Asus Rog Strix Z790-I Gaming Wifi Mini-ITX DDR5 Motherboard
Designed for builders looking for big performance out of a small package, the ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-I GAMING WIFI LGA 1700 Mini-ITX Motherboard drives performance with an enhanced electrical layout, PCIe 5.0 technology, and vast connectivity options for gaming peripherals with a reduced footprint suitable for miniature builds.
At the heart of the ROG STRIX Z790-I is an LGA 1700 socket and Z790 chipset, allowing you to leverage a wide range of 12th and 13th Gen Intel processors. Two DDR5 Dual-Channel RAM slots allow you to install up to 64GB of memory with speeds up to 7200 MHz when overclocked, providing you with increased multitasking and rendering capabilities. Two M.2 PCIe and two SATA III storage interfaces allow you to combine an array of storage drives to build a massive gaming library. A single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot is available for resource-demanding graphics cards. Between the back panel, on-board internal headers, and the included FPS-II card, you get access to several USB 3.2 Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2x2 interfaces, offering plenty of support for peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and more. Two Thunderbolt 4 ports provide you with greater access to a litany of devices, supporting DisplayPort video-out and Power Delivery capabilities. Wireless devices can utilize Bluetooth 5.2 technology for a reliable cable-free experience. Connect to your wireless network with Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) or use the integrated 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port if you prefer a wired connection.
ROG STRIX Hive
Due to the miniature nature of the Z790-I, ASUS adapted the motherboard to meet your needs with the ROG STRIX Hive OC control dock. Combining controls, USB, and audio into one comprehensive device, the Hive gives you instant access to various functions without accessing menus. This SFF chassis sits right on your desktop and offers FlexKey, BIOS Flashback, AI Overclocking, and Q-LED in a convenient design. USB-A 2.0 and USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 offer support for a variety of peripherals while the USB-A port also enables BIOS Flashback connectivity. A 3.5mm headphone jack and S/PDIF optical out support high-end audio while the knob at the top enables quick and easy adjustments for sound levels backed by an ALC4050 codec.
ROG FPS-II Card
The ROG FPS-II card groups I/O onto a vertically-mounted card, saving valuable on-board space and tidying cable management. Connections can be made before the card is installed, greatly simplifying installation in cramped quarters. On board are two SATA ports, front panel headers, two USB 2.0 headers allowing for up to three USB 2.0 connections, a CPU_OV jumper for extreme overclocking, and an Alteration mode switch.
Leveraging Artificial Intelligence, the ROG STRIX Z790-I can boost performance with automatic AI overclocking and cooling, enhancing your games and productivity without compromising thermal capabilities. AI noise cancellation is an audio-focused utility used to reduce background sound, ensuring others can hear you clearer when engaging in team-focused titles or delivering presentations remotely. GameFirst VI is an AI networking tool that prioritizes and optimizes your network connection for smoother online gameplay, essential for competitive online titles.
Enhanced Power Solution
Equipped with 10+1 105A power stages with ProCool II connectors, alloy chokes, and durable capacitors, the ROG STRIX Z790-I delivers stable power throughout the entire motherboard, maintaining electrical volume whether you are performing simple tasks or operating at full power during resource-demanding processes.
To ensure your system remains cool under heavy loads, the ROG STRIX Z790-I motherboard incorporates a large VRM heatsink for capacitors and chokes as well as high-conductivity thermal pads, and L-shaped heatpipe, delivering better thermal performance while preventing throttling. Fan Xpert 4 software control fans and liquid pump elements for enhanced cooling that can be modified to your preference.
Utilize high-speed connectivity that supports fast transfer speeds and Power Delivery technologies with dual Thunderbolt 4 ports. The ROG STRIX Z790-I offers robust connectivity suitable for your peripherals with an array of USB-A and USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 ports that can deliver up to 5 and 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds, respectively, suitable for webcams, mics, and external storage drives. A USB-C 3.2 Gen 2x2 port gives you up to 20 Gb/s data transfer speed for resource-demanding devices such as storage arrays and audio interfaces.
Wireless devices can utilize Bluetooth 5.2 technology for a reliable cable-free experience. Connect to your wireless network with Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) or use the integrated 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port if you prefer a wired connection.
Several on-board enhancements help with the installation process while also providing additional support for the long-term with SafeDIMM RAM seating, PCIe 5.0 Safeslot, Q-LED, Q-Code, M.2 Q-Latch, CPU socket lever protector, and a pre-mounted I/O shield. Additionally, BIOS FlashBack, Clear CMOS, and FlexKey offer support on a software level by allowing you to easily update the BIOS without assembling your entire system, reset the CMOS, and assign different applications to your PC case's reset button, respectively.