Intel® Z590 (LGA 1200) ATX motherboard with PCIe® 4.0, three M.2 slots, 16 DrMOS power stages, HDMI®, DisplayPort™, SATA 6 Gbps, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C®, Thunderbolt™ 4 support, and Aura Sync RGB lighting
Intel® LGA 1200 socket: Ready for 10th and 11th gen Intel® Core™ processors
Enhanced power solution: 14+2 DrMOS power stages, six-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
AI Overclocking: Optimizes CPU performance based on the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts
AI Cooling: Manages and controls all motherboard fans, automatically optimizing settings based on current system load and temperature
Two-way AI Noise Cancelation: Reduces background noise from the microphone and audio output for crystal-clear communication in games or video conferences
Comprehensive cooling: Large VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
Next-gen connectivity: PCIe® 4.0, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C®, Thunderbolt™ 4 header support
4 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (3 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C®)
Intel® 2.5G Ethernet
3 x PCIe® 4.0 x16 (x16 or x8/x4/x4)
Crystal Sound 3
Realtek® S1220A Codec
3 x AURA Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x AURA RGB headers
DDR4 5333(OC)/5133(OC)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 Support
Intel® Socket LGA1200 for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors & 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® Connector
USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
1 x M.2 22110 PCIe® 4.0 x4 mode 2 x M.2 22110 PCIe® 3.0 x4 mode
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Flexible M.2 Heatsink
6 x SATA 3.0 Ports
Intel® Z490 Chipset
USB 2.0 header
ASUS Prime series motherboards are expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 10th and 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z590-A provides daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features. ASUS Prime Z590-A is perfect for those seeking to create a sleek, futuristic-looking build, thanks to its black and white finish and iridescent metallic nameplate and PCB cover.
Tune It Your Way
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z590 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling performance tweaks to perfectly match the way you work to maximize productivity.
ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart, taking care of complex tuning with just one click. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
5-Way Optimization is an automated tuning utility that enhances overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU- or GPU-intensive tasks.
A stress test feature allows you to optimize and overclock for CPU- or memory-centric workloads.
Digi+ VRM Control
Precise Digital Power Control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for ultimate stability and performance.
ASUS AI Overclocking
ASUS 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 uses these settings to automatically guide the clocking process, balancing frequency and voltage.
The software monitors workload, system temperature, fan speed and power draw every minute and it makes real-time adjustments to ensure ongoing optimal performance.
AI Overclocking in AI Suite
Onboard intelligence offers automated overclocking with full, flexible control available via 5-Way Optimization within AI Suite (in Windows).
ASUS AI Cooling function will automatically manage and control 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 then 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.
Fan Speed References
For those who prefer manual control, AI Cooling provides reference points on a graph that details fan speed in relation to temperature, providing a guide for fan settings.
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, as well as 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.
MemTest 86 This memory testing software is pre-installed into the UEFI BIOS and lets you pinpoint memory issues with just one click, without the need for a USB stick or going into the OS. It stores the memory report in the BIOS archives for reference.
Prediction AI Overclocking monitors system vitals such as temperature, fan speed, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.
AI Overclocking Guide Refer to the guide offered in the UEFI BIOS for step-by-step instructions detailing how to use AI Overclocking.
Search Function Quickly and easily find the option or setting you need.
ASUS User Profile Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
FlexKey Remap the reset button on the chassis to toggle Aura lighting, activate the DirectKey to go straight to the UEFI BIOS, or reset the system.
Quick and Simple Setup
EZ mode displays vital settings and stats and also 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.
AI Overclocking Enable AI Overclocking via a shortcut.
Intuitive Graphical Fan Control Fine-tune individual fan settings simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
EZ XMP Improve DRAM performance with one click.
Aura On/Off Mode (Stealth) Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a subdued aesthetic touch.
Cool to the Core
Prime Z590 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
Two M.2 heatsinks take care of the three M.2 slots, warding off throttling that can occur with M.2 storage during sustained transfers. The heatsinks are held in place by captive screws and can be moved to other M.2 slots.
Removable captive screws reduce risk of drops or loss during heatsink removal.
VRM Heatsink and Thermal Pads
Two massive VRM heatsinks and thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance. A bundled fan holder provides additional cooling options.
SoC VRM Heatsink
Stack Cool 3+
2-ounce copper layers draw heat away from critical components to keep them at their optimal operating temperatures.
Cooler by Design
Prime Z590 series features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 software or via the UEFI BIOS.
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from overheating and overcurrent.
Build on a Solid Foundation
Prime Z590 series is built to handle the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. ASUS Z590 motherboards provide all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
Robust Power Design
Stable power is essential to extract every last bit of performance out of 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Prime Z590-A is geared to cater to the demands of these high-core count CPUs.
Proprietary connectors augment the motherboard's link to the PSU with 8+4 pin connectors that pass 12 volts of power directly to the processors. Each jack features solid pins that can handle more current than hollow-pin connectors.
ASUS OptiMem II
Revisions to the motherboard’s trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.
Benefits of ASUS OptiMem II:
Improved memory stability and compatibility
Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
Improved memory frequency margin
Motherboards with OptiMem II technology were tested with Synopsys HSPICE simulation software