ASUS WS Z390 Pro LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS WS Z390 Pro LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

ASUS WS Z390 Pro LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z390 Chipset
  • LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4266 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III | 2 x M.2 | 2 x U.2
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x4 Slot
  • Realtek ALC S1200A 8-Channel HD Audio
  • Intel I210-AT & I219-LM Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFireX
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ASUS WS Z390 PRO Overview

  • 1Description

Powered exclusively by 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the WS Z390 Pro LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from ASUS is designed for compute-intensive workloads. It blends GPU performance, comprehensive tuning options, and robust connectivity for prosumers and content creators. 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), Windows Server 2016 (64-bit), and Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit).

The ATX form factor of the WS Z390 Pro can support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM over four dual-channel slots, or 16GB per slot at speeds of 4266 (OC), 4200 (OC), 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3800 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3300 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz. For storage, there are six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, two U.2 connectors, and two M.2 Socket 3 with M key, both of which support type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The WS Z390 Pro supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.

There is also one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (rear panel), five USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (rear panel), four USB 2.0 Type-A ports (rear panel), one USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector (front panel), plus more internal USB headers that support USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A or Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there are four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (single at x16, dual at x16/x16 mode, triple at x16/x8/x8 mode or quad x8/x8/x8/x8 mode) and one PCIe x4 slot (max at x4 mode).

For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard supports Intel HD Graphics with one HDMI 2.0 output and one DisplayPort 1.2 output. The DisplayPort supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz or 24 Hz, while the HDMI port supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz or 24 Hz. The integrated graphics chipset also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR), the Rec.2020 wide color gamut, HDCP 2.2, and two simultaneous displays. With Multi-Stream Transport technology, three displays can be daisy chained together. For users looking to take advantage of multiple GPUs, the WS Z390 Pro supports Quad-GPU and 4-Way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX technologies.

Using the Realtek ALC S1200A 8-channel HD audio codec, the WS Z390 Pro can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated five 3.5mm audio outputs, S/PDIF output, or front panel audio connectors. This motherboard is also equipped with features such as ASUS OptiMem II, Digital Power Design, Ai Charger, Turbo LAN, Crystal Sound 3, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and more. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Tune It Your Way

The WS Z390 Pro simplifies CPU overclocking with software and extensive tweaking options that give beginners and seasoned overclockers alike the tools to build well-tuned machines. An updated memory trace layout provides stability and compatibility for both traditional DIMMs and RGB-infused memory, letting you pair a broad choice of DRAM kits with your build.
Intelligent Control - AI Overclocking
ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI BIOS, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

CPU Potential
ASUS created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your CPU.

Cooling Capability
The onboard intelligence also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.

AI Overclocking
Utilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for savvy veterans that prefer manual tuning.
5-Way Optimization - Overclocking Intelligence
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure a good balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking, but goes further by running a Prime95-based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.
TPU Insight - CPU Performance Boost
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind ASUS' automated system tuning utility. It offers the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for improved performance.
EPU Guidance - All-Round Energy Efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU), you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away Mode, a smart setting that saves energy by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Fan Xpert 4 - Flexible Cooling Controls for Air or Liquid
With the WS Z390 Pro, you have comprehensive control over fans via Fan Xpert 4 or ASUS' 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, keeping your system quiet when performing light tasks.
Digi+ Power Control
Digi+ 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.
Turbo App
Whether you're a professional designer or hardcore gamer, you'll feel the benefit of ASUS' Turbo App. This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data, and optimize audio settings at the app level, meaning your WS Z390 Pro system is optimized for what you're doing.
UEFI BIOS
The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and the WS Z390 Pro offers a solid one.
EZ Mode
Intuitive Graphical Fan Control
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

EZ XMP
Improve your DRAM performance with a click.

SATA Information
Display SATA port details that help you easily recognize drives.

Fast Clock Adjustment
Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
Advanced Mode
Search Function
Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.

ASUS BIOS Profile
Save BIOS settings for migration to new BIOS version or system.

GPU POST
View recommendations for multi-VGA configurations and detailed information for selected ASUS graphics cards.

Last Modified Log
Track the last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
OptiMem II
To provide Intel processors unfettered 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, they have employed a customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned signaling. ASUS OptiMem II benefits include improved memory stability and compatibility, lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages, and an improved memory frequency margin.
MemOK! II
MemOK! 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.

Cooler and Reliable

Cooler by Design
The WS Z390 Pro features comprehensive cooling controls, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

Multiple Temperature Sources
Each header can dynamically reference three thermal sensors, and via Fan Xpert 4 you can even map the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to optimize cooling for GPU and CPU-intensive tasks.

4-Pin PWM/DC Fan
Each onboard header supports the auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

High-Amp Fan Support
A dedicated fan header that can supply up to 3A for high-speed, high-current fans.

Water Pump+
A dedicated header that supplies over 3A for high-performance PWM or DC water pump.

Smart Protection
A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

Fan Extension Card Header
Includes three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.
M.2 Heatsink
The WS Z390 Pro has an efficient heatsink to reduce M.2 SSD temperatures for improved storage performance and improved SSD longevity.
Power Delivery Enhancements
Dr. MOS
The WS Z390 Pro's CPU VRM utilizes Dr. MOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency needed by Intel processors.

ProCool Power Connector
Compared 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.
SafeSlot - Built to Last
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 the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.

Fast Connectivity

M.2 - Onboard Speed up to 32 Gb/s
With PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x4 bandwidth that supports data transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s, an M.2 drive is a solid choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
U.2
U.2 is a specification that lets your SSDs scream at top speed. Simply attach your choice of drive and experience data transfer speeds of up to 32 Gb/s, while simultaneously freeing up a PCIe slot for another expansion card.
Intel Optane Memory
Intel Optane is a non-volatile memory technology supported by the WS Z390 Pro. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, you'll experience connection flexibility and fast data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s.
ThunderboltEX 3 Card
The WS Z390 Pro supports ThunderboltEX 3, an Intel-certified Thunderbolt 3 add-on card that enables bi-directional speeds of up to 40 Gb/s through a single cable. Thunderbolt 3 also supports the daisy-chaining of up to six devices, has a reversible USB Type-C connector for USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatibility, and supports USB Power Delivery for fast, high-powered charging of up to 36W.
Intel Ethernet
The WS Z390 Pro 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
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic shaping technology allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface and reduces network lag.

Intel CPU and Chipset Features

Intel Z390 Chipset
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 32 Gb/s 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.
Ready for Socket 1151 for 9th / 9th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron Processors
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.
UPC: 192876024690
In the Box
ASUS WS Z390 Pro LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
  • ASUS Q-Shield
  • 2-Way SLI Bridge
  • COM Port Cable
  • 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • 2 x M.2 Screw Packages
  • CPU Installation Tool
  • 3-Way SLI Bridge
  • 4-Way SLI Bridge
  • Q-Connector
  • 2-Port USB 2.0 Module
  • Extension Cable for RGB Strips (31.5" / 80cm)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS WS Z390 PRO Specs

    CPU
    Chipset Intel Z390
    CPU Socket LGA 1151
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    5 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    4 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    Thunderbolt None
    Display 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    1 x HDMI 2.0
    Audio 5 x 3.5 mm
    1 x S/PDIF
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x Intel I210-AT Gigabit
    1 x Intel I219-LM Gigabit
    Buttons BIOS Flashback
    Memory
    Memory Slots 4 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3300, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3800, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4200, 4266 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 64 GB
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Storage Expansion
    SATA 6 x SATA III
    M.2 2 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
    U.2 2
    Optane Memory Support Yes
    RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    Internal I/O
    Expansion Slots 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    1 x PCIe x4
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Ports)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Ports)
    1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support 4-Way, Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI
    4-Way, Quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX
    Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
    1 x 4-Pin Assistant
    4 x 4-Pin System
    1 x 5-Pin Extension
    Liquid Cooling 1 x 4-Pin Pump
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    1 x 8-Pin CPU
    1 x 6-Pin ATX
    Security TPM Module
    LED Header 1 x RGB
    Audio None
    Diagnostics Clear CMOS, Power, Reset
    Add-On 1 x Thunderbolt Card Header
    Legacy 1 x Serial
    BIOS
    ROM 256 Mb
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP, USB 3.1
    Audio
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC S1220A (8-Channel)
    Software
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 (64-Bit)
    Windows Server 2016 (64-Bit)
    Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-Bit)
    Physical
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12 x 9.6" / 30.48 x 24.38 cm
    Packaging Infoyzxzwcryyxbtutxs
    Package Weight 4.56 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.5 x 10.0 x 3.0"

    ASUS WS Z390 PRO Reviews

    WS Z390 Pro LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wont boot … I bought this board because all over the specs it says it supports Intel 9th generation CPUs … I have an i7-9700K installed. When the board attempts to boot, the LED status indicator goes through a few steps and then stops with error code CC which is not in the User Manual. Online searching didnt reveal the issue with CC. The BIOS version on t he support site is the initial version., so no update so far. ASUS chat was offline, so I called them. After 20 minutes, the support tech could not find out what CC meant and had to escalate the issue higher. He told me that there were inconsistencies in the internal literature on whether the board supports 9th generation CPUs (keep in mind that this is a Z390). So, I am waiting for a call back … meanwhile the board is a very large paperweight.
    Date published: 2018-11-21
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    ASUS WS Z390 PRO Q&A

    ASUS WS Z390 PRO Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Intel Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz
    • Intel Core i3-8350K 4.0 GHz
    • Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz
    • Intel Celeron G4900
    • Intel Celeron G4920
    • Intel Core i3-8300
    • Intel Core i5-8500
    • Intel Core i5-8600
    • Intel Core i5-8600K
    • Intel Core i5-9400F
    • Intel Core i5-9600K
    • Intel Core i7+ 8700
    • Intel Core i7-8086K
    • Intel Core i7-8700
    • Intel Core i7-8700K
    • Intel Core i7-8700T
    • Intel Core i7-9700K
    • Intel Core i9-9900K
    • Intel Pentium G5400
    • Intel Pentium G5500
    • Intel Pentium G5600
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