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ASUS Z390 Motherboards Listed Ahead of Coffee Lake-S Refresh – ROG Maximus XI, ROG STRIX Z390, PRIME Z390 and TUF Z390 Lineups Revealed

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Jul 29, 2018
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With all of the hype surrounding the upcoming Intel 9th Generation Core processors packing up to 8 cores and 16 threads on the mainstream platform, we have heard very little about the Z390 boards these processors would be paired with. Today we have news out of ASUS Z390 motherboards that 19 of them are currently in development for the new platform.

ASUS Lists Down 19 New Z390 Motherboards – Includes Maximus XI, ROG STRIX, PRIME, TUF and DRAGON Brands

According to Videocardz (via ASUS), a list of upcoming Z390 motherboards have been mentioned on ASUS’s support site and I’ll go over each series as we go through them.

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ASUS Z390 ROG MAXIMUS XI Lineup

Asus’s Maximus lineup has always been their top of the line series with no corners cut or excuses made. While being the most expensive it has always had the highest end features and top grade components for any platform its been on.

  • ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX
  • ROG MAXIMUS XI CODE
  • ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTREME
  • ROG MAXIMUS XI FORMULA
  • ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO
  • ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI)

ASUS Z390 ROG Strix Lineup

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The Strix lineup is a newer lineup which is focused on gaming and is also featured on their graphics cards, usually these cards pair up nicely with STRIX graphics cards with some exclusive features and is not as extravagant or feature-rich as the Maximus lineup but, they do cost quite a bit less. The ROG STRIX also features an M-ITX board in the ROG STRIX Z390-I Gaming

  • ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z390-H GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING

ASUS Z390 PRIME Lineup

The Prime lineup is ASUS’s entry into the budget enthusiast lineup with often times things like USB and SATA ports coming in at the bare minimum of 4 ports while still supporting overclocking and in some models SLI/Crossfire for those who want to get a lot out of their hardware without spending as much.

  • PRIME Z390-A
  • PRIME Z390M-PLUS
  • PRIME Z390-P

ASUS Z390 TUF Lineup

The TUF Lineup is one that has been revitalized in the past year with the TUF Gaming Alliance which is a collaboration between ASUS and other PC component vendors like Antec, Crucial, Cooler Master, Corsair and others for compatibility as well as a similar aesthetic. The TUF branding has always stood for more rugged and dependable hardware.

  • TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING
  • TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING (WI-FI)
  • TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING
  • TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI)
  • TUF Z390-PRO GAMING

ASUS Z390 Dragon Lineup

The Dragon Lineup is one we do not know a whole lot about just that it is exclusive to the Chinese market.

  • Z390-DRAGON

We will try to get more information from our sources on these motherboards when they are near launch.

Which ASUS Z390 Motherboard Lineup Are You Most Interested In?
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