ASUS PRIME Intel Z390-A 9th Gen ATX Motherboard
ASUS PRIME Z390-A, Intel Z390, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, Dual M.2, 2-Way SLi/3-Way CrossFire, GbE, USB 3.1 Gen2 A+C, ATX
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|Cost of purchase:||£184.99|
|Total inc. interest:||£192.59|
|Instalment Rate:||14.9% p.a. (fixed)|
|Cost of purchase:||£184.99|
|Total inc. interest:||£199.28|
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PRIME Z390-A - Intel ATX Motherboard from ASUS
Powerful and Efficient ASUS TechnologyThe professional design of the Prime Z390 series motherboards accommodates to daily users and content creators with comprehensive specs and features. Merging the benefits of the latest processors with vital ASUS innovation and engineering, the Prime Z390-A provides an array of options for performance tuning through intuitive software and firmware. Personalise your setup with ASUS AURA Sync, providing RGB lighting through the motherboard’s RGB header and immersive presets for external LED light strips.
Please note: This motherboard supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors, 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.
Tune it Your Way with AI Overclocking
Intelligent Control 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.
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 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 Prime Z390-A 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.
CPU Performance Boost Unleash your PC’s full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.
All-round Energy Efficiency The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically amplifies power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode. The smart setting that produces an extreme energy-saving setup by shutting down unused I/O controllers, with the EPU you will appreciate system-wide power reserves.
Optimization for gamers and professionals Whether you're a professional designer or hardcore gamer, you'll feel the benefit of the ASUS-exclusive Turbo App every day. This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level, meaning your Prime Z390-A system is perfectly optimized for what you're doing.
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
Including EZ Mode & Advanced Mode The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and Prime Z390-A offers one of the best in the business. Featuring Easy and Advanced Modes for quick and easy access to find the setting you're looking for. Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse using intuitive graphical fan control. Discover useful settings for your setup with ASUS Technology.
AI Overclocking GuideThe AI OC Guide allows you to enable the AI Overclocking or view a quick guide.
PredictionAI Overclocking monitors system vitals like power draw, temperatures, and fan speeds to gauge overclocking performance.
ASUS OptiMem II Technology
Including MemOK! II Automated Recovery 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 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.
speed up with on-board M.2 up to 32gbps 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.
Supported by Prime z390-a Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Prime Z390-A. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
Ulimate speed 10GBPS with on-board USB 3.1 Gen 2 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.
Fast speeds and any-way-up connectivity Prime Z390-A supports ThunderboltEX 3, an Intel-certified Thunderbolt™ 3 add-on card that enables bi-directional speeds of up to 40Gbps through a single cable. Thunderbolt 3 also supports daisy-chaining up to six devices, has a reversible USB-C connector for USB 3.1 compatibility, and supports USB Power Delivery for fast, high-power charging of up to 36W.
Intel EthernetPrime Z390-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.
Turbo LANTurbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag.
Upgrade your RAID with Ease
Intel™ Rapid Storage (IRST) Use the CPU's PCIe lanes to unleash the Intel Rapid Storage (IRST) feature with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card V2* that allows you to attach up to three PCIe® 3.0 x16 M.2 drives — for a total bandwidth of up to 96Gbps.
ASUS Aura Sync RGB Lighting
outshine the competition A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura Sync offers full lighting connected via the motherboard's RGB header, with a variety of functional presets for external LED strips. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
Upgrade to Unrivalled Audio
Surround Sound with DTS Headphone:X 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. With DTS Headphone:X experience immersive 3D surround-sound technology. Crystal Sound 3 boasts flawless audio and sound features to keep you engrossed.
Comprehensive Cooling Controls
Multiple Temperature Sources Each header can be set to monitor and react to up to three thermal sensors. Via Fan Xpert, you can also assign a sensor to monitor the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to ensure optimal cooling during GPU- or CPU-intensive workloads.
Dual Pump connectors A dedicated header that supplies over 3A for high-performance PWM or DC water pumps, plus a second dedicated header for AIOs.
4-Pin PWM/DC fan connectors Each on-board header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
Support for fan extension Includes three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.
Smart Protection A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.
keep your SSD cool 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.
Power Delivery Enhancements
Power & Efficiency with 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
Built to prevent connector failure 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.
ASUS SafeSlot Protection
PREMIUM ASUS TECHNOLOGY SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe® slot. Featuring a fortified design that's anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6X-stronger retention and 1.3X-greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots. ASUS Prime motherboards have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.
Ultra-durable ASUS Protection
Trustworthy Stability and Compatibility 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.
LANGuardASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput.
Overvoltage protectionAn exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.
DIGI+ VRMASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.
DRAM Overcurrent ProtectionOn-board resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless-Steel Back I/OCorrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.
ESD GuardsASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components
PRIME Z390 Tried and Tested
Superior Reliability with 8000+ validation hours ASUS motherboards offer superb endurance verified by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.
Temperature and humidity testsEnsures components withstand extreme conditions.
Thermal measurement testsEnsures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.
Insertion testsEvery port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.
Aging testsUp to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.
Power-consumption testsDelivers world-class energy efficiency.
Temperature and DC margin testsEnsures that the motherboard is capable of coping with voltages fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.
Thermal-shock testsEnsures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.
Non-operation shock testsBuilt to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.
Burn-in testsEvery component is checked to ensure flawless operation.
Installation testsConnector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.
Drop testsDrop tests from various heights ensure durability.
Salt and spray testsTested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.
Built to Last ASUS is the world's leading motherboard brand. Our motherboards are extensively 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. Choosing ASUS is an assurance of trouble-free DIY experiences.
5X ProtectionHardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.
520+ DDR4 compatibilityIndustry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.
1000+ compatible devicesCompatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.
8000+ validation hoursExtensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety.
|RAM Memory Support|
|Memory Channel||Dual (2)|
|Memory Type (ECC)||Non-ECC|
|Memory Type (R/U)||UDIMM (Unbuffered)|
|Memory Speed (Mhz)||
|Max. Memory Capacity||64GB (4x16GB)|
|Audio||Realtek ALC S1220A 7.1 HD Audio + Crystal Sound 3|
|Primary GPU Interface||PCIe 3.0 (x16)|
|NVIDIA SLI Support||2-Way SLi|
|AMD CrossFire Support||3-Way CrossFire|
|On-Board Graphics Connectors||
|SATA Support||SATA3 / M.2|
|RAID Support via||SATA3 / M.2 (PCIe)|
|Storage Mode Support||
|Network Interface Type||Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)|
|Network Chip/Modules||1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)|
|Rear I/O Connectors||
|Other Motherboard Specifications|
|Board Dimensions||305 x 244 mm|
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