ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING (WIFI)
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ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING (WIFI)

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Intel® Z490 LGA 1200 micro ATX gaming motherboard featuring 14 Power Stages, DDR4 4600, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, SATA and AURA Sync RGB lighting

  • Intel® LGA 1200 socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.
  • Optimal Power Solution: 12+2 power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors.
  • High-performance Networking: On-board Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (802.11 ax) and Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard.
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Features USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C® connectors, supports dual PCIe 3.0 M.2, HDMI TM 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.4
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive tools including AI Overclocking, AI Cooling and AI Networking, helping you configure your gaming build easily.
  • DIY Friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBackTM, Q-LEDs and SafeSlot.
  • Unmatched Personalisation: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including AURA Addressable Gen 2 headers and AURA RGB headers.
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with SupremeFX S1220A, DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III to draw you deeper into the action.

CPU

Intel® Socket 1200for 10th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Supports Intel® 14nm CPU
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
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.)/3400(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
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).
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Graphics
1 x HDMI 1.4b *
1 x DisplayPort 1.4 **
**Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz. Please refer to www.intel.com for any update.
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-GPU Support
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *2
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode) *1
Intel® 10th Gen Processors
Intel® Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® Z490 Chipset :
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
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 CNVI interface
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Bluetooth
Bluetooth v5.1*
*BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.
Audio
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Audio Cover
ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
- Dual OP Amplifiers
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C®)
Rear USB Port ( Total 8 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
Front USB Port ( Total 7 )
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Software Features
ROG Exclusive Software
- RAMCache III
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- Overwolf
- Anti-virus software
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
AI Suite 3
- 5-Way Optimization with AI Overclocking
TPU
EPU
Digi+ VRM
Xpert 4
Turbo app
- EZ update
AI Charger
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
FlexKey
Special Features
Extreme Engine Digi+
- 5K Black Metallic Capacitors
- ON-semi NCP302045
- MicroFine Alloy Choke
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
- Aluminum heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- BIOS FlashBack™ LED
- Procool II
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
- SafeSlot
AURA Sync
- Standard RGB header(s)
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header(s)
Back Connectors
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
I/O Connectors
1 x M.2 Socket 1 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 connector support additional 1 USB ports(20-pin, Type-C)
1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x CPU OV
1 x M.2 Socket 2 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(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 Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
What's in the Box
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 ROG key chain
1 x 2-in-1 Rubber pad
1 x Wi-Fi moving antenna
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG Thank you card
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
User´s manual
1 x Supporting DVD
BIOS   192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability   WOL by PME, PXE
Form Factor   mATX Form Factor
Note
*1. Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.
*2. When PCIe 3.0 x16_2 runs at x4 mode, SATA6G_56 will be disabled.
*3. M.2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_2. When M.2_2 runs SATA mode, SATA6G_2 will be disabled.

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