Asus PRIME Z390-A Intel Z390 ATX DDR4 Motherboard - LGA 1151

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Intel LGA 1151 ATX motherboard with AI Overclocking, DDR4 4266 MHz, Dual M.2, HDMI, Intel Optane memory ready, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

Asus PRIME Z390-A Intel Z390 ATX DDR4 Motherboard - LGA 1151

Dressed in professional attire, the Prime Z390 series caters to daily users and content creators with well-rounded specs and features. Combining the benefits of the latest processors with essential ASUS design and engineering, Prime Z390 provides a wealth of options for performance tuning via intuitive software and firmware features.

FEATURES
- AI overclocking: Quickly optimizes your CPU performance based on the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts.
- OptiMem II: Careful routing of traces and vias, plus ground layer optimizations to preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
- Enhanced power solution: Premium components provide better power efficiency
- UEFI BIOS: New UEFI options include a search function that allows you to find settings easily
- Industry-leading cooling options: Comprehensive controls for fans and AIO pimp, via Fan Xpert 4 or the acclaimed UEFI
- M.2 heatsink: Ultra-efficient heatsink reduces M.2 SSD temperatures by up to 20°C for unthrottled transfer speeds and enhanced reliability
- Next-gen connectivity: Supreme flexibility with Intel Optane memory ready, Intel® RST support, Thunderbolt 3 header and dual M.2 support
- ASUS Aura Sync: Controllable onboard RGB lighting easily syncs with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware

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 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.

TUNE IT YOUR WAY
Prime Z390 simplifies CPU overclocking with software and extensive tweaking options that give beginners and seasoned overclockers alike the tools to build well-tuned machines. A new 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.

DDR4 OC 4266+MHz
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.

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
A well-tuned enthusiast 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 ASUS hardware.

OUTSTANDING AUDIO
Prime Z390-A utilizes a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek — the Realtek S1220A. It also features an unprecedented 120dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 113dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, a new impedance-sensing circuit automatically adjusts gain to ensure the optimal volume range for your headphones.

CPU
Intel® Socket 1151 for Intel® Core™ 9000 series, 8th Generation Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® and Celeron® processors
Supports 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list.

Chipset
Intel® Z390 Chipset

Memory
"4 x DIMM, max. 64GB DDR4
4133+(OC)*/4000(OC)*/3866(OC)*/3733(OC)*/3600(OC)*/3466(OC)*/3400(OC)*/3333(OC)*/3300(OC)*/3200(OC)*/3000(OC)*/2800(OC)*/2666/2400/2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory "
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor
**Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).

Expansion Slots

Intel® Socket 1151 for Intel® Core™ 9000 series, 8th Generation Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® and Celeron® processors
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x8/x8, x8/x4+x4, x8+x4+x4/x0)
Intel® Z390 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)**
3 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
- PCIEX16_1 slot supports up to 3 Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs via a Hyper M.2 X16 series Card.*
- PCIEX16_2 slot supports up to 2 Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs via a Hyper M.2 X16 series Card.*
* Hyper M.2 X16 series card sold separately. Install a Hyper M.2 X16 series card and enable this card under BIOS settings.
**The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with SATA_5 and SATA_6. The PCIe x16_3 is default set at x2 mode.

Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

VGA
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® UHD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort port
- Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz
- Supports DisplayPort1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider™

Storage
Intel® CPU support with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology(RAID 0 & RAID 1)
- PCIEX16_1 slot supports up to 3 Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs via a Hyper M.2 X16 series Card.*
- PCIEX16_2 slot supports up to 2 Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs via a Hyper M.2 X16 series Card.*
Intel® Z390 Chipset support with Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RAID 0,1,5,10)
- 1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE x4 mode)
- 1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)**
- 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
- Ready for Intel® Optane Memory
* Hyper M.2 X16 series card sold separately. Install a Hyper M.2 X16 series card and enable this card under BIOS settings.
** The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA_1 port when using M.2 SATA devices. Adjust BIOS settings to use a SATA device.

LAN
Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN
ASUS LAN Guard
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility

Audio
Realtek® S1220A 8-channel high definition audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- High quality 120dB SNR stereo playback output and 113dB SNR recording input
- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
- Unique de-pop circuit to reduce start-up popping noise to audio outputs
- Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality
- Audio shielding ensures precise analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Premium Japan-made audio capacitors
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*
- Supports jack-detection, multi-streaming, front panel jack-retasking (MIC)
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
Audio Features:
- DTS® Headphone:X™ and DTS® Connect
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio. 32-Bit/192kHz is only available under Windows® 10.

USB
Intel® Z390 Chipset
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 front panel TypeC™ connector
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (3 Type-A[teal blue], 1 TypeC™ at back panel)
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (2 ports at back panel[blue], 2 ports at mid-board)
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports ( 2 ports at back panel[black], 4 ports at mid-board)

ASUS Special Features
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU Insight, EPU Guidance, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App
- DIGI+ VRM: Digital 8+1phase power design with Dr. MOS
- Fan Xpert 4: Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control
- TPU Insight
- EPU Guidance
- Turbo App: system performance tuning, network priority, and audio scene configuration for selected applications.
- Procool Power connector design
ASUS OptiMem II
UEFI BIOS
- CrashFree BIOS 3
- EZ Flash 3
- EZ Tuning Wizard
AURA
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
ASUS Exclusive Features
- MemOK! II
- ASUS NODE: hardware control interface
- 3D Printing Friendly design
- Turbo LAN
- ASUS Ai Charger
- ASUS AI Suite 3
ASUS 5X Protection III
- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe with solid soldering
- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- DIGI+ VRM: Digital 8+1phase power design with Dr. MOS
Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS ASUS Fan Xpert 4
- Stylish Fanless Design: MOS Heat-sink with dual thermal pads design, PCH and M.2 Heatsink

Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DP port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports [blue]
4 x USB3.1 Gen2 ports (3 x Type-A [teal blue] and 1 x TypeC™ ports)
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out

Internal I/O Connectors
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 front panel TypeC™ connector
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports(19-pin)
3 x USB 2.0 header supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIe 3.0 x 4 modes)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIe 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x 4-Pin CPU FAN connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
2 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors
1 x M.2 FAN connector
1 x 4-Pin AIO_PUMP connector
1 x 4-Pin W_PUMP+ connector
1 x EXT_FAN header
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
2 x Aura RGB headers
1 x MemOK! II switch
1 x Node connector
1 x Power-on button
1 x Thunderbolt header (5-pin) for ASUS ThunderboltEX series support
1 x Clear CMOS jumper (2-pin)
1 x COM port
1 x TPM header
1 x CPU OV header
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System Panel(Q-Connector)

BIOS
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F9 Search, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories
3 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x SLI™ HB Bridge (2-WAY-M)
1 x ASUS Q-Shield
1 x Q-connector
1 x M.2 screw package
1 x CPU FAN Holder
1 x Support DVD
1 x User's manual

Support DVD
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Operating System Support
Windows® 10 (64-bit)

Form Factor
ATX form factor: 12.0 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4cm)

General

Brand:
Asus
Model Number:
PRIME Z390-A
Chipset:
Intel Z390
Memory Capacity:
Up to 64GB

Connectivity

Compatibility:
  • Intel
Memory Type:
DDR4
SATA Connections:
6
Socket Type:
Intel Socket 1151
USB 2.0:
2
USB 3.1:
5
USB Type-C:
1

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