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Asus Prime-Z390M-Plus Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard

 

Features

Intel LGA 1151 mATX motherboard with OptiMem II, DDR4 4266 MHz, Dual M.2, HDMI, Intel Optane memory ready, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 2

  • 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 pump, via Fan Xpert 4 or the acclaimed UEFI
  • Ultrafast connectivity: Dual native M.2 and NVMe PCIe RAID support for lightning-fast storage speeds
  • 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection

Overview

PRIME Z390M-PLUS\

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.

All-round energy efficiency With the Energy Processing unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimzes power cinsumption and maximizes savings with Away mode. - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I?O controllers.

Flexible cooling controls for air or liquid With Prime Z390M-Plus you have comprehensive control over fans via Fan Xpert 4 or our media-acclaimed UEFI. 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 fgan speeds to below the default minimum - keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS

The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and Prime Z390M-Plus offers one of the best in the business.

EZ Tuning Wizard

Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance, or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.

My Favorites

Quickly discover tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

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.

EZ Tuning Wizard

Rapidly configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.

My Favorites

Quickly discover tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

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

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.

ASUS OptiMem II advantage:

ASUS OptiMem II

P2P : 14.8m

Reference design

P2P : 48.6m

Reduction in crosstalk

69%

ASUS OptiMem II benefits:

  • Improved memory stability and compatibility
  • Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
  • Improved memory frequency margin
  • Tested by using Synopsys HSPICE simulation software

MemOK! II

Automated Recovery

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.

Cool and Reliable

Prime Z390M-Plus is designed for builders who want essential ASUS reliability and performance. More CPU cores create power-delivery challenges, so Prime Z390M-Plus has extra power phases and comprehensive cooling features for optimal performance.

Cooler by design

Prime Z390M-Plus features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, 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.

AIO Pump

A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

4-pin PWM/DC Fan

Each onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

Smart Protection

A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.

Enhanced Power Delivery

Prime Z390M-Plus adjusts power delivery based on the number of power phases, optimizing power and efficiency for the latest 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.

Built to Last

ASUS motherboards are exhaustively tested for compatibility with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation — offering the peace of mind of knowing that your ASUS motherboard is fit for all environments and applications.

5X

Protection III

Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.

520+

DDR4 compatibility

Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.

1000+

compatible devices

Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.

8000+

validation hours

Extensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety.

Prime series motherboards are engineered with industry-leading 5X Protection III, employing the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee the quality and long-term durability of your motherboard.

SafeSlot Core

Fortified PCIe Slot Prevents Damage

SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot. Featuring a fortified design that's anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6X-stronger retention and 1.3X-greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots.

ASUS Prime motherboards have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.

 

LANGuard

Pumped-up throughput, 2.5X-higher surge tolerance

ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput.

Overvoltage Protection

World-class circuit-protecting power design

An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.

DIGI+ VRM

Precision control for stable power

ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.

DRAM Overcurrent Protection

Short-circuit damage prevention

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

3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability

Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.

ESD Guards

Electrostatic discharge protection

ASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components

1000+

Compatible devices and components

The Prime Z390 series provides superior compatibility with thousands of components and our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) identifies memory compatibility, giving you more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.

8000+

VALIDATION HOURS

Every ASUS motherboards is subjected to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests, including burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests to confirm their durability. ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.

 

Temperature and humidity tests

Ensures components withstand extreme conditions.

Thermal measurement tests

Ensures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest load.

Insertion tests

Every port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.

Aging tests

Up to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.

Power-consumption tests

Checked for world-class energy efficiency.

Temperature and DC margin tests

Ensures that the motherboard is capable of coping with voltages fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.

Thermal-shock tests

Ensures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.

Non-operation shock tests

Built to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.

Burn-in tests

Every component is checked to ensure flawless operation.

Installation tests

Connector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.

Drop tests

Drop tests from various heights ensure durability.

Salt and spray tests

Tested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.

M.2

Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gbps

With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.

Intel Optane memory

Intel Optane memory ready

Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Prime Z390M-Plus. 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

Ultimate-speed 10Gbps with USB 3.1 Gen 2 onboard

With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A™, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 Front Panel Connector

Future-proof connectivity

USB 3.1 Gen 1 is right where you need it, with four super-speed headers for the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, and avoid back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports.

Visual beauty

ASUS Lighting Control

Brighten up your build

With 5050 RGB strips connected to the RGB header, you can create your own stunning multicolor lighting displays with static, blinking, fading, and strobing effects.

* The 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.

** RGB LED Strips are sold separately.

Upgrade to unrivalled audio

Outstanding audio

Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio

Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!

Audio shielding

Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.

Separate layer for left and right tracks

Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.

Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors

Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.

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.

Ready for Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th 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.

Specifications

CPU

Intel® Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Generation Pentium®/Celeron® Processors

Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipset

Intel® Z390

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.

C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz NonECC, Unbuffered Memory *

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Graphic

Integrated Graphics Processor Intel® HD Graphics support

MultiVGA output support : HDMI/DVID ports

Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz

Supports DVID with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz

Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

Multi-GPU Support

Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or x8+x4+x4) *

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)

2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

Storage

Intel® Z390 Chipset :

1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray

Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

Intel® CPU with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology support (RAID 0 & RAID 1)

PCIEX16_1 slot supports up to 3 Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs via a Hyper M.2 X16 series Card

LAN

Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

Antisurge LANGuard

Audio

Realtek® ALC887 8Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

Supports : Jackdetection, Front Panel Jackretasking

Audio Feature :

LEDilluminated design Brighten up your build with the gorgeous illuminated audio trace path.

Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multilateral interference

Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals

Premium Japanese audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

USB Ports

Intel® Z390 Chipset :

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s)

Intel® Z390 Chipset :

8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at midboard)

Intel® Z390 Chipset :

4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at midboard)

Special Features

ASUS 5X Protection III :

ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage

ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and staticelectricity discharges!

ASUS Overvoltage Protection: Worldclass circuitprotecting power design

ASUS StainlessSteel Back I/O: 3X corrosionresistance for greater durability!

ASUS Optimem II

Improved DDR4 Stability

ASUS EPU :

EPU

ASUS Exclusive Features:

MemOK! II

AI Suite 3

Ai Charger

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:

Stylish Fanless Design Heatsink solution & MOS Heatsink

ASUS Fan Xpert 4

ASUS EZ DIY :

ASUS O.C. Tuner

ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

ASUS EZ Flash 3

ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

ASUS QDesign :

ASUS QSlot

ASUS QDIMM

M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)

Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)

1 x PS/2 mouse (green)

1 x DVID

1 x HDMI

1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 TypeA,

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 TypeA

3 x Audio jack(s)

Internal I/O Ports

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19pin)

2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

1 x COM port(s) connector(s)

4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)

1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 pin)

2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 pin)

1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 pin)

1 x S/PDIF out header(s)

1 x 24pin EATX Power connector(s)

1 x 8pin EATX 12V Power connectors

1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)

1 x MemOK! II switch(es)

1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

1 x System panel connector

1 x Mono Out header

1 x RGB Header

Accessories

User's manual

I/O Shield

2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

1 x M.2 Screw Package

1 x SCD (by region)

BIOS

128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multilanguage 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

Support Disc

Drivers

ASUS Utilities

ASUS EZ Update

Antivirus software (OEM version)

Operating System

Windows® 10 64bit

Form Factor

mATX Form Factor

9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )

Note

* PCIEX16_1 slot supports up to 3 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.

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