Asus ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, 2.5Gb LAN, CrossFire

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Product Info

Asus ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING Motherboard for 10th Gen Intel Socket LGA-1200 Processors

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For 10th Gen Intel Socket LGA-1200 Processors

The ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming motherboard is perfect if you're looking for an eye-catching gaming build. Its cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics embodies the vibrant spirit of ROG Strix, and sports an all-new white and silver color scheme. Looks aside, ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming is designed to cope with the demands of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors through its boosted power delivery and an improved cooling design, while featuring AI enhancements and intuitive dashboards to help you overclock and tweak various parameters easily.

ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming helps you get the most out of your gaming build with up-rated power delivery and optimized cooling. Intelligent controls lets you manage overclocking, cooling and networking settings easily, giving you everything you need to harness the full potential of your build for top-tier gaming performance.

The ASUS Z490 series features innovative designs that unleash the power of the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors on Socket LGA 1200. With intelligent overclocking, revolutionary cooling, robust power solution, optimized memory and next-gen connectivity, these boards come equipped to help you get the most out of your next Intel ® Z490 build. Each model has its own distinctive traits, designed for specific segments.

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All Round Performance

Power Design
Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming has the muscle to control the latest Intel® 10th Gen Socket 1200 CPUs.

  • ProCool II Power Connector
    The ProCool II socket is built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines and have a metal armor for improved heat dissipation. The connector's lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability
  • Digi+ Power Control
    The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU
  • 12+2 Power Stages
    ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming utilizes 12+2 power stages to combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand
  • Alloy Choke & Capacitor
    Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard

Features

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LEADING CONNECTIVITIY

ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming provides you with the latest connectivity for supersmooth online experiences and blisteringly-fast file transfers. Superior audio performance gives you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the smallest audio cues for a completely Immersive gaming experience.

Storage and Memory

  • DDR4 OC 4600MHz
    ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming supports up to 128GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk to enhance memory stability and compatibility, giving memory kits higher frequency margins
  • Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2 Slots
    Two M.2 slots are available, with one supporting both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available

Networking

  • M.2 SOCKET WITH E KEY
    Ready for an Optional M.2 E-Key Intel® Wireless AC / AX Wireless Card, this M.2 slot can supports CNVi / PCIe / USB mode to build a faster and more cost-effective WiFi and Bluetooth® 5.1* solution if you decide to upgrade at any time
    * Bluetooth 5.1 will be in Windows 10 build 19041 or later
  • Intel 2.5G Ethernet
    Onboard 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming

SupremeFX Audio
Built-in SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio. It provides a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And if you're using a gaming headset, the front panel output is driven by two op amps to preserve audio quality.

  • Audio Cover
    Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality
  • Audio Line Shielding
    Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio
  • Dual OP Amplifiers
    With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600Ω-headphone impedance for great flexibility
  • Premium Nichicon™ Audio Capacitors
    Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
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PLAY YOUR OWN STYLE

The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. Together with the most diverse ROG ecosystem, Pair your ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming with other ROG products to customize a gaming rig that reflects your personal style.

DIY Friendly Customization

  • Undeniably ROG Strix
    ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming is unmistakably ROG, it features a mirror-like stainless steel finish, complete with diagonal lines across the I/O shield and futuristic cyber-text
  • AURA SYNC Outshines The Competition
    ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. 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 header - and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

DIY Friendly

  • Pre-mounted I/O shield
    ROG's patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard
  • Q-LEDs
    Four onboard LEDs indicate power status, and any problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis
  • Flexkey
    The front-panel header lets you customize the reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to provide quick access to your choice of Aura lighting controls, DirectKey or system reset
  • BIOS Flashback™
    BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed

ROG Gives You More

ROG exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements so you can configure your gaming build the way you want.

5 Way Optimization
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking,but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.

TURBO APP
This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level ― so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.

  • TPU INSIGHT
    The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings. We have upgraded this tool to provide AI Overclocking prediction values for users who want more insight when experimenting with different settings
  • EPU Guidance
    With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers
  • FAN XPERT 4
    Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks
  • DIGI+ POWER CONTROL
    The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance
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Audio Effects

  • SONIC STUDIO III
    Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset
  • DTS: Sound Unbound
    ROG Strix Z490 series includes a pre-loaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment

Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate is a software utility that provides centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips, with the new Aura Creator ready. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds areas to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.

  • AURA SYNC
  • Device Configuration
  • Driver & Manual Download
  • Gaming Highlight
  • Account Management

RAM Cache III
RAMCache reduces milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

I/O Ports

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Compatibility

Intel® Processor Support:

This ASUS Motherboard supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Socket LGA-1200.

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit

Specifications


Make and Model ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING Motherboard
   
CPU Support Intel® Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, and Celeron® Processors
Chipset Intel® Z490 Chipset
   
Memory Runs up to 4x DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM Sticks, 128GB Max (4x 32GB)
Supports Overclocked Ram: DDR4-4600, 4500, 4400, 4266, 4133, 4000, 3866, 3733, 3600, 3466, 3333, 3200, 3000, 2933, or 2800 MHz

Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
OptiMem II

   
Integrated Graphics Requires compatible Intel® Processor w/ Integrated Graphics:
1x HDMI 1.4b port
1x DisplayPort 1.4 port (up to 4,096 x 2,304 @ 60Hz)
   
Storage Intel® Z490 Chipset:
1x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

6x SATA 6Gb/s ports

Supports Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
   
Expansion Slots Intel® 10th Gen Processors:
3x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or x8+x4+x4)

Intel® Z490 Chipset:
1x PCIe 3.0 x4 (x2 mode maximum)
1x PCIe 3.0 x1

Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
   
USB Ports Rear USB Ports:
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 ports

Front USB Ports:
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port
4x USB 2.0 Type-A port

   
LAN Intel® I225-V Ethernet Chipset:
1x 2.5Gb RJ45 LAN port
ASUS LANGuard
Wireless Wireless Connectivity not included
This motherboard supports an optional M.2 E KEY Wi-Fi Card w/ 802.11ax or 802.11ac
Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity not included
This motherboard supports an optional M.2 E KEY Wi-Fi Card w/ Bluetooth v5.x / v4.x
   
Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio S1220A Codec:
- Dual OP Amplifiers
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- 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*
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio

Audio Features:
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Gold-plated jacks
- Optical S/PDIF in port(s) at back panel
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Audio Cover

   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 ports

1x HDMI 1.4b port
1x DisplayPort 1.4 port

1x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet

1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5x Gold-plated audio jacks

   
Internal I/O 1x M.2_FAN connector
1x CPU Fan connector 1x CPU OPT Fan connector
2x Chassis Fan connector
1x AIO_PUMP connector
1x Addressable RGB header
1x AAFP connector
2x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 front panel Type-C connector 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector for 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports 2x USB 2.0 connectors for 4x USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 1 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode)
1x M.2 Socket 2 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x Thunderbolt header
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x System panel (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1x Thermal sensor connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x CPU_OV jumper
1x VRM_HS_FAN Header
   
BIOS 192Mb (128Mb + 64Mb) Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm