SOLID HARDWARE SPECS FOR GAMING AND MORE
ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming amps the power delivery and stacks a comprehensive set of cooling options to tame Intel's latest CPUs. Together with a wealth of enhancements, including one-click optimization, the latest connectivity and futuristic styling with onboard illumination, ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming makes a formidable foundation for ATX gaming builds that go above and beyond. The ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming provides all the essentials you need to harness the full potential of components in your build for top-tier gaming performance. A host of design touches, including a unique cyber-text pattern, plus customization options, comprehensive validation lists, and the most diverse ecosystem of components in the industry make building and personalizing a gaming rig with ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming wonderfully easy.
HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS
Digital power control together with an efficient thermal solution ensures ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming has the muscle to control Intel's latest CPUs. The Strix Z390-F Gaming uses high-quality thermal pads to help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to a heatsink that has ample surface area to deal with the power demands of all Coffee Lake processors. Superior parts have been used when manufacturing the ROG STRIX boards to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.
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. ASUS have created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your CPU. The onboard intelligence also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.
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 on-board intelligence as AI Overclocking, but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the beginning.
FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS
With the ROG STRIX Z390 Series you have comprehensive control over fans via Fan Xpert 4 or the media-acclaimed UEFI. Whether you are cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. Extreme Quiet mode reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum assuring your system stays whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
FASTER AND UNDISTORTED CURRENT DELIVERY
ROG Strix Z390 Gaming series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS. A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers are easy to access on the top right of the CPU Socket whilst a dedicated AIO header can be found for self contained water-cooling setups. Every onboard header even supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans. There is also a water pump header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps. The M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD for consistent performance and reliability.
INTEGRATED OPTIMEM II TECHNOLOGY
ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming features dual M.2 slots. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available. To provide Intel's latest CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, motherboard trace routing has been reimagined with the ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming. Integrated OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across PCB layers to reduce vias, and it also adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk. To further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, a highly customized T-Topology layout delivers time-aligned signaling.
ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming features Intel Ethernet (I219-V), ensuring data exchanges with your network and the outside world are fast and smooth. Intel LAN reduces CPU overhead and increases TCP and UDP throughput, keeping more processing power. Featuring advanced signal-coupling technology and high-tolerance components, LANGuard provides consistent Ethernet performance and greater protection against static electricity and power surges.
SONIC STUDIO III PROVIDES CRYSTAL QUALITY SOUNDS
Immerse yourself in sound with SupremeFX audio technology. Utilizing the S1220A codec, SupremeFX is the integrated-audio solution that's engineered to provide a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And to ensure that pristine signature is perfectly preserved, the front-panel output is driven with dual op amps, delivering sonics with the scale and authority to create virtual worlds via your gaming headset. Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
EFFORTLESS SYNCHRONIZATION WITH ALL YOUR COMPONENTS
The ASUS Aura ecosystem is in the ascendancy, with an extensive and growing list of ASUS products now offering Aura Sync compatibility — along with loads of compatible accessories and kits available through partners. ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. 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 header — and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
EASILY FIND YOUR WAY WITH EZ AND ADVANCED MODES
The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and ROG STRIX Gaming Series has one of the best in the business. The EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page making it incredible easy to overclock a CPU to improve performance or even configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes will help you quickly find your way, quickly and easily.
OPTIMIZE YOUR NETWORK TRAFFIC
GameFirst V is the ROG-exclusive tool that optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming. Team your gateways, keeps tabs on bandwidth-hogging apps and make adjustments on the fly.
Optimize network traffic for active apps, or allocate more bandwidth to games.
LAUNCH YOUR APPS AT NECK BREAKING SPEEDS
RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds. Smart mode automatically caches all your storage devices to maximize your system's resources using an intuitive interface which displays real time drive information. RamCache III also allos you to efficiently check the health status of assigned memory.
SPEED YOUR GAME LOADS
The brand-new Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.
Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, check email, instant message and stream or record gameplay while you're in the game. Color-matched ROG skins that display your status as a member of an elite pack are also available for download from the Overwolf App Store.
A PCIe slot that provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resitance.
2X greater electrostatic protection than the industry standard. ESD guards cover the USB, Audio and LAN ports.
One easy-release clip to swap or secure your graphics card. Press to pop out or push in the card to secure.
One sided clips for super simple, secure handling of memory modules.
Onboard LEDs indicate power status as well as problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device to enable quick diagnosis.
MemOK II automatically fixes boot failures that arise due to memory overclocking and instability.