TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING II
- Tech Specs
- Ready for Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
- ASUS OptiMem: Careful routing of traces and vias to preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
- Exclusive DTS Custom audio: Delivers positional cues to stereo headphones, helping you to pinpoint enemies and action
- TUF Protection: SafeSlot, ESD Guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel back I/O for long-term reliability
- TUF Components: TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durability
- Fan Xpert 4 Core: Ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and acoustics
- Onboard M.2 heatsink: Cools your M.2 drive, delivering consistent storage performance and enhanced reliability.
- Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear.
Arm Your Battlestation
TUF Gaming motherboards are built to survive and thrive on every battlefield. Infused with the military spirit of The Ultimate Force (TUF) and styled to strike fear into the hearts of every enemy, TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING II is the perfect foundation for your ATX battle rig: a solid, durable and camouflaged force that's fit for today's fights, and with the durability to handle multiple upgrades for the campaigns of tomorrow.
TUF Gaming Armor
USB Type-CTM port
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Ports
PCI Express 3.0 Slot
ASUS SafeSlot Core Support
Realtek® ALC 887
Exclusive DTS Custom for
● TUF Gaming Audio Cover
● Audio Shielding
● Dedicated audio PCB layers
● Premium Japanese audio capacitors
2 x RGB headers
Intel® LGA 1151 Socket
Front USB3.1 Gen 1
2 x 32Gb/s M.2 x4 dual mode
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Intel® Z370 Chipset
6 x SATA 6Gb/s Ports
GAME YOUR WAY
DTS Custom for gaming headsets
Hone your battleskills with exclusive DTS Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets ― Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical ― for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.
Shielded audio, superior sound
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
Dedicated channel layouts
Separate layers for left and right channels to preserve the quality of the sensitive audio signals.
TUF Gaming audio cover
Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.
Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Outshine the competition
A well-tuned 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 hardware.*Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.
- Color cycle
- Flash & dash
- Glowing Yo Yo
- Starry night
- Music effect
- CPU Temperature
More throughput, less CPU usage
TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING II 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.
Best surge protection
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.
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface, so you'll reduce lag by up to 1.45X — with no expert knowledge. It even includes Game mode to prioritise game-related data transmissions, smoothing network operations every time you play!
Real-time speed monitor
Grouping your own favorite list
Set priority to speed up for your application
PERFORMANCE LEVEL UP
Make Your Memory Go Faster
ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing DDR4 memory speeds of 4000MHz with all slots populated — and even beyond!
Improved stability and overclocking
With all slots populated
DDR4 – 4000MHzCPU: Intel i7-8700K | Motherboard: TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING II |
DRAM: Corsair CMK32GX4M4B4000C19R Ver 4.31 | Power: Corsair AX1500i |
Water-cooling: Corsair H115i
ULTRAFAST TRANSFER SPEED
10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 Onboard
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps — or twice as fast as USB 3.1 Gen 1!
Intel Optane Memory Ready
Intel® Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING II. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
Dual Onboard M.2 & M.2 Heatsink
Perfected cooling for unleashing performance
TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING II features dual onboard M.2 slots, both operating at X4 PCI Express 3.0 to provide a scintillating 32Gbps of bandwidth. The primary slot is placed below the CPU socket, making use of chassis airflow to keep drive temperatures under control. The second sits below the Z370 chipset and is covered by a heatsink that reduces drive temps by as much as 25℃, ensuring peak performance under all scenarios.
Flexible Cooling Controls
Thermal Pad for Inductors & VRM
Balanced thermal dissipation
Optimized Thermal Design
The TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING II 's VRM and inductor array is coupled to a large heatsink that has ample surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel's latest processors.
Enhanced EATX 8-Pin SOCKET
・ Solid and more durable
・ Prevent hotspots and 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.
Fan Xpert 4 Core
TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING II features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 Core and our award-winning UEFI BIOS.
- Multiple temperature sources
- 4-pin PWM/DC fan
- Smart protection
Enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, perfect for both custom and self-contained cooling setups.
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.
EAZY PC DIY EXPERIENCE
TUF Gaming motherboards offer easy and safe DIY builds by leveraging great design, innovative engineering, and strong partnerships with major component manufacturers. The unrivalled combination of military-grade TUF Components, TUF Protection and the TUF Gaming Alliance means that you can rest assured that your gaming rig will go the distance.
TUF gaming alliance
TUF Gaming Alliance is the marque of collaboration between ASUS and major PC-component manufacturers, including trusted brands like Antec®, Apacer®, Ballistix, Cooler Master®, Corsair®, Deepcool, Enermax, G.Skill, GeIL®, In Win, Scythe, SilverStone, Team Group and XPG. A growing range of compliant parts, from PC cases and power supplies to CPU coolers and DRAM, guarantee both compatibility and aesthetic harmony. We're also continually increasing our partnerships to make the TUF Gaming Alliance ever stronger.
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 fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
Electrostatic discharge protection
ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10kV of air discharge and +/- 6kV of contact discharge.
Precision control for stable power
The Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.
DRAM OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
Short-circuit damage prevention
Onboard 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/O
3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
TUF's corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's 3X longer than traditional panels.
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability.
+52% temperature tolerance and 2.5X-longer lifespan.
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*.
*Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation.
Intel CPU and Chipset features
Intel® Z370 Chipset
The Intel® Z370 chipset supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 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.