ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING

    ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING

    Intel Z390 LGA 1151 ATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync, DDR4 4266 MHz+, dual M.2, SATA 6Gbps, HDMI and USB 3.1 Gen 2

    • LGA1151 socket for 9th/ 8th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
    • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips
    • Comprehensive cooling: Onboard M.2 heatsink, water-pump header and a fan-extension header
    • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing AI overclocking and cooling profiles tailor-made for your rig
    • Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C connectors
    • Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard and GameFirst
    • Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teams with Sonic Studio III to create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action
    • Easy DIY: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance
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    ROG Strix B450-F

    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.

    1. ROG Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield
    2. 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports

      ‧ 3 x TypeA
      ‧ 1 x TypeC

    3. Display Ports

      ‧ HDMI 1.4b
      ‧ DP 1.2

    4. Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN

      ‧ ROG GameFirst V
      ‧ LANGuard

    5. Multi-GPU SLI/CFX support 2 x PCIe 3.0 x 16

      (CPU)

      1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16

      (PCH, at x4 mode)

      3 x PCIe 3.0 x 1

      (PCH)

    6. SupremeFX S1220A CODEC

      ‧ Impedance sense
      ‧ High quality output and input
      ‧ SupremeFX shielding
      ‧ Dual OP amplifiers

      Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Link Sonic Radar III
    7. 2 x AURA RGB headers
    8. MemOK! II switch
    9. DDR4 4266 MHz+ (O.C.)

      ‧ 4 x DIMM, dual-channel
      ‧ XMP Support

    10. 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core
      Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
      on LGA 1151 socket
    11. USB 3.1 Gen 1 front panel connector
    12. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
    13. 1 x AURA Addressable header
    14. 2 x M.2 Socket 3

      ‧ 1 x Type 2242-2280, supports SATA & PCIe 3.0 x4 modes
      ‧ 1 x Type 2242-22110, supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode

    15. ASUS Node connector

    SOLID HARDWARE SPECS FOR GAMING AND MORE

    With comprehensive cooling options and upgraded power delivery to fuel CPUs with more cores, plus support for faster memory and storage, 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.

    Power Design

    Digital power control and an array of DrMOS power stages ensure the ROG Strix Z390 Gaming has the muscle to control Intel's latest CPUs.

    • ProCool Power Connector

      Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. The lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.

    • Digi+ Power Control

      The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.

    • DrMOS

      The ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming's CPU VRM utilizes DrMOS 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.

    • Thermal Solution

      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.

    • High Quality Choke and Caps

      Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.

    Cooler by Design

    ROG Strix Z390 Gaming series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS

    COOLER BY DESIGN

    ROG Strix Z390 Gaming series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS

    • CPU

    • M.2

    • Chassis

    • VRM

      • CPU Fan Header
        CPU Fan Header

        A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers.

      • AIO Pump Fan Header
        AIO Pump Fan Header

        A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

      • Water Pump Header
        Water Pump Header

        A dedicated header that can supply over 3A to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

      • M.2 Heatsink
        M.2 Heatsink

        The M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD — for consistent performance and reliability.

      • M.2 Fan
        M.2 Fan

        A dedicated M.2 fan header helps keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity.

        * The M.2 fan holder is 3D-printable

      • 4-pin PWM/DC Fan Header
        4-pin PWM/DC
        Fan Header

        Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

      • Fan Extension Header
        Fan Extension Header

        Use the fan extension card to get three additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.
        * ASUS Fan Extension Card is a separate purchase.

      • VRM Heatsink & Thermal Pad
        VRM Heatsink & Thermal Pad

        A high-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink, and the heatsink's large cooling surface then chills the power phase.

    Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2

    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.

    Intel OPTANE MEMORY Learn more>

    DDR4 OC 4266MHz+

    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.

    Intel Gigabit Ethernet

    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.

    Lower CPU workloads
    High TCP and UDP throughput

    LANGuard

    Featuring advanced signal-coupling technology and high-tolerance components, LANGuard provides consistent Ethernet performance and greater protection against static electricity and power surges.

    Surface-mounted capacitors

    EMI Cover

    SupremeFX

    Shielded Audio, Superior Sound

    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.
    >Learn more about ROG audio technology

    A. Audio cover

    Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.

    B. Audio-line shielding

    Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

    C. Dual Op Amplifiers

    With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600Ω-headphone impedance for great flexibility.

    Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors

    Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

    DESIGN, CUSTOMIZATION, AND SETUP

    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.

    Cyber Fusion

    An illuminated ROG logo with a natural diffuse glow and onboard I/O shroud lighting with a futuristic cyber-text pattern gives ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming a unique and arresting design that communicates its gaming identity. The cyber outlook extends to the PCB and heatsink with subtle textures that contribute a premium look and feel.

    ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming
    ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming

    Outshine the Competition

    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.

    *The addressable RGB header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strips (5V/Data/Ground), with a max power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 60 LEDs.
    **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 extension cables are included. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.
    • Static Static
    • Breathing Breathing
    • Strobing Strobing
    • Rainbow Rainbow
    • Color cycle Color cycle
    • Comet Comet
    • Flash and dash Flash and dash
    • Wave Wave
    • Glowing Yo-Yo Glowing Yo-Yo
    • Starry Night Starry Night
    • Music effect Music Effect
    • Smart Smart
    RGB Header
    Addressable RGB Header

    Perfect
    Synchronization

    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. Your ROG Strix motherboard's built-in Aura RGB lighting easily syncs with PC cases, memory modules, coolers and RGB LED strips from a broad selection of well-known manufacturers. ASUS Aura software provides simple and intuitive lighting management.

    *Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.

    • Pre-Mounted I/O Shield

      ROG's patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.

    • SafeSlot

      2X slot
      Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance

    • ESD Guards

      2X greater
      electrostatic protection than the industry standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.

    • Q-SLOT

      1 clip
      to swap or secure your graphics card.

    • Q-DIMM

      1 sided
      clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.

    • Q-LED

      Onboard LEDs to Indicate the power status, and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.

    • MemOK II

      MemOK II automatically fixes boot failures that arise due to memory overclocking and instability.

    Certified Compatibility

    Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. That's why ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program focused on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components is an invaluable aid to building a ROG Strix gaming rig. It specifies thousands of compatible parts, and it includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory — so you can build fuss-free.
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    The ROG Strix Ecosystem

    The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits

    Gear up with ROG Strix components, from graphics and sound cards, to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility — and enjoy more choice than any competing brand.

    TUNE YOUR RIG THE WAY YOU WANT

    The ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming motherboard features firmware controls and software utilities designed for all skill levels, making setup, tuning and system maintenance simple. With options from overclocking and cooling to managing network performance and audio characteristics, you can configure your ROG Strix gaming build to perform the way you want.

    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.

    CPU POTENTIAL

    We created a proprietary algorithm that evaluates the capabilities of your CPU

    COOLING CAPABILITY

    The onboard intelligence also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to gauge cooling performance.

    AI OVERCLOCKING

    Utilizes onboard intelligence to perform automated clocking and provides target frequency and voltage estimations for savvy veterans that prefer manual tuning.

    5-Way Optimization

    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.

    • TPU INSIGHT

    • EPU Guidance

    • FAN XPERT 4

    • DIGI+
      POWER CONTROL

    • TURBO APP

    • TPU INSIGHT

      TPU INSIGHT

      The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings. We have upgraded this tool to provide AI Overclocking prediction values for users who want more insight when experimenting with different settings.

    • EPU Guidance

      EPU

      The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) enables system-wide power efficiency to automatically optimize power consumption to maximize energy savings. This tool now features temperature regulation that adjusts the CPU frequency according to processor temperatures. Users can now set a threshold to balance temperature and performance.

    • Fan Xpert 4

      Fan Xpert 4

      Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

    • Digital Power Controls

      Digital Power Controls

      The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

    • Game Faster, Rank Higher

      Game Faster, Rank Higher

      Intel's processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.

    UEFI BIOS

    The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

    • When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.

      ADVANCED MODE
      ADVANCED MODE

      Prediction

      AI OC monitors system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.

      My Favorites

      Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

      EZ Flash 3

      Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.

      AI OC Guide

      The AI OC Guide allows you to enable the AI Optimization or view a quick guide.

      SMART

      Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.

      GPU POST

      Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

      Secure Erase

      Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

      Last Modified Log

      Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

      SATA Port Renaming

      Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

      Search Function

      Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.

      ASUS User Profile

      Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.

    • Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

      EZ MODE
      EZ MODE

      EZ Tuning Wizard

      Streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups.

      Intuitive graphical fan control

      Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

      SATA Information

      View SATA port details for easy device recognition.

      Fast Clock Adjustment

      Use mouse controls to change the time and date.

      Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)

      Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.

    Sonic Studio III

    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.

    *Learn more about Sonic Studio III.

    Sonic Studio UI
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    • APP-SPECIFIC PROFILES

      Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

    • SURROUND SOUND

      Surround sound for a truly immersive audio experience

    • Sonic Studio Link

      The new Sonic Studio Link now allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any playback devices.

    *A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process true-to-life sound.

    Sonic Studio UI
    • In-game sound effects and music are adjusted automatically to increase the feeling of immersion, so audio pulls you further into the game.

      GAMING

    • The Voice Clarity and Smart Volume sliders are set high to emphasize dialog, so you'll hear the softest whispers and experience minimum distortion at maximum volume.

      MOVIE

    • Voice Clarity, Bass Boost and Treble Boost are carefully balanced, so your music-listening experience feels like a live performance.

      MUSIC

    • Soft sounds are accentuated by Smart Volume for enhanced listening, while Voice Clarity boosts speech for crystal-clear conversations.

      COMMUNICATION

    • Sonic Studio Link applies Sonic Studio III effects to your VR headset, boosting immersion in virtual worlds.

      VIRTUAL REALITY

    • Easy-to-use routing assigns different audio streams to different outputs, such as browser effects to headphones and game audio to speakers.

      MULTITASKING

    Scan and Detect to Dominate

    Sonic Radar III

    The new Sonic Radar III has an evolved audio engine to process sounds more accurately than ever, ensuring you're always aware of what's going on around you. It now also includes an onscreen arrow to help you instantly pinpoint the enemy's position and the origin of key in-game sounds. Plus, the new Audio Boost feature provides filters that let you hear even the faintest sounds, so you can become the hunter, not the hunted!

    *Learn more about Sonic Radar III.

    • Improved Audio Algorithm

      The new Sonic Radar III audio algorithm offers improved accuracy that helps you pinpoint the enemy.
    • 3D Engine

      Sonic Radar III is built around an all-new HUD, and it includes an in-game 3D arrow for a more intuitive experience.
    • Audio Boost

      Press hot keys to briefly increase bass, midrange or treble frequencies for improved focus during different parts of your game.
    • Audio Radar

      A visual cue to ensure Sonic Radar III is effective regardless of surrounding noise and chaos.

    GameFirst V

    • 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.

      Smart/Auto modes

      Optimize network traffic for active apps, or allocate more bandwidth to games.

    • 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.

      EXTREME MODE

      Speed network packets for specific applications, helping reduce latency.

      Extreme mode on: 371.7Mbps
      Extreme mode off: 16.03Mbps

      * Tested with 4GB file download while playing 4K online video.

    • 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.

      ROG First

      Interface directly with a ROG router and automatically configure QoS to prioritize network bandwidth to games.

    • 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.

      Network insight

      View real-time traffic by biggest hogs, app groups, and task types, or drill down for detailed connection information.

    All New Status Overlay

    View or adjust network settings during your game, without interrupting play.

    Team With ROG Routers For More Wins

    ROG FIRST

    • ROG MOTHERBOARD
      ROG MOTHERBOARD

      with GameFirst

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    • ROG WIFI ROUTER
      ROG WIFI ROUTER

      with GameBoost

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    • LOW-LATENCY
      GAMING

    ROG
    12 ms

    33% Faster than key competitor!

    18 ms

    Ping time

    *Tested with League of Legends, with BitTorrent download and streaming also running.

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    RamCache III

    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.

    • An intuitive interface displays real-time drive information, such as current read/write speeds.

    • And allows you to quickly check the health status of assigned memory.

    6Gb File Transfer Time 2X Faster

    Armoury Crate

    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.

    Armory Crate

    Overwolf

    Overwolf is a clever, unobtrusive overlay that lets you browse the internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay – all 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.

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    • In-game dock- 5 customizable apps
    • In-game calling- 0 missed calls during gaming
    • Multi-IM support- 5+ clients in a single interface
    • 5 customizable apps
    • 0 missed calls during gaming
    • 5+ clients in a single interface

    BEYOND VR READY

    ROG Strix Gaming is VR Ready — and beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming, and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
    >Learn more about ASUS Beyond VR Ready

    THE POWER OF Intel

    Intel Z390 chipset

    The Intel® Z390 is a single-chipset design that supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the chipset provides a maximum of six USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z390 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

    Ready for Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors

    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.