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  • MX68651 PRIME Z370-A w/ DDR4 2133, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI
  • MX68651 PRIME Z370-A w/ DDR4 2133, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI
  • MX68651 PRIME Z370-A w/ DDR4 2133, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI
  • MX68651 PRIME Z370-A w/ DDR4 2133, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI

PRIME Z370-A w/ DDR4 2133, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire / SLI

Product Info

ASUS PRIME Z370-A: For 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Coffee Lake

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This ASUS TUF Z370-PRO GAMING Motherboard is ready to use one or two Video Cards (in SLI or CrossFire configurations) to push your 3D Graphics farther than ever.

With modern video cards you can enjoy your Gaming at higher resolutions and higher frame rates than before. Consider moving to 4K UHD Gaming, Ultra Wide Monitors and VR Headsets to take advantage of your new gaming rig.

Prime Timefeature
ASUS Prime Z370 Series motherboards provide the solid foundation needed for your first build, plus loads of scope to grow with your ambitions.

ASUS melded all the good stuff that's packed into the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with essential ASUS design and engineering, so you benefit from industry leading technologies, including automated system tuning, comprehensive cooling controls, immersive onboard audio, and support for the ASUS Fan Extension Card. Build smart and easy with ASUS Prime Z370.

Take Advantage of the Power of Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs

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ASUS Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS TUF Z370-PRO GAMING Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processor goes farther, faster than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have.

The latest 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake Processors for the Z370 Chipset come with enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances.

ASUS Z370 Motherboards: Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS Motherboard has Dual PCIe 3.0 x16 video card slots with room for two modern high end Video Cards. It is backed up by many other advanced performance features and faster connectivity options like NVMe M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot technology. Get ready for incredible Gaming and Workstation performance beyond your wildest dreams!

Features

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  • Ready for modern Intel processors: LGA1151 socket for 8th Gen Intel Core desktop CPUs
  • 5-Way Optimization: One-click, system-wide tuning delivers optimized overclocks and intelligent cooling for CPU or GPU-intensive tasks
  • ASUS OptiMem: Careful routing of traces and vias to preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
  • Industry-leading cooling options: Comprehensive controls for fans and water pumps, via Fan Xpert 4 software or the acclaimed ASUS UEFI
  • Next-gen connectivity: Supreme flexibility with Intel Optane memory ready, Thunderbolt 3 and dual M.2 support
  • M.2 heatsink: Ultra-efficient heatsink reduces M.2 SSD temperatures by up to 20° C for unthrottled transfer speeds and enhanced reliability
  • ASUS Aura Sync: Controllable onboard RGB lighting that can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware

5-Way Optimization

One-click overclock and cooling, done!
ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. One click takes care of complex tuning, dynamically optimizing essential aspects of the system to provide overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.

  • An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration
  • Fans stay whisper-quiet with everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks
  • Stress test function helps optimize and overclock for CPU or memory centric workloads

Make your memory go faster

ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4000 and beyond with all slots populated.

OC Design – ASUS Pro Clock Technology

Prime Z370-A includes a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and BCLK overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from the Intel Core 8th Generation processors.

Cooler by design

Prime Z370-A features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS. Each header can be set to monitor and react to three thermal sensors, and via Fan Xpert 4 you can even assign a sensor to monitor the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards; for optimal cooling during GPU or CPU intensive workloads.

ASUS Fan Holder

With the all-new ASUS Fan Holder increasing airflow your Prime Z370 Series motherboard's VRM area is simple. Just screw on a 40/50mm fan, mount the bracket on the heatsink, and hook the fan up to a header for a targeted cooling boost. With the Fan Holder and fan in place, VRM temperatures are reduced by up to 25oC — perfect for your overclocking adventures.

Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS

The smoothest, slickest mouse-controllable graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes will help you quickly find your way, quickly and easily.

  • 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

M.2 Storage Slots: Speeds up Dual M.2 Slots, up to 32Gbps each

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.

M.2 heatsink: Keep your M.2 SSDs cooler

Prime Z370-A has an ultra-efficient heatsink to reduce M.2 SSD temperatures by up to 20°C — and that means optimal storage performance and improved SSD longevity.

3D-Printable M.2 fan mount: Active cooling for your M.2 SSDs

ASUS Prime Z370-A features dedicated mounting points for the ASUS 3D-printable M.2 cooler. Supporting a 40mm fan, the M.2 cooler teams up with the onboard M.2 heatsink to reduce drive temperatures by up to 25°C, ensuring your high-performance SSD always delivers peak performance.

Intel® Optane™ memory ready

Intel® Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Prime Z370-A. 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 Ports

Ultimate-speed 10Gbps with USB 3.1 Gen 2 onboard
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.

Intel Ethernet

More throughput, less CPU usage
Prime Z370-A features the very latest Intel Ethernet. Intel's LAN has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.

SafeSlot: Protecting your graphics card investment(s)

SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new 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.

Built to Last

ASUS is the world's foremost motherboard manufacturer, renowned for our unique Design Thinking approach. Our exhaustive testing exceeds industry standards, supported by high-quality components for exceptional real-world protection. ASUS motherboards are proven compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation.

ASUS gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. By choosing ASUS, you also gain the freedom to select outstanding component options, for trouble-free DIY experiences.

  • 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

Outstanding audio

Realtek codec and unique design features for pristine, powerful audio
Prime Z370-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.

DTS Headphone:X™ Surround sound
Immersive 3D surround-sound technology provides incredible audio experiences.

Crystal Sound 3

Flawless audio that immerses you in the game

  • Power pre-regulator
    Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance
  • 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
  • Integrated amplifier
    Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies
  • De-pop circuit
    Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs
  • Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
    Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity

Aura Sync: Outshine the competition

A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura Sync offers full RGB control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as the LED strips connected to the onboard RGB headers.* And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.**
*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.
** LED Strips and Aura-compatible devices are sold separately

Beyond VR ready: Complete your immersion

Prime Z370-A isn't just VR ready — it goes way beyond. The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that Prime Z370-A has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

Intel CPU and Chipset features

The Intel® Z370 chipset supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
featureIt provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of 10x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

Ready For 8th Gen Intel Core LGA1151 "Coffee Lake" Processors
featureThis motherboard supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, 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.

Additional Information:

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Download the Manufacturer Product Manual

Visit the Manufacturer CPU Support Web Page

I/O Ports

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Compatibility

Intel® Processor Support:

This ASUS Motherboard supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Processors. Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors.

This Motherboard initially supports these Intel® Core™ processors, with more to follow:

  • i7-8700K
  • i7-8700
  • i5-8600K
  • i5-8400
  • i3-8350K
  • i3-8100

Visit the Manufacturer CPU Support Web Page

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit

Specifications

CPU Support Supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors in the LGA1151 package.

Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors.

Chipset Intel® Z370 Chipset
   
Memory Runs up to 4x DIMM DDR4-2133 Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)

Supports Overclocked Ram up to DDR4-4000

Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
   
Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
1x DisplayPort v1.2 port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI v1.4b port
This HDMI port supports HDCP 2.2
Uses up to 1GB of Shared RAM
   
Storage 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10

1x M.2 NVMe 2280 PCIe x4/x2 SSD connector
(Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1x M.2 NVMe 2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD connector
(Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 support)

All M.2 Slots support Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
(Only 1x Optane™ Memory Card is supported at once)
   
Expansion Slots 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, running at x16 or x8/x8
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, running at x4
4x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
Multi-GPU Support Support for NVIDIA® 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies

Support for AMD 2 or 3-Way AMD CrossFireX™ technologies

   
USB Ports 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 (10Gbps) port at back panel
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 (10Gbps) port at back panel
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports at back panel
4x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports at mid-board

2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports at back panel
4x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports at mid-board

   
LAN Intel® i219-V chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
ASUS LAN Guard
   
Audio Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
- Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
- Supports up to 32-Bit / 192kHz playback

Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference

Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for L + R channels guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals

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

Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs

EMI protection cover to prevent electrical noise to affect the amplifier quality

Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance

Separate layer for left and right tracks, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality

   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI v1.4b port
1x DislayPort v1.2 port
1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 port
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
1x S/PDIF Optical Port
5x 3.5mm Audio Jacks
   
Internal I/O 1x Aura RGB Strip Header
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors for 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 connectors for 4x USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector (1x 4-pin)
1x CPU OPT Fan connector (1x 4-pin)
2x Chassis Fan connectors (2x 4-pin)
1x Thunderbolt header
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x EZ XMP switch
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x System panel (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1x 5-pin EXT_FAN (Extension Fan) connector
1x MemOK! button
1x CPU OV
1x Power-on button
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x 14-1 pin TPM connector
1x COM port header
1x T_Sensor Connector
1x AIO PUMP Header
2x 3D Mount screw port
1x M.2 Fan Header
   
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm