Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (Wi-Fi) w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, BT, CrossFire

MX74041 TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (Wi-Fi) w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, BT, CrossFire
MX74041 TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (Wi-Fi) w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, BT, CrossFire

Product Info

ASUS Introduces the TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING Motherboard

This TUF Z390-Plus Gaming Motherboard is designed for 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, the TUF Z390-Plus Gaming Wi-Fi is designed for 24/7 performance. Unlock your system's full potential with Gamer's Guardian featuring SafeSlot and Fan Xpert 4 while personalizing your build with Aura Sync lighting. Integrated dual M.2, Gigabit LAN and USB 3.1 deliver maximum connectivity speeds.

  • Designed for 9th and 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.1 Gen2
  • Military-Grade TUF Components like TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs maximize system durability
  • Gamer's Guardian with SafeSlot and FanXpert 4 provides hardware-level safeguards for maximum performance with dynamic system cooling
  • 8-channel HD Gaming Audio with TUF Gaming Headphone featuring RealtekĀ® S1200A high definition audio codec driven by Japanese capacitors for warm, immersive sound
  • ASUS OptiMem II improves memory stability and performance by improving trace isolation between PCB layers to maintain signal integrity even at higher frequencies



TUF Gaming Alliance

TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC Cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.

Optimized Thermal Design

The TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi)'s VRM and inductor array is coupled to a large heatsink that has ample surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel's latest processors.

OptiMem II

To provide Intel's latest processors' unfettered access to memory bandwidth, we've reimaged 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 configuration, we've employed a highly customized T-Topology layout that delivers time-aligned signaling.

TUF Components

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

TUF Capacitors: +20% temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.

TUF MOSFETS: Certified military-grade MOSFETS with lower RDS(on).

TUF LANGuard: 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 lighting strikes and static electricity.


Supports select Intel® Core™ Processors:

  • Supports select Intel® Core™ 8th and 9th i3 / i5 / i7 Series Processors

System Requirements

  • Windows® 10 64-bit


Make and Model ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming ATX Motherboard
CPU Support Supports select 8th and 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.
Intel® Socket 1151 for Intel® Core™ 9000 series, 8th Generation Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® and Celeron® processors

Supports 14nm CPU

Chipset Intel® Z390 Chipset
Memory 4x DIMM DDR4 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, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory, 64GB Max.

Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Integrated Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® UHD Graphics Multi-VGA output support:
HDMI, DisplayPort

- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @30Hz, 24 bpp
- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz

Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD® CrossFireX™ Technology

Intel® 9000 series, 8th Generation CPU support with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology:
- Supports CPU RAID with Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs. RAID 0 and 1 are supported via a Hyper M.2 X16 series card or on RAID sets created between the onboard M.2 socket and a Hyper M.2 X16 series card.*
- PCIe x16_1 slot supports up to 3 Intel® PCIe NVME SSDs via a Hyper M.2 X16 series Card.*

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 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)**
- 1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)***

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
* Hyper M.2 X16 series card sold separately. Install a Hyper M.2 X16 series card and enable this card under BIOS settings.
** When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2_1 socket, SATA_2 port cannot be used.
*** When a device is installed on the M.2_2 socket, SATA_5/6 port cannot be used.

Expansion Slots

Intel® Socket 1151 for Intel® Core™ 9000 series, 8th Generation Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® and Celeron® processors:
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (support x16, x8+x4+x4)
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1, x2 and x4 devices)
4 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots

Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel® UHD Graphics support

USB Ports Intel® Z390 Chipset:
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports up to 10Gbps at back panel (Type-A)
- 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports @mid-board; 4 ports @ back panel, blue, Type A)
- 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (3 ports @ mid-board)
LAN 1 x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN - Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
- Supports TUF LANGuard
- Supports ASUS Turbo LAN Utility

Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
Intel® CNVi interface with Wi-Fi MU-MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz

Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160, Up to 1.73 Gbps transfer speed

Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0

ROG SupremeFX S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- DTS Custom for TUF GAMING Headphone
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduces multi-lateral 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
- Supports jack-detection and front panel jack-retasking

Back Panel I/O 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x LAN (RJ45) ports
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A
2 x Wi-Fi antenna port(s)
3-Jack 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
Internal I/O 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors support additional 4 USB ports (19-pin)
1 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 2 USB ports (9-pin)
1 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 1 USB ports (4-pin)
6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)
2 x M.2 Socket 3 (for M Key)
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector for both 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode) CPU coolers control*
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors for 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode) coolers control*
1 x AIO PUMP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip headers
1 x MemOK!_II Switch
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System panel connector
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
(* By default, the CPU/Chassis Q-Fan control setting is set to Auto mode, which detects the CPU and chassis fans installed and changes the control mode automatically)
Special Features

- 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: 8+1 Phase digital power design

Turbo LAN
- Experience smooth online gaming with lower pings and less lags

M.2 onboard
- The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds

ASUS Fan Xpert 4
- Advanced fan and liquid controls for ultimate cooling and quietness

OptiMem II
- Higher performance of memory overclocking. Enhance compatibility for some memory with RGB

- Enhance memory compatibility. More smart and convenient. Keep high performance. (Shorten the PC starting time)

- Auto download driver and software. Friendly for first PC builder

- Bright up your Build

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
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio and USB3.1/2.0 ports
- Highly Durable Components

- featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS O.C. Tuner
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- PC Cleaner

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3 ASUS

- ASUS Q-Slot

ASUS Exclusive Features - ASUS Ai Charger
- ASUS AI Suite 3
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution Quiet Thermal Design:
- ASUS ASUS Fan Xpert 4
- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & 2 MOS Heat-sink & M.2 Heat-sink solution
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language 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 WOL by PME, PXE
Operating System Requires Windows® 10 64-bit
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
Dimensions 12" x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4 cm)
Weight N/A