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Quick OverviewAsus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS
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Powered exclusively by 10th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard (Wi-Fi) from ASUS is equipped with game-ready features and increased durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded 12+2 power solution, and comprehensive cooling options, this motherboard delivers solid performance. 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 TUF Gaming Z490-Plus 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), 2933 (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, one of which supports type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, while the other supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The TUF Gaming Z490-Plus supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
There is one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port (rear panel), one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (rear panel), and four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), plus 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/x16 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x16/x4 slot, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Network connectivity is achieved using an Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet port, while wireless connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1.
For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard has DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 1.4b outputs. For users looking to take advantage of multiple GPUs, the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX technology.
Using the ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-Channel HD audio codec, the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus 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. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.
The ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus is designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
This motherboard features 12+2 power stages, a 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for increase durability and performance.
Keep things cool with a VRM heatsink, a PCH fanless heatsink, an M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers, and Fan Xpert 4 utility.
Get online quickly with Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (802.11ax), Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet, TUF LANGuard, and TurboLAN technology.
There is a front header for USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 support.
Bring a gaming look and feel to things with synchronizable LED effects across a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips with Aura Sync.
The Realtek S1200A codec offers pristine audio quality to draw you deeper into the game action or to enhance your favorite music tracks or videos.
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/ 2133 MHz, 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 - Yes, Wi-Fi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO, Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate, Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz, Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160, Supports CNVI interface, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 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 WiFi 6, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, Thunderbolt 3 support, and Aura Sync RGB lighting, ASUS TUF PROTECTION - ASUS DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with Dr. MOS) - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - ASUS ESD Guards - TUF LANGuard - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - ASUS SafeSlot - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O, 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 - Stylish heatsink, ASUS EZ DIY - Procool, AURA Sync - Standard RGB headers - Addressable Gen 2 RGB header, Others - 1 x Thunderbolt header, 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP), 1 x System panel (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x COM port header, 1 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 2 USB 2.0 port, 1 x CPU Fan connector, 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector, 3 x Chassis Fan connector, 1 x AIO_PUMP connector, 1 x Addressable Gen 2 header, 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C), 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x Audio jack, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.