ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO: ROG has introduced the new MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO flagship motherboard. This motherboard features the latest WiFi 7 technology and a new detachable antenna design by ASUS. The new antenna is easy to install and improves wireless performance.
The first WiFi 7 motherboards from ROG will be the ROG Maximus and ROG Strix Z790 models. The ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero offers fast connection speeds up to 5.8Gbps.
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The detachable antenna has been improved with better hardware design, including optimized PCB circuitry and an enhanced inner pin connector. These changes greatly enhance signal transmission in the 5GHz and 6GHz frequency ranges. The ROG Armory Crate app provides a tool to adjust the antenna’s position for better signal quality using a direction finder that determines the best location.
ROG MAXIMUS Z790 Key Specifications
The flagship model, ROG Maximus Z790 DARK HERO, comes with a powerful 20+1 phase power supply, one PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot, and four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots. It also features dual Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports. The motherboards in this series use Intel Gale Peak 2 “BE200” and Killer 1750X WiFi 7 network cards, along with Bluetooth 5.4 support.
The new ROG Z790 motherboards are expected to launch next month, alongside the release of Intel Core 14th generation desktop processors.