SUPERO Pro Gaming C9Z390-PGW

LGA 1151 Intel Z390 DDR4 SATA M.2 U.2 10G LAN USB 3.1 RGB ATX Motherboard for 9th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Infused Server DNA – SUPERO motherboards are designed like our world famous server motherboards with rigorous testing methods that guarantees durability and stability
Built-in WiFi and 10G LAN increases data throughput up to 10x faster than a single gigabit connection
Customizable RGB LEDs and an additional two RGB LED headers paired with our SUPERO Booster software allowing you to illuminate your system from the inside out
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15µ Gold Plated Single CPU socket H4 (LGA 1151)
supports 9th/8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium™, Celeron™ Processors
4 DDR4-4000+ MHz(OC) non-ECC UDIMM up to 64GB
PS/2 port
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (2x rear, 2x via header)
2x DisplayPort 1.2
1x Intel® i219V Gbit Ethernet LAN port
1x Aquantia® AQC107 10 Gbit LAN port
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C (1x rear, 1 via header)
3x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band 2.4/5Ghz + Bluetooth 5.0
1x HDMI 2.0
RealTek ALC 1220 HD 7.1 Audio
4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
(NA/x16/NA/x16) or (x8/x8/x8/x8)
2x M.2 [M-key, PCIe 3.0 x4] support RAID 0,1 (2260/2280, 2260/2280/22110)
1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
6x SATA3 ports (supports RAID 0,1,5,10)
2x U.2 [NVMe] 32 Gbps
2x RGB strip headers
Status LED for troubleshooting
Download the AMI status codes
Unmatched Performance

The SUPERO Pro Gaming series blows gamer’s expectations out of the water with top tier performance and a range of features that aren’t just there for show, but to get you to a higher standard than ever before. Fully loaded with our latest SUPERO Booster overclocking software, multiple high speed storage options including M.2 and U.2, and the fastest wired and wireless networking technologies, the C9Z390-PGW takes the cake. If you are looking for the best gaming motherboards around, go with SUPERO Pro Gaming.

Server Quality

We have over 20 years of creating the best servers in the world. How does this benefit the gaming world? We design our motherboards to perform fast and powerful, while maintaining a lower operating temperature. The benefits to that is better longevity, fast performance, and a great machine that is more stable when overclocking for gaming needs.

Intel® 9th Gen Ready!

At last, the latest generation is here -- 9th Gen Intel ® Core™ CPUs! Are you ready to take on every task whether it is gaming, VR, or entertainment? The computing power of the Intel® 9th Gen Core™ CPU is powerful enough and it even screams for more of a challenge!

Enterprise Grade – VRM

Enterprise Grade means a longer lifetime of cooler functionality, higher efficiency and the ability to scale up to meet the needs of your business. Our integrated VRMs are typically used on workstation products such as the C9Z390-PGW motherboard that will ensure our users the best experience possible.


Our slots are fortified with reinforced metal that significantly improves the connection between our SuperO motherboards and your peripherals.

Quad PCIe x16 slots

Max your graphics power! With the power of up to 4 full-length, double-width graphics cards coupled with the bandwidth of the embedded PLX chip, you’ll get the most immersive gaming experience out there! Supporting DirectX12 and CrossFireX™ you’ll be blasting through every 2D, 3D, and any VR adventure on the market!

Lightning Fast Storage

Push for the highest performance! We include the latest NVME storage options, two M.2 slots and two U.2 ports on the C9Z390-PGW motherboard. We offer RAID 0 or 1 with the inclusion of supporting Intel® Optane™ memory, giving you even more flexibility within your system. We also have included heatspreaders for both M.2 slots to keep your drives cool without compromising your performance.

Always Connected! - 10G + Wi-Fi

10G + Wi-Fi! When you are on the road or on the move our SUPERO motherboards will have the best network connectivity options. The C9Z390-PGW motherboard is equipped with gigabit LAN, gigabit wireless 802.11ac, AND 10G LAN (which is 10x the maximum data throughput of single gigabit)! Included with network options we have included the latest in USB technology with version 3.1 Gen 2 pumping out a maximum of 10 gigabits a second in both the Type A and C connections!

Triple 4K60hz Displays

DisplayPort + HDMI + 4K output from the motherboard equals 3x 4K Displays! SUPERO made sure that anyone that is running our C9Z390-PGW motherboard will have the latest DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 technologies built directly into the I/O. Having up to three simultaneous ultra-high definition displays without having to opt for a separate graphics card!

Programmable RGB

Customize and put your personal signature on our motherboards! Fully customizable with our SUPERO Booster software, we have installed RGB LEDs on the Play Harder PCH, HD audio area, and the SUPERO I/O cover. Not only is the motherboard equipped with LEDs, we have gone a step above including an additional 2 RGB LED headers so you can light up your rig from the inside out.

SUPERO Booster

Sit in the driver’s seat to monitor, tweak, and fine tune every part of your system! You have the ability to overclock and adjust the CPU, memory speeds, voltages, and fan speeds on the fly. The SUPERO Booster gives you the ability to control your destiny and succeed.

C9Z390-PGW Specifications

Product SKU C9Z390-PGW
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12" x 9.6", (30.48cm x 24.4 cm)
Processor Support 9th/8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor Family (LGA-1151) up to 140W
Memory Capacity 4 DDR4-4000+ MHz(OC) non-ECC UDIMM up to 64GB
Memory Type 2666/2400/2133/1866/1600MHz Non-ECC DDR4 SDRAM 72-bit 288-pin UDIMM
DIMM Sizes 16GB, 8GB, 4GB
Memory Voltage 1.2V
Chipset Intel® Z390 Chipset
On-Board SATA 6x SATA3 ports (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
On-Board Audio RealTek ALC1220 High Definition Audio
Network Controllers 1x 1GB LAN (Intel® i219V) 1x 10Gb LAN Port (Aquantia AQC 107) Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band 2.4/5Ghz + Bluetooth 5.0
LAN 1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port 1x RJ45 10Gb Ethernet LAN port
USB 5 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (1 Type C + 3 Type A + 1 Type C header) 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (2 rear + 2 via header) 2 USB 2.0 (via header)
Input/Output Audio 7.1 HD Jacks Optical S/PDIF out
Display 2 DisplayPort 1.2 + 1 HDMI 2.0
Keyboard/Mouse PS/2 connector for mouse and keyboard
Serial Port / Header 1x COM port (header)
Temperature Monitoring for CPU and chassis environment CPU thermal trip support FC temperature sensing logic Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support PECI
PCI-Express 4 PCI-E 3.0 x16 + 1 PCI-E 3.0 x1 slots 2 M.2 (PCI-E 3.0 x4, 2260/2280 + 2260/2280/22110) (M-Key for SSD, Intel® Optane Ready, RAID 0, 1) 1 M.2 (E-Key for WiFi module) 2 U.2 (PCI-E 3.0 x4)(RAID 0, 1)
BIOS Type 128Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI BIOS
BIOS Features DMI (SMBIOS) 3.0 ACPI 6.0 USB Keyboard support
Software SuperDoctor® V Watch Dog SUPERO Booster
Power Configurations ACPI Power Management Keyboard Wakeup from Soft-Off CPU Fan auto-off in sleep mode Power-on mode for AC power recovery
Voltage +12V, +3.3V, +5V, 1.05 (PCH), 1.2V (VDIMM), 3.3V standby, Chassis intrusion header, Monitors CPU voltages, VBAT
FAN Total of 5 fan headers supporting up to 5 fans 5 fans with tachometer status monitoring Status monitor for speed control Status monitor for on/off control Low noise fan speed control Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) fan connectors
LED CPU / System Overheat LED Suspend static indicator LED
Other Features Chassis intrusion detection Chassis intrusion header TPM Header (TCG 1.2/2.0) RoHS
Internal I/O Ports 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 2 x CPU fan header 3 x System fan headers 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C header 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header 1 x USB 2.0 header 2 x U.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) 2 x M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4, 2260/2280 + 2260/2280/22110) 1 x M.2 (E-Key for WiFi module) 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 1 x COM port header 1 x TPM header 1 x Clear CMOS button 1 x Power button 1 x Reset button 1 x Diagnostic LED 1 x FP Audio Header 1 x System Panel 1 x Chassis intrusion header 2 x RGB Header(s) (+12v/G/R/B)


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