Durable. Stable. Reliable.
ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 takes all the essential elements of the latest Intel® processors and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive cooling system, this motherboard offers rock-solid and stable performance for marathon gaming. Aesthetically, TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 sports the new TUF Gaming logo and incorporates simple geometric design elements to reflect the dependability and stability that defines the TUF Gaming series.
With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to drive the 12th Gen Intel Core™ processors, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF GAMING Z690 motherboards are the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.
The onboard VRMs feature 14+1 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that 12th Gen Intel Core processors demand. The power stages are each rated to handle 80 amperes to provide stable performance for current and future Intel processors.
Six-Layer PCB Design
Multiple PCB layers optimize heat management for critical components, providing more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.
Enhanced EATX 8-Pin and 4-Pin Connectors
- Provide extreme durability
- Prevent hotspots and connector failure
Compared to traditional power inputs, ASUS ProCool connectors are built to tight specifications to ensure full contact with PSU power cables. The resulting lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and connector failure.
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-solid power to the CPU, improving system stability.
Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% wider temperature tolerance and five times longer lifespan.
The integrated Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, optimized for ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.
Cooler by Design
- Enlarged VRM heatsink - The extensive surface area of the massive heatsink covers the VRMs and chokes to improve heat dissipation.
- Enlarged PCH heatsink - An expanded surface area for the chipset cooler maximizes performance and heat dissipation.
- Three M.2 slots with heatsinks - Three out of four M.2 slots have dedicated heatsinks, keeping M.2 SSDs at optimal operating temperatures to ensure consistent performance and reliability.
Comprehensive Fan Controls
TUF GAMING Z690 motherboards feature comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 4 utility in Armoury Crate or the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.
Multiple temperature sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.?
AIO water-cooling settings
An integrated AIO system enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, making it perfect for custom or self-contained cooling setups.
4-pin PWM/DC fan
All onboard chassis fan headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
Smart fan protection
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from excess heat and electrical currents.
Memory & Storage
DRAM Overclocking Performance
DDR4 OC 5333
Improvements to trace routing design provide the latest Intel processors with enhanced access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce path distance, and it adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.
Four PCIe 4.0 M.2
The four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots support up to two 22110 devices and also provide NVMe SSD RAID support for incredible performance potential. Create a RAID configuration with up to four PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data transfer speeds.
*Actual transmission speed will be lower than theoretical maximum speed.
* M.2_2 and M.2_4 support type 2280.
The 12th Gen Intel processors bring PCIe 5.0 support to the market. PCIe 5.0 offers twice the data transfer speed of PCIe 4.0, making it robust enough to handle new data-heavy tasks. PCIe 5.0 also brings other benefits, such as electrical changes to improve signal integrity, backward-compatible CEM connectors for add-in cards, and backward compatibility with previous versions of PCI Express
Front USB Port
A full complement of USB ports support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® connector that provides data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
Extensive USB support ensures connections to a wide array of peripherals. TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 includes a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® port on the rear I/O panel that delivers increased bandwidth and transmission speeds of up to 20 Gbps.
Thunderbolt™ 4 Support
TUF GAMING Z690 series features Thunderbolt™ 4 support via an on-board header. With an Intel-certified ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add-on card* TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 can also enable bi-directional speeds of up to 40 Gbps on a single cable. Additionally, this card has a daisy-chain function for multi-screen connection and supports up to an 8K resolution display. It can also provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.
* ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add-on card is sold separately.
Easy PC DIY
TUF GAMING motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want — even for first-time builders. The TUF GAMING Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software provides Fan Xpert and hardware information and offers full full control of Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation, RGB lighting and peripheral settings. The TUF GAMING platform gives you the arsenal you need to build and optimize your dream gaming rig, without unnecessary complexity.
TUF Gaming Alliance
Build With Confidence
TUF GAMING Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC component brands to ensure compatibility across a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With new partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.
SafeSlot & SafeDIMM
PCIe 5.0 is 2x faster than PCIe 4.0, so we adapted our SMT manufacturing process for the faster SafeSlot, to ensure the highest data speeds. SafeSlot is a reinforced metal sheath added to a PCIe slot to keep a card firmly installed. Meanwhile, strong ASUS SafeDIMM sheathes support and protect memory modules on select ASUS motherboards, empowering you to insert your modules with speed, accuracy and confidence.
ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV. Surface-mounted TVS diodes in a dual in-line package help protect your PC from voltage spikes.
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
DRAM Overvoltage Protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless Steel Back I/O Panel
TUF GAMING motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a lifespan that’s three times longer than traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF GAMING motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.
The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the M.2 SSD, neatly eliminating the need for screws.
Removable Captive Screws
Specialized M.2 slot screws reduce the risk of dropping or losing a screw somewhere in your case during M.2 heatsink removal.
The on-board Q-LED troubleshooting lights give PC builders a quick indicator to confirm that key components ? CPU, RAM, graphics card, storage devices ? are functioning normally during startup.
Armoury Crate is exclusive ASUS software that gives you centralized control of supported gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for uni?ed system lighting effects. It also provides hardware information and control of settings for a select and growing number of products, including keyboard and mouse preferences, Fan Xpert 4 and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and news sections to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.
TUF GAMING Z690 motherboards provide a high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experiences, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.
Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost with speeds that are up to 2.5x faster than standard Ethernet connections. This translates to incredibly fast file transfers, low-lag online gaming, and high-res video streaming.
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
This powerful ASUS-exclusive utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone* and incoming audio while preserving voices. Distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are removed so you can hear and be heard with perfect clarity while gaming or during calls.
*An audio splitter (3.5 mm audio jack Y-cable) is necessary when using a 3.5 mm headset.
Realtek 7.1 Surround Sound
TUF Gaming audio chip protection
Enhanced electrical shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure the best quality.
Premium audio capacitors provide warm, natural and immersive sound.
Our specialized audio path design separates analog and digital signal domains to significantly reduce multi-lateral interference.
DTS Audio Processing
DTS Audio Processing enhances gaming headset and speaker audio experiences by reducing distortion and by providing deeper bass, so games, movies and music sound better. It also allows you to customize audio settings.
Aura Sync RGB Lighting
Outshine the Competition
A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. TUF Gaming Z690 series features edge lighting to enhance its rugged look, and now the PCH heatsink gets RGB lighting to take the style even further. ASUS Aura offers full RGB control with a variety of functional presets for built-in LEDs as well as third-party strips you can connect to onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.
|CPU Socket||Socket 1700|
|Installed Processors (Max)||0 (1)|
|Supported Processor Manufacturer||Intel|
|Supported Processors||12th Gen Intel Core Processors|
Rear Panel I/O Ports
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C 3.2
2 x USB 3.1
1 x USB-C 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
|DisplayPorts||1 x DisplayPort 1.4|
|HDMI Port||1 x HDMI 2.1|
|RJ-45 Ports||1 x RJ-45|
|Audio Line In Ports||1 x 3.5mm Jack|
|Audio Line Out Ports||3 x 3.5mm Jacks|
|Microphone In Port||1 x 3.5mm Jack|
|S/PDIF Port||1 x S/PDIF Optical Out|
Internal I/O Connectors
|SATA Connectors||4 x SATA III|
|USB Connectors||1 x USB-C 3.1 header (supports 1 port)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
|Front Panel Connectors||1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
|Cooling Fan Support||1 x CPU fan header
1 x CPU_OPT fan header
1 x AIO Pump header
4 x Chassis fan headers
|Thunderbolt Port(s)||1 x Thunderbolt header|
|Serial Connectors||1 x COM header|
|Chassis Intrusion Connector||1 x Chassis Intrusion header|
|Power Connector Port||1 x 24-pin ATX
1 x 8-pin EPS
1 x 4-pin EPS
|Other Connectors||2 x M.2 slots, Key M, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe Gen4)
1 x M.2 slot, Key M, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen4 or SATA)
1 x M.2 slot, Key M, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen4)
3 x 3-pin ARGB LED headers
1 x 4-pin RGB LED header
|Memory Bus Speed||Up to 5333 MHz (OC)|
|Maximum RAM||128 GB|
|Memory Slot||4 x DIMM|
|RAID Format||RAID 0, 1, 5, 10|
|Number of PCI Express Slots||1 x PCI Express 5.0 x16 slot
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (@ x4)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 slot
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots
|Integrated Graphics Supported||Yes|
|Network Speeds Supported||Up to 2.5 Gbps|
|Operating Systems Supported||Microsoft Windows 11 / 10 64-bit|
|BIOS||192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS|
|Software Included (may be trial or restricted)||Yes|
|Form Factor||ATX Motherboard|
|In The Box||ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 Motherboard
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
2 x M.2 Rubber Packages
1 x M.2 SSD screw package
1 x TUF GAMING sticker
1 x Support DVD
1 x TUF Certification card
1 x User guide
|On-board RGB Control||ASUS Aura Sync|
|Memory Speed||5333 MHz|
|RGB Header Type||3-Pin ARGB|
|Internal USB Type-C Header||Yes|
|On-board Audio Type||7.1|
|Number of SATA Ports||4 port(s)|
|Number of USB Ports||8 port(s)|
|SATA III Support||Yes|
|USB 3.0 Support||Yes|
|Multi GPU Support||No|
|Motherboard Form Factor||ATX|
|Motherboard Power Connectors||4 + 8-Pin|
|Motherboard Chipset||Intel Z690|
|Motherboard Model||ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-Plus D4|
|USB 3.1 Support||Yes|
|Internal USB3.0 Header||Yes|
|Alternative Part Number||TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI|
What happens after I've placed an order?
Once you place an order with us you'll receive an email confirmation listing all your items ordered. You should keep this email for future reference as it also acts as your invoice. We then start to process your order; the order is transmitted to our paperless production facility, built, checked for quality, handed to our installation engineers who then proceed with setup of any software you've ordered, then run through our burn-in and stability tests, checked once more for quality and finally it's handed to our dispatch department who will pack the order and book it in for delivery. Depending on how busy we are this entire process takes around 3-5 working days.
What delivery options are available?
Standard weekday deliveries to UK mainland addresses are free of charge
FREE UK Delivery - UPS/DPD Tracked
The majority of orders are sent by DPD courier (www.dpd.co.uk) who provide a fully trackable service. For orders being sent to UK mainland addresses you'll also benefit from DPD's Predict service - assuming you provide us with a valid email address and mobile phone number you'll receive email and SMS notifications from DPD in the morning before delivery with a predicted one hour delivery slot. If this slot turns out to be inconvenient you can re-arrange the delivery for another day, just by replying to the email or text message.
PEACE OF MIND 3 YEAR WARRANTY
When purchasing our computer you will get a 3 Years Warranty as standard, you have the peace of mind in knowing that there will be no cost involved should a problem occur with your hardware - you can simply box up the computer in its original packaging and our courier will call round on a working day convenient to you to collect the computer. We will then repair your computer and return it to you free of any carriage charges. (Software not including e.g. Windows 10 Operating System etc)
- WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
- Operating Systems including third party software
- Accidental Damage.
- General wear and tear, misuse, neglect or damage by the buyer.
- Incorrectly installed goods.
- Overheating due to excessive dirt/dust build up.
- Consumables (Ink Cartridges, batteries, etc).
- Data Recovery & Backing up of data, files and programmes.
- Remedy of incorrectly installed/incompatible software which is not provided
- Remedy of viruses.
- Compatibility of 3rd party software/hardware.
NOTICE: If we find the computer to be damaged by the software and not the hardware, we still will fix this for you (ALL DATA WILL BE LOST), but this will involve a labour charge of £59.99 plus the delivery charge of £14.99. But of course we will confirm this with you in advance.