ASUS PRIME Z490-A LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard


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ASUS PRIME Z490-A LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard (14 DrMOS Power Stages, Dual M.2, Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Front Panel Type-C, Thunderbolt 3 Support, Aura Sync RGB)

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Intel® Z490 (LGA 1200) ATX motherboard with dual M.2, 14 DrMOS power stages, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®, Thunderbolt™ 3 support, and Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • 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

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  • 1. DisplayPort
  • 2. HDMI
  • 3. 2x USB 2.0
  • 4. 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
  • 5. Intel® I225-V 2.5G Ethernet
  • 6. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 7. 8-ch Audio
  • 8. 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    • 2-Way SLI® & 3-Way CrossFireX™ Support
    • ASUS SafeSlot
  • 9. Crystal Sound 3
    • Realtek® S1220A Codec
    • Power Pre-Regulator
    • De-Pop Circuit
    • Audio Shielding
    • Premium Japanese Audio Capacitors
    • Dedicated Audio PCB Layers
    • DTS:X® Ultra
  • 10. 2 x AURA RGB headers
  • 11. 2 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
  • 12. ProCool Connector
  • 13. DrMOS
  • 14. Optimem II
  • 15. DDR4 4600(O.C.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 Support
  • 16. Intel® Socket LGA 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
  • 17. USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
  • 18. USB 3.2 Gen 2 TypeC® Connector
  • 19. 6 x SATA 3.0 Ports
  • 20. Intel® Z490 Chipset
  • 21. 2 x M.2 22110 PCIe 3.0 x4 mode
    • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
    • Flexible M.2 Heatsink
  • 22. Thunderbolt header
  • 23. USB 2.0 headers
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ASUS Prime series is expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z490 series motherboards provide daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.

   

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.


5-Way Optimization


ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart, taking care of complex tuning with just one click. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
  • 5-Way Optimization is an automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
  • Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU- or GPU-intensive tasks.
  • A stress test feature allows you to optimize and overclock for CPU- or memory-centric workloads.

AI Overclocking

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ASUS AI Overclocking

ASUS AI Overclocking is an intelligent utility that helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings.

Accessible via the AI Suite software in Windows or directly through the UEFI, the intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels. A range of customizable settings are available for seasoned overclockers, and an auto-tuning option is available for beginners.

AI Overclocking at a Glance

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Designed by Experts

At the heart of AI Overclocking is a proprietary algorithm developed by ROG R&D engineers who worked with world-renowned overclockers to create a tool for users of all levels.
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Predictive Edge

The algorithm analyzes your CPU and cooling system, and based on what it finds, predicts optimal settings. The software then uses these settings to automatically guide the clocking process, balancing frequency and voltage.
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Real-time Adjustments

The software monitors workload, system temperature, fan speed and power draw every minute and it makes real-time adjustments to ensure ongoing optimal performance.

AI Cooling

ASUS AI Cooling function will automatically manage and control motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.
Self-Adaptive Fan Tuning

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CPU Temperature Detection

AI Cooling detects CPU temperatures and uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate the lowest fan speed required to effectively cool the system and keep fan noise down.
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Automated Optimization

Under stable system loads, the software then automatically lowers fan* speed to the optimal setting, decreasing fan noise without compromising performance.

*Fans need to be connected to the following headers for AI Cooling control: CPU_FAN / CPU_OPT / CHA_FAN / M.2_FAN / H_AMP / RAD_FAN
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Ongoing Monitoring

AI Cooling continues to monitor the system and adjust fan speed based on current load.
UEFI BIOS

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.

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Prediction
AI Overclocking monitors system vitals such as temperature, fan speed, and power draw to estimate overclocking performance.

AI Overclocking Guide
Refer to the guide offered in the UEFI BIOS for step-by-step instructions detailing how to use AI Overclocking.

Search Function
Quickly and easily find the option or setting you need.

ASUS User Profile
Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.

FlexKey
Remap the reset button on the chassis to toggle Aura lighting, activate the DirectKey to go straight to the UEFI BIOS, or reset the system.

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.

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AI Overclocking
Enable AI Overclocking via a shortcut.

Intuitive Graphical Fan Control
Fine-tune individual fan settings simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

EZ XMP
Improve DRAM performance with one click.

Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)
Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a subdued aesthetic touch.

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.


Heatsinks

Removable captive screws reduce risk of drops or loss during heatsink removal.
M.2 Heatsink

An M.2 drive sits under a passive heatsink to ward off the throttling that can occur with sustained transfers. The heatsink is held in place by easily-removable captive screws, giving you the flexibility to move it to another M.2 slot.

Removable captive screws reduce risk of drops or loss during heatsink removal.

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.

Power Design
Robust Power Design

Stable power is essential to extract every last bit of performance out of 10th Generation Intel Core processors, Prime Z490 motherboard is geared to cater to the demands of these high-core count CPUs.

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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. Each jack features solid pins that can handle more current than hollow-pin connectors.

Memory


ASUS OptiMem II

Revisions to the motherboard's trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.

Top layer – ground ring to prevent lateral interference
ASUS OptiMem II benefits:
  • Improved memory stability and compatibility
  • Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
  • Improved memory frequency margin

Motherboards with OptiMem II technology were tested with Synopsys HSPICE simulation software

Top layer – ground ring to prevent lateral interference

Storage

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Dual M.2 (up to 32 Gbps)

Dual M.2 slots support data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps via x4 PCI Express® 3.0 bandwidth, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.

* Actual transmission speeds will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed.

Connectivity

Numerous USB ports support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel USB Type-C® connectors with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.
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Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Intel Ethernet Connection I225-V reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.

Lower CPU Workload | High TCP & UDP throughput
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 LANGuard
ASUS LANGuard is a hardware-level network protection feature that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput and ensure a more reliable connection.
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 Turbo LAN
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology reduces network lag and allows you to adjust application network transmission priorities in just one click.

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.


Audio

Exclusive Codec


Realtek Codec and Unique Design Features for Pristine, Powerful Audio

Prime Z490-A utilizes a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek — the Realtek S1220A. It also features an unprecedented 120 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line out and a 113 dB SNR for the line in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, an impedance-sensing circuit automatically adjusts gain to ensure an optimal volume range for your headphones.
DTS:X® Ultra adds a spatial audio feature to boost headphones and speakers for enhanced gaming, VR, and extended-reality experiences. DTS:X Ultra supports sound based on channels, scenes, and objects to allow for deeper sonic immersion in enabled content. It also provides post-processing enhancements and device-level tuning for DTS® codecs.

Crystal Sound 3

Flawless Audio that Immerses You in the Game

Power Pre-Regulator

Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.

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.

Integrated Amplifier

Capable of driving high-impedance headphones, without rolling-off high or low frequencies.

De-Pop Circuit

Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.

Premium Japanese Capacitors

Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.

Personalization

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Aura Sync
Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips and devices connected to the onboard RGB headers - and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

Static
Breathing
Strobing
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Color Cycle

Starry Night

Music Effect

Smart

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Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

Two addressable Gen 2 RGB headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for an ever-growing number of ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.

DIY friendly

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SafeSlot

Protect Your Graphics Card

SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.

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FlexKey

The Chassis Reset Button – Reassigned

FlexKey is a front-panel header that lets you customize the reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to provide quick access to Aura lighting controls, DirectKey or system reset.

Model
Brand ASUS
Model PRIME Z490-A
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type  LGA 1200
CPU Type Intel Socket LGA 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron processors*
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Supported CPU Technologies Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
** Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Chipsets
Chipset  Intel Z490
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 4×288pin
Memory Standard DDR4 4800(O.C.)/ 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 *
* 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).
Maximum Memory Supported 128GB
Channel Supported  Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 3.0 x16 Intel 10th Gen processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16, x8/x8 modes)
Intel Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)
PCI Express x1 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots*
* The PCIe x1_2 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 slot (Key E).
Other Slots M.2 slot (Key E) (Wi-Fi module is sold separately)
Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s  6 x SATA 6Gb/s
M.2 M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes)*
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x2, x4 mode)**
* The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA_2.
** 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.
Intel Optane Ready Yes
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset  Realtek S1220A High Definition Audio CODEC
Audio Channels  8 Channels
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Intel I225-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
Back I/O Ports 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)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x Intel I225-V Ethernet port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector(s) (suppport(s) USB Type-C)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Other Connectors Fan and cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header(s)
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header(s)
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header(s)
2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header(s)
1 x 4-pin M.2 Fan header(s)
1 x W_PUMP+ header(s)
Miscellaneous
2 x AURA Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
2 x AURA RGB header(s)
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x COM Port header
1 x CPU Over Voltage jumper
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x M.2 slot (Key E)
1 x Power button
1 x 20-3 System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
1 x Thermal Sensor header
1 x Thunderbolt header
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
LED Lighting RGB
Power Pin 1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
1 x 4-pin +12V Power connector
Features
Features Multi-GPU Support:
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology

Special Features:
ASUS 5X PROTECTION III
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with Dr. MOS)
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ASUS ESD Guards
- ASUS LANGuard
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-Design:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow-green])
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution:
- Aluminum M.2 Heatsink
- Aluminum heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY:
- Procool
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
- ASUS 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

BIOS:
192(128+64)MB Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability:
WOL by PME, PXE

Operating System:
Windows 10 - 64-bit
Packaging
Package Contents Accessories:
Cables
3 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
Documentation
1 x User manual
Installation Media
1 x Support DVD
Miscellaneous
1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Key E screw package
1 x Q-connector
1 x Fan bracket
Additional Information
Date First Available April 30, 2020

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