Product Id: 02.01.006.210
Quick OverviewAsus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING DDR4 8th/9th Gen Intel LGA1151 Socket Mainboard
|Model||Asus TUF Z390-PLUS 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||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|
|LAN Chipset||Intel I219V|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||2 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 8 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB2.0|
|Feature||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|
|BIOS Model||UEFI AMI BIOS|
|BIOS Version||PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1|
|Audio Chipset.||Realtek ALC S1200A|
|BIOS Type||1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM|
|Multi-GPU Support||AMD CrossFireX|
|Optane Memory Support||Yes|
|Supported Operating System||Windows 10|
|Others||1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x DisplayPort, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 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|
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 TUF Z390-PLUS 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 - 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, LAN Chipset - Intel I219V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC S1200A, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, USB Port - 2 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 8 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 4 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, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, 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, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 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
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.