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Third Party Review

Author: Gobind Jha

Meet the new power-packed, a revolutionary design in the motherboard arena. Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial. With so much to offer on a single board, Asus has yet again introduced a masterpiece with all the features and signature ultra block design. With editor’s choice award from Pause hardware, (ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME GLACIAL ROG Maximus Gaming Motherboards|ROG - Republic of Gamers|ROG Global (asus.com)), has even made the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial more valuable and demanding in the global market.

The Z690 Motherboard, an Intel Alder lake family member?

Intel is an old player in the chipset industry and one of the biggest as well. The Alder Lake series of chipset families is the 12th generation of core processors based on fast-speed processing and hybrid enhanced architecture (Products formerly Alder Lake (intel.com). With Alder Lake, Intel continues its legacy in the chipset industry across the globe.

With Alder Lake, Intel brings DDR5 and PCIe Express 5.0 capabilities among the first-ever intel products.

Power meets performance

The Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial offers significant features and performance. Its ultrablock cooling solution detects sensors on the connection ports. An updated OLED to display the important parameters. The integrated temperature sensor for real-time data and inspection of coolant flow adds five stars to its capabilities.

To provide cooling support to SSD, VRM, and RAM the two-piece full board cooling architecture is made of 99.99 of pure electrolytic copper. The Z690 extreme glacial is the top powerful choice among the desktop and gaming needs in the industry. With the 12th generation, Intel support provides the benefits of large PCIe 5.0 bandwidth. The motherboard is engineered to carry-out heavy workloads such as video editing, playing, and operating high-end graphics and games. The overlocking design with EAK ultrablock integration helps for liquid cooling in extreme work environments.

The ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial offers the latest in connectivity, including the fastest speed GPU to date and storage transfer speed with PCIe® 5.0. The smoothest and fun online gameplay with WiFi 6E and a 10GB ethernet, a host of rapid-fire file transfers with Thunderbolt. Following are the summarised feature set offered by Z690 Extreme Glacial.


Cooling Features

Gaming Features

Connectivity features

Go for it

If you’re a gaming enthusiast and looking for an advanced most powerful motherboard with great features and power-packed performance then get ready to lose your pockets a little. The Asus ROG Maximus Extreme Glacial costs somewhere around $1200-$1700. I would personally recommend this device to those who have a great interest in strong build desktops and gaming platforms.

The revolutionary design and partnership with EKWB have left all the motherboards behind in the industry. The Z960 Glacial certainly meets all requirements considering today’s rapid transformation in the technology and hardware world.