Buffed and ready with more power, robust cooling, and flexible I/O to scale up your rig at will. The ROG Maximus Z790 Hero puts it all at your disposal together with an arsenal of features and utilities to truly express the PC builder, overclocker, and gaming hero in you.




36 Months Bring-In Warranty

Product Type

Motherboard – ATX

Chipset Type

Intel Z790

Processor Socket

LGA1700 Socket

Max Processors Qty


Compatible Processors

(supports 12th and 13th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)

Max Size

128 GB



Bus Clock

5800 MHz (O.C.), 6000 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz, 6200 MHz (O.C.), 6400 MHz (O.C.), 6600 MHz (O.C.), 7000 MHz (O.C.), 6800 MHz (O.C.), 7200 MHz (O.C.), 5200 MHz, 5000 MHz, 5600 MHz, 5400 MHz, 7400 MHz (O.C.), 7600 MHz (O.C.), 7800 MHz (O.C.)

Supported RAM Integrity Check

Non-ECC, on-die ECC

Registered or Buffered



Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)


HD Audio (8-channel)

Audio Codec

Realtek ALC4082 / ESS ES9218

Compliant Standards

VCCI Class B ITE, JATE, WEEE, FCC Part 15 Class B, DisplayPort 1.4, EU RoHS, EU REACH

Network Interfaces

2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.3

Expansion Slots

1 x CPU

4 x DIMM 288-pin

2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (dual x8 mode; single card: x16 mode)

1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)

1 x M.2 socket (2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 Key M slot)

2 x M.2 socket (2242/2260/2280 M.2 Key M slot)

Storage Interfaces

SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA – RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5

PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2 – RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5

SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA

PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 2 x Hyper M.2 – RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5

SATA-600 / PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 – RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5


1 x HDMI

2 x Thunderbolt 4/DisplayPort/USB4

5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2

1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1

2 x aerial

1 x audio line-out – mini-jack

1 x microphone – mini-jack

1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) – mini-jack

1 x audio line-out (rear) – mini-jack

1 x audio line-in – mini-jack

1 x SPDIF out

1 x LAN (2.5Gigabit Ethernet)

Internal Interfaces

1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2 – header

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 – header

4 x USB 2.0 – header

1 x audio – header

Power Connectors

24-pin main power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors, 6-pin PCI Express power connector



BIOS Features

UEFI BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, MemTest86

Sleep / Wake Up

Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on PME

Hardware Features

Jack retasking, ASUS Q-Design, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), Q-Code, ASUS DIGI+ Power Control, Clear CMOS Button, LANGuard, TrueVolt USB, ASUS SafeSlot, ASUS SafeDIMM, M.2 heatsink, Water Pump Header, pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS Aura Sync, MicroFine Alloy Chokes, 10K Black Metallic Capacitors, DIY Friendly Design, FlexKey button, ASUS ProCool II, 20+1 Phase Power Design, M.2 Q-Latch, ReTry button, Start button, PCIe Slot Q-Release, CPU Socket lever protector, Quick Charge 4+, VRM heatsink design, BIOS FlashBack button, steel backplate, ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) II, Polymo Lighting

Included Accessories

Thermal pad for M.2 SSD, Q-Connector, ROG key chain, ASUS Wi-Fi moving aerial, 3 x M.2 rubber package, USB drive, ARGB LED strip extension cable, ROG HYPER M.2 CARD, 2 x M.2 ROG HYPER M.2 CARD screw packages, RAM fan holder, VRM fan holder, 3 x M.2 Q-Latch, ROG stickers, ROG VIP card

Cables Included

4 x Serial ATA cable

Software Included

Drivers & Utilities, ROG CPU-Z, ASUS AI Suite III, ASUS Turbo App, PC Cleaner, WinRAR, BullGuard Internet Security (1 year licence), ROG GameFirst VI, ASUS AURA Creator, AIDA64 Extreme (1 year licence), Armoury Crate, Sonic Studio III, Sonic Radar III, ASUS Fan Xpert 4


30.5 cm


24.4 cm

Service & Support

Limited warranty – 3 years

  • Utilize the Hero’s immense power and control to take your 13th Gen CPU and DDR5 memory kit to the next level.
  • Stacked with titanic heatsink arrays and surging with controls for liquid- and air-cooled setups, the Hero is fully armed to combat the fiery heat of powerful processors and high-speed drives.
  • Next-gen connectivity for graphics, storage, peripherals, and networking, plus high-definition audio for all types of setups – it all combines to create a Hero that’s connected with now and the future.
  • Flexible utilities and firmware provide everything needed to optimize the performance of your system loadout.
  • Illuminating the I/O shroud of the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero is a colorful microstructural array called Polymo Lighting. Two stylish patterns are available for builders to tinker with in Armory Crate and sync up with the rest of their system for a brilliant display of individuality.