The ASUS ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard supports Intel LGA 1200 processors, features up to 2 x DDR4 memory slots, PCI-E 4.0, PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots, 2 x M.2 slots, 4 x SATA ports (6GB/s), 8 x rear USB ports (1 x Thunderbolt 4 Type-C with up to 5V/3A, 15W charging support, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0), 5 x front panel header USB ports (1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 that supports an additional 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 2.0 that supports an additional 2 x USB 2.0), Realtek ALC4080 HD audio codec + Savitech SV3H712 AMP, Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet, ASUS LANGuard, Intel Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and a mini-ITX motherboard form factor.
Note: Compatible with Intel Socket LGA1200 10th and 11th Gen.
ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi helps you get the most out of your gaming build with up-rated power delivery, optimized cooling, and intelligent controls that let you manage overclocking, cooling, networking and audio settings.
Digital Power control and an array of power stages provide the muscle needed to control the latest Intel CPUs.
Teamed Power Stages
8+2 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
Ferrite Chokes and Capacitors
Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.
The PCB design quickly dissipates heat around the VRM to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overlocking heatroom.
ProcCool II Power Connector
The ASUS ProCool II socket is built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. Metal armor improves heat dissipation, and lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.
DIGI+ Power Controller
The built-in Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
Cooling – Cooling Innovation
Custom Delta Superflo Fan
The embedded VRM fan is custom-made for low noise and features durable bearings rated to last up to 60,000 hours. The fan speed curve references VRM temperatures to provide optimal cooling for any workload.
Integrated I/O Cover and VRM Heatsinks
Connected by an L-shaped heat pipe, the two VRM heatsinks and aluminum I/O cover provide ample mass and surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel’s latest processors.
The innovative triple-decker cooling array neatly stacks the M.2 and PCH heatsinks together to save prized motherboard space. The design is cleverly tiered to efficiently wick heat away from onboard components while keeping M.2 SSD temperatures in check.
The high-density skived-fin heatsinks provide masses of surface area and are positioned to take full advantage of airflow from the VRM fan and CPU cooler.
An integrated M.2 backplate helps ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.
Cooler By Design
ROG Strix Z590 motherboards feature comprehensive cooling options that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
CPU Fan Header
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers
AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
Keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability
Provides additional mass to deal with the thermal load of high-performance M.2 drives
4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers
Each header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
Intelligent Control – Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
This powerful ASUS-exclusive utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone and incoming audio while preserving voices. Distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are removed so you can hear and be heard with perfect clarity while gaming or during calls.
ROG 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.
ASUS AI Cooling technology automatically manages and controls 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 automatically lowers fan speed to the optimal setting, decreasing fan noise without compromising performance.
AI Cooling continues to monitor the system and adjust fan speed based on current load.
The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technologies to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.
GameFirst VI analyzes usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps.
GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay ― even when you’re streaming high-quality video or transferring large files.
An intuitive graph provides an overview of real-time network status. Simply click on the tab to view the current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, or an analysis of the WiFi channels.
GAMING FIRST MODE
Gaming First mode leverages a massive application database and an analysis of your frequently used apps to prioritize gaming network traffic. This reduces jitter and decreases ping to give you lag-free online gaming.
WIFI Quick Assist analyzes network information and generates a graph to give you a clear picture of current network status. In addition, when paired with an ROG router, you can scan your WiFi network to find the best channel and use Game Boost to prioritize gaming devices and packets.
GameFirst VI notes what you’re currently doing and adjusts bandwidth accordingly to ensure smooth online experiences, even when multitasking.
ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi includes the latest connectivity for supersmooth online experiences and blisteringly fast large file transfers. Superior audio performance gives you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the smallest audio cues for a completely immersive gaming experience.
A Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest high-speed devices and drives. In PCIe mode, the port provides 32 Gbps of bandwidth, which is ample to drive two external 4K displays.
Storage & Memory
ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi supports up to 64 GB DDR4 memory across two slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk, enhancing memory stability and compatibility while giving memory kits higher frequency margins.
ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi features two onboard M.2 slots, one of which supports the latest PCIe 4.0 standard to provide maximum storage flexibility and the fastest data speeds available with the latest Intel processors.
Networking – Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+)
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band. It provides up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds and improved capacity as well as better performance in dense wireless environments.
Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
AUDIO – ROG SupremeFX
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi, SupremeFX features the ALC4080 codec to increase playback resolution from 192 kHz to 384 kHz across all channels. The front-panel output is streamed through a highly integrated Savitech amplifier that’s capable of driving of a wide variety of gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones.
Play In Style
Pair ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem to create a fully customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.
Customization – ID design
Undeniably ROG Strix
Futuristic cybertext and diagonal mesh lines add a dash of aesthetic flair to the exemplary cooling and engineering that lies beneath, leaving no doubt Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi is ROG.
Aura Sync – Outshine the comptetition
ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi’s Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.
Onboard LEDs indicate power status or issues with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device.
BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest way to update BIOS. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, and plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
FlexyKey makes it possible to redefine the role of the chassis reset button. Assignable options include quick Aura lighting control, booting directly into UEFI, or performing a safe boot to recover settings.
Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
The patented ROG I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted, which further simplifies the process of installing the motherboard.
Certified Compatibility – Ideal for Small-Form-Factor Builds
ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) provides a reference for identifying guaranteed-compatible components and memory.
The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits
Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more. ROG offers more choices than any other brand.
ROG Gives You More
Optimization – UEFI BIOS
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
ADVANCED MODE – MemTest86
For added convenience, MemTest86 has been pre-installed into ROG UEFI (BIOS) Run the test to pinpoint memory issues with just one click, without the need for any USB stick or going into the OS. The memory report will also be stored in the BIOS archives for reference.
Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.
Audio Effect – SONIC STUDIO III
ROG Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
ROG Strix Z590 motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.
Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setup.
Audio is split and served over multiple speaker channels – e.g., 5.1 or 7.1 – to create an enveloping experience on a single, logical plane.
A virtual audio-sphere effect creates astonishing 360° immersion – with you at the center, where sounds seem to arrive from all directions.
ROG Strix Z590 motherboards include a 60-day AIDA64 Extreme subscription. This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers.
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download drivers, software and the user manual. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.
RAMCache lll software turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds. A Smart mode automatically caches all storage devices to maximize system resources.
|CPU||Intel® Socket LGA1200 for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors & 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors|
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
*Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
|Chipset||Intel® Z590 Chipset|
|Memory||5133(OC) / 5000(OC) / 4800(OC) / 4700(OC) / 4600(OC) / 4500(OC) / 4400(OC) / 4266(OC) / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3466(OC) / 3400(OC) / 3333(OC) / 3200 / 3000 / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory|
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i9 processors support 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 natively, others will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2666MHz
* 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors support 3200 / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 natively.
|Graphics||1 x HDMI™ 2.0|
|Expansion Slots||Intel® 11th &10th Gen Processors|
1 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot(s)
– Intel® 11th Gen processors supports PCIe 4.0 x16 mode
– Intel® 10th Gen processors supports PCIe 3.0 x16 mode
* Supports PCIe bandwidth bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.
|Storage||Supports 2 x M.2 slots and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports|
Intel®11th Gen Processors
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280
– Only Intel® 11th Core™ processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode, this slot will be disabled for other CPUs.
Intel® Z590 Chipset
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
* Raid function for PCIe mode SSD in Intel® Rapid Storage Technology is available with either 1. Intel® SSDs installed in both CPU-attached and PCH-attached slots
To enable Intel® Optane™ Memory (Hybrid Storage device), it must be installed in PCH-attached slots with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
|Ethernet||1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet|
|Wireless & Bluetooth||Intel® Wi-Fi 6E|
|USB||Rear USB: Total 8 ports|
1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 port(s) (1 x USB Type-C®) with up to 5V/3A, 15W charging support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port(s) (1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (1 x Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (1 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 x Type-A)
Front USB: Total 5 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector(s) (support(s) USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 ports
– Audio Shielding
– ALC4080 + Savitech SV3H712 AMP
– LED-illuminated audio jacks
– Premium Japanese audio capacitors
* A chassis with an HD audio module in the front panel is required to support 7.1 Surround Sound audio output.
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x Thunderbolt 4 (onboard)|
Fan and Cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header(s)
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header(s)
1 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header(s)
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
2 x M.2 slots (Key M)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector (support(s) USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 ports
1 x AURA Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x AURA RGB header(s)
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x Speaker header
1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header
1 x Thermal Sensor header
|Special Features||Extreme Engine Digi+|
– 5K Black Metallic Capacitors
– Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
ASUS Thermal Solution
– M.2 heatsink backplate
– M.2 heatsink
– Skived Fin heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
– BIOS FlashBack™ button
– BIOS FlashBack™ LED
– ProCool II
– Pre-mounted I/O shield
– AURA RGB header(s)
– Addressable Gen 2 RGB header(s)
– 1 x Chassis fan support (CHA_FANP)
|Software Features||ROG Exclusive Software|
– RAMCache III
– ROG CPU-Z
– GameFirst VI
– Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
– Sonic Radar III
– DTS® Sound Unbound
– Anti-virus software
– AIDA64 Extreme (60 days free trial)
– AURA Creator
– AURA Sync
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
AI Suite 3
– 5-Way Optimization with AI Overclocking
Fan Xpert 4
– EZ update
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
|BIOS||256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS|
|Manageability||WOL by PME, PXE|
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
1 x Panel cable
1 x ROG USB2.0 splitter cable
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas
1 x Cable ties pack
2 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x ROG key chain
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x ROG thank you card
1 x Support DVD
1 x User manual
|Operating System||Windows 10 64bit|
|Form Factor||Mini ITX|
17cm x 17cm