NVLink license/key for new ASUS z690 boards


I have a system built with an Asus Z690 Extreme board, 2x 3090’s, and a 12900k. No amount of tinkering has enabled the option for SLI (NVLink) in Windows within the Nvidia Control Panel. Both cards are detected in device manager.

When asking around on overclock.net and other forums, I learned that the license for NVLink has not come in from Nvidia so that Asus can enable it in their bios.

I am hoping for an update on this or a workaround if this is actually the issue.

Thanks in advance and happy New Year!