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Asus Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard

Asus Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
  • Asus Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
  • Asus Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
  • Asus Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
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  • Product Name:
    Asus Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
  • Model Number:
    PRIME Z490-A
  • Brand:
  • Manufacturer Warranty:
    3 Year
  • Description

    Asus Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard

    Intel® LGA 1200 Socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors

    Enhanced power solution: 12+2 DrMOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery

    AI Overclocking: Quickly optimizes CPU performance based on the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts

    AI Cooling: Manages and controls all motherboard fans, automatically optimizing settings based on current system load and temperature

    5-Way Optimization: One-click, system-wide tuning delivers optimized overclocking and intelligent cooling for CPU or GPU-intensive tasks

    Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4

    Next-gen connectivity: Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® and Thunderbolt™ 3 header support




    Intel® Z490


    4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4600(O.C)/4500(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(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 for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors   Lists). 


    Integrated Graphics Processor

    1 x DisplayPort 1.4 *

    1 x HDMI 1.4b

    *Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.

    Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology

    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

    Exapnsion 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


    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


    Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet

    ASUS LANGuard


    M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support CNVI & PCIe interface)*

    *Wi-Fi module is sold separately.



    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-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



    Digi+ VRM

    Fan Xpert 4

    Turbo app

    - EZ update

    AI Charger

    ASUS Turbo LAN

    DTS:X® Ultra


    AI Overclocking Guide


    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

    - ASUS EZ Flash 3


    - EZ Tuning Wizard


    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


    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)


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


    WOL by PME, PXE


    Windows® 10 64-bit

    Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor

    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )