ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WIFI LGA1700 Motherboard Review

ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WIFI LGA1700 Motherboard Review - ProArt Z690

I’m particularly very biased towards the ProArt line from ASUS when it comes to motherboards. ASUS is obviously still learning how to best equip their ProArt motherboard. Born in the Z490 era, it was stuck with Intel until the birth of the B550-Creator. ASUS is hoping that changes with this generation. With Z690 motherboard bumping price tiering, ASUS has managed to utilize the offerings of the Z690 chipset along with the Alder Lake CPUs to push their ProArt board to stratosphere. With onboard 10GbE, four M.2 slots, eight SATA ports, built-in Thunderbolt 4, the ASUS ProArt Z690 is made for maximum IO in-mind for multimedia professionals who may need to work locally or via network, this ProArt is simply next level. Let’s check it out more in this review.

ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI PHP 24,850
CPU Support Intel 12th-generation Core CPU (LGA1700)
Power Delivery Design 16+1
Chipset Intel Z690
Memory Support 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR5-6000 (OC)
Expansion Slots 2x PCIe 5.0 x16 or x8/x8 (CPU)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16
1x PCIe 3.0 x4
2x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage Interface/s 4x M.2
Networking Intel 2.5GbE
Marvell 10GbE
2×2 WIFI-6E
Bluetooth 5.2
Audio Realtek S1220A
Fan Headers 7x 4-pin
1x pump header
Dimensions ATX 30.5cm x 24.4cm
Rear I/O Ports 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C port(s)
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (6 x Type-A)
2 x DisplayPort (Input only)
1 x HDMI port
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
1 x Marvell AQtion 10Gb Ethernet port
1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button

  • DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with DrMOS)
  • Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
  • ESD Guards
  • LANGuard
  • Overvoltage Protection
  • SafeSlot
  • Stainless-Steel Back I/O
  • ASUS Q-Design
  • M.2 Q-Latch
  • Q-Connector
  • Q-DIMM
  • Q-LED (CPU , DRAM , VGA , Boot Device )
  • Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution

  • M.2 heatsink
  • VRM heatsink design
  • BIOS FlashBack™ button
  • BIOS FlashBack™ LED
  • Box Headers
  • ProCool II
  • Pre-mounted I/O shield


  • AURA RGB header(s)
  • Addressable Gen 2 header(s)