ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview

Up Close - Contents and Overview

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview

Up Close - Contents and Overview

Every ASUS Republic Of Gamers box is an event to open, and the Maximus Z690 Formula is no exception. Thick cardboard reveals a very weighty motherboard indeed, and once you've given yourself a hernia taking that out you can catch a glimpse of the many supplied accessories.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview  

First up the ROG Hyper M.2 card and screws that expand the M.2 potential of the already bulging Maximus Formula by providing you with another two M.2 slots for all your high-speed storage requirements. Beneath the shroud you can see the diagonal alignment of the slots themselves, something which we find curious and yet, because it's different, enticing. You don't realise how much at right angles everything on a motherboard is until you see a diagonal.


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

The newest model of the ASUS Wi-Fi antenna is present and correct. Very flexible in its positioning to ensure you get the best possible signal.


ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview  

As well as four regular SATA cables you get a pair of braided models, or what ASUS are calling "ROG Weave", because if you can brand something you might as well.


ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview  

Flexibility in positioning your RGB accoutrements is vital and with an extension for both regular RGB and ARGB ASUS have got you covered. There is also a USB stick with the drivers, Q connectors, stickers and all the stuff you'd expect to find from a ROG product.


ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview  

As always we're going to be showing you the Z690 Maximus Formula in closer detail on the next couple of pages but we know that an overview is also handy to have, just to get a feeling for it. It's certainly white, and the pointilist ROG logo and Eye are features that appear on other Z690 motherboards we're previewing, so we hope you like them because it appears that, for this generation at least, they are here to stay. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice the combined air/water VRM cooler, but what you can't see is the twenty (count them) 105A power stages beneath. Blimey.


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

Onwards!

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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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