUA one boutique of a motherboard.
AQUA COOLING ARMOR
Elegant but functional is the main aspect of this unique motherboard, the custom AQUA water cooling block is designed to dissipate the heat of the CPU, VRM as efficiently as possible, it also dazzles with sophisticated but eye-catching RGB LED lighting effects design that brightens the water passage to give a more classy look.
An OLED display was added to give a cleaner and informative way to express the status of the motherboard, the content can also be configured in the BIOS for more user friendly application.
PCIe5.0 with Surface-Mount Tech
Compares to conventional DIP style PCIe slot, the SMT type PCIe slot improves signal flow and maximize stability under high speed, a key breakthrough to fully support the lighting speed of the latest PCIe 5.0 standard.
The latest PCI Express 5.0 is capable to perform a breathtaking bandwidth of 128GBps, ready to unleash the full potential of future high end graphic cards.
DDR5 Memory with Protection Circuit
The reinforced DIMM slot is surfaced mounted onto the motherboard to give better physical strength as well as a more stable memory signal, with this superior revolutionary design, it is able to dramatically overclock DRAM module up to insane frequency.
An array of OC friendly buttons with varies of function to help overclockers achieve the world record!
(Z690 AQUA OC only)
20 POWER PHASE DESIGN with 105A SPS
SPS (SMART POWER STAGE) is a new power solution with fully optimized integrated MOSFETs with advanced driver IC, current sensors and temperature sensors, which provides current monitoring and more stable current for extreme overclocking!
12 LAYERS SERVER-GRADE LOW-LOSS PCB
The 12 layers server grade PCB prevents PCB bending and improves signal integrity, giving higher performance as well as system stability, giving a reliable and long-lasting system without any compromise.
Water Leaking Detector
The water leaking detector features a digital pressure gauge and air pump, and offers a fast and safe way to test whether there is leakage in your water cooling system. Before filling with water, just install the digital leak detector into your water cooling system, pressurize the system with an air pump, and keep the system in a closed state. If the pressure is kept constant, there is no leakage.
ESS 9218 DAC & WIMA AUDIO CAPS
ESS 9218 DAC
Embrace the audio stunning performance with ESS 9218 SABRE DAC & WIMA Audio caps. True Hi-Fi Audio, no distorted digital signal to support higher impedance up to 600 Ω headphone.
WIMA Audio Cap
Optimized for high end audio applications! Deliver crystal and balanced sound to satisfy even the pickiest audiophile.
Whether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details.
Killer E3100 + AX1675
The Killer Ethernet controller is designed specically for competitive gamers and performance-hungry users, this motherboard comes with both Killer E3100 2.5G Ethernet & WiFi 6E solution, the enhanced detection and prioritization engine provides the ultimate networking experience for gaming and multimedia applications.
Killer DoubleShot Pro
Killer DoubleShot Pro allows the use of both the Killer Wireless and Killer Ethernet interfaces work at the same time which will give the end user max throughput as high as 4.9 Gbps, it automatically utilizes the fastest network connection for high priority traffic, this ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link.
- Speed: DoubleShot Pro Technology delivers the maximum speed and throughput possible for your computer by allowing your computer to use all of your network adapters at the same time.
- Intelligence: The Killer Prioritization Engine to automatically classify and prioritize high priority traffic like online games, streaming video, and high quality audio to be handled by the systems fastest network interface. This will provide users with a higher quality experience with fewer interruptions.
- Maximum Control: Utilize the Killer Control Center 2.0 to see and manage which network connection your applications are using. Set limits using Visual Bandwidth Control or shut them down completely with application blocking, so they don’t interfere with higher priority apps.
Thunderbolt™ 4/USB4 Type-C
Thunderbolt™ 4/USB4 technology brings speed and versatility to the most advanced USB Type-C, offering a fast and simple level of connection for work or home. It enables lightning-fast data transfer up to 40Gbps and connects external monitors, Thunderbolt™, and USB devices with a single Thunderbolt 4 cable.
Please refer to Intel® “What is Thunderbolt 4” page for more detail.
2 x Front USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
The latest USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C delivers up to 20 Gbps data transfer rate which is 2x as fast as previous generation, providing a blazing fast data transfer interface with reversible USB Type-C design that fits the connector either way.
||Intel 12th Gen Core Processors (LGA1700)
||Motherboard chipset: Intel Z690
Motherboard chipset family: Intel
|MAXIMUM INTERNAL MEMORY
||USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity: 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports: 2
S/PDIF out port
HDMI ports quantity: 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity: 2
PS/2 ports quantity: 1
DisplayPorts quantity: 2
||Ethernet interface type: 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, 5 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
|SATA III CONNECTORS
|PCI EXPRESS X1
|PCI EXPRESS X16
||RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 10
||Top Wi-Fi standard: Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
LAN controller: Killer E3100G, Marvell AQtion AQC113CS
||Width: 305 mm
Depth: 267 mm