Your Powerhouse for Creativity ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi empowers creators of all levels by maximizing the performance of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with powerful hardware and software, efficient cooling and lightning-fast connectivity including Thunderbolt™ 4, onboard 10 Gb and 2.5 Gb Ethernet, plus WiFi 6E. Future-Proofed Connectivity A comprehensive array of powerful I/O ports — including two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports plus 10 Gb and 2.5 Gb Ethernet ports— enables quick data transfers and extensive storage options with flexible, hassle-free connectivity. Each Thunderbolt 4 port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest high-speed devices and drives. Thunderbolt 4 also supports up to two external 4K displays and extends PCIe® bandwidth to up to 32 Gbps. USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® Front-Panel Connector with Quick Charge 4+ USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 boosts Type-C data transfers with speeds of up to 20 Gbps. The port also features Quick Charge 4+ technology that can quickly charge devices up to 60 W with a PCIe power supply cable plugged into the nearby 6-pin connector. WiFi 6E Antenna The antenna has two built-in transmitters and receivers to enable faster transmission speeds, and it supports the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands. Adjustable Design Four-way positioning enables better signal reception. Magnetic Base A powerful magnetic base secures the antenna on the top or side of the PC case. WiFi 6E Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments. Marvell® AQtion 10 Gb Ethernet Designed to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators, onboard 10 Gb Ethernet provides a new level of home networking. With up to 10 times the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos, performing system backups or transferring large files is now faster than ever before. Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet The Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet port provides up to a 2.5 times improvement over standard 1 Gb Ethernet connections for faster data transfers and smooth high-res video streaming. Ultrafast Transfer Speed Four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots support up to 22110 and provide NVMe® SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data transfer speeds. 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. Next-Gen Performance With tailored CPU power delivery and support for the latest high-performance memory, ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi easily handles the demands of the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. It features an intelligent VRM design that’s rated for 70 amps, plus carefully selected components and memory layout optimizations for multithreaded tasks such as 3D animation, video rendering and software compiling. Teamed Power Stages 16+1 power stages rated for 70 amps combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors demand. Digi+ Power Control The ASUS Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry and ensures ultra-smooth power delivery to the CPU. ProCool II Power Connector The ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation. Chokes & Capacitors Superior alloy chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, providing a higher level of performance than the industry standard. The 12th Gen Intel processors bring PCIe 5.0 support to the market. PCIe 5.0 offers twice the data transfer speed of PCIe 4.0, making it robust enough to handle new data-heavy tasks. PCIe 5.0 also brings other benefits, such as improved signal integrity, backward-compatible CEM connectors for add-in cards, and backward compatibility with previous PCIe versions. ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi enhances DDR5 performance by providing overclocking options for not only high-speed kits, but even entry-level memory modules that have a locked power management IC (PMIC). A dedicated circuit on the motherboard safely circumvents DDR5 memory PMIC restrictions, allowing you to step past the default 1.1-volt limit and push frequency and timings to the max. Ordinarily, a restricted PMIC that has been unlocked requires the system to be fully power-cycled each time memory voltage is adjusted. ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi leverages onboard hardware and firmware to cleverly work around this irksome limitation, enabling voltage adjustments to be applied through the same soft system-reset process employed for previous generations of DDR memory. For users new to memory overclocking, ProArt Z690‑Creator WiFi includes the exclusive ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) firmware feature for PMIC-restricted memory modules. AEMP automatically detects the memory chips on your kit and then presents optimized frequency, timing and voltage profiles that you can effortlessly apply to unleash performance. Intelligent Optimization ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi offers simple and flexible tools that enhance almost every aspect of your content-creation system, giving you the fast, intuitive control needed for efficient workflow. It features dynamic automated tuning with AI overclocking and AI cooling. In addition, CreationFirst software prioritizes and optimizes your network traffic for faster, lag-free online performance. ASUS AI Overclocking automatically tunes your system with onboard intelligence that monitors system vitals — such as temperatures, fan speeds and power draw — to estimate cooling and overclocking headroom and deliver optimal performance for content-creation workflows. With one click, the AI Cooling function will automatically manage and control motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature. CreationFirst optimization software allows users to prioritize applications to allocate more bandwidth for essential apps and tasks. CreationFirst mode puts content-creation applications at the front of the queue, optimizing network traffic for more efficient workflows. Similarly, Adaptive Intelligence mode analyzes usage patterns and identifies applications that are currently in use, and applies foreground acceleration to ensure smoother online experiences when multitasking. As working from home becomes the new normal, clear online communication is more critical than ever. Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation is an audio utility that leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone* and incoming audio. Distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are smartly pared back so users can hear and be heard with crystal clarity. Comprehensive Cooling Design Maintaining system stability under heavy loads is of paramount importance, so ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi features comprehensive cooling with large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. Integrated premium components and multiple fan headers are also vital design elements that provide the best foundation for content creation systems. VRM Heatsinks Two VRM heatsinks are placed above the MOSFETs and chokes to further increase surface area for heat dissipation. M.2 Heatsinks Three dedicated heatsinks keep the four M.2 SSDs at the optimal operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability. Chipset Heatsink A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to help ensure that temperatures stay within an optimal range. Cooler by design ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi features these comprehensive cooling options: Multiple Temperature Sources Each header can be set to monitor and react to multiple user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. All settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI. 4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans. AIO Pump A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups. Perfect for Content Creation ProArt exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive system monitoring and networking enhancements that enable a smoother workflow. Advanced security management functions from ASUS Control Center Express protects the system and confidential data. A user-friendly interface helps enhance workflows via a central system that allows monitoring and control of all connected ProArt Series products, including motherboards and displays. 1. Fan Mode Select the preferred fan setting to quickly configure the system’s cooling performance. 2. Task Group Applications that are frequently used together can be arranged into groups and launched with a single click. Trusted Stability ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi is engineered and rigorously tested to offer superior quality, stability and compatibility to ensure that it empowers creativity for years to come.