Asus PRIME Z490-A Intel LGA 1200 Z490 ATX RGB Motherboard
• Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z490 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work – maximizing your productivity.
• ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart, taking care of complex tuning with just one click. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
ASUS AI Overclocking
• ASUS 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 function will automatically manage and control motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.
• The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Cool to the Core
• Prime Z490 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
• An M.2 drive sits under a passive heatsink to ward off the throttling that can occur with sustained transfers. The heatsink is held in place by easily-removable captive screws, giving you the flexibility to move it to another M.2 slot.
VRM Heatsink and Thermal Pads
• Two massive VRM heatsinks with underneath thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance. A bundled fan holder provides additional cooling options.
Stack Cool 3+
• 2-ounce copper layers draw heat away from critical components to keep them at their optimal operating temperatures.
Build on a Solid Foundation
• Prime Z490 series is built to handle the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 10th Generation Intel Core processors. A Z490 motherboard provides all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
• Prime Z490 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, from exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality to intuitive RGB lighting controls that let you customize your system to create a uniquely personal look.
Aura Sync. Outshine the Competition
• A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips and devices connected to the onboard RGB headers - and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
• Two 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.
• Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for an ever-growing number of ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.
SafeSlot. Protect Your Graphics Card
• SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
FlexKey. The Chassis Reset Button – Reassigned
• FlexKey is a front-panel header that lets you customize the reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to provide quick access to Aura lighting controls, DirectKey or system reset.
• Intel Z490
• Intel Socket 1200 for 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
• ATX Form Factor (30.5 x 24.4cm)
• 4x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4
• 4600(O.C), 4500(O.C), 4400(O.C), 4266(O.C.), 4133(O.C.), 4000(O.C.), 3866(O.C.), 3733(O.C.), 3600(O.C.), 3466(O.C.), 3333(O.C.), 3200(O.C.), 3000(O.C.), 2933(O.C.), 2800(O.C.), 2666, 2400, 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
• Dual Channel Memory Architecture
• OptiMem II
• Integrated Graphics Processor
• 1x DisplayPort 1.4
• 1x HDMI 1.4b
• Realtek ALC S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
• 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 Jack-retasking
• High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
• Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
• Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet ASUS LANGuard
Wireless Data Network:
• M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support CNVI & PCIe interface)
• Intel 10th Gen Processors 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
• Intel Z490 Chipset 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) 3x PCIe 3.0 x1
• Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
• Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
• Total supports 2x M.2 slots and 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
• Intel Z490 Chipset: 1x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
• 1x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*4
• 6x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
• Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
• Intel Optane Memory Ready
• Rear USB Port (Total 8)
• 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(3x Type A + 1x USB Type-C)
• 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2x Type A)
• 2x USB 2.0 port(s)(2x Type A)
• Front USB Port (Total 7)
• 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
• 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
• 4x USB 2.0 port(s)
Internal I/O Connectors:
• 1x CPU Fan connector(s)
• 1x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
• 2x Chassis Fan connector(s)
• 1x AIO_PUMP connector
• 1x W_PUMP+ connector
• 1x AAFP connector
• 2x Aura RGB Strip Headers
• 2x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
• 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 connector support additional 1 USB ports(20-pin, Type-C)
• 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
• 2x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
• 1x M.2 Socket 1 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode)
• 1x M.2 Socket 2 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
• 1x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module 1x COM port(s) connector(s)
• 6x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
• 1x Thunderbolt header(s)
• 1x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
• 1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
• 1x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
• 1x System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
• 1x Thermal sensor connector(s)
• 1x Power-on button(s)
• 1x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
• 1x CPU_OV jumper
• 1x M.2 Fan Header
Back Panel Connectors:
• 1x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
• 1x DisplayPort
• 1x HDMI
• 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3x Type A + 1x USB Type-C)
• 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
• 2x USB 2.0
• 1x Optical S/PDIF out
• 5x Audio jack(s)
• Windows 10 64-bit
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