TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI)

    TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI)

    Intel® Z490 (LGA 1200) ATX gaming motherboard with M.2, 14 DrMOS power stages, Intel® WiFi 6, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, Thunderbolt™ 3 support, and Aura Sync RGB lighting

    • Intel® LGA 1200 socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
    • Enhanced power solution: 12+2 DrMOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability
    • Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility
    • Next-gen connectivity: Front header for USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and Thunderbolt 3™ support
    • Made for online gaming: Intel® WiFi 6, Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-V, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology
    • Realtek S1200A codec: Pristine audio quality with unprecedented 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for stereo line out and 103 dB SNR for line in
    • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronizable LED effects across a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips
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    DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.

    TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (WiFi) distills essential elements of the latest Intel® platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability.

    When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.

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    • Display Port

    • HDMI Port

    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™

    • USB 3.2 Gen 2

    • USB 3.2 Gen 1

    • Intel I219-V LAN
      Turbo LAN Utility

    • Intel® Wi-Fi & BT 5.1

    • Audio

    • 2 x PCIe X16 Slots
      Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for CPU-attached
      Intel PCIe Storage
      2-way CrossFireX™
      ASUS SafeSlot

    • Realtek® S1200A
      Exclusive DTS Custom for
      GAMING Headsets TUF Gaming Audio Cover Audio Shielding
      Dedicated audio PCB layers
      Premium Japanese audio capacitors

    • ProCool Connector

    • 2 x RGB Strip Headers

    • DrMOS

    • AURA Sync

    • DDR4 4600 (O.C.) MHz
      ASUS OptiMem II

    • Addressable Gen 2 RGB header

    • Intel® Socket LGA1200

    • 32Gb/s M.2 x4 PCIe & SATA mode
      ・Intel® Optane Memory Ready

    • 1 x Front USB 3.2 Gen1 port

    • 1 x Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C™port

    • 6 x SATA 3.0 ports

    • Intel® Z490 Chipset

    • 32Gb/s M.2 x4 PCIe & SATA mode ・Intel® Optane Memory Ready

    • 1 x Thunderbolt Header

    ROCK-SOLID PERFORMANCE

    With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest Intel® CPUs, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.

    Power Design

    DrMOS

    The onboard VRM of TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) utilizes 12+2 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors demand.

    6-LAYER PCB DESIGN

    Multiple PCB layers shift heat away from critical components, providing more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.

    ProCool Sockets

    ENHANCED EATX 4-PIN & 8-PIN SOCKETS

    ・ Extreme durability
    ・ Prevent hotspots and connector failure

    Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with PSU power lines. The resulting lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure

    TUF COMPONENTS

    TUF CHOKES

    Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.

    TUF CAPACITORS

    Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.

    Digi+ VRM

    The integrated Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.

    Cooler by design

    1. VRM heatsink

    A large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.

    Thermal pad

    High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.

    2. M.2 heatsink

    The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

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    COMPREHENSIVE FAN CONTROLS

    TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 4 utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.

    • Multiple temperature sources
    • AiO water-cooling set
    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan
    • Smart protection
    • Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.​

    • An integrated AiO system enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, making it perfect for custom or self-contained cooling setups.

    • All onboard headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

    • A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.

    Dual M.2 (up to 32 Gbps)

    Dual M.2 slots support data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps on the x4 PCI Express® 3.0 bandwidth, making it perfect for OS or application drives for quicker boot-up and app load times.

    *Actual transmission speed will be lower than theoretical maximum speed.

    ASUS OPTIMEM II

    DDR4 OC 4600 MHz+

    Revisions to the motherboard's trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.

    Benefits:

    • Improved memory stability and compatibility

    • Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages

    • Improved memory frequency margin

    Motherboards with OptiMem ll technology were tested with Synopsys HSPICE simulation software.

    USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C

    Numerous USB ports support gaming rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel USB Type-C™ connector with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.

    Thunderbolt™ 3 support

    An integrated Thunderbolt™ 3 header supports up to 40 Gbps of aggregate interface bandwidth. One Thunderbolt 3 port can support up to six devices in a daisy-chain, and provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.

    EASY PC DIY

    TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want —even for first-time builders. The TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.

    Build with confidence

    TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger. Learn More

    TUF PROTECTION

    SafeSlot

    SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured via 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.

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    ESD guards

    ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV.

    ESD Guard

    Keyboards and Mouse connectors

    Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression.

    VGA protection

    Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect VGA output functionality.

    USB connectors

    TVS diode for surface-mount and dual in-line package.

    TUF LANGuard

    TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

    DRAM

    DRAM overvoltage protection

    Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

    BACK I/O

    Stainless-steel back I/O panel

    TUF Gaming motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a 3X-longer lifespan versus traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF Gaming motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.

    Armoury Crate

    Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and news areas to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.

    • Aura Sync

    • Driver & Manual Download

    • Gaming Highlight

    • Account Management

    IMMERSIVE GAMING

    TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.

    Intel® WiFi 6 AX201

    The Intel® WiFi 6 AX201 module is compatible with the 802.11ax standard and pushes theoretical peak bandwidth up to an incredible 2.4 Gbps. Perhaps more importantly for power users, it's optimized for more efficient operation on crowded networks with a lot of competing traffic. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6. Learn more

    *Actual speed varies, and depends on networking conditions.

    INTEL® ETHERNET

    Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.

    Turbo LAN

    Network-Optimization Software for Customizable Packet Prioritization

    Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface, so you can reduce lag by up to 1.45X — without expert knowledge. It even includes Game mode to prioritize game-related data transmissions, smoothing network operations every time you play!

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    • Real-time speed monitor

    • Grouping your own favorite list

    • Set the highest priority with one click

    • Set priority to speed up your application

    Gaming audio

    Realtek S1200A

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    • TUF Gaming audio cover

      Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.

    • High-definition audio

      Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.

    • Exclusive S1200A Codec

      ASUS-exclusive codec delivers an expansive soundstage and dynamic sound.

    • Audio shielding

      Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.

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    Pristine audio

    The unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek for TUF Gaming Z490 series motherboards features an unprecedented 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line out and a 103dB SNR for the line in, providing pristine audio quality.

    DTS®Custom for gaming headsets

    Hone your battle skills with exclusive DTS® Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets ― Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical ― for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.

    AERIAL MODE

    Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!

    SOUNDSCAPE MODE

    The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!

    Tactical Mode

    Shhh — is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasises detail for stealthy play, so you'll detect and locate every footstep!

    Outshine the Competition

    A well-tuned 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 connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

    Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.
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    • Breathing Breathing
    • Strobing Strobing
    • Rainbow Rainbow
    • Color cycle Color Cycle
    • Starry night Starry Night
    • Music effect Music Effect
    • CPU temperature Smart

    Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

    RGB Header

    Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

    The addressable Gen 2 RGB header is 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 header also offers backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.