Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING DDR4 8th/9th Gen Intel LGA1151 Socket Mainboard
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Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING
CPU Sockets – LGA1151
Chipset – Intel Z390
Generation – 8th/9th
Memory Channel – Dual Channel
About This Product
Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING
TUF 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.
When 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
TUF 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
TUF 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.
SafeSlot 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.
Optimized Thermal Design
The 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.
Optimem II SUPPORT DDR4 OC 4266 MHZ
To 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 signaling.
SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
TUF 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.
GAMING PERFORMANCE AND ASTHETIC CUSTOMIZATION
TUF 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.
Intel Ethernet MORE THROUGHPUT, LESS CPU USAGE
TUF 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.
ASUS 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.
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION AURA SYNC
A 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 Aura-capable hardware.
Intel Optane Memory Ready
Intel 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 more responsive.
Intel CPU and Chipset features
INTEL Z390 CHIPSET
The 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
This 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.
Model – Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING, CPU Sockets – LGA1151, Chipset – Intel Z390, Supported CPU – 8th/9th Generation Intel Core Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, Generation – 8th/9th, Memory Type – DDR4, Memory MHz – 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3300(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel – Dual Channel, Memory Slot – 4, Memory Max. – 64GB, Optane Memory Support – Yes, Graphic – Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support – AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot – 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or x8+x4+x4), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1, Storage Interface – 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot – 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)) / 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset – Intel I219V, LAN Speed (Mbps) – 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset – Realtek ALC S1200A, Audio Channel – 8-Channel, WiFi – No, Bluetooth – No, USB Port – 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port – No, DVI Port – No, HDMI Port – 1, DisplayPort (DP) – No, IDE Port – No, SATA Port – 6 x SATA, BIOS Type – 1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model – UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version – PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, FireWire – No, CrossFire Support – Yes, Sli Support – No, RaidSupport – 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt – No, TPM Port – No, COM Port – No, RGB Support – Yes, RGB Sync – Aura Sync, RGB Connector – 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, Form Factor – ATX, Supported Operating System – Windows 10, Special Features – Fan Xpert4, ASUS TUF PROTECTION, ASUS Optimem II, ASUS EPU, TUF ENGINE! Power Design, AURA, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, Turbo LAN, PC Cleaner, ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall), ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, M.2 Onboard, MemOK! II, Q-Installer, 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, Others – 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x CPU Fan connector, 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector, 1 x MemOK! II switch, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 3 x 8-channel Audio I/O, Warranty – 3 year, Country of Origin – Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble – China
|Supported CPU||Intel® Socket 1151 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F9 Search, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor
12.0 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
|PCI||1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or x8+x4+x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *1
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *1
*For 3 SSD on CPU support, install a Hyper M.2 X16 card (sold separately) into the PCIeX16_1 slot, enable this card under BIOS settings.
|M.2 Socket||1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
|Type||4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory|
|Slots||Dual Channel Memory Architecture
4 x DIMM
|Supported Memory||Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.
|Graphics||Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
– Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz
– Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays
|Connector & Ports|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI|
|Display Port (s)||1 x DisplayPort|
|USB (s)||Intel® Z390 Chipset :
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A)
Intel® Z390 Chipset :
8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , Type-A, 4 at mid-board)
Intel® Z390 Chipset :
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
|LAN Port (s)||Intel® I219V, featuring Turbo LAN
Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
|Supported Storage||Intel® Z390 Chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray, *3
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Intel® CPU with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology support (RAID 0 & RAID 1)
PCIEX16_1 slot supports up to 3 Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs via a Hyper M.2 X16 series Card
|Audio||Realtek® ALC S1200A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
– Exclusive DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets.
– Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
– Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
– Premium Japanese audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
* Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-channel audio output.
|Internal I/O Ports||2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 1-port connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector ()
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x MemOK! II switch(es)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
|Manufacturing Warranty||3 Years Limited|