The ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I Gaming WiFi motherboard images have been leaked. It has an ITX form factor but yet packs a punch. The motherboard comes with an LGA 1700 socket that supports Intel’s Alder Lake eleventh Generation Desktop CPUs and is powered by a single 8-pin connection. It’s thought to run on an 8+1+1 part energy source, which should be enough to run unlocked twelfth Era chips.
The ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I Gaming WiFi motherboard, for example, has two DDR5 DIMM slots. There will most likely be a lot of ROG STRIX motherboards available in DDR4 and DDR5 flavors, but it appears that the ITX option will only be available in DDR5. A single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, four SATA III ports, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2 entry panel headers are included on the motherboard. In the middle, there’s a large cowl heatsink that houses the M.2 slot and also provides cooling for the PCH.
In terms of the motherboard’s design, we get some nice hefty heatsinks above the VRMs that use Heatpipe cooling, as well as an IO header on the front panel. Overall, the Z690-I STRIX Gaming WiFi is a fantastic motherboard in terms of design, and it should come with a nice collection of features. Given that SFF ITX boards constitute a separate market, price is expected to be in the $300-$400 US range. According to recent reports, ASUS’s Z690 motherboards are just slightly more expensive than their Z590 counterparts, so expect the same for the brand new Z690 ITX boards.
Videocardz was able to get further pictures of the motherboard, giving them a better look at the design. Because the ITX design doesn’t have a lot of room, the board uses a riser PCB to provide extra features like the Fan/ARGB connections and the dual M.2 slots, each with its own heatsink.