ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview

Introduction and Packaging

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview

Introduction

Normally when there is a new range of Intel motherboards on the market we take a look at the ASUS Prime. Partly because it's a great baseline model with solid performance at an attractive price point, and partly because it's white.

With the 12th Generation of Intel CPUs on the horizon and their attendant Z690 motherboards coming up we were all set for that and then we opened the box and discovered that ASUS have launched a new white motherboard, but this time in the form of the ROG Maximus Formula. We know, we were as surprised as you. Those of you who prefer your cases to be the other side of a Zebras markings instead of the black one have been crying out for a high end motherboard in this palest of hues, and your requests have been answered. Perhaps the most surprising factor in all of this is that we are unaware of a potential black model Formula upcoming.

As always with a preview we'll cover all that the 12th Gen is bringing to the table in our full reviews on the 4th of November, so for now we're going to take a closer look at the motherboards we have on hand in the hopes of whetting your appetite and giving you plenty of time to smile sweetly at your partner. Grab your favourite beverage and settle in for an overview of the newest addition to the famous Maximus range. Ready?

Up Close - Packaging

As regular readers will know there are limits of what we can tell you before the official launch. It always leaves us in a difficult position as we want to share all the news and give you a taste of what is forthcoming, but we don't want a bunch of lawyers appearing on our doorstep. We think showing you the box is an elegant solutions because who can stop you magnifying the back of the box and testing your eyesight? Not us. We're not your Daddy*.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview  
ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview

*We are your Daddy

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Most Recent Comments

27-10-2021, 19:43:15

Deadtroopers
What is good about it? " Erm... Its' white?" Yawn.


Review it when it's available and AFTER we know whether the CPU's are rubbish or not. (I'll be surprised if they turn out "quite good, but nowt to write home about, tbh." myself)


There couldn't be a WORSE time for brand-apanking-bleeding-edge-new and you'd probably be daft going there. Which makes all these preview vids a humongous waste of time.


Such a shame, because it is pretty in the pics! :-(Quote

27-10-2021, 21:04:38

looz
Such unwarranted anger for OC3D sharing what they are allowed at this point. There will surely be a round-up of comprehensive reviews once NDA lifts. That's a massive amount of work which shouldn't be taken for granted - no matter what you think of the product or vendor.Quote

28-10-2021, 11:27:04

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
Such unwarranted anger for OC3D sharing what they are allowed at this point. There will surely be a round-up of comprehensive reviews once NDA lifts. That's a massive amount of work which shouldn't be taken for granted - no matter what you think of the product or vendor.

Exactly that - reviews come later.

Apologies for being old school and actually getting excited about new kit turning up. Doesnt matter if its AMD or Intel - new is cool and lets have a look as early as possible.Quote

28-10-2021, 11:37:24

Warchild
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Exactly that - reviews come later.

Apologies for being old school and actually getting excited about new kit turning up. Doesnt matter if its AMD or Intel - new is cool and lets have a look as early as possible.
Well he's only one bad apple. The rest of us appreciate the time and effort you put in.
I commented on Deadtroopers earlier. There isn't a single post made where he isn't negative/complaining or insulting in some way.

I'm pretty sure everyone enjoys these previews like I do. Although I'm disappointed you didn't have the extreme board to tease us with. That said, now I'm stuck with the Z590 Glacial, maybe I don't want more temptation Quote

28-10-2021, 23:51:56

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Exactly that - reviews come later.

Apologies for being old school and actually getting excited about new kit turning up. Doesnt matter if its AMD or Intel - new is cool and lets have a look as early as possible.

Don't apologize for that TTL, he's just a sour patch with all the nagging and moaning about his very specific preferences and rude comments.


That's a nice looking board tho, if i was in the market to upgrade, i would stronly consider that one.Quote
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