Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX 10th Gen Wi-Fi 6 Intel Motherboard

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Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX 10th Gen Wi-Fi 6 Intel Motherboard

Product Id: 02.01.018.315

Regular Price  21,700
Special Price  20,300

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Quick Overview

Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490 Express
Generation - 10th
Memory Channel - Dual Channel

General

Model
Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX
Chipset
Intel Z490 Express
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 / Celeron Processors
Generation
10th
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
Intel Core i9/i7 (4600(O.C)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133MHz), Intel Core i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (2666/2400/2133MHz)
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
Yes

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire
PCI Express Slot
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4, 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
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 GbE LAN
LAN Speed (Mbps)
100/1000

Ports

USB Port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) ,5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC1200
Audio Channel
2/4/5.1/7.1

Bios Information

BIOS Type
256 Mbit flash
BIOS Model
AMI UEFI BIOS
BIOS Version
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Additional Info

Brand
Gigabyte
WiFi
Yes
WiFi Technology
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, WIFI a/b/g/n/ac with wave 2 features, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band, Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5
DisplayPort (DP)
No
FireWire
No
Thunderbolt
Yes
TPM Port
Yes
COM Port
No
RGB Support
Yes
RGB Sync
RGB FUSION 2.0
RGB Connector
2 x RGB LED strip headers
Feature
Intel Z490 GAMING Motherboard with Direct 11+1 Phases Power Design, 2-Way CrossFire Multi-Graphics, Intel GbE with cFosSpeed, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax, Dual M.2 with 1 Thermal Guard, Smart Fan 5, Dual Armor with Ultra Durable Technology, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-FLASH PLUS,Supports 10th Gen Intel Core Series Processors,Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs,Intel Optane Memory Ready,Direct 11+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS,Enlarged VRM Heatsink with 5W/mK Thermal Conductive Pad,Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software,Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design,ALC1200 Multi-Channel Audio with High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard,Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 X4 (1 with Thermal Guard) & SATA Interface,Intel Native USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A with Speed Up To 10Gbps,RGB FUSION 2.0 Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP Q-Flash Plus Updates BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click,Lightning-Fast Intel Thunderbolt 3 AIC Support
Others
1 x CPU fan header,4 x system fan headers 2 x addressable LED strip headers,2 x RGB LED strip headers,6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors,1 x front panel header,1 x front panel audio header 1 x S/PDIF Out header,1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header,1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header,1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only),2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors,1 x serial port header,1 x Clear CMOS jumper,1 x Q-Flash Plus button

Details

Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX

                                                    

Z490 GAMING X AX

An Intel motherboard that offers the best in class from every aspect, including components supported, thermal design, audio quality, connectivity, durability and software supported. It is ideal for hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts.

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PERFORMANCE

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Direct 11+1 Phase Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS

Cleaner and more efficient power delivery to the CPU with better thermal performance ensures stability under high CPU frequencies and heavy loading.

  • Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
  • Lower temperature, smaller size, and better thermal characteristics.

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PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design

For most of prosumers and gamers, high bandwidth storage and high performance graphics card are critical for their applications. To support most cutting edge devices, this motherboard uses the groundbreaking PCIe 4.0 grade hardware design.

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Support for Beast Components

GIGABYTE Motherboards are ideal for enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.

  • Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4600MHz and beyond
  • Dual NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors
  • 2-Way CrossFire multi-graphics

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M.2 Thermal Guard

With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.

CONNECTIVITY

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Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5 Module

Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few connection drops and speeds up to 2.4Gbps. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X the range of BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

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Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Networking

Intel GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments. With Industry-leading LAN static-electricity & surge protection, any irregular and inconsistent power delivery will not cause damage to your PC. An integrated I/O shield further protects your PC.

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Native Intel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Controller

Intel's native USB 3.2 Gen2 host controller provides USB 3.2 Gen2 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps. Available over the USB Type-A connector, the USB 3.2 Gen2 is much improved with twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen1.

COOLING

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Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. In addition to that, Smart Fan 5 offers more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly. With Fan Stop, quiet computing is within easy reach.

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New Smart Fan 5 Software

Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.

RGB FUSION 2.0

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With Z490 Gaming X AX Motherboard, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs. RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion 2.0 on Z490 Series Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.

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Z490 Gaming X AX Motherboard will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

Users can use RGB Fusion 2.0 software to customize lighting on PC or RGB Fusion APP on mobile phone.

AUDIO

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High-End Audio Capacitors

GIGABYTE motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.

Audio Noise Guard

GIGABYTE motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board's sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.

ULTRA DURABLE

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Ultra Durable Memory Armor

In addition to Ultra Durable PCIe armor for supporting heavy graphics card, the motherboard is armed with Ultra Durable memory armor. Ultra Durable memory armor uses GIGABYTE exclusive one-piece stainless steel shielding design to prevent against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference. Moreover, the solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors offer stable power supply in case of CPU overloading.

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Start Sulfurization Protection

Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

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Q-Flash Plus

With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're good to go!

GIGABYTE EXCELLENCE

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Refreshed BIOS

The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier-to-use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.

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EasyTune

GIGABYTE's EasyTune is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

More Applications

GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers.

the app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface.

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status.

XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster* lets you share the greatest gaming moments. Integrated social media lets you do chat in real-time. And it takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch.

 

 

Brand - Gigabyte, Model - Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490 Express, Supported CPU - Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - Intel Core i9/i7 (4600(O.C)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133MHz), Intel Core i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (2666/2400/2133MHz), Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4, 3 x PCI Express x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support), 1 x M.2 Socket 3,(Type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support), LAN Chipset - Intel GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, Wi-Fi - Yes, Wi-Fi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, WIFI a/b/g/n/ac with wave 2 features, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band, Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red), 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0/1.1, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 256 Mbit flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - 2 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB FUSION 2.0, RGB Connector - 2 x RGB LED strip headers, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Intel Z490 GAMING Motherboard with Direct 11+1 Phases Power Design, 2-Way CrossFire Multi-Graphics, Intel GbE with cFosSpeed, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax, Dual M.2 with 1 Thermal Guard, Smart Fan 5, Dual Armor with Ultra Durable Technology, Q-FLASH PLUS,Supports 10th Gen Intel Core Series Processors,Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs,Intel Optane Memory Ready,Direct 11+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS,Enlarged VRM Heatsink with 5W/mK Thermal Conductive Pad,Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software,Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design,ALC1200 Multi-Channel Audio with High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard,Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 X4 (1 with Thermal Guard) & SATA Interface,Intel Native USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A with Speed Up To 10Gbps,RGB FUSION 2.0 Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP Q-Flash Plus Updates BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click,Lightning-Fast Intel Thunderbolt 3 AIC Support, Others - 1 x CPU fan header,4 x system fan headers 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x S/PDIF Out header, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header, 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only), 2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors, 1 x serial port header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 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.

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