TUF GAMING Z790-BTF WIFI takes all the essential elements of the latest Intel® processors and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. “BTF” means “Back To (the) Future” for a new era for all PC DIY gamers; the advanced BTF series not only hides all its connectors on the underside of the motherboard, but it also delivers up to 600 watts for BTF graphics cards through a graphics card high-power slot, for clean cable management and a minimalist build appearance.

TUF Gaming motherboard front view, 60 degrees, with Aura lighting


SPEC - topside


Intel® Socket LGA1700 for Intel® Core™ 14th & 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors


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


16(60A)+1(60A)+1 Power Stages


4 x DIMM
» DDR5 7200 (OC)
» Dual Channel
» OptiMem II


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


Intel® Z790 Chipset

SPEC - underside


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


1 x USB 10Gbps Connector


1 x USB 5Gbps Header


2 x USB 2.0 Headers


Thunderbolt™ (USB4®) Header


HDMI™ Port


1 x USB 20Gbps Type-C® Port
2 x USB 5Gbps Ports


2 x USB 5Gbps Ports


2 x USB 10Gbps Ports
Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet


1 x USB 10Gbps Type-C® Port


Wi-Fi 7


Optical S/PDIF Out Port
5 x Audio Jacks


The TUF GAMING BTF lineup allows easy cable management and setup for builders of all levels. The ASUS BTF Alliance ecosystem confirms compatibility, while Armoury Crate displays hardware information and makes it easy to adjust Fan Xpert 4, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, RGB options and peripheral settings. This platform has intuitive tools to build and optimize dream rigs.

Optimized Cable Management

The hidden-connector design can be ideal for a first-time builder, because it allows easier cable management and also enhances a build’s appearance by presenting neat and clean internals.

*This motherboard is compatible with specific case models.

Learn more about ASUS BTF design
Advanced BTF Design

Rock-Solid Performance

With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest Intel CPUs, plus support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 4.0 storages, the TUF GAMING Z790-BTF WIFI is the perfect foundation for your next Intel battle rig.

Premium Power Delivery

16+1+1 power stages are each rated to handle up to 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.

Core Power
(60A, DrMOS)
GT Power
(60A, DrMOS)
AUX Power
A zoom in photo to show power stages


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.

An Armoury Crate‘s UI to show AI Cooling can be setup by one click

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.

ASUS WiFi Q-Antenna

Dual transceivers support the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands to enable faster throughput, with directional sensitivity to improve signal quality and cover greater distances.

Wireless Signal Reception Improvement

Versus previous-generation antenna
Up to +6%
Up to +18%

Disclaimer: The availability of WiFi 7 160 GHz and 320 GHz varies according to regional regulations.

A WiFi Q-Antenna stands in the dark background

Fast Check

Armoury Crate’s Fast Check empowers users to rapidly detect WiFi signal strength.

Direction Finder

Armoury Crate’s Direction Finder* helps users detect the optimal antenna orientation for achieving the best WiFi signal strength.

*The Direction Finder is only compatible with connections in the 5GHz and 6GHz bands

In Search of
Sustainable Solution
Sustainable Solution logo

ASUS is on a mission to create a sustainable future where all can flourish on the planet we call home.

Every step counts, and as part of ASUS’s commitment to creating a more sustainable future, ASUS has begun to utilize post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and paper materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™) in the packaging of motherboard.

Join us on our journey as we make the world a better place.

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 20Gbps (Type-C®)

Extensive USB support ensures connections to a wide array of external devices. This TUF GAMING motherboard includes a USB 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.

PCIe 5.0 compared to PCIe 4.0 in data transfer speed

Front USB 10Gbps (Type-C®)

A full complement of USB ports support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel USB 10Gbps (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.

Thunderbolt™(USB4®) compared to Gen 2x2
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