Powered exclusively by 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the TUF Z390-Plus Gaming Z390 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard (Wi-Fi) from ASUS is designed and tested to survive and thrive where other boards would struggle. It offers a safe and user-friendly DIY build by leveraging its design, engineering, and military-grade components. 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 TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi) 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), 3333 (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, both of which support PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA SSDs. One of the M.2 slots supports type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, while the other supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280. The TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi) supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
There are also two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (rear panel), four 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 is one PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x16 or x8+x4+x4), one PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max at x4 mode), and four PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots.
For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard supports Intel UHD Graphics with one HDMI output and one DisplayPort output. The DisplayPort supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz, while the HDMI port supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz. For users looking to take advantage of multiple GPUs, the TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi) supports AMD CrossFireX technology.
Using the Realtek ALC S1200A 8-channel HD audio codec, the TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi) can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated three 3.5mm audio outputs, internal S/PDIF header, or front panel audio connectors. This motherboard is also equipped with features such as OptiMem II, EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, SafeSlot, ESD Guards, Overvoltage Protection, LANGuard, and more. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.
Arm Your Battle Station
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 broad compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.
Easy PC DIY
TUF Gaming Alliance
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide improved retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using an insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
ESD 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, surpassing the respective industry standards of ±6kV and ±4kV. Keyboard and mouse connectors have additional on-circuit ESD transient voltage suppression, while USB connectors have TVS diodes for surface-mount and dual-line package.
The Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) ensures smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
DRAM Overvoltage Protection
Onboard 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.
Stainless Steel Back I/O
TUF's corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels, bonded with chromium oxide, have a lifespan that's longer than traditional panels. TUF Gaming motherboards pass a 72-hour salt fog test.
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability.
Greater temperature tolerance and a longer lifespan.
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on), which results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation.
TUF 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.
Built for Hard Duty
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.
ProCool Socket (Enhanced EATX 8-Pin Socket)
Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. They are solid and more durable, with lower impedance, which helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.
OptiMem II Support - DDR4 OC 4266 MHz+
To provide Intel's latest processors' access to memory bandwidth, ASUS has reimagined motherboard trace routing from the ground up. Their OptiMem II tech carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and also adds shielding zones that reduce crosstalk. And to further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, ASUS has employed a customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned signaling.
ASUS OptiMem Benefits
Improved memory stability and compatibility, allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages, and improved memory frequency margins.
Setup and Configuration
User-Friendly Troubleshooting / MemOK! II
System 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 well cooled.
Fan Xpert 4
TUF Z390-Plus Gaming features comprehensive fan controls, configurable via Fan Expert 4.
Multiple Temperature Sources
With 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.
All-in-One Water Cooling Set
Enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, good for both custom and self-contained cooling setups.
4-Pin PWM/DC Fan
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.
Gaming Performance and Aesthetic Customization
Intel Integrated Wi-Fi Support
Efficient LAN Support
The TUF Z390-Plus Gaming features Intel Ethernet. Intel's LAN has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfers.
Turbo 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 prioritize game-related data transmissions, smoothing network operations every time you play.
Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio to help ensure high quality.
Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.
Delivers an expansive soundstage and authoritative dynamics.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
ASUS TUF Gaming Z390 motherboards utilize a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek, the Realtek S1200A. It also features a 108-dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 103-dB SNR for the line-in, providing high audio quality.
DTS Custom for Gaming Headsets
Hone your battle skills with DTS Custom onboard audio. Utilizing emulsion techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to higher levels. With three presets for different genres (Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical), you'll have an advantage while gaming.
Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead, good for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles.
This mode is made for MMO, RPG, action, and horror games. Your ears will put you in the center of the action.
Shhh - is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasizes detail for stealthy play, so you'll detect and locate every footstep.