Boundless power and advanced ROG firmware allow you to impose your will on Intel 13th Gen processors and DDR5 memory.
24+1 Power Stages
The VRM features 24+1 power stages, each rated to handle a massive 105A.
8+8 pin ProCool II Power Connectors
Dual ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V Power line.
10k Black Metallic Capacitors
Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
Microfine Alloy Chokes
Each power stage is accompanied with a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
ROG has a long legacy of flexing the fastest memory performance, and DDR5 is no outlier. Thanks to improved signal routing, now enthusiast-grade kits have been driven far beyond the 7 GT/s mark on the Maximus Z790 Extreme, and who knows how far future DIMMs can go? Seasoned veterans can test their mettle by tinkering with the extensive array of tuning options in the UEFI.
Cooler By Design
VRM And Aluminium I/O Heatsink
A VRM heatsink on the MOSFETs and chokes is connected to the aluminum I/O cover via an embedded heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.
Large aluminium heatsinks provide extensive surface area to cool mounted M.2 drives, and each of the three onboard slots has a dedicated backplate for additional heat dissipation.
High-Conductivity Thermal Pads
Each thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink. For future maintenance, a replacement thermal pad can also be found in the package.
Solid Metal Backplate
A plate of electro-galvanized metal strengthens the spine of the ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme to prevent bending.
A dedicated heatsink draws heat away from the chipset to maintain optimum operating temperature.
Ultiple 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 UEFI.
4-pin Fan Headers
In addition to the pair of CPU fan headers, the Maximus Z790 Extreme features two chassis and two radiator headers, and each supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to a high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.
A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.
ROG Fan Controller
The ROG Fan Controller offers an additional six headers that can be controlled via FanXpert 4. The card features two temperature-sensor headers, along with two thermistors that can be attached to various components. There are also six ARGB headers to illuminate ARGB fans.
Take system bandwidth to the extreme with future-ready ports for graphics, storage, and peripherals, and light up network connections with ultraspeed WIFI and Ethernet. Plug in to your heart’s content and then get deeper into the game with high-fidelity onboard audio.
PCIe 5.0 Ready
Fully embracing the new standard, the ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme offers abundant Gen 5 support to give unfettered bandwidth to the fastest SSDs and graphics cards available.
Three Onboard M.2 Slots
The ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme features three onboard M.2 slots, one of which is PCIe 5.0-ready to offer blistering 16 GB/s speeds, while the others offer still-impressive 8 GB/s over PCIe 4.0 interfaces.
The ROG DIMM.2 module allows you to easily mount two M.2 drives next to the memory slots, where its large heatsinks convect directly into the path of chassis airflow.optimal temperatures.
Both of the x16 expansion slots have the PCIe 5.0 treatment to offer incredible speeds up to 64 GB/s for compatible devices. To bear the brunt of massive graphics cards, they are also protected with SafeSlot retention brackets, and the top slot can be released easily thanks to the Q-Release button.
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of newly available spectrum in the 6 GHz band to provide up to seven 160 MHz channels for ultrafast throughput and better performance in dense wireless environments.
Meeting the demands of power users and content creators, onboard Marvell® AQtion 10 Gbps Ethernet provides a new level of home networking. With virtually boundless throughput, file transfers and system backups are faster than ever before.
Uniquely you. Customizable lighting and onboard displays allow you to subtly accent system components or boldly cast a unified theme through your build.
LiveDash Colour OLED
The ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme includes LiveDash, a built-in 2-inch color OLED panel that adds life and flavor to the center of your rig. During startup, the display shows traditional POST codes to help with monitoring and troubleshooting, and while the system is running it can be programmed to show system metrics, such as CPU frequency and temperature. But if you want to add a personal touch, the default GIF can be replaced with a custom image or animation.
Anime Matrix™ LED
This innovative display features an RGB grid of mini LEDs that can be programmed with custom lighting designs and unique animations. For added immersion, sound-triggered effects can be selected to add visualisations to live audio or even pulse to the rhythm of a person’s voice.
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralised control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customise RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronise them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate’s Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps, and all-in-one (AIO) coolers.
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.