Asus Z490-A Prime Motherboard LGA 1200 Intel 10th Gen CPU Supported Dual M.2 Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet USB 3.2 Thunderbolt 3
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Asus Z490-A Prime Motherboard LGA 1200 Intel 10th Gen CPU Supported Dual M.2 Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet USB 3.2 Thunderbolt 3

was $229.95 Special Price $209.95
Descriptions  
  Intel® LGA 1200 Socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors

Enhanced power solution: 12+2 DrMOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery

AI Overclocking: Quickly optimizes CPU performance based on the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts

AI Cooling: Manages and controls all motherboard fans, automatically optimizing settings based on current system load and temperature

5-Way Optimization: One-click, system-wide tuning delivers optimized overclocking and intelligent cooling for CPU or GPU-intensive tasks

Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4

Next-gen connectivity: Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® and Thunderbolt™ 3 header support
Technical Specs  
CPU Intel® Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors

Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**

* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Chipset Intel® Z490
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.)/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

OptiMem II

* 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).  
Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor

1 x DisplayPort 1.4 *

1 x HDMI 1.4b

*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.

**Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz. Please refer to www.intel.com for any update.
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology

Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Expansion Slots Intel® 10th Gen Processors

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) *1

Intel® Z490 Chipset

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)

3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 *2
Storage Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

Intel® Z490 Chipset :

1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3

1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*4

6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)

Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
LAN Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet

ASUS LANGuard
Wireless Data Network M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support CNVI & PCIe interface)*

*Wi-Fi module is sold separately.
Audio Realtek ALC S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers

- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input

- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *

Audio Feature :

- Optical S/PDIF in port(s) at back panel

- Audio Shielding

- Dedicated audio PCB layers

- Premium Japanese audio capacitors

- Audio Cover

- Unique de-pop circuit

- Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance

* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
USB Ports Rear USB Port ( Total 8 )

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(3 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C®)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A)

2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)

Front USB Port ( Total 7 )

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)

4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Special Features ASUS 5X Protection III :

- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!

- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design

- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!

- ASUS DIGI+ VRM - Digital power design with Dr. MOS

- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention

- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection

AURA :

- Aura RGB Strip Headers

- Addressable Gen 2 Header

ASUS Exclusive Features :

- Pre- mounted I/O shield

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :

- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & MOS Heat-sink & M.2 Heat-sink solution

ASUS Q-Design :

- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)

- ASUS Q-Slot

- ASUS Q-DIMM

- ASUS Q-Connector

DIY Friendly Design

- Procool

- SafeSlot
Software Features ASUS Exclusive Software:

Armoury Crate:

- Aura Creator

- Aura Sync

AI Suite 3

- 5-way Optimization with AI Overclocking

TPU

EPU

Digi+ VRM

Fan Xpert 4

Turbo app

- EZ update

AI Charger

ASUS Turbo LAN

DTS:X® Ultra

UEFI BIOS:

AI Overclocking Guide

ASUS EZ DIY :

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 3

- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

- EZ Tuning Wizard

FlexKey
Back I/O Ports 1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet

1 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1

2 x USB 2.0

1 x Optical S/PDIF out

5 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports 1 x CPU Fan connector(s)

1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)

2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)

1 x AIO_PUMP connector

1 x W_PUMP+ connector

2 x Addressable RGB header

1 x AAFP connector

2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers

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)

2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)

1 x M.2 Socket 1 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode)

1 x M.2 Socket 2 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)

1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module

1 x COM port(s) connector(s)

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 System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)

1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)

1 x Power-on button(s)

1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

1 x CPU_OV jumper

1 x M.2 Fan Header
Accessories User's manual

3 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

1 x Supporting DVD

1 x Q-Connector

1 x CPU Fan Holder

1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)

1 x M.2 Key E screw package(s)

1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
BIOS 192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
Operating System Windows® 10 64-bit
Form Factor

ATX Form Factor

12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
Note

*1 The PCIe x1_2 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 slot (Key E).

*2 Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.

*3 The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA_2.

*4 M.2_2 slot shares bandwidth with SATA_56. When M.2_2 slot is operating in PCIe x4 mode, SATA_56 will be disabled.
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