ASUS Launches Intel Z390 Series Motherboards
Almost exactly one year after introducing six-core Coffee Lake processors alongside Z370 motherboards, Intel® is back with more cores, higher clocks and the new Z390 chipset. The new 9th Generation Intel Core™ processor family offers up to eight cores and 16 threads of parallel processing horsepower that’s perfect for content creation, heavy multitasking, and other demanding workloads. With clock speeds as high as 5GHz on the flagship Core i9-9900K, these new processors also raise the bar for gaming performance, especially if you’re streaming, recording, and chatting simultaneously.
ASUS is excited to support this new generation of Intel processors with a wide variety of new motherboards based on the Intel Z390 chipset. The collection is led by a diverse cast from the Republic of Gamers that elevates gaming and overclocking to new heights. ROG Strix offers more streamlined alternatives that include a mighty Mini-ITX model, while TUF Gaming focuses on the essentials to hit more affordable price points.
There’s an ROG or ASUS Z390 motherboard for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned veteran who tunes to perfection, a hardcore gamer obsessed with performance, or a first-time builder seeking a seamless PC experience. For further details about our ROG lineup please visit ASUS ROG. Our buying guide with complete specifications and images for the entire lineup of Z390 motherboards is located at Edge Up ASUS.
ROG raises the bar for Z390 motherboards
Since its inception way back in 2006, the Republic of Gamers has set the standard for gaming and enthusiast motherboards. We created the category, and with each new generation our designers and engineers refine the formula in pursuit of faster performance, more customization, and a better overall gaming experience.
For Z390, the Maximus XI series embraces the dark side with blacked-out boards in multiple sizes and variations. It leads with the unparalleled Maximus XI Extreme for dream builds, which is followed by armour-clad Maximus XI Formula. The Maximus XI Gene rethinks our approach to microATX, and the Maximus XI Hero strikes the right balance in three different flavors.
Democratizing the republic with ROG Strix
ROG Strix fills the space below the Maximus series with more affordable options that retain the look and feel people have come to expect from the Republic of Gamers. These models keep must-have features for gaming and overclocking but are not as extreme as their ROG siblings. In the Z390 series, the Mini-ITX Strix Z390-I Gaming is joined by three full-sized ATX boards: the Strix Z390-E, Z390-F, and Z390-H Gaming.
Build a true battlestation with TUF Gaming
TUF offers a new direction for gaming hardware that combines builder-friendly features with battlestation-ready themes. Its unique aesthetic and focus on reliability and gaming essentials are shared by a growing collection of additional hardware we developed in-house, plus contributions from a broader TUF Gaming Alliance made up of industry titans that produce compatible parts. You can already buy matching memory, coolers, and power supplies along with a TUF Gaming case, and additional hardware is on the way.
The TUF Gaming Z390 series will be represented by the TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi).
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The Z390 motherboards will be available locally starting November of 2018, prices for the motherboards are as follows:
|ROG Maximus XI Extreme||PHP 25,970|
|ROG MAXIMUS XI FORMULA||PHP 23,870|
|ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI AC) COD4 Edition||PHP 19,310|
|ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI AC)||PHP 18,600|
|ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING||PHP 14,360|
|ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING||PHP 13,320|
|ROG STRIX Z390-H GAMING||PHP 11,960|
|ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING||PHP 13,320|
|TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI)||PHP 11,280|