ASUS will make graphics card swapping much easier with its Z690 motherboards.
Few ASUS Z690 motherboards according to the reports are going to feature PCIe Slot quick release feature. This feature will make the removal of GPU or other components connected to the slot simpler.
What actually is ASUS PCIe Slot Q-Release? It is a special button introduced on ROG Maximus and ROG Strix motherboards that will make the components detachment from the primary PCIe slot easier. This is an exclusively unique feature of ASUS Z690 motherboards. Nothing comparable to this is featured in MSI or Gigabyte Z690 series.
Following ASUS Z690 motherboards are expected to feature PCIe Slot Q-Release:
•ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME
•ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA
•ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO
•ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A
•ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-E
•ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F
Reportedly, PRIME, TUF, or ProArt motherboards are not equipped with this technology. Mini-ITX or MIcro-ATX ROG STRIX series is also devoid of this feature. It is already understood, but if you get your hands on one of the motherboards listed above, never push the button with the graphics card installed while your system is powered on.
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