Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING Intel Z390 ATX DDR4 AURA Motherboard - LGA 1151

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Intel Z390 LGA 1151 ATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync, DDR4 4266 MHz+, dual M.2, SATA 6Gbps, HDMI and USB 3.1 Gen 2

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Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING Intel Z390 ATX DDR4 AURA Motherboard - LGA 1151

ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming amps the power delivery and stacks a comprehensive set of cooling options to tame Intel's latest CPUs. Together with a wealth of enhancements, including one-click optimization, the latest connectivity and futuristic styling with onboard illumination, ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming makes a formidable foundation for ATX gaming builds that go above and beyond.

FEATURES
- LGA1151 socket for 9th/ 8th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
- Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips
- Comprehensive cooling: Onboard M.2 heatsink, water-pump header and a fan-extension header
- 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing AI overclocking and cooling profiles tailor-made for your rig
- Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C connectors
- Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst
- Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teams with Sonic Studio III to create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action
- Easy DIY: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance

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.

SOLID HARDWARE SPECS FOR GAMING AND MORE
With comprehensive cooling options and upgraded power delivery to fuel CPUs with more cores, plus support for faster memory and storage, ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming provides all the essentials you need to harness the full potential of components in your build for top-tier gaming performance.

DDR4 OC 4266MHz+
To provide Intel's latest CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, motherboard trace routing has been reimagined with the ROG Strix Z390-F 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.

INTEL GIGABIT ETHERNET
ROG Strix Z390-F 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.

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. 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 header — and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
*RGB extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

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*
*Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU type
**Refer to www.asus.com for 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)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List) for details.

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 x16 slots (support x16, x8/x8)
Intel® Z390 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)*
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
*The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. The PCIe x16_3 is set at x2 mode by default.

Graphic
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® UHD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort
- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz
- Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2304@24Hz, 24bpp or 3840 x 2160@30Hz, 24bpp

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

Storage
Intel® Z390 Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel Rapid Storage Technology support
- 1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)*
- 1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode)
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
- Intel® OptaneTM Memory Ready
* When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in PCIe 3.0 x4 mode, SATA port 1 and 2 will be disabled. When it operates in SATA mode, SATA port 2 will be disable.

LAN
Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst V technology

Audio
ROG SupremeFX S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- High quality 120dB SNR stereo playback output and 113dB SNR recording input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Dual OP Amplifiers
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Audio Features:
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link
- Sonic Radar III
*Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.

USB
Intel® Z390 Chipset
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 front panel connector
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (3 Type-A [red] and 1 Type-C [black] 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)

ROG Exclusive Features
ROG RAMCache III
ROG GameFirst V
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Overwolf

Special Feature
Aura
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
- Aura Addressable Strip Header
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 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
Gamer's Guardian
- Procool
- SafeSlot
- DIGI+ VRM
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ESD Guards on VGA, LAN, Audio and USB3.1/2.0 ports
- Highly Durable Components
ASUS Exclusive Features
- Armoury crate
- Pre-mounted I/O Shield
- ASUS NODE: hardware control interface
- OptiMem II
- 3D Printing Friendly design
- AI Suite 3
- MemOK! II
- AI Charger
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS Q-Design
- Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- Q-Slot
- Q-DIMM

Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DP port
2 x USB2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports [blue]
4 x USB3.1 Gen2 ports (3 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C ports [black])
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out

Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 front panel connector
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 header supports additional 4 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 Addressable header
1 x MemOK! II switch
1 x Node connector
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 connector

Accessories
Support DVD
User guide
2 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x SLI™ HB Bridge (2-WAY-M)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB Strips (80cm)
1 x Extension Cable for Addressable LED Strips (80cm)
1 x Fan bracket
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x ROG Strix door hanger
1 x ROG Strix Thank you card
1 x ROG Strix series sticker

BIOS
1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1

Manageability
WOL, PXE

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

Operating System Support
Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)


General

Brand:
Asus
Model Number:
ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING
Warranty:
3 Year
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

Can't complain with this board at all. I always gravitate towards Asus products as I think aethitcally they are always one of the nicer looking brands (no exception here) and the bios and software utilities are pretty good too. Currently have my 9600k running 5GHZ with an avx offset of 2 at 1.36v and the system is rock solid, paired with 32 GB of 3200MHz vengeance LPX RAM. Had no issues detecting my nvme storage, setup was an absolute breeze, can't recommend this board enough.
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