ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-PLUS WiFi takes all the essential elements of the latest Intel processors and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive cooling system, this motherboard goes beyond expectations with rock-solid performance for marathon gaming.
ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-PLUS WiFi motherboards also undergo rigorous endurance testing to ensure that they can handle conditions where others may fail. Aesthetically, this model incorporates an embossed nameplate and geometric design elements to reflect the dependability and stability that defines the TUF GAMING series.
Chipset: Intel Z790
CPU Socket: LGA1700
Supported CPU: Intel 12th & 13th Gen
Memory Slots: 4
PCIe Gen 5 X16 Slots: 1
Form Factor: ATX
16+1 DrMOS power stages
USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C
2.5 Gb Ethernet
AI Cooling II
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
About the ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-PLUS WiFi Motherboard
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. 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.
Unleash DDR5 With AEMP II
ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II is an exclusive firmware feature for PMIC-restricted memory modules. AEMP II is based on a CPU and memory module’s ability to train the memory chips on your kit, and it presents an optimised clock speed that can effortlessly unleash performance.
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.
Enlarged VRM Heatsink
The extensive surface area of this heatsink covers the VRMs and chokes to improve thermal performance.
Superb PCH Heatsink
An expanded surface area for the chipset cooler maximises system performance and heat dissipation.
Optimised M.2 Heatsink
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.
Cooler By Design
The ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-PLUS WiFi 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.
The latest Intel processors bring PCIe 5.0 support to the market. PCIe 5.0 offers twice the data transfer speed of PCIe 4.0, making it robust enough to handle new data-heavy tasks. PCIe 5.0 also brings other benefits, such as electrical changes to improve signal integrity, backward-compatible CEM connectors for add-in cards, and backward compatibility with previous versions of the PCIe bus.
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band. It delivers ultrafast wireless networking speeds and improved capacity, as well as better performance in dense wireless environments.
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.
Realtek 7.1 Channel Audio
The ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-PLUS WiFi utilises 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.
Outshine The Competition
A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. The ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-PLUS WiFi 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.
16 + 1
Max supported memory speeds
Supported memory types
Internal I/O Connectors
Front Audio Panel Connector
On-Board USB2.0 Headers
On-Board USB3.0 Headers
1 x AURA RGB header 3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
On-Board USB3.0 Type C Headers
PCIe Gen 3.0 x1 Slots
PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 Slots
PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 Slots
PCIe Gen 5.0 x16 Slots
12th Gen Intel Core processors 13th Gen Intel Core Processors
Yes (requires CPU with integrated graphics chip)
Back Panel Connectors
USB C Ports
USB 3 Ports
Realtek S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC