Intel Z390 ATX gaming motherboard with OptiMem II, Aura
Sync RGB LED lighting, DDR4 4266+ MHz support, 32Gbps M.2, Intel Optane
memory ready, and native USB 3.1 Gen 2.
Arm Your Battlestation
Gaming motherboards are specially designed and tested to survive and
thrive in conditions where other boards would struggle. Engineered with
highly durable components, these motherboards deliver unwavering
stability for gaming sessions that last as long as you demand.
you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF
Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners
that ensures easier building, the best compatibility, and complementary
aesthetics from components to case.
Easy PC DIY
Gaming motherboards offer easy and safe DIY builds by leveraging great
design, innovative engineering, and strong partnerships with major
component manufacturers. The unrivalled combination of military-grade
TUF Components, TUF Protection and the TUF Gaming Alliance means that
you can rest assured that your gaming rig will go the distance.
TUF gaming alliance
Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted
PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts,
such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more.
With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF
Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.
is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior
retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a
new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an
inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB
through additional solder points.
prolong the life of components while preventing damage from
electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10kV of air
discharge and +/- 6kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the
respective industry standards of +/- 6kV and +/- 4kKV
KEYBOARDS AND MOUSE CONNECTORS
Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression.
TVS diode for surface-mount and dual-inline package.
Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the
industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the
CPU at all times.
DRAM OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This
extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your
system and connected devices.
STAINLESS-STEEL BACK I/O
corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with
chromium oxide have a lifespan that's 3X longer than traditional panels.
TUF Gaming motherboard passed 72 hours salt fog test while other brands
only passed 24 hours test.
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability.
+20% temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*.
*Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation.
LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced
signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to
improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes
and static electricity.
Optimized Thermal Design
TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING's VRM and inductor array is coupled to a large
heatsink that has ample surface area to deal with the thermals of
Intel's latest processors.
ENHANCED EATX 8-PIN SOCKET
- Solid and more durable
- Prevent hotspots and connector failure
with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight
specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. This
lowers impedance, which helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.
Optimem II SUPPORT
DDR4 OC 4266 MHZ+
provide Intel's latest processors' unfettered access to memory
bandwidth, we've reimagined motherboard trace routing from the ground
up. Our OptiMem II tech carefully maps memory signal pathways across
different PCB layers to reduce vias and also adds shielding zones that
significantly reduce crosstalk. And to further enhance overclocking
headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, we've employed a
highly customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned
ASUS OptiMem benefits:
- Improved memory stability and compatibility
- Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
- Improved memory frequency margin
Tested by using Synopsys HSPICE simulation software
SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure
just the way you want, even for first-time builders. With simplified CPU
and memory overclocking to optimize and boost performance, intelligent
cooling controls for better system stability, and helpful
troubleshooting tools to get you up and running quickly if you encounter
problems, TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build
your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.
Easy Trouble shooting
II automatically fixes boot failures that arise due to memory
overclocking and instability. When a DRAM-related POST error occurs, the
motherboard adjusts memory parameters until the system is able to
Q-INSTALLER, NO DRIVER DISC REQUIRED
Q-Installer software provides automatic download and installation of
drivers and utilities for your TUF Gaming motherboard. Choose just the
options you want from a user-friendly interface and Q-Installer will do
FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS
GPU TEMPERATURE SENSING
temperatures are key to a stable gaming rig ? especially GPU
temperatures. TUF Gaming motherboards include Fan Xpert 4 software
that's able to intelligently control system fans based upon the input of
multiple sensors, including the temperature of ASUS graphics cards*.
This ensures that your TUF Gaming system stays perfectly cooled, no
matter how long you play.
* ASUS GeForce 700 and later cards supported.
FAN XPERT 4
Z390-PLUS GAMING features the most comprehensive fan controls ever,
configurable via Fan Xpert 4 and our award-winning UEFI BIOS.
Multiple temperature sources
Fan Xpert 4 you're able to control system fans based on inputs from up
to three temperature sources. For example, Fan Xpert 4 can be set to
spin up the chassis fans in response to the GPU temperature. So, when
the gaming action heats up, additional cooling kicks in — just when you
most need it. Choose your temperature sources and thresholds, from
motherboard and CPU to GPU, and leave Fan Xpert 4 to do the rest.
All-in-one water-cooling set
Enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, perfect for both custom and self-contained cooling setups.
4-pin PWM/DC fan
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.
AND ASTHETIC CUSTOMIZATION
Gaming Z390 provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a
long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast
networking for smoother online gameplay, immersive audio with positional
cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached
accessories to help you create the perfect gaming atmosphere.
MORE THROUGHPUT, LESS CPU USAGE
Z390-PLUS Gaming features the very latest Intel Ethernet. Intel's LAN
has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally
high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.
NETWORK-OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE FOR CUSTOMIZABLE PACKET PRIORITIZATION
LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more
lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface, so you'll reduce
lag by up to 1.45X — with no expert knowledge. It even includes Game
mode to prioritise game-related data transmissions,smoothing network
operations every time you play
REALTEK S1200A CODEC FOR PRISTINE,POWERFUL AUDIO
TUF GAMING AUDIO COVER
Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.
Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.
EXCLUSIVE S1200A CODEC
Delivers an expansive soundstage and authorative dynamics.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
TUF GAMING Z390 motherboards utilize a unique audio codec designed in
close collaboration with Realtek — the Realtek S1200A. It also features
an unprecedented 108dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and
a 103dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality.
DTS CUSTOM FOR GAMING HEADSETS
your battleskills with exclusive DTS Custom onboard audio. Utilizing
advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo
headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three
presets ? Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical ? for different genres,
you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.
audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from
ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!
The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!
— is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasises detail
for stealthy play, so you'll detect and locate every footstep!
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full
RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the
built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB
headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of
Intel Optane Memory Ready
Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by
TUF Gaming motherboards. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached
storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and
Intel CPU and Chipset features
INTEL Z390 CHIPSET
Intel® Z390 is a single-chipset design that supports Socket 1151 for
9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors.
It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point
links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the
chipset provides a maximum of six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1
ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data
retrieval. Intel Z390 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy
the very latest in graphics performance.
READY FOR SOCKET 1151 FOR 9TH / 8TH GEN INTEL® CORE™, PENTIUM® GOLD AND CELERON® PROCESSORS
motherboard supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™,
Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors, with integrated graphics, memory
and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with
dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express
3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
- TUF Protection: SafeSlot,
ESD guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel
back I/O for long-term reliability
- Military-grade TUF Components: TUF LANGuard, TUF chokes, TUF capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durability
OptiMem II: Careful routing of traces and vias, plus ground layer
optimizations to preserve signal integrity for improved memory
- MemOK! II: Automatically fixes boot failures that arise due to memory overclocking and instability
Realtek S1200A Codec: Features an unprecedented 108dB signal-to-noise
ratio for the stereo line-out and a 103dB SNR for the line-in, providing
pristine audio quality
- GPU Temperature Sensing & Fan Xpert 4: Ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and acoustics
- Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear
Supported memory types
Supported memory clock speeds
Memory channels support
Maximum internal memory
Compatible processor series
Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Pentium®
LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Intel Core i3/i5/i7 series
Number of SATA 3 connectors
Supported storage drive interfaces
M.2, Serial ATA III
Front panel audio connector
Number of EATX power connectors
Number of chassis fan connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Motherboard chipset family
Motherboard form factor
Audio output channels
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 10,Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,W
Parallel processing technology support
4096 x 2160 pixels
PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots
Intel Optane technology ready