Pick the perfect ProArt motherboard for your content creation build

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Whether you’re an artist specializing in photography, graphic arts, or video, whether you work with 3D models in manufacturing or engineering, whether you’re a 3D animator working in game design or cinema, the launch of Intel’s 12th Gen Core CPUs almost certainly caught your attention. Independent review sites indicate that these processors offer undeniable generation-on-generation performance improvements, in some workloads offering 30% more performance than last-gen chips. It’s clear that these CPUs can elevate your content creation workflow, but what motherboard provides the best platform for your needs and budget? 

ASUS ProArt motherboards are tailor-made to suit the unique demands of artists, video editors, engineers, and creators of all kinds. These boards help you establish a rock-solid foundation for your next creative workstation. Their exceptional connectivity, unbridled performance, and easy software tools set them apart from the competition.  

ProArt motherboards provide the features that matter to you most 

Across the ProArt motherboard lineup, you’ll find options that provide everything you need for content creation. For your 12th Gen Intel build, we have both high-end Z690 and mainstream B660 models available. Additionally, we offer X570 and B550 motherboards for builders whose needs are best met by AMD Ryzen CPUs. Select an option that supports the latest DDR5 RAM for the highest performance, or opt for a more budget-friendly model with DDR4 support instead.  

Connectivity is crucial for many creative workflows. Whether you need Thunderbolt 4 ports, front-panel USB Type-C ports with fast charging, or Wi-Fi 6E, you’ll find a ProArt board that covers your needs. Their dual-LAN design gives you simultaneous access to fast data transfers to and from network-attached storage (NAS) and the internet, allowing for pain-free collaboration with your team and speedy access to a large external storage array. 

We crafted the aesthetics of ProArt motherboards to keep you focused and creative. RGB LED illumination is a fun way to customize the look of your PC, but it can also be a distraction. The ProArt family includes options without onboard RGB LEDs that provide a clean and professional style. Even further, our motherboards are draped in an uncomplicated black aesthetic that communicates sophisticated simplicity, all without sapping your focus.  

Easy-to-use software brings it all together. ASUS Control Center Express makes it easy to manage the hardware of a team of creators at your enterprise. This suite of real-time IT monitoring and remote PC management tools lets you ensure the security of your hardware and projects with USB port security controls, software blacklists, and remote control of the Registry Editor. ProArt Creator Hub gives you a one-stop access point for real-time hardware control, calibrating your ProArt display, monitoring and controlling system fan speeds, and tuning system performance with AI Suite 3. You can also use CreationFirst to prioritize the network packets of your essential creation programs, monitor your network and gateway, and boost performance by devoting system resources to your most crucial workflows. 

ProArt motherboards set you up for success on the Intel platform 

Time is money. If the combination of Intel’s 12th Gen Core CPUs, DDR5 RAM, and PCIe 5.0 connectivity has the potential to accelerate your workflow, then the ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi is the perfect motherboard for your needs. This board lets you tap the full features of the Z690 platform for effortless video editing, blazing-fast CPU rendering, and speedy project exports. With just a few clicks, you can optimize your system for supreme performance with our easy-to-use AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, and AI Networking. 

A pair of PCIe 5.0 x16 slots let you harness a pair of next-gen graphics for your creative work. Four onboard M.2 slots let you easily build up a fast and spacious storage array. Creators often work with the latest peripherals, so the ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi offers two onboard Thunderbolt 4 ports ready for high-speed transfers, device charging, and connecting high-resolution displays. Easy-to-access headers let you set up a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C port at the front panel of your case with 60W Power Delivery and Quick Charge 4+ technology. 

When it’s time to share your work with the outside world, this motherboard gives you all the options you need. For the fastest wired connections, make use of 10Gb and 2.5Gb Ethernet ports. That copious bandwidth could give you a wide pipeline to a network-attached storage (NAS) unit so that you can save and backup your work on a large, shared storage array. A Wi-Fi 6E adapter lets you take advantage of the latest wireless networking technology. 

 ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR5 up to 6000+ (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
Storage2 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA)
Networking1 x Marvell® 10Gb
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
AudioRealtek S1220A
Thunderbolt™ 4Onboard: 2 x USB Type-C®
Rear I/OThunderbolt™ 4: 2 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 6 x Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2x2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x Type-A
2.0: 4 x Type-A
Aura3 x Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
1 x AURA RGB header
Cooling8 x fan headers

The ProArt B660-Creator D4 brings 12th Gen performance to mainstream users 

Not every creator needs the full overclocking capabilities and DDR5 support provided by high-end Z690 motherboards. DDR4 RAM still offers excellent bang for the buck, and Intel’s Turbo Boost tech works right out of the box to give you exceptional performance even without manually overclocking the CPU. If the highest-end features of the Z690 platform exceed your needs or budget, then a more mainstream B660 motherboard might be a better choice for your workflow. 

The new ProArt B660-Creator D4 takes the DNA of its full-featured Z690 sibling and distills it down to the key essentials for value-focused creators. It starts with a broad set of connectivity options. A back-panel USB Type-C port is wired for DisplayPort Alt Mode so that you have ready access to resolutions up to 8K at 60Hz, along with data transfers up to 10Gbps. A USB 3.2 header for the front panel of your case is equipped for USB Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 4+, making it easy for you to quickly top off your devices. And that’s just the beginning. A 2.5Gb Ethernet port, a Thunderbolt 4 header, and a fleet of USB Type-A ports all stand ready. While it lacks onboard Wi-Fi, you can add this functionality down the road through its easily accessible M.2 2230 slot. 

With its high-performance circuitry and carefully engineered cooling, the ProArt B660-Creator D4 is built to go the distance even in the middle of the toughest renders or project exports. A power delivery system with 12+1 teamed power stages delivers clean, reliable power to the CPU, while beefy VRM heatsinks dissipate heat so the components underneath can operate comfortably. Further heatsinks keep the chipset and three M.2 slots cool, as well.  

 ProArt B660-Creator D4
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 5333+ (OC)
PCIe1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage2 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
Networking1 x Realtek 2.5Gb
1 x Intel® 1Gb
AudioRealtek ALC897
Thunderbolt™1 x header
Rear I/O3.2 Gen 2 : 1 x Type-C ® with DP Alt Mode
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x Type-A
2.0: 4 x Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2x2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x Type-A
2.0: 4 x Type-A
Aura3 x Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
1 x AURA RGB header
Cooling7 x fan headers

ProArt motherboards built for the competitive AMD Ryzen platform 

Intel isn’t the only game in town when it comes to CPUs, of course. AMD Ryzen CPUs appeal to creators whose workflows can take advantage of the high core counts offered by these chips. For these 3D artists, CAD and CAM designers, audio and video producers, and software developers, the ProArt X570-Creator WiFi and ProArt B550-Creator are ready for action. 

Both motherboards offer the connectivity you’d expect for your creative workstation. They offer dual Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports along with DisplayPort input for easy single-cable connectivity with Thunderbolt displays. An array of USB ports at the rear panel lets you quickly connect all of your tools, and we extend high-speed connectivity to the front panel of modern cases with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C internal header. Both boards offer a dual-LAN arrangement, with the ProArt X570-Creator WiFi offering a high-end 10Gb Ethernet port and a secondary 2.5Gb connector, and the ProArt B550-Creator offering a pair of 2.5Gb ports. The high-end X570 board also provides Wi-Fi 6E. Paired with a compatible Wi-Fi 6E wireless router, it can let you rise above the often-congested 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and enjoy uninterrupted bandwidth in the freshly opened 6GHz band.  

The ProArt X570-Creator WiFi is ready for the most powerful Ryzen CPUs thanks to a VRM with a 14+2 stage design, while the ProArt B550-Creator is only a step behind with its 12+2 teamed power stages. Massive aluminum heatsinks cover the VRM power stages, chipset, and three M.2 slots. Our tool-free Q-Latch mechanisms make slotting in NVMe drives a breeze. 

 ProArt X570-Creator WiFiProArt B550-Creator
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 5100+ (OC) 4 x DDR4 up to 5100+ (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (max. @x4)
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage2 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
Networking1 x Marvell® 10Gb
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
2 x Intel® 2.5Gb
AudioRealtek S1220A
Thunderbolt™Onboard: 2 x USB Type-C®
Rear I/OThunderbolt™: 2 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 4 x USB Type-A
3.2 Gen 1: 4 x USB Type-A
Thunderbolt™: 2 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 2: 4 x USB Type-A
2.0 : 2 x USB Type-A
Front I/O3.2 Gen 2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x USB Type-A
2.0: 6 x USB Type-A
3.2 Gen 2: 1 x USB Type-C®
3.2 Gen 1: 2 x USB Type-A
2.0: 4 x USB Type-A
Aura3 x Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
1 x AURA RGB header
2 x Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers

2 x AURA RGB header
Cooling8 x fan headers7 x fan headers

A ProArt motherboard for every creator and budget

Whether you’re building a PC for your home studio or establishing an office of enterprise-grade creative workstations, ProArt motherboards give you the key features you need. Equipped with broad connectivity options, exceptional cooling hardware, and rock-solid power delivery circuitry, these boards are built to empower creative work of all kinds. Get started today on your Intel 12th Gen or AMD Ryzen build with a high-performance, reliable ProArt motherboard.