Asus PRIME Z490M-PLUS Motherboard for 10th Gen Intel® Socket LGA-1200 Processors
Intel® Z490 (LGA 1200) micro ATX Motherboard:
Dual M.2, 9 DrMos power stages, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, SATA 6 Gbps, Intel® 1Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A® and Type-C™
- Intel® LGA 1200 Socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
- Enhanced Power Solution: 8+1 DrMOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
- Comprehensive Cooling:VRM heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
- ASUS OptiMem: Careful routing of traces and vias to preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
- Ultrafast connectivity: Dual M.2, 1 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C™ support
Tune It Your Way
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z490 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work - maximizing your productivity.
All-round Energy Efficiency - The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes energy savings with Away mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
- Fan Xpert 4
Flexible Air- and Liquid-Cooling Controls - Fan Xpert 4 software provides comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AiO) coolers. Whether cooling with air or water, an Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode that reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks. Fans and AiO coolers can also be controlled via the UEFI BIOS.
- Digi+ VRM Control
Precise Digital Power Control - The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for ultimate stability and performance.
The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
- Advance Mode
Advanced Tuning for Serious Tweakers - An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various Advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.
- EZ Mode
Quick and Simple Setup - EZ mode displays vital settings and stats and also offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings - all to help you get your rig up and running in no time.
Cool to the Core
Prime Z490 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
VRM Heatsink and Thermal Pads - Two massive VRM heatsinks with underneath thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance.
- Cooler by Design
Prime Z490 series features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 software or via the UEFI BIOS.
Build on a Solid Foundation
Prime Z490 series is built to handle the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. A Z490 motherboard provides all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
Robust Power Design
Stable power is essential to extract every last bit of performance out of 10th Gen Intel Core processors, Prime Z490 motherboard is geared to cater to the demands of these high-core count CPUs.
- ProCool Connectors
Proprietary connectors augment the motherboard's link to the PSU with 8+4 pin connectors that pass 12 volts of power directly to the processors. The 8-pin connector features solid pins that can handle more current than hollow-pin connectors.
- 8+1 DrMOS Power Stages
A VRM with 8+1 DrMOS power stages delivers the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
Prime Z490 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, from exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality to intuitive RGB lighting controls that let you customize your system to create a uniquely personal look.
Combined Onboard Features Deliver Elevated Audio
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced.
- Audio Shielding
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
- Separate Layer for Left and Right Tracks
Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.
- Premium Japanese Capacitors
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.
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 PRIME Z490M-PLUS mATX 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 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.)/ 3300(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
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
|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)
Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 5 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|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
- LED-illuminated design
- Audio Shielding
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI-D
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C™)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)
|Internal I/O||1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Lighting Control RGB Strip Header(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 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 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x SPI TPM header
5 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 4-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x COM port header
|ASUS Special Features||ASUS 5X PROTECTION III
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with Dr. MOS)
- ASUS LANGuard
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection
- ASUS SafeSlot Core+
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
|Software Features||ASUS Exclusive Software
AI Suite 3
- Performance And Power Saving Utility
Fan Xpert 4
- EZ update
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS|
|Manageability||WOL by PME, PXE|
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||mATX Form Factor:
24.4 x 24.4 cm (9.6" x 9.6")
- ASUS PRIME Z490M-PLUS micro ATX Motherboard w/
- I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s Cable(s)
- 1 x M.2 Screw Package
- 1 x Supporting DVD
- User Manual