Intel® Z490 (LGA 1200) ATX gaming motherboard with M.2, 14 DrMOS power stages, Intel® Wi-Fi 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® Wi-Fi 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
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.
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
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.
- 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.
- M.2 Heatsink
The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
MEMORY & STORAGE
- 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 4600MHz+
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.
- 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.
TUF GAMING ALLIANCE
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
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® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
The Intel® Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of Wi-Fi 6. Learn more
- 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
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!
- Exclusive Realtek Codec
- 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.
- Signal-to-noise Ratio
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.
AURA SYNC RGB LIGHTING
- 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.
- 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.
Intel® Processor Support:
This ASUS Motherboard supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Socket LGA-1200.
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
|Make and Model||ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX Motherboard|
|CPU Support||Intel® Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, and Celeron® Processors|
|Chipset||Intel® Z490 Chipset|
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 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.)/ 3400(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
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* 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).
|Integrated Graphics||Integrated Graphics Processor :
1x HDMI 1.4b port
1x DisplayPort 1.4 port
Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® Z490 Chipset:
Intel® 10th Gen Processors:
Intel® Z490 Chipset:
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology|
Rear USB Port (Total 6)
Front USB Port (Total 8)
|LAN||Intel® I219-V 1Gb Ethernet
|Wireless||Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO
Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Supports CNVI interface
* BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.
|Audio||Realtek® ALC S1200A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Audio cover
- Audio Shielding
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1x Type-A + 1x USB Type-C™)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
|Internal I/O||1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 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)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 1 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x M.2 Socket 3
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 Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x COM port header
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
|ASUS Special Features||ASUS TUF PROTECTION
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with Dr. MOS)
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ASUS ESD Guards
- TUF LANGuard
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection
- ASUS SafeSlot
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Stylish heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
- Standard RGB headers
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
|Software Features||ASUS Exclusive Software
- Aura Sync
AI Suite 3:
- Performance And Power Saving Utility
Turbo V Evo
Fan Xpert 4
- EZ update
ASUS Turbo LAN
DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
|BIOS||192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS|
|Manageability||WOL by PME, PXE|
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor:
30.5 x 24.4 cm (12" x 9.6")
- ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (Wi-Fi) ATX Motherboard w/
- 1 x ASUS Fan Holder
- I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s Cable(s)
- 1 x M.2 Screw Package
- 1 x Supporting DVD
- 1 x TUF GAMING Sticker
- 1 x TUF Certification Card(s)
- 1 x Wi-Fi Moving Antenna
- User Manual