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?

INTELLIGENT 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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RELIABLE POWER

Teamed Power Stages

ASUS Z490 series motherboards features a teamed-power-stage architecture that unleashes the full potential of the latest Intel® Core™ CPUs. Together with quality components, ASUS Z490 motherboard VRMs are geared for any workload and operation condition.
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OPTIMIZED MEMORY

OptiMem III

Boasting proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, ASUS OptiMem III is more compatible with 3600 MHz+ memory kits, allowing them to run at higher frequencies. You can opt to optimize memory for high frequency settings, or low latency settings. With higher capacity memory kits, OptiMem III enables you to run at maximum frequency, whereas other motherboards will trade off frequency for capacity. Stack ASUS Z490 motherboards with your favorite modules and maximize throughput of the new 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Comet Lake-S processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.

*OptiMem support varies by model

LEADING CONNECTIVITY

Intel WI-FI 6 (AX201)

Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6. Find out more about ASUS WiFi 6 solutions.
  • Thunderbolt 3

    With incredible speeds of up to 40Gbps, Thunderbolt 3 delivers up to four-times (4X) faster file transfers and twice (2X) the video bandwidth of USB 3.2.

    *ProArt model features dual onboard Thunderbolt 3 ports, Maximus XII Extreme comes with a Thunderbolt 3 expansion card, and select ASUS Z490 series motherboards feature an onboard Thunderbolt 3 header for future-proof connectivity.

  • 10G Ethernet

    The ASUS Z490 series features up to 10G Ethernet to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators. Enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K videos, smooth gaming and backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before.
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2

    The latest USB standard doubles the transfer bandwidth by opening another USB 3.2 Gen 2 lane to achieve its maximum throughput of up to 20 Gbps. In addition to blazingly fast data-transfer speeds, USB 3.2 offers easy connectivity and ultimate flexibility via USB-C ports.

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.

CHOOSE THE BEST COOLER FOR YOUR BUILD

SPECIFICATIONS

Model Name ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA ROG MAXIMUS XII APEX ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) ROG STIRX Z490-E GAMING ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING(WI-FI) ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING ROG STRIX Z490-I GAMING TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI) TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS ProArt Z490-CREATOR 10G PRIME Z490-A PRIME Z490-P PRIME Z490M-PLUS
CPU Socket LGA 1200 LGA 1200 LGA 1200
Chipset Z490 Z490 Z490
Form factor EATX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX Micro ATX Micro ATX Mini ITX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX mATX
Teamed power architecture 16+0 16+0 16+0 14+2 14+2 12+2 12+2 12+2 12+2 12+2 8+2 12+2 12+2 12+2 12+2 10+1 8+1
Memory #slots, Maximum capacity 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 2 x DIMM, Max. 64GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 2 x DIMM, Max. 64GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB 4 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)
OptiMem OptiMem III OptiMem III OptiMem III OptiMem III OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem II OptiMem
Graphics output - - - HDMI 1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP1.4 / HDMI2.0a DP 1.4 / HDMI 1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI 1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP 1.4 / HDMI1.4 DP 1.4/HDMI 1.4/DVI
Multi-GPU support 2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX 2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX 2-way SLI/ 2-way CFX 2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX 2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX 2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX 2-way CFX 2-way CFX 2-way CFX 2-way CFX - 2-way CFX 2-way CFX 3-way CFX 2-way SLI/ 3-way CFX 2-way CFX 2-way CFX
Expansion slots PCIe 3.0 x16 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) 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 x4 1 - 1 - - - 1 (x2 mode) 1 (x2 mode) - - - - - - - - -
PCIe x1 - 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 - 3 3 2 3 4 2
Thunderbolt 3 support 1*header
ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card bundled
1*header 1*header 1*header 1*header 1*header 1*header 1*header - - - 1*header 1*header Thunderbolt 3 ports@back I/O (2*Type-C + 2*DP IN) 1*header 1*header -
Storage & Connectivity SATA 6Gb/s 8 6 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 4 5
M.2 1 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™ connector 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
USB 3.2 GEN 2x2 1 (1@B) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
USB 3.2 GEN 2 3 (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 1 10 (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 2.0 6 (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)
Wireless Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 M.2 Socket (Key E) only M.2 Socket (Key E) only M.2 Socket (Key E) only Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 - Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 - - M.2 Socket (Key E) only M.2 Socket (Key E) only -
Networking Ethernet Marvell® AQtion AQC107 10Gb
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb
Marvell® AQtion AQC107 10Gb
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Intel® I219-V 1Gb
Marvell® AQtion AQC111C 5Gb
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Intel® I219-V 1Gb Intel® I219-V 1Gb Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
HYPER 10G LAN CARD
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Realtek RTL8111H 1Gb Intel® I219-V 1Gb
Audio Audio codec SupremeFX S1220 SupremeFX S1220 SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220 SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220A SupremeFX S1220A Realtek S1200A Realtek S1200A Realtek S1220A Realtek S1220A Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC887
Audio AMP ESS™ ES9023P DAC + RC4580 OP AMP ESS™ ES9023P DAC + RC4580 OP AMP Internal AMP ESS™ ES9023P DAC + RC4580 OP AMP V V Dual Op AMPs Dual Op AMPs Dual Op AMPs Dual Op AMPs Dual Op AMPs - - Internal AMP Internal AMP - -
Audio effects 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
Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Sonic Radar III
DTS® Sound Unbound
DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets - DTS:X® Ultra - -
Cooling Onboard Fan headers 14 8 9 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 3 6 6 6 7 5 5
Fan ext. card bundled V
FAN EXT Card II
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Heatsinked M.2 4 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 - -
Water Cooling Zone Water flow monitoring V V V V - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Water temp detection V V V V - - - - - - - - - - - - -
AI Overclocking V V V V V V V V V V V - - V V - -
AI Networking (GameFirst VI) V V - V V V V V V V V - - - - - -
AI Cooling V V V V V V V V V V V - - V V - -
Aura Sync V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V -
RGB header 2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers 2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers 2*ARGB, 1*RGB Headers 2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers 2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers 2*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers 1*ARGB, 2*RGB 1*ARGB, 2*RGB 2*ARGB, 2*RGB 2*ARGB, 2*RGB 1*ARGB, 1*RGB 1*ARGB, 2*RGB 1*ARGB, 2*RGB 1*ARGB, 2*RGB Headers 2*ARGB, 2*RGB 1*ARGB, 2*RGB 1*RGB