Powered exclusively by 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the Republic of Gamers Strix Z390-H LGA 1151 ATX Gaming Motherboard from ASUS provides all the essentials you need to harness the full potential of components in your build for top-tier gaming performance, including comprehensive cooling options, upgraded power delivery to fuel CPUs with more cores, support for faster memory and storage, and more. This motherboard will fit in ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 1151 socket, the Intel Z390 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).
The ATX form factor of the ROG Strix Z390-H can support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM over four dual-channel slots, or 16GB per slot at speeds of 4266 (OC) 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3300 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory. For storage, there are six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and two M.2 Socket 3 with M key, one of which supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA SSDs, while the other supports type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The ROG Strix Z390-H supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
There are also four USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), and more internal USB headers that support USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there are two PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (x16 or dual x8), one PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x2 mode), and three PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots.
For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard supports Intel HD Graphics with one HDMI 1.4b output and one DisplayPort 1.2 output. The DisplayPort supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz, while the HDMI port supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz. For users looking to take advantage of multiple GPUs, the ROG Strix Z390-H supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX technologies.
Using the ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-channel HD audio codec, the ROG Strix Z390-H can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated five 3.5mm audio outputs or S/PDIF output. This motherboard is also equipped with features such as OptiMem II, SupremeFX Shielding, Sonic Radar III, Sonic Studio III, RAMCache III, Fan Xpert 4, and more. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.
Hardware Specs for Gaming and More
ProCool Power Connector
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 failures.
Digi+ Power Control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) helps ensure smooth, clean power delivery to the CPU.
Driver, MOSFET, and Choke (Thermal Solution)
The Strix Z390-H Gaming uses high-quality thermal pads to help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to a heatsink that has ample surface area to deal with the power demands of all Coffee Lake processors.
Choke and Caps
Chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide improved performance.
CPU Fan Header
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers.
AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water cooling setups.
4-Pin PWM/DC Fan Header
Every onboard header supports the automatic detection of PWM or DC fans.
VRM Heatsink & Thermal Pad
A high-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink, and the heatsink's large cooling surface then chills the power phase.
Memory & Storage
The ROG Strix Z390-H 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 fast and flexible M.2.
DDR4 OC 4266 MHz+
To provide Intel CPUs access to memory bandwidth, motherboard trace routing has been reimagined with the ROG Strix Z390-H 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.
The ROG Strix Z390-H 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 its signature is 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.
Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for strong sound quality.
Audio Line Shielding
Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner output.
Dual Op Amplifiers
With two op-amps onboard, you're able to pump solid audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600 Ohms headphone impedance for great flexibility.
Nichicon Audio Capacitors
Japanese-made audio components produce a warmer, more natural sound with great clarity and fidelity.
Design, Customization, and Setup
DIY Friendly Design
ROG's I/O shield is finished in a matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.
Provides greater PCIe device retention and shearing resistance.
ESD Guards provide greater electrostatic protection than the industry standard. They cover the USB, audio, and LAN ports.
One clip to swap or secure your graphics card.
One-sided clips for the user-friendly and secure handling of memory modules.
Onboard LEDs to indicate the power status, as well as problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device for quick diagnosis.
MemOK II automatically fixes boot failures that arise due to memory overclocking and instability.
ROG Strix Ecosystem
Tune Your Rig the Way You Want
EZ Tuning Wizard
Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.
Graphical Fan Controls
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
View SATA port details for device recognition.
Fast and Easy Clock Adjustment
Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
Aura On/Off Mode
Enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED for a more subdued aesthetic.
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ Flash 3
Update the BIOS via the internet, without leaving the BIOS interface.
Check your storage device's Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and identify potential failures.
View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for select ASUS graphics cards.
Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory settings.
Last Modified Log
Track the last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Save BIOS settings for migration to a new BIOS version or system.
Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 167°F / 75°C.
Fan Xpert 4
ROG Strix motherboards provide comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
The Energy Processing Unit leverages an onboard microcontroller (EPU) to provide system-wide power savings by automatically optimizing power consumption, and the Away Mode smart setting saves energy by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Digital Power Controls
The Digi+ voltage regulator module (VRM) with onboard power circuitry delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for stability and performance.
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an 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.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is tuned to the way you want to listen.
Sonic Studio Link
Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends its HRTF effects to headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Surround sound provides an immersive audio experience. In Gaming Mode, in-game sound effects and music are adjusted automatically to increase the feeling of immersion, so audio pulls you further into the game. Movie Mode has Voice Clarity and Smart Volume sliders set high to emphasize dialog, so you'll hear whispers and experience minimum distortion and high volumes. Music Mode balances Voice Clarity, Bass Boost, and Treble Boost, so your music-listening experience feels like a live performance. Communication Mode accentuates soft sounds via Smart Volume for enhanced listening, while Voice Clarity boosts speech for clear conversations. If you're engaging in virtual reality, Sonic Studio Link applies Sonic Studio III effects to your VR headset to boost immersion in the virtual world. When multitasking, user-friendly routing assigns different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser effects to headphones and game audio to speakers.
Scan and Detect to Dominate
Sonic Radar III has an evolved audio engine to process sounds more accurately, helping to ensure you're always aware of what's going on around you. It now also includes an onscreen arrow to help you pinpoint the enemy's position and the origin of key in-game sounds. Plus, the Audio Boost feature provides filters that let you hear faint sounds, so you can become the hunter, not the hunted.
Improved Audio Algorithm
The Sonic Radar III audio algorithm offers improved accuracy that helps you pinpoint the enemy.
Sonic Radar III is built around a HUD that includes an in-game 3D arrow for a more intuitive experience.
Press hot keys to briefly increase bass, midrange, or treble frequencies for improved focus during different parts of your game.
A visual cue to help ensure Sonic Radar III is effective, regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.