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.nnArm Your BattlestationnTUF 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.nnWhen 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.nnEasy PC DIYnTUF 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.nnTUF gaming alliancenTUF 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.nnTUF PROTECTIONnnSAFESLOTnSafeSlot 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.nnESD GUARDSnESD Guards 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 +/- 4kKVnnKEYBOARDS AND MOUSE CONNECTORSnAdditional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression.nnUSB CONNECTORSnTVS diode for surface-mount and dual-inline package.nnDIGI+ VRMnThe 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.nnDRAM OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTIONnOnboard 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.nnSTAINLESS-STEEL BACK I/OnTUF’s 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.nnTUF COMPONENTSnnTUF CHOKESnCertified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability.nnTUF CAPACITORSn+20% temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.nnTUF MOSFETSnCertified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*.nn*Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation.nnTUF LANGUARDnTUF 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.nnOptimized Thermal DesignnThe 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.nnProCool SocketnnENHANCED EATX 8-PIN SOCKETn- Solid and more durablen- Prevent hotspots and connector failurennCompared 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.nnOptimem II SUPPORTnnDDR4 OC 4266 MHZ+nTo 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.nnASUS OptiMem benefits:nn- Improved memory stability and compatibilityn- Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltagesn- Improved memory frequency marginnnTested by using Synopsys HSPICE simulation softwarennSETUP AND CONFIGURATIONnTUF 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.nnEasy Trouble shootingnnMEMOK! IInMemOK! 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 start.nnQuick InstallationnQ-INSTALLER, NO DRIVER DISC REQUIREDnASUS 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 the rest.nnFLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLSnGPU TEMPERATURE SENSINGnSystem 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.nn* ASUS GeForce 700 and later cards supported.nnFAN XPERT 4nTUF Z390-PLUS GAMING features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 and our award-winning UEFI BIOS.nnMultiple temperature sourcesnWith 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.nnAll-in-one water-cooling setnEnables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, perfect for both custom and self-contained cooling setups.nn4-pin PWM/DC fannEvery onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.nnSmart protectionnA dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.nnGAMING PERFORMANCEnAND ASTHETIC CUSTOMIZATIONnTUF 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.nnIntel EthernetnMORE THROUGHPUT, LESS CPU USAGEnTUF 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.nnTurbo LANnNETWORK-OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE FOR CUSTOMIZABLE PACKET PRIORITIZATIONnTurbo 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 playnnGaming AudionREALTEK S1200A CODEC FOR PRISTINE,POWERFUL AUDIOnnTUF GAMING AUDIO COVERnEffective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.nnAUDIO ENJOYMENTnPremium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.nnEXCLUSIVE S1200A CODECnDelivers an expansive soundstage and authorative dynamics.nnAUDIO SHIELDINGnSeparates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.nnSIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIOnSPEC comparisonnASUS 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.nnDTS CUSTOM FOR GAMING HEADSETSnHone 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.nnAERIAL MODEnExperience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!nnSOUNDSCAPE MODEnThe ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!nnTACTICAL MODEnShhh — is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasises detail for stealthy play, so you’ll detect and locate every footstep!nnOUTSHINE THE COMPETITIONnAURA SYNCnA 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.nnIntel Optane Memory ReadynIntel® 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.nnIntel CPU and Chipset featuresnnINTEL Z390 CHIPSETnThe 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.nnREADY FOR SOCKET 1151 FOR 9TH / 8TH GEN INTEL® CORE™, PENTIUM® GOLD AND CELERON® PROCESSORSnThis 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.
Product ID: 90MB0XW0-M0EAY0
Model: TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING