Asus Prime Z370-A Review & Specifications

ASUS PRIME Z370-A LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Z370 ATX

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Designed exclusively for 8th generation Intel Core processors to maximize connectivity and speed with Dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen2, Intel Thunderbolt 3 support and Intel Optane Memory compatibility
5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum OC performance and dynamic system cooling
Unmatched Personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, additional RGB header and 3D-printing mounts
Two Patent-pending Safe Slots feature an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio enhanced by ASUS exclusive Realtek S1220A featuring Crystal Sound 3 and driven by Japanese capacitors for warm, immersive sound

Specs Overview

Model Prime Z370-A
Release Date May 2018
Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z370
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek S1220A
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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Critic Reviews

90

When it comes to the capabilities, performance, and features of the Prime Z370-A, it is definitely a powerful motherboard that we highly recommend. Although the motherboard is slightly on the pricier side, we would still recommend this since it is extremely competent and has all the essential features, as well as complete overclocking support; addi ...

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It might not be the flashiest Z370 board around, but it’s excellently priced and has all the basic boxes ticked off. As such, the Asus Prime Z370-A makes for an excellent entry level board for the new 8th Generation Core CPUs.

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The Prime Z370-A is a great value for builders seeking improved memory performance, SLI, and support for additional M.2/PCIe/SATA drives.

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 8th Generation Core™ Processors 
    Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Intel® Z370

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory 
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture 
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support 
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/DisplayPort ports 
    - Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz 
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
    DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology 
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) *
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) 
    4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 
    * For 2 SSD on CPU support, install a Hyper M.2 X16 card (sold separately) into the PCIeX16_2 slot, enable this card under BIOS settings.
    ** For 3 SSD on CPU support, install a Hyper M.2 X16 card (sold separately) into the PCIeX16_1 slot, enable this card under BIOS settings.

  • Storage

    1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)*1
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)*2
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
    ASUS LAN Guard

  • Audio

    Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
    - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    - Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)
    - Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
    - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *3
    Audio Feature :
    - DTS Connect
    - DTS Headphone:X 
    - Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
    - Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
    - Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
    - EMI protection cover to prevent electrical noise to affect the amplifier quality
    - Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
    Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver equal quality

  • USB Ports

    ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, teal blue, Type-A, Support 3A power output)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, , USB Type-CTM, Support 3A power output)
    Intel® Z370 Chipset : 
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
    Intel® Z370 Chipset : 
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)

  • Special Features

    OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock Technology
    - Full BCLK range for extreme overclocking performance
    5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
    - Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.
    ASUS 5X Protection III :
    - ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
    - ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
    - ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
    - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 8 Phase digital power design
    ASUS TPU :
    - Auto Tuning
    - GPU Boost 
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU 
    AURA :
    - Aura Lighting Control
    - Aura RGB Strip Headers
    - Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger 
    - Turbo LAN
    - Crystal Sound 3
    - EZ XMP ASUS Exclusive Features
    - PC Cleaner
    File Transfer
    - Cloud GO!
    - File Transfer
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 4
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - Precision Tweaker 2
    - ASUS O.C. Tuner
    - ASUS O.C. Profile
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3 
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - Multi-language BIOS
    CPU Installation Tool
    - Three-step simplicity and safety
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    Special Memory O.C. Design
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    Turbo APP

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x DVI-D
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB Type-CTM
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    5 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
    1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x EZ XMP switch
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
    1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x CPU OV
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
    1 x COM port header
    1 x T_Sensor Connector
    1 x AIO PUMP Header
    2 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
    1 x M.2 Fan Header

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    ASUS Q-Shield
    3 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x M.2 Screw Package
    1 x CPU installation tool
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
    1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)

  • BIOS

    128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, 
    ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, 
    F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor 
    12.0 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1. The M.2_1 socket shares SATA_1 port when use M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use a SATA device.
    *2. The M.2_2 socket shares SATA_56 ports when use M.2 PCIE mode device in X4 mode. Adjust BIOS settings to use M.2 PCIE devices in X4 mode.
    *3. Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio. 32-Bit/192kHz is only available under Windows® 10.

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