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The ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero boasts robust cooling, WiFi 7 and ample PCIe 5.0 slot for unmatched performance, and it offers full compatibility with 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.

Meanwhile, its stealthy design is accentuated by new Polymo lighting, which illuminates the I/O shroud with a microstructural array of dual-layer RGB and adds a personalized touch of style to your gaming setup.

 
  • PCIe 5.0 – x1 onboard M.2 slot, and x2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots
  • DDR5 – Max. 192GB, DIMM Flex, AEMP II
  • WiFi 7
  • AI Overclocking – Effortless performance boost
  • AI Cooling II – One-click fan tuning
  • 20+1+2 Power Stages – Teamed Power Solution
  • DIY-Friendly Design
  • Polymo Lighting
  • Thunderbolt™ 4
AI Overclocking
 
Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push the system to its limits. Predicted values can be engaged automatically or used as a launching ground for further experimentation.
 
 
 
 
WiFi 7
 
Next-gen WiFi 7 chipset introduces all-new ultrawide 320 MHz channel bandwidth in the 6 GHz band and 4096 QAM, delivering up to 2.4X ultra-fast WiFi speeds. The revolutionary Multi-Link Operation (MLO) provides a more stable WiFi connection and lower latency, unlocking the realms of the unknown in gaming, streaming, and industrial IoT.
 
 

 

2.5GB Ethernet
Low-latency gaming, speedy file transfers, and high-resolution video streaming are among the many perks of onboard Intel® 2.5 Gbps Ethernet.
 
 
 
 
AI Cooling II
Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm slashes unnecessary noise while running a quick stress test, and then monitors CPU temperatures to dynamically adjust fans to optimal speeds.
 
 
 
 
AI Networking
GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate for an even better user experience. GameFirst optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time, based on intelligent algorithms designed for various application customizable usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms. The latest update includes dedicated support for NVIDIA® GeForce NOW to ensure the lowest latency possible during intense game streaming cloud gaming sessions. To provide a better user’s experience, GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate.
 
 
 
 
 
Grow your Gaming World with Aura Sync
Up your game with complementary Aura Sync enhanced aesthetics, featuring preset lighting effects that can be easily synchronized across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, keyboards, and mice to give your setup a unified look.
 

 

Weight 4.2 kg
Brand

ASUS

EAN Number

4711387339121

Manufacturer Number

90MB1F90-M0EAY0

Form Factor

ATX

Socket

Intel 1700

Chipset

Intel Z790

#Hide#DDR Type

DDR5

RAM Technology

DDR5, Dual Channel Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory module ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II) Supports DIMM Flex

RAM Slots

4 x DIMM

RAM Speeds

Up to 8000+(OC)

Maximum Memory

192GB

Graphics

Integrated Graphics* *Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types

Graphics Ports

1 x HDMI 2 x Intel Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) support DisplayPort and Thunderbolt video outputs

PCI/PCI Express

2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x16 or x8/x8 modes) 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4

Storage

4 x SATA III 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) – PCIe 5.0 x4 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) – PCIe 4.0 x4 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) – PCIe 4.0 x4 1 x M.2 (2280) – PCIe 4.0 x4 1 x M.2 (2280) – PCIe 4.0 x4

RAID

Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10

Wireless

Intel Wi-Fi 7 2×2 Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band Support Wi-Fi 7 320MHz bandwidth, up to 5.76Gbps transfer rate. Bluetooth v5.4

LAN

2.5GB LAN

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082

USB Ports Supported

Rear: 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) 6 x USB 10Gbps (5 Type-A, 1 Type-C) 4 x USB 5Gbps (Type-A) Front: 1 x USB 20Gbps (Type-C with up to 60W PD/QC4+) 4 x USB 5Gbps 4 x USB 2.0

Back Panel I/O Ports

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