ASUS PRIME Z390-A Intel Socket 1151 Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2542
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Manufacturer Code: 90MB0YT0-M0EAY0
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Manufacturer: ASUS
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ASUS PRIME Z390-A Intel Socket 1151 Motherboard

Key Features:

  • Socket 1151
  • Intel Z390 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 8 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 64GB, 4 slots)
  • HDMI and Display Port
  • ATX Form Factor

Delivery Options

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£166.03

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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.

AI Overclocking

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.

5-way Optimization

Overclocking Intelligence

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 onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking, but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.

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.

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 Z390-A is designed for builders who want essential ASUS reliability and performance. More CPU cores create power-delivery challenges, so Prime Z390-A has extra power phases and comprehensive cooling features for optimal performance.

Cooler by design

Prime Z390-A features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

M.2 heatsink

Keep your SSD cooler

Prime Z390-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.

DR. MOS

The Prime Z390-A's CPU VRM utilizes Dr. MOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that Intel's latest processors demand.

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.

SafeSlot

Protect your graphics card investment

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 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.

Visual beauty

Aura Sync

Outshine the competition

A well-tuned enthusiast 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 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. 
** RGB LED Extension cables are included. LED Strips and Aura-compatible devices are sold separately. 

Upgrade to unrivalled audio

Outstanding audio

Realtek codec and unique design features for pristine, powerful audio

Prime Z390-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.

Main Features

  • AI overclocking: Quickly optimizes your CPU performance based on the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts.
  • 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 pimp, via Fan Xpert 4 or the acclaimed UEFI
  • M.2 heatsink: Ultra-efficient heatsink reduces M.2 SSD temperatures by up to 20øC for unthrottled transfer speeds and enhanced reliability
  • Next-gen connectivity: Supreme flexibility with Intel Optane memory ready, Intel© RST support, Thunderbolt 3 header and dual M.2 support
  • ASUS Aura Sync: Controllable onboard RGB lighting easily syncs with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware

CPU

Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors Intel® Core™ 9000 series, 8th Generation Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® and Celeron® processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA1151

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge Z390
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Rear Panel I/O Ports

Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out

Internal I/O Connectors

Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU_FAN
1 x CPU_OPT
2 x Chassis Fans
1 x M.2 FAN
1 x AIO_PUMP
1 x W_PUMP+
1 x EXT_FAN
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
1 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0
Serial Connectors 1 x COM
TPM Header 1 x TPM
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280)
1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x CPU OV
2 x AURA RGB headers
1 x NODE connector

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 2 x PCU Express 3.0 x16 (@ x16, x8/x8)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x4)
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Memory

Memory Bus Speed Up to 2666 (4133+ OC) MHz
Maximum RAM 64 GB
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek® S1220A

Network

Integrated Network Intel® I219-V
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless LAN No
Bluetooth No

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit

System

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
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) ASUS Utilites
ASUS EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Drivers Included
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box ASUS PRIME Z390-A Motherboard
3 x SATA Cables
1 x SLI™ HB Bridge (2-WAY-M)
1 x ASUS Q-shield
1 x Q-connector
1 x M.2 screw package
1 x CPU Fan holder
Support DVD
User Manual
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Main Colour Black
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 4-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z390
Thunderbolt No
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control ASUS Aura Sync
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Price (Bundles) 148.3
DVI Connection No
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Multi GPU Support Both
VGA Connection No
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 8 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network No
Socket(s) LGA 1151
HDMI Connection Yes

Item Details

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB0YT0-M0EAY0
EAN 4718017129695
Condition New

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5 / 5 2 reviews

John

last month

Always used ASUS motherboards and this new one appears to be providing the same level of quality build and easy to set up. I haven't o/c the board but the bios will do it all for you, provides more than enough information you require.

dave

2 months ago

Great motherboard good features at a great price cant fault asus delivers every time