PRIME Z490-A

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CPU

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**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Intel® Z490

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/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
* 10th Gen Intel® Core™i9/i7 CPUs support 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively, Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).  

Graphic

Integrated Graphics Processor
1  x DisplayPort 1.4 *
1  x HDMI 1.4b
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
**Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz. Please refer to www.intel.com for any update.

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

Intel® 10th Gen Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) *1
Intel® Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 *2

Storage

Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® Z490 Chipset :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*4
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

LAN

Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support CNVI & PCIe interface)*
*Wi-Fi module is sold separately.

Audio

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 *
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF in port(s) at back panel
- Audio Shielding
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Audio Cover
- Unique de-pop circuit
- Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.

USB Ports

Rear USB Port ( Total 8  )
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(3 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
Front USB Port ( Total 7  )
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)

Special Features

ASUS 5X Protection III :
- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM - Digital power design with Dr. MOS
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
AURA :
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Addressable Gen 2 Header
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- Pre- mounted I/O shield
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & MOS Heat-sink & M.2 Heat-sink solution
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
DIY Friendly Design
- Procool
- SafeSlot

Software Features

ASUS Exclusive Software:
Armoury Crate:
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
AI Suite 3
- 5-way Optimization with AI Overclocking
TPU
EPU
Digi+ VRM
Fan Xpert 4
Turbo app
- EZ update
AI Charger
ASUS Turbo LAN
DTS:X® Ultra
UEFI BIOS:
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- EZ Tuning Wizard
FlexKey

Back I/O Ports

1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 connector support additional 1 USB ports(20-pin, Type-C)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 1 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 2 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x CPU_OV jumper
1 x M.2 Fan Header

Accessories

User´s manual
3 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x Q-Connector
1 x CPU Fan Holder
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Key E screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)

BIOS

192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12  inch x 9.6  inch ( 30.5  cm x 24.4  cm )

Note

*1 The PCIe x1_2 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 slot (Key E).
*2 Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.
*3 The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA_2.
*4 M.2_2 slot shares bandwidth with SATA_56. When M.2_2 slot is operating in PCIe x4 mode, SATA_56 will be disabled.

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