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.
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.
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.
– 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.
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.
– 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.
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 uni?ed 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.
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.
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.
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.
– TUF Chokes – Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-solid power to the CPU, improving system stability.
– TUF Capacitors – The TUF 5K black metallic capacitors provide 52% wider temperature tolerance and a 2.5X-longer lifespan than standard motherboard capacitors.
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.
Memory & Storage
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.
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.
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.
01 – Enlarged VRM Heatsink – The extensive surface area of this heatsink covers the VRMs and chokes to improve thermal performance.
02 – Superb PCH Heatsink – An expanded surface area for the chipset cooler maximizes system performance and heat dissipation.
03 – 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.
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
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.
Smart Fan Protection
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from excess heat and electrical currents.
4-Pin PWM/DC Fan
All onboard chassis fan headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Model||TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI D4|
|CPU Socket Type||LGA 1700|
|CPU Type||Supports 13th Gen Intel Core & 12th Gen Intel Core Processors, Pentium Gold , Celeron Processors*|
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.
|Supported CPU Technologies||Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**|
** Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
|Number of Memory Slots||4x288pin (DDR4)|
|Memory Standard||Supports DDR4 5333(OC)/5133(OC)/5066(OC)/5000(OC)/4800(OC)/4700(OC)/4600(OC)/4500(OC)/4400(OC)/4266(OC)/4133(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3400(OC)/3333(OC)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*|
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
|Maximum Memory Supported||128GB|
|Channel Supported||Dual Channel|
|PCI Express 5.0 x16||1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slot*|
* Please check the PCIe bifurcation table at the support site (https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1037507/).
|PCI Express 4.0 x16||1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)|
|PCI Express x4||1 x PCIe 4.0 x4 slot|
|PCI Express x1||2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots|
|SATA 6Gb/s||4 x SATA 6Gb/s|
|M.2||Intel 13th & 12th Gen Processors|
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110
– Intel 13th & 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 modeIntel Z790 Chipset
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)* Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
|Audio Chipset||Realtek S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC*|
– Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
– Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
– Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
– High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
– Supports up to 32-Bit/192 kHz playback*Audio Features
– Audio Shielding
– Rear optical S/PDIF out port
– Premium audio capacitors
– Dedicated audio PCB layers
– Audio Cover* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192 kHz is not supported for 7.1 Surround Sound audio.
|Audio Channels||7.1 Channels|
|LAN Chipset||1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet|
|Max LAN Speed||2.5Gbps|
|Wireless LAN||Wi-Fi 6|
2×2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Supports 2.4/5GHz frequency band
|Back I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1 x USB Type-C)|
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
|Onboard USB||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector (supports USB Type-C)|
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports 2 additional USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
|Other Connectors||Fan and Cooling related|
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header
4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headersStorage related
4 x M.2 slots (Key M)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s portsMiscellaneous
3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x Aura RGB header
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x COM Port header
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
1 x Thunderbolt header
|Dimensions (W x L)||12.0″ x 9.6″|
|Power Pin||1 x 24-pin Main Power connector|
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
1 x 4-pin +12V Power connector
|Features||ASUS TUF PROTECTION|
– DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with DrMOS)
– ESD Guards
– TUF LANGuard
– Overvoltage Protection
– Stainless-Steel Back I/OASUS Q-Design
– M.2 Q-Latch
– PCIe Slot Q-Release
– Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
– Q-SlotASUS Thermal Solution
– M.2 heatsink
– VRM heatsink designASUS EZ DIY
– CPU Socket lever protector
– Pre-mounted I/O shield
– SafeDIMMAURA Sync
– Aura RGB header
– Addressable Gen 2 headers
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cablesMiscellaneous
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antenna
1 x TUF GAMING sticker
2 x M.2 Rubber Packages
1 x Screw package for M.2 SSDDocumentation
1 x TUF Certification card
1 x User guide