The ASUS Z490 series features innovative designs that unleash the power of the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core processors. With intelligent overclocking, revolutionary cooling, robust power solutions, optimized memory and next-gen connectivity, these boards come equipped to help you get the most out of your next Intel Z490 build. Yet, each model has its own distinctive traits, designed with specific segments in mind. Which one suits you?

AI MOTHERBOARD

AI Overclocking

Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each system.

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AI Cooling

AI Cooling automatically manages and controls motherboard connected fans, ensuring the most efficient settings depending on the current system load and temperature.

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AI Networking

GameFirst VI optimizes and organizes network bandwidth, effectively reducing jitter and eliminating spike lag to ensure smooth online gameplay.

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Unleash Maximum Performance

With an industry-leading teamed power stage VRM design, a new daisy-chain signalling topology for better DDR4 RAM overclocking, ASUS OptiMem technology, and AI Overclocking to intelligently boost the performance of Intel® 10th Gen Core™ processors, ASUS motherboards provide the rock-solid foundation you need to harness the full potential of the components in your build for top-tier gaming.

ROBUST POWER DESIGN

Extreme reliable power, digitally controlled.

Digital power control and an array of teamed power stages with ProCool II connectors, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors provide reliable power when pushing CPU performance to the limit.

Boosted Memory

Record-breaking performance with ASUS OptiMem technology.

ASUS OptiMem technology proprietary trace layout allows memory kits to operate at higher frequencies with lower voltages to maximize system performance.

AI Overclocking

Overclocking doesn’t have to involve frequent reboots or complex calculations!

ASUS AI Overclocking can lend you a helping hand in pushing your CPU to its limits. Its proprietary algorithm carefully grades the quality of your CPU’s silicon and predicts its optimal clock speed and voltage settings in a given system. Dedicated control hardware and software keep an eye on temperature, fan speeds, and power draw to ensure there’s enough cooling power when the system is under load.

Comprehensive Cooling

Maintaining system stability is paramount under high load. ASUS Z490 motherboards employ large VRM and chipset heatsinks that effectively dissipate heat for reliable sustained performance. New AI Cooling technology balances thermals and acoustics by automatically reducing fan speeds under steady-state loads to minimize noise levels while maintaining component temperatures.

Enhanced Heatsink

An array of enhanced cooling solutions, including newly designed VRM heatsinks with heatpipes, effective passive PCH heatsinks, and dedicated M.2 heatsinks ensure ASUS Z490 series motherboards deliver efficient, stable operation even when pushed to the limit.

AI Cooling

AI Cooling is an all-new system that can reduce system fan noise by up to 37% under sustained loads. AI Cooling works in tandem with our industry-leading Q-Fan intelligence and kicks in when the CPU is operating under a steady load. It slows the fan while maintaining a consistent CPU temperature, ensuring that your cooling system isn’t making any more noise than necessary to keep temperatures low.

Fastest Connectivity

WiFi 6 support from Intel AX201 adapters, abundant USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports, and onboard Thunderbolt™ 3 headers ensure you can expand your system as needed and enjoy exceptionally smooth online and LAN play.

WiFi 6 (802.11ax)

The latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard delivers high-efficiency wireless connectivity for better gaming performance on compatible networks. It also offers Bluetooth 5.1 for connections that are up to 2X faster and 4X further-reaching than before.

Intel 2.5G Ethernet

Onboard Intel 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost. Up to a 2.5X performance improvement over standard Ethernet connections gives you faster file transfers, the lowest-latency gaming and smoother high-res video streaming.

thunderbolt3

Experience blistering speeds and single-cable convenience.

The THUNDERBOLTEX 3 expansion card adds twin Thunderbolt™ 3 ports that support up to 40Gbps of bi-directional bandwidth. Integrated DisplayPort 1.4 inputs enable single-cable connectivity for displays with up to 8K resolution.

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C ports provide ultimate flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps.

CHOOSE YOUR Z490

  • ROG MAXIMUS

    Overclockers & extreme gamers

  • ROG STRIX

    Style-conscious gamers

  • TUF GAMING

    Casual gamers & first-time builders

  • PRIME

    All-round PC builders

  • PROART

    Creative professionals

ROG MAXIMUS

ROG Maximus XII motherboards feature comprehensive cooling to meet the demands of the latest Z490 processors and high-performance memory. And, with premium components and extensive connectivity, these boards are perfect for Intel Comet Lake power rigs.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model NameROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREMEROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULAROG MAXIMUS XII APEXROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMINGROG STRIX Z490-F GAMINGROG STRIX Z490-A GAMINGROG STRIX Z490-H GAMINGROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING(WI-FI)ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMINGROG STRIX Z490-I GAMINGTUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI)TUF GAMING Z490-PLUSProArt Z490-CREATOR 10GPRIME Z490-APRIME Z490-PPRIME Z490M-PLUS
CPU SocketLGA 1200LGA 1200LGA 1200
ChipsetZ490Z490Z490
Form factorEATXATXATXATXATXATXATXATXMicro ATXMicro ATXMini ITXATXATXATXATXATXmATX
Teamed power architecture16+016+016+014+214+212+212+212+212+212+28+212+212+212+212+210+18+1
Memory#slots, Maximum capacity4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB2 x DIMM, Max. 64GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB2 x DIMM, Max. 64GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB
Memory speed(MHz)4800+ (OC)4800+ (OC)5000+ (OC)4800+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4800+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4600+ (OC)4400+ (OC)
OptiMemOptiMem IIIOptiMem IIIOptiMem IIIOptiMem IIIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem IIOptiMem
Graphics output---HDMI 1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP1.4 / HDMI2.0aDP 1.4 / HDMI 1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI 1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4DP 1.4/HDMI 1.4/DVI
Multi-GPU support2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX2-way SLI/ 2-way CFX2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX2-way CFX2-way CFX2-way CFX2-way CFX-2-way CFX2-way CFX3-way CFX2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX2-way CFX2-way CFX
Expansion slotsPCIe 3.0 x162 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16 or x8/x8)2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16 or x8/x8)2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16 or x8/x4/ x4)3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Safeslots (@x16 or x8/x4/ x4)1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlot(@x16)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16(max. @x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16SafeSlot(@x16)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16(max. @x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlot (@x16)1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 safeslot (@x16)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 safeslot (@x16)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max. @x4)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16, x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16(max. @x4)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlots (@x16, x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16(max. @x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlot Core+ (@x16)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16(max. @x4)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 SafeSlot core+(@x16)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16(max. @x4)
PCIe 3.0 x41-1---1 (x2 mode)1 (x2 mode)---------
PCIe x1-113331111-332342
Thunderbolt 3 support1*header
ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card bundled
1*header1*header1*header1*header1*header1*header1*header---1*header1*headerThunderbolt 3 ports@back I/O (2*Type-C + 2*DP IN)1*header1*header-
Storage & ConnectivitySATA 6Gb/s86866666664666645
M.21 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
2 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4) @ DIMM.2
2 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
2 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA) @ DIMM.2
2 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1*M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1*M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1*M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1*M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1*M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1*M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1*M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1*M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 )
1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
2*M.2 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 )
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 )
1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
1* 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
1*2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)
front panel TypeC™ connector2111111-1111111--
USB 3.2 GEN 2x21 (1@B)----------------
USB 3.2 GEN 23 (2A1C)4 (3A1C)5 (4A1C)4 (3A1C)4 (3A1C)4 (3A1C)2 (1A1C)2 (1A1C)2 (1A1C)2 (1A1C)4 (3A1C)2 (1A1C)2 (1A1C)6 (4A2C)4 (3A1C)2 (2A)2 (1A1C)
USB 3.2 GEN 110 (6@B, 4@F)10 (6@B, 4@F)7 (5@B, 2@F)6 (4@B, 2@F)4 (2@F, 2@B)4 (2@F, 2@B)6 (4@B, 2@F)8 (4@B,4@F)6 (4@B,2@F)6 (4@B,2@F)4(2A@B, 2A@F)6 (4@B,2@F)6 (4@B,2@F)5 (3@F, 2A1C; 2@B)4 (2@B,2@F)6 (2@B, 4@F)6 (2@B, 4@F)
USB 2.06 (2@B, 4@F)4 (4@F)5 (5@F)6 (2@B, 4@F)8 (4@F, 4@B)6 (4@F, 2@B)6 (2@B,4@F)5 (1@B,4@F)6 (2@B,4@F)6 (2@B,4@F)4 (2A@B, 2A@F)3 (3@F)4 (4@F)4 (4@F)6 (2@B,4@F)6 (2@B, 4@F)6 (2@B, 4@F)
WirelessIntel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201M.2 Socket (Key E) onlyM.2 Socket (Key E) onlyM.2 Socket (Key E) onlyIntel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201-Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201--M.2 Socket (Key E) onlyM.2 Socket (Key E) only-
NetworkingEthernetMarvell® AQtion AQC107 10Gb
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb
Marvell® AQtion AQC107 10Gb
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb
Intel® I225-V 2.5GbIntel® I219-V 1Gb
Marvell® AQtion AQC111C 5Gb
Intel® I225-V 2.5GbIntel® I225-V 2.5GbIntel® I225-V 2.5GbIntel® I225-V 2.5GbIntel® I225-V 2.5GbIntel® I225-V 2.5GbIntel® I225-V 2.5GbIntel® I219-V 1GbIntel® I219-V 1GbIntel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
HYPER 10G LAN CARD
Intel® I225-V 2.5GbRealtek RTL8111H 1GbIntel® I219-V 1Gb
AudioAudio codecSupremeFX S1220SupremeFX S1220SupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220SupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220ARealtek S1200ARealtek S1200ARealtek S1220ARealtek S1220ARealtek ALC887Realtek ALC887
Audio AMPESS™ ES9023P DAC + RC4580 OP AMPESS™ ES9023P DAC + RC4580 OP AMPInternal AMPESS™ ES9023P DAC + RC4580 OP AMPVVDual Op AMPsDual Op AMPsDual Op AMPsDual Op AMPsDual Op AMPs--Internal AMPInternal AMP--
Audio effectsSonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
-Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
DTS Custom for GAMING HeadsetsDTS Custom for GAMING Headsets-DTS:X® Ultra--
CoolingOnboard Fan headers148987766663666755
Fan ext. card bundledV
FAN EXT Card II
----------------
Heatsinked M.2423322111121111--
Water Cooling ZoneWater flow monitoringVVVV-------------
Water temp detectionVVVV-------------
AI OverclockingVVVVVVVVVVV--VV--
AI Networking (GameFirst VI)VV-VVVVVVVV------
AI CoolingVVVVVVVVVVV--VV--
Aura SyncVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV-
RGB header2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers2*ARGB, 1*RGB Headers2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers1*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers1*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers1*ARGB, 1*RGB Headers1*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers1*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers1*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers1*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers1*RGB Headers

CHOOSE THE BEST COOLER FOR YOUR BUILD

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65WROG RYUJIN 240
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ROG STRIX LC 120 RGB / ROG STRIX LC 240 RGB
ROG STRIX LC 240 RGB WHITE EDITION
ROG STRIX LC 120 / ROG STRIX LC 240

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