ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi motherboard is designed with boosted power delivery and optimized cooling to cope with the demands of powerful 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Rocket Lake processors. Along with the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6 and PCI Express® 4.0 M.2 for superfast transfer speeds and storage, Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi features Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation to ensure clear communication in any scenario. It also looks good, with a stunning silver and gray color scheme that complements the brushed-metal-finish on the heatsinks.
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ROG STRIX Z590-A GAMING WIFI
Intel® Z590 LGA 1200 ATX motherboard with PCIe 4.0, 14+2 teamed power stages, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, three M.2 slots with heatsinks, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 USB Type-C®, SATA and Aura Sync RGB lighting
- Ready for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors & 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
- Optimal Power Solution: 14+2 power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
- Optimized Thermal Design: VRM and aluminum I/O heatsink, three onboard M.2 heatsinks, including an M.2 backplate for the PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot
- High-performance Networking: On-board Intel® WiFi 6 AX200 (802.11ax) and Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
- Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI™ 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 output, three M.2 slots, as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 USB Type-C®
- Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation to simplify setup and improve performance
- DIY Friendly Design: M.2 Q-Latch, pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack™ and FlexKey
- Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB header and Gen 2 addressable headers
- Industry-leading Gaming Audio: ALC4080 with Savitech SV3H712 amplifier, along with DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III
- Renowned Software: Bundled 60 days AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86
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EXPERTPC GLORY Gaming PC Assembly - i9 11900K / 3080 Ti
Built for Performance Gaming
Intel® Socket LGA1200 for
11th & 10th Gen Intel® Core™
- 3 x PCIe 4.0 x16 SafeSlots
- 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot (x4)
14+2 Power Stages
DDR4, 4 x DIMM
- Dual Channel
- Optimem II
3 x M.2 Sockets
- 1 x M.2 2242-22110 (PCIe4.0 x4)
- 2 x M.2 2242-22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
Integrated I/O & VRM Heatsink
Triple M.2 Heatsinks
VRM Heatsink Fan Header
AIO Pump Header
Multiple 4-pin PWM Fan Headers
TOTAL GAMING IMMERSION
I/O Zone Aura Lighting
ALC4080 + Savitech SV3H712 AMP
- Impedance sense
- High quality output and input
- SupremeFX shielding
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
3 x 3-pin Addressable RGB headers
1 x 4-pin Aura RGB header
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
BIOS FlashBack™ Button
4 x USB 2.0 Ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Port
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1 x Audio Type-C Port
5 x Audio Jacks
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® Port
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi is armed with up-rated power delivery and optimized cooling to enable top-tier performance for gaming. Fully equipped with intelligent controls for easy management of overclocking, cooling and networking settings, Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi also features Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation for crystal-clear in-game communication.
Digital power control and an array of power stages provide the muscle needed to control the latest Intel CPUs.
Teamed Power Stages
14+2 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
Alloy Chokes and Capacitors
Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.
The ASUS ProCool II socket is built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. Metal armor improves heat dissipation, and lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.
The built-in Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
The PCB design quickly dissipates heat around the VRM to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.
Integrated I/O Cover and VRM Heatsinks
Deep strakes across the two VRM heatsinks increase surface area to improve heat dissipation.
High-quality thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
The M.2 heatsinks keep the M.2 SSD at optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
An integrated M.2 backplate helps ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.
COOLER BY DESIGN
ROG Strix Z590 motherboards feature comprehensive cooling options that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
CPU Fan Header
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers
AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
Keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability
Helps ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted
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 removed so you can hear and be heard with perfect clarity while gaming or during calls.
*A splitter cable is necessary when using a 3.5 mm headset.
ROG AI Overclocking is an intelligent utility that helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings.
Accessible via the AI Suite software in Windows or directly through the UEFI, the intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels. A range of customizable settings are available for seasoned overclockers, and an auto-tuning option is available for beginners.
AI OVERCLOCKING AT A GLANCE
Designed by Experts
At the heart of AI Overclocking is a proprietary algorithm developed by ROG R&D engineers who worked with world-renowned overclockers to create a tool for users of all levels.
The algorithm analyzes your CPU and cooling system and, based on what it finds, predicts optimal settings. The software then automatically applies these settings to guide the clocking process, balancing frequency and voltage.
The software monitors workload, system temperature, fan speed and power draw at one-minute intervals, and makes real-time adjustments to ensure ongoing optimal performance.
Turn on your PC and put on a load on the processor to get a baseline reading of your CPU, cooling system capabilities.
AI Overclocking Guide
The AI Overclocking Guide provides detailed information and instructions about how to tune your system manually. It can be accessed by hitting the F11 hotkey.
Core Group Loading
For high-core count processors like the Z590, AI Overclocking lists data according to core group. This gives you adaptive control based on the status of core groups, and it provides target frequency and voltage estimations needed for manual tuning.
AI Overclocking in AI Suite
Onboard intelligence lets you automated overclocking with full, flexible control available via 5-Way Optimization within AI Suite (in Windows).
ASUS AI Cooling technology automatically manages and controls motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.
Self-Adaptive Fan Tuning
CPU temperature detection
AI Cooling detects CPU temperatures and uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate the lowest fan speed required to effectively cool the system and keep fan noise down.
Under stable system loads, the software automatically lowers fan* speed to the optimal setting, decreasing fan noise without compromising performance.*Fans need to be connected to the following headers for AI Cooling control: CPU_FAN / CPU_OPT / CHA_FAN / M.2_FAN / H_AMP / RAD_FAN
AI Cooling continues to monitor the system and adjust fan speed based on current load.
AI Cooling can easily be activated via the Fan Xpert 4 dashboard in ASUS AI Suite 3. Once activated, it will override all manual controls.
Fan speed references
For those who prefer manual control, AI Cooling provides reference points on a graph, detailing fan speed in relation to temperature to provide a guide for fan settings.
The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technologies to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.
How It Works
GameFirst VI analyzes usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps.
GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay ― even when you're streaming high-quality video or transferring large files.
An intuitive graph provides an overview of real-time network status. Simply click on the tab to view the current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, or an analysis of the WiFi channels.
WHAT IT DOES
GameFirst VI notes what you're currently doing and adjusts bandwidth accordingly to ensure smooth online experiences, even when multitasking.
GAMING FIRST MODE
Gaming First mode leverages a massive application database and an analysis of your frequently used apps to prioritize gaming network traffic. This reduces jitter and decreases ping to give you lag-free online gaming.
WIFI Quick Assist analyzes network information and generates a graph to give you a clear picture of current network status. In addition, when paired with an ROG router, you can scan your WiFi network to find the best channel and use Game Boost to prioritize gaming devices and packets.
ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi includes the latest connectivity for supersmooth online experiences and blisteringly fast large file transfers. Superior audio performance gives you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the smallest audio cues for a completely immersive gaming experience.
Storage & Memory
ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi supports up to 128 GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk, enhancing memory stability and compatibility while giving memory kits higher frequency margins.
ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi features three onboard M.2 slots, one of which support the latest PCIe 4.0 standard to provide maximum storage flexibility and the fastest data speeds available with the latest Intel processors. An M.2 backplate helps deal with the heat generated by the PCIe 4.0 SSDs. In addition, three of the M.2 slots support up to a 22110 socket and NVM Express® RAID.
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6. Find out more about ASUS WiFi 6 solutions.
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi, this combination features the ALC4080 codec with a Savitech amplifier to deliver pristine audio, increasing playback resolution from 192 kHz to 384 kHz and also decreasing distortion and reducing signal interference from surrounding components.
Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure the best sound quality.
Specially designed shielding blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons.
Savitech SV3H712 Amplifier
The integrated Savitech amplifier greatly improves THD+N performance from 72 to 83 dB, resulting in cleaner, more pristine sound.
PLAY YOUR OWN STYLE
Cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics are accentuated by bold slashes and cybertext. By pairing ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem, you can create a fully customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.
Undeniably ROG Strix
ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi embodies the ROG spirit with its futuristic cyberpunk-inspired design elements and two-tone silver-and-gray finish. It also offers a look of distinction, with a cybertext pattern on the PCH heatsink and an Aura RGB-illuminated ROG logo on its mirror-like I/O shroud.
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs, as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
- Color cycle
- Starry night
ADDRESSABLE GEN 2 RGB HEADER
ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi's Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.
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 drive and neatly eliminate traditional screws.
BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest way to update BIOS. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, and plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
FlexyKey makes it possible to redefine the role of the chassis reset button. Assignable options include quick Aura lighting control, booting directly into UEFI, or performing a safe boot to recover settings.
Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
The patented ROG I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted, which further simplifies the process of installing the motherboard.
ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. For a smooth build process, refer to our list of guaranteed-compatible components. To help with memory upgrades, the list also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL)
THE ROG STRIX ECOSYSTEM AWAITS
Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more. ROG offers more choices than any other brand.
ROG Gives You More
ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements so you can configure your gaming build the way you want. Bundled third-party software like AIDA64 and MemTest86 allow you to benchmark individual components or the entire system.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. If offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
For added convenience, MemTest86 has been pre-installed into ROG UEFI (BIOS) Run the test to pinpoint memory issues with just one click, without the need for any USB stick or going into the OS. The memory report will also be stored in the BIOS archives for reference.MORE ADVANCED MODE FEATURES >>
When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.Learn more
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Diagnose faulty RAM and memory problems that causes corrupted data and crashes.
AI OC monitors system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ Flash 3
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
AI OC Guide
The AI OC Guide allows you to enable the AI Optimization or view a quick guide.
Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
Last Modified Log
Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.
ASUS User Profile
Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.Learn more
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ Flash 3
Flash the latest BIOS from within the BIOS.
Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and identify potential failures.
Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory settings.
Last Modified Log
Track the last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75°C.
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics.
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings.
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode, a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Fan Expert 4 provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Control is also possible via the award-winning ROG UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, allowing you to switch frequency and power-efficiency settings so you can fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data, optimize audio settings at app level, and more ― all with this intuitive tool.
SONIC STUDIO III
ROG Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
Sonic Studio Link
The new Sonic Studio Link allows you to apply effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any connected device.
Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix.
Apply customized audio settings to various applications, so that each is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process audio that's true to life.
ROG Strix Z590 motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.
* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with game developers for supported titles.
Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setup.
Audio is split and served over multiple speaker channels – e.g., 5.1 or 7.1 – to create an enveloping experience on a single, logical plane.
A virtual audio-sphere effect creates astonishing 360° immersion – with you at the center, where sounds seem to arrive from all directions.
ROG Strix Z590 motherboards include a 60-day AIDA64 Extreme subscription. This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the OLED panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.
*Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download drivers, software and the user manual. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.
*Windows 10 is required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site.
- AURA SYNC
- DEVICE CONFIGURATION
- DRIVER & MANUAL DOWNLOAD
- GAMING HIGHLIGHT
- ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
RAMCache lll software turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds. A Smart mode automatically caches all storage devices to maximize system resources.
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