Asus TUF Z370 PLUS GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFireX

MX68653 TUF Z370 PLUS GAMING w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFireX
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Product Info

ASUS TUF Z370-Plus Gaming: For 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Coffee Lake


Stronger Than Steelfeature
This ASUS TUF Z370-Plus GAMING Motherboard is ready to use one or two Video Cards (in CrossFireX) 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.

TUF GAMING Motherboards: Arm Your Battlestation

featureTUF GAMING Motherboards are built to survive and thrive on every virtual battlefield, online or single player. Infused with the military spirit of The Ultimate Force (TUF) and styled to strike fear into the hearts of every enemy, TUF Z370-Plus Gaming is the perfect foundation for your ATX battle rig: a solid, durable and camouflaged force that's fit for today's fights, and with the durability to handle multiple upgrades for the campaigns of tomorrow.

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


ASUS Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage
This ASUS TUF Z370-Plus 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!



  • ASUS OptiMem:
    Careful routing of traces and vias preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
  • Exclusive DTS Custom Audio:
    Delivers positional cues to stereo headphones, helping you to pinpoint enemies and action
  • TUF Protection:
    SafeSlot, ESD Guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel back I/O for long-term reliability
  • TUF Components:
    TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durabiliy
  • Fan Xpert 4 Core:
    Every fan achieves the best balance of cooling and low acoustics
  • Two Native M.2 Slots:
    Built-in interface for latest SSDs, delivering lightning-fast storage speeds of up to 32Gbps
  • Onboard M.2 Heatsink:
    Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability
  • Aura Sync RGB:
    Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear

Gaming Audio

Sony DTS™ Custom for Gaming Headsets
Hone your battleskills with exclusive DTS Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets; Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical; for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.

Shielded Audio, Superior Sound

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
  • Dedicated Channel Circuit Layouts: Separate layers for left and right channels to preserve the quality of the sensitive audio signals
  • TUF Gaming Audio Cover: Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality
  • Audio Enjoyment
    Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned 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 hardware.


Intel Ethernet: More throughput, less CPU usage
TUF Z370-Plus Gaming 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.

TUF LANGuard: Best surge protection
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

Turbo LAN: Network packet prioritization software
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface, so you'll reduce lag by up to 1.45X — with no expert knowledge. It even includes Game mode to prioritise game-related data transmissions, smoothing network operations every time you play!


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 DDR4 memory speeds of 4,000MHz with all slots populated; and even beyond!

One Click Overclocking
You don't need to be a technical expert to experience exhilarating overclocking performance. TUF Z370-Plus Gaming incorporates the OC Tuner feature for efficient operation with precise voltage control and monitoring. OC Tuner takes all the hassle out of complex tuning by overclocking your system with a single click — it couldn't be easier!

Ultra Fast Transfer Rates

  • 10Gbps 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 — or twice as fast as USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Cache Ready
    Intel® Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory cache technology supported by this Motherboard. Intel® Optane™ memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels so much faster and way more responsive than expected.

Dual M.2 & M.2 Heatsink: Perfected Cooling for Unleashing Performance
TUF Z370-Plus Gaming features dual onboard M.2 slots, both operating at X4 PCI Express 3.0 to provide a scintillating 32Gbps of bandwidth. The primary slot is placed below the CPU socket, making use of chassis airflow to keep drive temperatures under control. The second sits below the Z370 chipset and is covered by a heatsink that reduces drive temps by as much as 25° C, ensuring peak performance under all scenarios.

Flexible Cooling Controls

Fan Xpert 4 Core
TUF Z370-Plus Gaming features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 Core and our award-winning UEFI BIOS.

  • Multiple Temperature Sources
    Enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, perfect for both custom and self-contained cooling setups
  • 4-pin PWM / DC Fan
    Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
  • Smart Protection Circuit A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent


TUF Gaming motherboards are engineered to be as strong and as dependable they appear. TUF Protection is the name of TUF Z370-Plus Gaming's hardware safeguards that ensure long-term durability and stability, while the board's complement of military-grade TUF Components are manufactured and tested to exacting standards; providing the confidence you need to create a gaming system that'll go the distance.

Protect your graphics card investment with Safeslot; 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 fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.

ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) protection for your Motherboard, ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to ±10kV of air discharge and ± 6kV of contact discharge.

  • LAN port: ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN Circuit
  • USB connectors: TVS diode for surface-mount and dual-inline package
  • Keyboards and Mouse connectors: Additional on-circuit ESD transient voltage suppression


Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability.

+20% temperature tolerance and 5x longer lifespan than industry standard Capacitors

Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)
*Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation

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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I/O Ports



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


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 DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 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 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

2x M.2 NVMe 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA SSD connectors
(Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280)
Only 1x Optane™ Memory Card is supported at once

Expansion Slots 1x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x16
1x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x4
4x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
Multi-GPU Support Support for AMD 2-Way AMD CrossFireX™ technologies
USB Ports 2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports at back panel
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (5Gbps) 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
Audio Realtek® ALC887 codec:
8-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports: Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Exclusive DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets

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 and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

Audio Cover: Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x PS/2 Keyboard Mouse Combo port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI v1.4b port
1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 port
4x 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 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors via 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 connectors via 4c USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2280, PCIE 3.0 x4
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 22110, SATA & PCIE 3.0 x4
1x TPM header
1x COM port connector
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 AIO_PUMP connector
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x System panel (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1x MemOK! button
1x Clear CMOS jumper
- ASUS SafeSlot: Protect your graphics card Investment
- ASUS ESD Guard: Enhanced ESD protection
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 6 Phase digital power design


TUF ENGINE! Power Design
- TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)

- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers

ASUS Exclusive Features
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & MOS Heat-sink & M.2 Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert 4 Core

- ASUS O.C. Tuner
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3

ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Slot

Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

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

Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, 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