Intel® Z490 AORUS Motherboard with Direct 12 Phase Digital VRM Design, Comprehensive Thermal Solution with NanoCarbon Fins-Array II, Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax, Intel® 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 Phase Digital VRM Solution with 55A DrMOS
- Shielded Memory Routing for Better Memory Overclocking
- NanoCarbon Fins-Array II Heatsink and Direct Touch Heatpipe II
- Onboard Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB and WIMA for Rear 120dB SNR
- Blazing Fast Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
- Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards II
- 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 and Noise Detection
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
Neonpunk style emanates in the darkness from the glimmer of high quality metals, showcasing futuristic aesthetics in the darkness of the night. The new era of esports has arrived.
EXTREME POWER DESIGN
To fully support the latest 10th Gen ten-core CPU, the Z490 AORUS ULTRA is equipped with the ultimate power solution with the desired features: direct, digital and multiple phases. After countless experiments and tests, GIGABYTE presents the unbeatable Z490 AORUS ULTRA for enthusiasts and gamers.
- 12 Phases Digital Power Design
- High Current Capacity MOSFET
- Tantalum Capacitors
- Digital PWM
- 2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE understands that our customer won't stop chasing better computer performance, and strive to deliver that in our products. For the Z490 series, protective and optimized memory trace enhance the performance; faster read and write speed save time and improve efficiency; and generous M.2 Storage with thermal guards ensure unthrottled performance. Future upgrades to the Z490 are made possible by the use of PCIe 4.0-ready components.
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 5000MHz 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.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.
ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the enhanced thermal solution that incorporates Fins-Array II, Heatpipe II and Thermal Guards II. The comprehensive solution delivers excellent heat dissipation. The Z490 AORUS ULTRA stays cool on VRMs and M.2 SSD even on full loading, making it most suitable for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.
- Fins-Array II
- Direct Touch II
- Thermal Guard II
- Smart Fan 5
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.
NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
A high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. Z490 AORUS ULTRA provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
Intel 2.5GbE LAN Onboard
2X Faster than ever
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking. It's perfectly suit for gamers and streamer with ultimate and smooth online experience. It also backward compatible with Multi-Gig (10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet.
Wi-Fi 6 AORUS Antenna
Intel® Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.
AUDIO SOLUTION WITH DTS IMMERSIVE SOUND EXPERIENCE
ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes
All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).
Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.
DTS :X® Ultra
Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.
Z490 AORUS features RGB FUSION 2.0 and offers users the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make their PC more unique and stylish.
RGB Fusion 2.0
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.
GIGABYTE 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
Industry Leading 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 + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and 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 (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!
Operating System Support:
- Windows® 10, 64-bit
|Make and Model||Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ULTRA ATX Motherboard|
|CPU||Support for 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors / Intel® Core™ i7 processors / Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors / Intel® Pentium® processors / Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1200 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
|Chipset||Intel® Z490 Express Chipset|
|Memory||4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
Support for DDR4 5000(O.C.) / 4933(O.C.) / 4800(O.C.) / 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.) / 4500(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.) / 4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard)
|Multi-GPU Support||Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
|Onboard Graphics||Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @ 30Hz
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB.
|Storage||1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
Chipset+USB 2.0 Hub:
|LAN||Intel® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)|
|Wireless Communication||Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201:
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220-VB code
Support for DTS:X® Ultra
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
|Back Panel I/O||1 x HDMI port
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
1 x noise detection header
1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
2 x temperature sensor headers
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
|I/O Controller||iTE® I/O Controller Chip|
|H/W Monitoring||Voltage detection
Fan speed detection
Water Cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan Speed control*
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
|BIOS||1x 256Mbit flash
Licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
|Special 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.
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
|Operating System||Supports Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Bundled Software||Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||30.5 x 24.4 cm|