ASUS is bringing in their Z790 motherboards in the Philippines for the Intel 13th Generation Raptor Lake CPUs. The brand is packing their boards with a slew of features including Q-Design, AEMP II, AI Overclocking, and AI Cooling II.
The ASUS Z790 motherboards sports a ton of AI features for users to get the best performance possible out of their PC. AEMP II profiles can offer up to 37.5% faster RAM speeds – if the kit can handle it – over the baseline DDR5 baseline. Optimized memory settings can now be set with just a few clicks.
On the other hand, AI Overclocking boosts CPU clocks easily, monitors CPU cooler efficiency and operating temperatures to get the best clocks possible. This feature, however, is limited to ROG Maximus and ROG Strix Z790 motherboards.
The boards will come with ASUS AI Cooling through the FanXpert tab in their app. It uses a learning algorithm from a brief stress test to get the best cooling possible from the PC while minimizing noise. ASUS says that it can reduce fan noise by up to 5.7db but users can choose from maximum cooling or optimal fan noise.
Their design is now easier for users with the new Q-Design philosophy. Installing and removing PCIe cards, RAM, and M.2 drives are now seamless. Its M.2 Q-Latch is especially helpful as you can now add or remove NVMe drives without using screws.
Pricing and Availability
The ASUS Z790 motherboards for Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake processors are now available in the Philippines starting at PhP 14,320. The brand is introducing a total of 12 motherboards ranging from high-end to budget-friendly models. Pricing are as follows:
|ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme||PhP 62,140|
|ROG Maximus Z790 Hero||PhP 41,420|
|ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming WiFi||PhP 32,920|
|ROG Strix Z790-F Gaming WiFi||PhP 27,520|
|ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi D4||PhP 25,480|
|TUF Gaming Z790-Plus WiFi D4||PhP 19,630|
|Prime Z790-A WiFi||PhP 20,160|
|Prime Z790-A WiFi-CSM||PhP 20,160|
|Prime Z790-P WiFi-CSM||PhP 16,980|
|Prime Z790-P CSM||PhP 15,920|
|Prime Z790-P D4-CSM||PhP 15,390|
|Prime Z790M-Plus D4-CSM||PhP 14,320|
ASUS Z790 motherboards are now available through their official Lazada and Shopee stores, physical concept stores, and authorized retailers nationwide. Check out the brand’s official store list on their website.