Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC Motherboard:
Intel® Z490 AORUS Motherboard with Direct 12 Phases Digital VRM Design, Comprehensive Thermal Solution w/ Enlarged Surface Heatsink, Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI, 2.5GbE LAN, RGB FUSION 2.0
- Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
- Direct 12 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS
- Shielded Memory Routing for Better Memory Overclocking
- Advanced Thermal Design with Enlarged Surface Heatsink
- Onboard Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI & Bluetooth v5.0 & AORUS Antenna
- AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
- Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
- Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards
- Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation
- RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
- Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each system.
AI Cooling automatically manages and controls motherboard connected fans, ensuring the most efficient settings depending on the current system load and temperature.
GameFirst VI optimizes and organizes network bandwidth, effectively reducing jitter and eliminating spike lag to ensure smooth online gameplay.
DIRECT POWER DESIGN
Z490 AORUS ELITE AC motherboard uses an 12+1 phases digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller and additional 8+4 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from the new Intel 10-core CPU.
12 Phase Digital Power Design
Cleaner and more efficient power delivery to the CPU with better thermal performance ensure stability under high CPU frequencies and heavy loading.
- Digital PWM Controller to deliver appropriate voltage to the CPU
- Direct 12 Phases DrMOS without PWM Doublers, each power phase connects directly to the CPU, With capability to handle 600 Amps current in total
- All-solid capacitors to improve Transient response and minimize oscillation
- 8+4 Solid Pin CPU Power Connectors
2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.
ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Z490 AORUS ELITE AC uses high performance thermal design with screwed mounted heatsinks and thick thermal pad, providing ultimate MOSFET cooling performance for enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers.
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
- 5 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
- 6 Temperature Sensors
- All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
- Interoperable Fans and Sensors
- Intuitive UI for Fan Control
With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, the Z490 AORUS is a true beast among motherboards.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5000MHz and Beyond
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to DDR4-5000 and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.
- PCIe v4.0 Ready PCB
- PCIe v4.0 Turbo B-Clock
- PCIe v4.0 Card Slot
Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Slots
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
First Adopter on 2.5GbE LAN Onboard: 2X Faster Than Ever
- Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience
- Multi-Gig (10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet Port
Intel® Dul Vand Wi-Fi
Faster and Better Coverage with Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI + BT5 Module: the onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel® supports Dual Band and up to 433 Mbps, 3x faster WIFI speed than 802.11n and also support BLUETOOTH 5.
USB Type-C™ Front Panel Connector
Equipped with next generation connectivity AORUS Gaming Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C™ header for USB 3.2 Gen1 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.2 Gen1 drive or charging your new mobile device.
Hi-Fi Audio System
High-End WIMA & Audio Capacitors
The AORUS motherboards boast a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and high-end Chemicon audio capacitors. While the high-end audio capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive AOURS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.
Audio Noise Guard
AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board's sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
RGB Fusion 2.0: Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
RGB FUSION Software
With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.
RGB FUSION APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high quality manufacturing process. Needless to say, we use the best components we can find for the Z490 AORUS motherboard and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.
Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
Z490 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Q-Flash Plus: Update the BIOS easily, even without a CPU, memory or graphics card
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you are good to go!
GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. Z490 AORUS ELITE AC bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.
- New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan
- My Favorites
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access
- Storage Information
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification
- Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.
GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
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||Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC Motherboard|
|CPU Support||Intel® Socket LGA-1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, and Celeron® Processors|
|Chipset||Intel® Z490 Express Chipset|
|Memory||Supports 4x DDR4-2933, 2800, 2666, 2400 or 2133 Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM Sticks, 128GB Max (4x 32GB)
Supports Overclocked Ram: DDR4-5000, 4933, 4800, 4700, 4600, 4500, 4400, 4300, 4266, 4133, 4000, 3866, 3800, 3733, 3666, 3600, 3466, 3466, 3400, 3333, 3300, 3200 or 3000 MHz
Dual Channel Memory Architecture DesignSupports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
|Integrated Graphics||1x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 @ 30Hz with compatible Intel Processors|
|Storage||Intel® Z490 Chipset:
2x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x4 mode)
Supports 1x Intel® Optane™ Memory Card
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
|Expansion Slots||1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
2x PCI Express x1 slots
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD 2-Way / Quad GPU CrossFire Technology|
|USB Ports||Rear USB Ports:
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (blue)
4x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (black)
Additional Ports: (Via Motherboard USB Headers)
|LAN||Realtek® LAN Chipset:
1x 2.5Gb RJ45 LAN port
|Wireless||Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Chipset:
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac w/ 2x2 Antennas
Dual Band 2.4 / 5GHz
|Bluetooth||Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Chipset:
|Audio||Realtek ALC1200 Audio Chipset:
7.1 Channel HD Audio 1x Optical S/PDIF Digital Audio port
5x 3.5mm Analog Audio Ports
|Back Panel I/O Ports||2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (blue)
4x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (black)
1x HDMI port1x 2.5Gb LAN port
2x Antenna ports1x Optical S/PDIF Digital Audio port
5x Gold Plated 3.5mm Audio ports
|Unique Features||Support for APP Center*
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
- Fast Boot
- Game Boost
- ON/OFF Charge
- RGB Fusion
- Smart Backup
-System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash PlusSupport for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
|Internal I/O||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
2x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU fan header
1x water cooling CPU fan header
3x system fan headers
2x addressable LED strip headers
2x RGB LED strip headers
1x front panel header
1x front panel audio header
1x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
2x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x Q-Flash Plus button
|BIOS||1x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0 Unique Features
|Manageability||WOL by PME, PXE|
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||E-ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm|