Powered exclusively by 10th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the Prime Z490-A LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard from ASUS boasts a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions, and intelligent tuning options. It provides daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features. This motherboard will fit in ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 1200 socket, the Intel Z490 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).
The ATX form factor of the Prime Z490-A can support up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM over four dual-channel slots, or 32GB per slot at speeds of 4600 (OC), 4500 (OC), 4400 (OC), 4266 (OC) 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory. For storage, there are six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and two M.2 Key M sockets, both of which support type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 SSDs. One slot slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA SSDs, while the other supports PCIe 3.0 x2 (x4 mode). The Prime Z490-A supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
There is also one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port (rear panel), three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 2.0 Type-A ports (rear panel), and more internal USB headers that support USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1, and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there is one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x16 or x8/x8), one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max at x4 mode), and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Network connectivity is achieved using an Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet port, and there is an empty M.2 Key E slot for a Wi-Fi module.
For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 at 60 Hz using DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 1.4b outputs. For users looking to take advantage of multiple GPUs, the Prime Z490-A supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI technologies.
Using the Realtek ALC S1200A 8-channel HD audio codec, the Prime Z490-A can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated five 3.5mm audio outputs or optical S/PDIF output. This motherboard is also equipped with features such as AURA RGB headers, DIGI+ VRM, DRAM Overcurrent Protection, ESD Guards, LANGuard, Overvoltage Protection, a Stainless Steel Back I/O, an aluminum heatsink, and more. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.