From the Manufacturer|Powered by Is the information in this section helpful? Yes / No Overview Designed for 9th generation Intel® Core™ processors, the Prime Z390-A delivers maximum performance with customizable style. 5-Way Optimization provides AI overclocking and dynamic fan calibration while dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen2 delivers maximum transfer speeds. Aura Sync RGB with addressable headers customize your build. Designed for 9th and 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors to maximize connectivity and speed with M.2, USB 3.1 Gen2 and ASUS OptiMem II for better DRAM overclocking stability Revamped 5-Way Optimization that has the intelligence to overclock a CPU based on smart prediction and thermal telemetry 5X Protection III Hardware-level safeguards with SafeSlot Core, LANGuard and Overvoltage Protection provide component longevity and reliability while FanXpert 4 with AIO Pump Header delivers advanced fan control for dynamic system cooling Patent-pending SafeSlot Core fortified PCIe slots prevent damage caused by heavyweight GPUs 8-channel HD Gaming Audio featuring Realtek ALC887 high definition audio codec 1 2 Features 5-Way Optimization The overclocking module of AI Suites 5-Way Optimization has been revamped for the Z390 platform. With a revised back-end that has the intelligence to overclock a CPU based upon smart prediction and thermal telemetry, this new version quickly delivers overclocking results that would typically take days of manual tuning. Ultrafast Connectivity With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. Its the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data. Also, with backward compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, youll experience ultimate connection flexability and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. Optimem ll To provide Intels latest processors unfettered access to memory bandwidth, weve 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, weve employed a highly customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned signaling. Cooler by Design 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. Upgrade to unrivaled audio The 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. Visual Beauty 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. Image Gallery What is in the Box Users manual ASUS Q-Shield 3 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x M.2 Screw Package 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M) 1 x Q-Connector 1 x SCD 1 x CPU Fan Holder Comparison Chart About ASUS ASUS aspires to deliver the incredible in everything it does. With more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,500 engineers, ASUS is dedicated to the design and manufacture of products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s (and tomorrow’s) digital home and office. ASUS’ broad portfolio includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, all-in-one PCs, laptops, servers, wireless networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,511 awards in 2017 and was named in Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies3 . © 2018 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos. Actual colors may differ from their appearance due to variation of monitor restrictions and color processing. All trademarks are registered to their respective companies. ASUS shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. 1 * The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m. 2 ** RGB LED Extension cables are included. LED Strips and Aura-compatible devices are sold separately. 3 http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/ Ranked 4th in Computer Industry General Information 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 AI overclockin 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 PRIME 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. 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. Intelligent Control AI Overclocking ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system. CPU Potential We 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 the best 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 thats well-tuned from the get-go. Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and Prime Z390-A offers one of the best in the business. AI Overclocking Guide The AI OC Guide allows you to enable the AI Overclocking or view a quick guide. Prediction AI Overclocking monitors system vitals like power draw, temperatures, and fan speeds to gauge overclocking performance. Processor & Chipset Chipset Manufacturer: Intel Total Processor Supported: 1 Processor Socket: Socket H4 LGA-1151 Processor Supported: Core i7 Processor Supported: Core i5 Processor Supported: Core i3 Processor Supported: Celeron Processor Supported: Pentium Gold Processor Supported: Core i9 Memory Number of Memory Slots: 4 Memory Form Factor: UDIMM Memory Form Factor: DIMM Maximum Memory: 64 GB Memory Technology: DDR4 SDRAM Memory Speed Supported: 3.60 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 3.87 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 3.73 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 2.40 GHz Memory Speed Supported: 3.20 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 4 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 4.27 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 3.30 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 3.47 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 3.40 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 2.67 GHz Memory Speed Supported: 2.13 GHz Memory Speed Supported: 4.13 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 3.33 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 3 GHz (O.C.) Memory Speed Supported: 2.80 GHz (O.C.) Intel Optane Memory Ready: Yes I/O Controller Controller Type: Serial ATA/600 Intel RST: Yes RAID Supported: Yes RAID Levels: 10 RAID Levels: 5 RAID Levels: 1 RAID Levels: 0 Video Onboard Video: CPU Dependent Video Audio Audio Channels: 7.1 Network & Communication Gigabit Ethernet: Yes I/O Expansions Number of Total Expansion Slots: 6 Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 6 Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 3 Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 3 Interfaces/Ports Total Number of USB Ports: 8 Number of USB 3.1 Ports: 6 S/PDIF: Yes HDMI: Yes DisplayPort: Yes Onboard Interfaces Number of SATA Interfaces: 6 Number of M.2 Interfaces: 2 Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 9 Number of Onboard USB 3.1 Ports: 3 Physical Characteristics Form Factor: ATX Width: 12″ Depth: 9.6″ Miscellaneous Package Contents: Prime Z390-A Desktop Motherboard Users Manual ASUS Q-Shield 3 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x M.2 Screw Package 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M) 1 x Q-Connector 1 x SCD 1 x CPU Fan Holder Environmentally Friendly: Yes Environmental Certification: RoHS Country of Origin: China Warranty Limited Warranty: 3 Year Product images may differ from actual product appearance.
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