Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS DDR4 Intel Motherboard

*Image may differ with actual product's layout, color, size & dimension. No claim will be accepted for image mismatch.

Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS DDR4 Intel Motherboard

Product Id: 02.01.006.283

Regular Price  23,220
Special Price  21,800

Delivery time?

Quick Overview

Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490
Generation - 10th
Memory Channel - Dual Channel

General

Model
Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS
Chipset
Intel Z490
Form Factor
ATX
Warranty
3 year
Country Of Origin
Taiwan
Made in/ Assemble
China

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
LGA1200
Supported CPU
10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors
Generation
10th
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
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.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
Yes

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
2-Way AMD CrossFireX Technology
PCI Express Slot
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x PCIe x1
CrossFire Support
Yes
Sli Support
No

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
2
SATA Port
6 x SATA
Raid Support
0, 1, 5, 10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
LAN Speed (Mbps)
10/100/1000

Ports

USB Port
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 2.0
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC S1200A
Audio Channel
7.1

Bios Information

BIOS Type
192 Mb flash
BIOS Model
AMI UEFI BIOS

Additional Info

Brand
Asus
WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No
FireWire
No
Thunderbolt
Yes
TPM Port
No
COM Port
Yes
RGB Support
Yes
RGB Sync
Aura Sync
RGB Connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
Feature
Intel Z490 (LGA 1200) ATX gaming motherboard with M.2, 14 DrMOS power stages, Intel 1Gb LAN, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, Thunderbolt 3 support, and Aura Sync RGB lighting, Aura Feature - Standard RGB headers - Addressable Gen 2 RGB header ASUS Q-Design -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, ASUS EZ DIY - BIOS FlashBack button - BIOS FlashBack LED - Procool II - Pre-mounted I/O Shield - SafeSlot
Others
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 Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x CPU_OV jumper, 1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header, 1 x M.2_FAN connector, 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 Addressable RGB header, 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A + USB Type-CTM), 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack), 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Details

Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS

                                                       

Enhance your gaming experience with the ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus Gaming LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard. Designed with high durability for gamers, enthusiasts, and overclockers, this motherboard is powered by the Intel Z490 chipset and supports 10th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1200 socket. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such as video editing. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 4600 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots. The ATX motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration and enhanced with Intel Rapid Storage and Optane technology. Its two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots can accommodate a 2-Way AMD CrossFireX configuration to maximize frame rates, connect 4K monitors, and for faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in DisplayPort and HDMI ports allow you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. One PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available alongside a Thunderbolt 3 header for compatible expansion cards.

The USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports allow you to transfer data from compatible peripherals at up to 10 Gb/s. Other features include a Gigabit Ethernet port that allows you to play online games, stream video, and more over a wired network connection. The ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming also delivers deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound through the SupremeFX S1200A audio codec. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with other Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

Built TUF

  • LANGuard technology improves the tradition Ethernet port by protecting it against surges, providing a cleaner data signal, and reducing the chance of errors without taking up CPU resources.
  • Reinforced PCIe slots provide strong retention and shearing resistance.
  • Built-in ESD guards prolong the life of ports and electrical components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge.
  • Onboard resettable fuses provide protection against overcurrent and short-circuit damage.
  • The corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a long lifespan in harsh conditions.
  • Enhanced 4-pin and 8-pin power sockets offer high durability while helping to prevent hotspots and connector failure.

Storage and Memory

  • Two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III ports are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
  • Intel Rapid Storage technology maximizes storage performance and improves response time for everyday tasks such as photo editing, video loading, and using productivity applications.
  • Intel Optane modules are supported, which enhance mechanical disk drives by caching frequently accessed data.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4-4600 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.
  • OptiMem II technology enhances memory stability and compatibility.

Performance Features

  • The TUF Gaming Z490-Plus includes 12+2 power stages with DrMOS to efficiently deliver power to the processor and other critical components.
  • The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) helps to ensure smooth and clean power delivery.
  • Quality chokes and durable capacitors help to deliver strong electrical performance.

Enhanced Cooling

  • The VRM heatsink and thermal pad help to efficiently transfer heat away from the motherboard's electrical systems.
  • The six-layer PCB design efficiently transfers heat away from critical components.
  • The M.2 slots are covered by a large heatsink to help prevent speed throttling when the SSDs become too hot.
  • A dedicated M.2 fan header and included fan bracket deliver greater cooling for your SSDs.
  • Comprehensive fan controls allow you to manually or automatically adjust the speed of your fans to find a balance of cooling performance and noise.

AMD CrossFireX Support

Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration.

Networking Performance

  • The Gigabit Ethernet port provides a fast wired network connection with compatible devices.
  • The Turbo LAN utility helps you to optimize network data traffic.

Upgrade-Friendly

  • Onboard Q-LED lights indicate the power status and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.
  • Q-DIMM slots allow you to quickly install or remove memory.

SupremeFX Audio

  • The integrated SupremeFX S1200A audio technology is designed to deliver stunning, detailed sound with 7.1-channel playback.
  • 32-Bit / 192 kHz playback support.
  • 108 dB stereo output signal-to-noise ratio.
  • 103 dB input signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Electromagnetic shielding protects against interference from nearby components for cleaner-sounding audio.
  • The premium capacitors are designed to produce a warm, natural sound with high clarity.
  • The DTS Custom onboard audio delivers positional audio effects to stereo headsets.

Aura Sync RGB Lighting

Aura Sync technology allows you to connect, customize, and control lighting equipment such as RGB LEDs and light strips on the onboard RGB headers. You can choose from a variety of lighting presets that include Static, Strobing, and Color Cycle. These presets can be synchronized with Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors, and more. The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can detect the number of LEDs on a compatible device and control them individually to further tailor the lighting effects.

Armoury Crate

ASUS Armoury Crate is a suite of management software for system customization. It includes ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting control, keyboard and mouse preferences, fan speed control, and more.

 

 

Brand - Asus, Model - Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium Gold/ Celeron Processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 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.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFireX Technology, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x PCIe x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 (1 x M.2_1 socket 3 M key type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), (1 x M.2_2 socket 3 M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC S1200A, Audio Channel - 7.1 - Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 192 Mb flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - No, COM Port - Yes, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Intel Z490 (LGA 1200) ATX gaming motherboard with M.2, 14 DrMOS power stages, Intel 1Gb LAN, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, Thunderbolt 3 support, and Aura Sync RGB lighting, Aura Feature - Standard RGB headers - Addressable Gen 2 RGB header ASUS Q-Design -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, ASUS EZ DIY - BIOS FlashBack button - BIOS FlashBack LED - Procool II - Pre-mounted I/O Shield - SafeSlot, Others - 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 Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x CPU_OV jumper, 1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header, 1 x M.2_FAN connector, 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 Addressable RGB header, 1 x AAFP connector, 1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A + USB Type-CTM), 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack), 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks, Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China

Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
 

It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard: 


Pick up the Right Socket: You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.


Motherboard Sizes: Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
 

Number of RAM Slots: Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
 

Motherboard ports: It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

Your review

by Asma

Nice

Your Question