ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi Intel 11th Generation ATX Motherboard
BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE GAMING
The incredibly powerful ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi motherboard is designed with advanced power delivery and enhanced cooling to manage with the strains of potent 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Rocket Lake processors. Along with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 and PCI Express® 4.0 M.2 for super-fast transfer speeds and storage, Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi features Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation to guarantee clear communication in any situation. It also looks good, with a stunning silver and grey colour scheme that complements the brushed-metal-finish on the heatsinks.
Please note: This motherboard is compatible with Intel® Socket LGA 1200 for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors & 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors.
Intel Z590 Chipset
LGA 1200 CPU Socket
10th & 11th Gen Intel Compatible Processors
ATX Form Factor
Storage and Memory Advantages
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.
Cooler by Design
FAN PUMP HEADERS
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers. A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
INTEGRATED I/O COVER AND VRM HEATSINKS
ROG Strix Z590 motherboards feature comprehensive cooling options that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS. Both heatsinks also integrate a high-surface-area aluminium I/O cover which helps dissipate heat. High-quality thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink. Deep strakes across the two VRM heatsinks increase surface area to improve heat dissipation.
Experience ROG SupremeFX
EXCEPTIONAL CLARITY AND FIDELITY FOR THE BEST SOUND QUALITY
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.
TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELLATION
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.
Undeniably ROG Strix Style
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
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. With 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.
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.
Control your Rig with Armoury Crate
ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
This new software utility is designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customise RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for ASUS product, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community. 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. 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
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.
AI OVERCLOCKING AT A GLANCE
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 Cooling Features
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.
SELF-ADAPTIVE FAN TUNING
ASUS AI Cooling technology automatically manages and controls motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature. 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. 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.
AI Networking Features
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 super-smooth 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.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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.
Networking and Leading Connectivity
INTEL® WIFI 6 （802.11 AX)
Onboard WiFi 6 supports ultra-fast 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.
INTEL 2.5 GB ETHERNET
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.
Unbelievable Power Design
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.
PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTOR
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.
DIGI+ POWER CONTROL
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.
TOP TIER PERFORMANCE
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 CancelLation for crystal-clear in-game communication.
Play your own Style with DIY Friendly Features
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.
Z590-A Gaming WiFi Motherboard's Full Connectivity
• 1x HDMI 2.0 port / 1x DisplayPort1.4
• BIOS FlashBack™ Button
• 4x USB 2.0 Ports
• 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Port
• 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
• 1x Intel l225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
• Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
• 5x Audio Jacks
|Included Accessories||Cable ties, ROG fan stickers, ROG thank you card, ROG key chain, ASUS Wi-Fi moving aerial, M.2 Q-Latch, 2 x M.2 rubber package|
|Cables Included||USB-C audio cable|
|Software Included||Drivers & Utilities, ROG CPU-Z, ASUS AI Suite III, ASUS EZ Update, ASUS Turbo App, Overwolf, DAEMON Tools, Antivirus, WinRAR, ASUS ROG RAMCache III, Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer, AIDA64 Extreme (60 days trial), MemTest86|
|Compliant Standards||DisplayPort 1.4|
|Product Type||Motherboard - ATX|
|Chipset Type||Intel Z590|
|Processor Socket||LGA1200 Socket|
|Max Processors Qty||1|
|Compatible Processors||(supports 11th and 10th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)|
|Max Size||128 GB|
|Bus Clock||2400 MHz, 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz, 3000 MHz, 2666 MHz, 2933 MHz, 3400 MHz (O.C.), 3333 MHz (O.C.), 3466 MHz (O.C.), 3733 MHz (O.C.), 3600 MHz (O.C.), 3866 MHz (O.C.), 4000 MHz (O.C.), 4133 MHz (O.C.), 4500 MHz (O.C.), 4400 MHz (O.C.), 4266 MHz (O.C.), 4600 MHz (O.C.), 4700 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz, 5000 MHz (O.C.), 5333 MHz (O.C.), 5133 MHz (O.C.)|
|Supported RAM Integrity Check||Non-ECC|
|Registered or Buffered||Unbuffered|
|Features||Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)|
|Type||HD Audio (8-channel)|
|Audio Codec||Realtek ALC4080|
|Compliant Standards||High Definition Audio, DTS Sound Unbound|
|Network Controller||Intel I225-V / Intel AX210|
|Network Interfaces||2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax|
Expansion / Connectivity
|Expansion Slots||1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 3 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16, x8/x4/x4 modes; PCIe 4.0 (11th Gen Intel CPUs), PCIe 3.0 (10th Gen Intel CPUs)) ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4|
|Storage Interfaces||SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA ¦ PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2|
|RAID Features||Intel Rapid Storage Technology|
|Interfaces||1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x DisplayPort ¦ 1 x HDMI ¦ 1 x LAN (2.5Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x USB-C ¦ 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2x2 ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack|
|Internal Interfaces||1 x Thunderbolt 4 - header ¦ 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen 1 - header ¦ 1 x SPDIF out - header|
|Power Connectors||4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector|
|BIOS Features||BIOS FlashBack, UEFI BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3|
|Sleep / Wake Up||Wake on LAN (WOL)|
|Hardware Features||Jack retasking, ASUS Q-Design, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+, CrashFree BIOS 3, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, SupremeFX Shielding technology, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), ASUS Fan Xpert 4, ASUS SafeSlot, Intel Optane Memory Ready, Sonic Radar III, Sonic Studio III, pre-mounted I/O shield, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, ASUS Aura Sync, Armoury Crate, FlexKey button, ASUS ProCool II, GameFirst VI, Savitech SV3H712 amplifier|