ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Hero Preview

Introduction and Packaging

ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Hero Preview


With the Maximus Formula appearing in all white this generation the Hero is the main event of the ASUS ROG Maximus for those of you who prefer a black PCB.

The Hero has some different design takes than we've seen on previous ASUS ROG motherboards in keeping with the big changes to the whole Intel platform that the 12th Generation CPUs and Z690 chipset have brought to the table. Often you could be forgiven for not being able to tell different ones apart, but there is no doubt if you have a Z690 in your system that it will be clear to even a casual observer that you own the latest hardware.

As always we'll be bringing you our full review on launch day, November 4th, so for now we're going through the motherboards we have on hand and giving you a quick preview to whet your appetite, or simply get you checking your bank balance and how important it is to get some Christmas presents. Maybe you could go trick or treating for cash instead of sweets?


The Maximus Z690 Hero packaging is very much a classic Republic Of Gamers design, with the all black main faces accented by red edges and the red ROG logo in the corner. The back gives you a clear product shot and all the important specification information. Many of the Z690s have identical specs in the key areas so the differences are usually brand dependent.

ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Hero Preview  
ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Hero Preview  

It's my box now.

ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Hero Preview  

«Prev 1 2 3 4 Next»

Most Recent Comments

27-12-2021, 22:11:29

There are reports of these boards burning up

28-12-2021, 03:52:34

Not surprising, Many products within the last 2 years have had so many corners cut in the quality department.Quote

28-12-2021, 11:20:07

I don't think it's a quality cut.

Having read the report it is conflicting. One says the ICs are not for the RAM, whilst another one says that faulty SPD information in DDR5 seems to be massively over volting the RAM and blowing ICs.

Knowing how dodgy new RAM technology usually is my suspicion is leaning toward the latter. I am sure we will find out the cause in time. I was just about to say "I bet Buildzoid will know more" and looked him up.

From a quick watch it seems a capacitor has been soldered on backward.Quote

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.