With 10 GbE and Thunderbolt 4: ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi under test

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After two mainboard short tests it’s time for a full review. And especially for content creators who rely on Intel’s Core i9-12900(K), the ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi could be a good base. We tested the Creator Board and pitted it against other LGA1700 motherboards.

ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi brings all the important features that are important for the aspiring content creator. State-of-the-art technology is offered not only due to Elder Lake S support, but also with the help of the new DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 standard. And Thunderbolt 4 is also often associated with the topic of content creation. And ASUS’s new ProArt offshoot also brings it in duplicate. Overall, it’s definitely worth a closer look under the hood of the ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi.


Not much has changed in the already known ProArt concept ASUS. The black color continues to set the basic tone, but in some places has been enriched with gold accents. The I/O cover consists of simple plastic and is therefore nothing special. If necessary, both plastic covers can also be easily removed if you don’t like them.

technical characteristics

ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi is provided with the following technical specifications:

ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi data at a glance
manufacturer and
ProArt Z690 Creator WiFi
motherboard format atx
CPU socket LGA1700 (Intel Elder Lake-S)
electricity connection 1x 24-pin ATX
1x 8-Pin EPS12V
1x 4-pin +12V
1x 6-Pin PCIe
Phase/MOSFETs 17 Steps (16+1)
16x Monolithic Power System MP86992 (VCore, 70A)
1x Monolithic Power Systems MP86992 (GT, 70A)
worth 542 Euro. From
Website ASUS ProArt Z690 Creator WiFi
Southbridge/CPU Features
chipset, cooling Intel Z690 Chipset, Passive
memory banks and types 4x DDR5 (dual channel), max 6,000 MHz
memory expansion 128GB max (with 32GB UDIMM)
SLI / Crossfire ,
onboard features
PCI Express CPU via 2x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x16/x8)
Intel Z690 . via 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4)
SATA (E), SAS and
M.2/U.2 Interface
Intel Z690 . 8x SATA via 6GBit/s
1x M.2 M-Key with PCIe 4.0 x4 on CPU
Intel Z690 with PCIe 4.0 x4/SATA 6GBit/s via 1x M.2 M-Key
Intel Z690 with 2x M.2 M-Key PCIe 4.0 x4 . Through
usb Chipset: 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (1x internal), 6x USB 3.2 Gen2 (6x external), 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 (2x internal), 4x USB 2.0 (4x external)
graphic interface 1x HDMI 2.1 Output
2x DisplayPort 1.4 Inputs
WiFi / Bluetooth Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax via Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210, Dual Band, up to 2.4 Gbit/s, Bluetooth 5.2
thunderbolt 2x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 Intel JHL8540, 40 Gbps . Through

1x Intel I225-V 2.5Gbps LAN
1x Marvell FastLINQ Edge 10Gbps LAN

audio codec
and connections
8-Channel Realtek ALC1220 Codec
5x 3.5mm audio jack
1x TOS Link
led lighting 1x 4-Pin RGB Header
3x 3-Pin ARGB Headers
FAN and WaK├╝ Headers 1x 4-Pin CPU FAN Header
1x 4-Pin CPU OPT Header
1x 4-Pin AIO Pump Header
5x 4-Pin Chassis FAN Headers
onboard facility Status LEDs, Flash BIOS Button
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years (through dealers only)

included accessories

  • Motherboard Manual
  • Driver and Software DVD
  • quick start Guide
  • Safety Information
  • four sata cables
  • displayport cable
  • two M.2 rubber spacers
  • two m.2 clips
  • Q Connector
  • 2T2R WiFi Antenna
  • ASUS Control Center Express License Key

Of course, ASUS also provides a mainboard manual and a quick start guide and safety information. The drivers and software are on the attached DVD, unfortunately ASUS decided against the USB stick in this case. Also included are four SATA cables, a DisplayPort cable, and an independently located WLAN antenna. This omits the Q-connector and other M.2 accessories. A license key for the ASUS Control Center Express software is also included.

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