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|Model||Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING|
|Supported CPU||9th/8th Generation Intel Core Pentium Gold / Celeron processors|
|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|
|SATA Port||6 x SATA|
|Graphics Chipset||Integrated Graphics|
|PCI Express Slot||2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1|
|LAN Chipset||Intel I219V|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||1 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0|
|Feature||RAMCache III, CPU-Z, GameFirst V, Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link, Sonic Radar III, OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology, 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5, AI Overclocking, ASUS Optimem II, AURA, MemOK! II, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, Armoury Crate, Pre-mounted I/O Shield, ASUS NODE, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, 3D printing friendly, AURA-RGB Lighting, Digi+VRM, M.2 Onboard, DIY Friendly Design, ATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync, DDR4 4266 MHz+, dual M.2, SATA 6Gbps, HDMI and USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|BIOS Model||UEFI AMI BIOS|
|BIOS Version||PnP, DMI3.0, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1|
|Audio Chipset.||ROG SupremeFX|
|BIOS Type||1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM|
|Multi-GPU Support||NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX|
|Optane Memory Support||Yes|
|Supported Operating System||Windows 10|
|Others||2 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header, 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 1 x CPU Fan connector, 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector, 1 x MemOK! II switch, 1 x Thermal sensor connector, 1 x CPU OV, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Node Connector, 1 x COM port header, 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector, 1 x AIO PUMP Header, 5 x Audio jack|
ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming amps the power delivery and stacks a comprehensive set of cooling options to tame Intel's latest CPUs. Together with a wealth of enhancements, including one-click optimization, the latest connectivity and futuristic styling with onboard illumination, ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming makes a formidable foundation for ATX gaming builds that go above and beyond.
With comprehensive cooling options and upgraded power delivery to fuel CPUs with more cores, plus support for faster memory and storage, ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming provides all the essentials you need to harness the full potential of components in your build for top-tier gaming performance.
Digital power control and an array of DrMOS power stages ensure the ROG Strix Z390 Gaming has the muscle to control Intel's latest CPUs.
Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. The lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.
ROG Strix Z390 Gaming series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS
ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming features dual M.2 slots. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available
To provide Intel's latest CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, motherboard trace routing has been reimagined with the ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming. Integrated OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across PCB layers to reduce vias, and it also adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk. To further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, a highly customized T-Topology layout delivers time-aligned signaling.
ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming features Intel Ethernet (I219-V), ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power.
Featuring advanced signal-coupling technology and high-tolerance components, LANGuard provides consistent Ethernet performance and greater protection against static electricity and power surges.
Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset.
A host of design touches, including a unique cyber-text pattern, plus customization options, comprehensive validation lists, and the most diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalizing a gaming rig with ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming wonderfully easy.
An illuminated ROG logo with a natural diffuse glow and onboard I/O shroud lighting with a futuristic cyber-text pattern gives ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming a unique and arresting design that communicates its gaming identity. The cyber outlook extends to the PCB and heatsink with subtle textures that contribute a premium look and feel.
ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. 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 header — and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. That's why ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program focused on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building a ROG Strix gaming rig. It specifies thousands of compatible parts, and it includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory — so you can build fuss-free.
Gear up with ROG Strix components, from graphics and sound cards, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility — and enjoy more choice than any competing brand.
The ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming motherboard features firmware controls and software utilities designed for all skill levels, making setup, tuning and system maintenance simple. With options from overclocking and cooling to managing network performance and audio characteristics, you can configure your ROG Strix gaming build to perform the way you want.
ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
GameFirst V is the ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Team your gateways, keeps tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps and make adjustments on the fly.
RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
The brand-new Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay – all while you're in the game. Color-matched ROG skins that display your status as a member of an elite pack are also available for download from the Overwolf App Store.
ROG Strix Gaming is VR Ready — and beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming, and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
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.
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 ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING, CPU Sockets - LGA1151, Chipset - Intel Z390, Supported CPU - 9th/8th Generation Intel Core Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, 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, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, LAN Chipset - Intel I219V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, USB Port - 1 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP, DMI3.0, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, Special Features - RAMCache III, CPU-Z, GameFirst V, Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link, Sonic Radar III, OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology, 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5, AI Overclocking, ASUS Optimem II, AURA, MemOK! II, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, Armoury Crate, Pre-mounted I/O Shield, ASUS NODE, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, 3D printing friendly, AURA-RGB Lighting, Digi+VRM, M.2 Onboard, DIY Friendly Design, ATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync, DDR4 4266 MHz+, dual M.2, SATA 6Gbps, HDMI and USB 3.1 Gen 2, Others - 2 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header, 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 1 x CPU Fan connector, 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector, 1 x MemOK! II switch, 1 x Thermal sensor connector, 1 x CPU OV, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Node Connector, 1 x COM port header, 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector, 1 x AIO PUMP Header, 5 x Audio jack, Warranty - 3 year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.