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Asus Prime Z390-A

Asus Prime Z390-P

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Brand
Asus
Brand
Asus
Model
Prime Z390-A
Model
Prime Z390-P
Release Date
📅 October 2018
Release Date
📅 October 2018
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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(109 reviews)
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Supported PC parts
Supported PC parts
Socket
LGA1151
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z390
Chipset
Intel Z390
Supported Memory
DDR4
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC S1220A High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (teal blue) Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 5 x Audio jack(s)
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 3 x 8-channel Audio I/O
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
3
PCI-Express x1 Slots
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2230 - E Key
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64 GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128 GB
Onboard USB 2.0
3
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
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What are the differences between Asus Prime Z390-A and Prime Z390-P? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison and key differences summary

Reasons to pick the Asus Prime Z390-A:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

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Reasons to pick the Asus Prime Z390-P:

  • 23% cheaper, you can save $37.50.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +64 GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.

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