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Quick OverviewModel - Asus ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING
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Model - Asus ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Generation 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.)/ 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 - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 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 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Intel I225-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gb, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 TypeC, 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 - No, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - The ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming motherboard is perfect if you are looking for an eye-catching gaming build. Its cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics embodies the vibrant spirit of ROG Strix, and sports an all-new white and silver color scheme. Looks aside, ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming is designed to cope with the demands of 10th Generation Intel Core processors through its boosted power delivery and an improved cooling design, while featuring AI enhancements and intuitive dashboards to help you overclock and tweak various parameters easily. 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, 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.