TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI D4

Intel® Z790 (LGA1700) ATX Gaming motherboard, 16+1 DrMOS power stages, PCIe® 5.0, DDR4 memory, four M.2 slots, WiFi 6 and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, HDMI®, DisplayPort™, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C, SATA 6 Gbps, Thunderbolt™ 4 header and Aura Sync RGB lighting
  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 16+1 DrMOS, six-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Next-gen connectivity: PCIe® 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C®, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Thunderbolt™ 4 header support
  • Made for online gaming: WiFi 6, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet and TUF LANGuard
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation: Reduces background noise for crystal-clear communication in games or video conferences
  • AI Cooling II: Balances thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click
  • Comprehensive cooling: Enlarged VRM and PCH heatsinks, M.2 heatsinks, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility in Armoury Crate
  • Aura Sync RGB effects: Stylish edge lighting design, addressable RGB headers and RGB strip header support
  • PC DIY design: PCIe Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, Q-LED and SafeSlot
TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI D4
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TUF GAMING
Z790-PLUS WIFI D4

TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI D4 takes all the essential elements of the latest Intel® processors and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive cooling system, this motherboard goes beyond expectations with rock-solid performance for marathon gaming. TUF GAMING motherboards also undergo rigorous endurance testing to ensure that they can handle conditions where others may fail. Aesthetically, this model incorporates an embossed nameplate and honeycomb design elements to reflect the dependability and stability that defines the TUF GAMING series.

logo of Intel Core logo of Intel Z790
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SPEC OVERVIEW

SPEC - Performance

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Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors

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Expansion Slots
» 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot
» 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (max @x4)
» 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4
» 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1

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16+1 DrMOS Power Stages (60A)

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4 x DIMM
» DDR4 5333 (OC)
» Dual Channel
» OptiMem II

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4 x M.2 Slots
» 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 X4
» 2 x M.2 22110 PCIe 4.0 X4
» 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 & SATA Modes

SPEC - Cooling

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VRM Heatsinks

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Two M.2 Heatsinks for Three M.2 Slots

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CPU / CPU OPT Fan Headers & AIO Pump Header

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Chipset Heatsink

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4x Chassis Fan Headers

SPEC - Gaming

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Realtek® S1220A Codec
Exclusive DTS Audio Processing
» TUF Gaming Audio Cover
» Audio Shielding
» Dedicated Audio PCB Layers
» Premium Audio Capacitors

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Aura Edge Lighting

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3 x 3-pin Addressable Gen2 RGB Header
1 x 4-pin Aura RGB Header

SPEC - Connectivity

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HDMI® Port
DisplayPort

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1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® Port
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports

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2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports

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2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet

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1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® Port

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WiFi 6

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Optical S/PDIF Out Port

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5 x Audio Jacks

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1 x Front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® Port

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1 x Front USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header

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2 x Front USB 2.0 Headers

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Thunderbolt Header

INTELLIGENT CONTROL

The TUF GAMING Z790 motherboards pack flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling performance tweaks to expertly match the way you play.

AI Cooling II

Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. An ASUS-exclusive algorithm slashes unnecessary noise while running a quick stress test, and then it monitors CPU temperatures to dynamically adjust fans to optimal speeds.

AI Cooling II

All-Around Energy Efficiency

The Power Saving function contains several settings that can easily optimize power consumption and maximize energy savings. You can enable a CPU power limit, darken Aura lighting, and set the fan profile to a power saving mode. You can also toggle the Power Saver plan that is built into Microsoft Windows.

Power Saving

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners and comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

Advanced Tuning for Serious Tweakers

An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.

Advanced Tuning for Serious Tweakers

Search Function

Quickly and easily find the option or setting you need.

ASUS User Profile

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

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Quick and Simple Setup

EZ mode displays vital settings and stats, and it offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings — all to help you get your rig up and running in no time.

Quick and Simple Setup

Intuitive Graphical Fan Control

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

Aura On/Off Mode (Stealth)

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

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Armoury Crate

The ASUS-exclusive Armoury Crate software centralizes control of all supported gaming products. A single intuitive interface lets you customize RGB lighting for all compatible devices and link them to Aura Sync for unified illumination. It also displays information from, and enables control of, a growing hardware ecosystem. Armoury Crate also enables easy product registration and features a news section to keep you in touch with the gaming community.

Download Armoury Crate here
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Rock-Solid Performance

With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest Intel CPUs, plus support for DDR4 memory and PCIe 4.0 storage, the TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI D4 is the perfect foundation for your next Intel battle rig.

DrMOS Power Stages

16+1 power stages are each rated to handle 60 amperes, combining high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package to deliver power, efficiency and stable performance for all compatible Intel processors.

Power stages

Six-Layer PCB Design

The multi-layered printed circuit board design quickly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.

The multi-layered printed circuit board design
6 layers

8+4 Pin ProCool Power Connectors

Compared to most power inputs, ASUS ProCool connectors are built to tight specifications to ensure full contact with PSU power cables. The resulting lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and connector failure.

Enhanced Solid Pin
10A
Last-gen Hollow Pin
7A
42
UP TO
%
IMPROVEMENTS
*The theoretical value is for reference only.

TUF Components

TUF Chokes

TUF Chokes

Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-solid power to the CPU, improving system stability.

TUF Capacitors

TUF Capacitors

The TUF 5K black metallic capacitors provide 52% wider temperature tolerance and a 2.5X-longer lifespan than standard motherboard capacitors.

52 %
Temperature
2.5 x
Lifespan

Digi+ VRM

The integrated Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, optimized for ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.

Digi+ VRM

DRAM Overclocking Performance

DDR4 OC 5333

Improvements to trace routing design provide the latest Intel processors with enhanced access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce path distance, and it adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.

DRAM Overclocking Performance

PCIe 4.0 Support

The four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots support up to two 22110 devices and also provide NVMe SSD RAID support for incredible performance potential. Create a RAID configuration with up to four PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data transfer speeds.

Bandwidth (Gbps)
PCIe 4.0x4
64
PCIe 3.0x4
32
*Actual transmission speed will be lower than theoretical maximum speed.
M.2 Storage

Cooler By Design

The TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI D4 is armed with an enlarged VRM heatsink, while three M.2 slots and the PCH feature heatsinks that provide the perfect balance of mass and surface area for heat dissipation.

Enlarged VRM Heatsink

The extensive surface area of this heatsink covers the VRMs and chokes to improve thermal performance.

Superb PCH Heatsink

An expanded surface area for the chipset cooler maximizes system performance and heat dissipation.

Optimized M.2 Heatsink Design

Three of the four M.2 slots have dedicated heatsinks to help keep M.2 SSDs at optimal operating temperatures and ensure consistent performance and reliability.

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Comprehensive Fan Controls

TUF GAMING Z790 motherboards feature comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via the Fan Xpert 4 utility in Armoury Crate or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.

  • Multiple Temperature Source
  • Pump Header
  • Smart Fan Protection
  • 4-Pin PWM/DC Fan

Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.

An integrated AIO management system enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, making it perfect for custom or self-contained cooling setups.

A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from excess heat and electrical currents.

All onboard chassis fan headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

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Multiple Temperature Source
AIO Cooling Set
Smart Fan Protection
4-Pin PWM/DC Fan

Connectivity

The TUF-GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI D4 reaches new heights of performance potential with the latest version of PCI Express, while an arsenal of USB ports includes three Type-C connections, and Thunderbolt 4 expands compatibility and bandwidth even further.

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Easy PC DIY

The TUF GAMING line offers easy setup for all builders. The TUF GAMING Alliance ecosystem grants compatibility, while Armoury Crate has Fan Xpert 4, hardware info, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, RGB options and peripheral settings. This platform has intuitive tools to build and optimize dream rigs.

Build With Confidence

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

Learn more about TUF Gaming ecosystem
TUF GAMING Alliance

SafeSlot & SafeDIMM

SafeSlot is a reinforced metal sheath added to a PCIe slot to keep a card firmly installed. Because PCIe 5.0 is two times faster than PCIe 4.0, ASUS enhanced SMT manufacturing processes for the faster SafeSlot―all to ensure users get the highest-possible data speeds. In addition, the ASUS SafeDIMM sheath is added to support and protect memory modules on select ASUS motherboards, empowering you to insert modules with speed, accuracy and confidence.

SafeSlot Core+ & SafeDIMM

ESD Guards

ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV. Surface-mounted TVS diodes in a dual in-line package help protect your PC from voltage spikes.

ESD Guards

USB Connectors

Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression

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 lightning strikes and static electricity.

2.5X HIGHER SURGE TOLERANCE
Line to Ground
15KV
6KV
0
10
20
TUF LANGuard
Traditional LAN port
*ESD result is undertaken by individual LANGuard

Stainless Steel Back I/O Panel

TUF GAMING motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a lifespan that’s three times longer than traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF GAMING motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.

Stainless Steel Back I/O Panel
3 x
Longer Lifespan
72 hr
Salt Fog Testing

PCIe Q-Release

A physical button unlocks the first PCIe slot’s security latch with one tap, greatly simplifying the process of detaching a PCIe card from the motherboard when it’s time to upgrade to a new GPU or other compatible device.

PCIe Q-Release

M.2 Q-Latch

The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the M.2 SSD, neatly eliminating the need for screws.

M.2 Q-Latch

Removable
Captive Screws

Specialized M.2 slot screws reduce the risk of dropping or losing a screw somewhere in your case during M.2 heatsink removal.

Removable Captive Screws

Q-LED

The on-board Q-LED troubleshooting lights give PC builders a quick indicator to confirm that key components ― CPU, RAM, graphics card, storage devices ― are functioning normally during startup.

Q-LED
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Immersive Gaming

TUF GAMING Z790 motherboards provide a feature-packed high-performance gaming package, with ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS Gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached gear to personalize your gaming atmosphere.

WiFi 6

The Intel WiFi 6 module is compatible with the 802.11ax standard and pushes theoretical peak bandwidth up to an incredible 2.4 Gbps*. Perhaps more importantly for power users, it's optimized for more efficient operation on crowded networks with a lot of competing traffic. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.

* Actual speed depends on environmental conditions.

WiFi connectivity

The WiFi antenna leverages four-way positioning for better signal reception, and a magnetic base to secure the antenna on the top or side of a PC case.

MyASUS

MyASUS offers a variety of support features to help you contact customer service, troubleshoot issues and optimize product performance. You can also use MyASUS to enable the WiFi SmartConnect function to automatically connect to the wireless router with the best signal.

Learn more about the My ASUS

MyASUS
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Intel®2.5 Gb Ethernet

On-board 2.5 Gb Ethernet kicks your LAN connection up a notch by improving bandwidth speeds by up to 2.5X. Using your existing LAN cable, you can take advantage of this networking upgrade to reduce lag, experience smoother high-resolution video streams, and enjoy faster file transfers.

2.5 Gb Ethernet

Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

This powerful ASUS-exclusive utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone* and incoming audio while preserving voices. Distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are muffled so you can hear and be heard with excellent clarity while gaming or during calls.

*An audio splitter (3.5 mm audio jack Y-cable) is necessary when using a 3.5 mm headset.

500M

Deep-learning database

AUDIO

Input/output

HIGH

Fidelity

Minimal

Performance impact

AI
Hear the Difference
AI
OFF
ON

Realtek 7.1 Channel Audio

S1220A Codec

The TUF GAMING Z790 series utilizes an audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek — the Realtek S1220A. It features an unprecedented 120 dB signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio for the stereo line out and a 113 dB SNR for the line in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, an impedance-sensing circuit automatically adjusts gain to ensure an optimal volume range for your headphones.

Realtek 7.1 Surround Sound

DTS Audio Processing

DTS® Audio Processing enhances gaming headset and speaker audio experiences by reducing distortion and by providing deeper bass, so games, movies and music sound better. It also allows you to customize audio settings.

lighting

Outshine The Competition

A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. The TUF GAMING Z790 series features edge lighting to enhance its rugged look, and ASUS Aura offers full RGB control with presets for built-in LEDs and third-party strips. It can all sync with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-compatible hardware.

Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.
Outshine The Competition

Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

Three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers will support up to 500 LEDs on Gen 2 RGB devices, empowering Aura Sync to automatically tailor lighting effects across your whole system. The new headers also offer full backward compatibility with existing Aura Sync gear.

Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
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AMD Precision Boost Overdrive
AMD Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) pushes the CPU current and voltage budget to opportunistically increase performance. By aggressively tuning the PBO parameters, AMD’s algorithm can leverage the motherboard’s robust power solution to ramp up performance even higher.
AI Overclocking
What’s New about AI Overclocking?
As the first foray of AI Overclocking on an AMD architecture, the set of parameters has changed substantially, but voltage and clock speeds are still the primary targets for adjustment.
Predictive settings in the utility are designed to work in tandem with Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO), but they go one step further by enhancing the values for EDC, TDC, and PPT, as well as tuning the curve optimizer.
Finally, by enabling the Dynamic OC Switcher, AI Overclocking ensures that the CPU is using ideal settings whether in single- or multi-threaded workloads.

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®

Extensive USB support ensures connections to a wide array of external devices. This TUF GAMING motherboard includes a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port on the rear I/O panel that delivers transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps.

PCIe 5.0

The latest Intel processors bring PCIe 5.0 support to the market. PCIe 5.0 offers twice the data transfer speed of PCIe 4.0, making it robust enough to handle new data-heavy tasks. PCIe 5.0 also brings other benefits, such as electrical changes to improve signal integrity, backward-compatible CEM connectors for add-in cards, and backward compatibility with previous versions of the PCIe bus.

Aggregate Bandwidth (Gbps)
PCIe 3.0 x 16
128
PCIe 4.0 x 16
256
PCIe 5.0 x 16
512

Front USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®

A full complement of USB ports support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® connector that provides data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

Thunderbolt™(USB4®) Support

The TUF GAMING Z790 series features Thunderbolt 4 support via an on-board header. With an Intel-certified ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add-on card*, this motherboard can also enable bi-directional speeds of up to 40 Gbps on a single cable. Additionally, this card has a daisy-chain function for multiscreen connection and supports up to an 8K-resolution display. It can also provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.

20 Gbps
Gen 2x2
40
Gbps
Thunderbolt™ (USB4®)
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