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List of new Asus Z390 'Coffee Lake-S Refresh' motherboards revealed

Asus has a bevy of new Z390 motherboards on the anvil. (Source: Wccftech)
Asus has a bevy of new Z390 motherboards on the anvil. (Source: Wccftech)
A list of Asus motherboards that will sport the upcoming Intel Z390 chipset were revealed in an Asus support document. The Z390 is spread across the Maximus XI, Strix, Prime, TUF, and Dragon brands.

The Intel 9th generation 'Coffee Lake-S Refresh' CPUs are expected to debut this September and Intel's partners have started readying their motherboards for the impending launch. Asus is apparently readying no less than 19 boards based on the Z390 chipset with the Maximus XI touted to be the flagship series of boards. These boards include —

Maximus XI

  • 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)

Z390 Strix

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

Z390 Prime

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

Z390 TUF

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

Z390 Dragon

  • Z390-DRAGON (Restricted to China)

The above list comes courtesy of an Asus support site detailing a new user profile function in the BIOS. While we've reported that the entry-level H310 chipset can support the new 9th generation 'Coffee Lake-S Refresh' CPUs, they are no doubt paired best with the Z390 chipset-based. For those not in the know, the Z390 is a rebadged Z370 chipset that continues to be based on the 22nm process. The Z390 was originally meant to be a 14nm part with integrated USB 3.1 Gen2 host controllers and onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi but Intel's delays with 10nm and the need to ramp up production of 14nm CPUs meant that the 14nm transition in the Z300-series has been pushed to a later date.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-28 (Update: 2018-07-28)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.