Asus ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

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Asus ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

Product Id: 02.01.006.280

Regular Price  28,750
Special Price  26,800

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Quick Overview

Model - Asus ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490
Generation - 10th
Memory Channel - Dual Channel
Graphic - Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support - 3-Way AMD CrossFireX Technology
Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX

General

Model
Asus ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING
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
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
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
Yes

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
3-Way AMD CrossFireX Technology
PCI Express Slot
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
CrossFire Support
Yes

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 I225-V
LAN Speed (Mbps)
2.5Gb

Ports

USB Port
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
ROG SupremeFX
Audio Channel
8

Bios Information

BIOS Type
192 Mb flash
BIOS Model
AMI UEFI BIOS

Additional Info

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No
Thunderbolt
Yes
COM Port
Yes
Feature
Intel Z490 LGA 1200 ATX gaming motherboard featuring 14 Power Stages, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, dual M.2 with heatsinks, USB 3.2 Gen 2, SATA and AURA Sync RGB lighting. Special Features AURA: Aura RGB Strip Headers - Addressable Gen 2 Header, ASUS Exclusive Features: Pre- mounted I/O shield, ASUS EZ DIY: ASUS USB BIOS FlashBack, ASUS Q-Design: ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM, DIY Friendly Design - ProCool II - SafeSlot
Others
1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s), 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 M.2 Fan Header, 1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header, 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 W_PUMP+ connector, 2 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, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Details

Asus ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING

                                                           

Intel® Z490 LGA 1200 ATX gaming motherboard featuring 14 Power Stages, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, dual M.2 with heatsinks, 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.
  • Optimized Thermal Design: MOS Heatsink with U-shaped heatpipe, extended VRM heatsink, dual onboard M.2 heatsinks, including a fan bracket to mount an additional fan for superior cooling.
  • High-performance Networking: M.2 socket with E-key and Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard.
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.4, and featuring dual M.2 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C® connectors.
  • 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 Flashback, Q-LED and FlexKey.
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and Gen 2 addressable 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.

POWER DESIGN

Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming has the muscle to control the latest Intel CPUs.

PROCOOL II
POWER CONNECTOR

The ProCool II socket is built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines and have a metal armor for improved heat dissipation. The connector's lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.

DIGI+
POWER CONTROL

The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.

12+2 POWER STAGES

ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming utilizes 12+2 power stages to combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.

ALLOY CHOKE & CAPACITOR

Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extre

 

DDR4 OC4600MHz

ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming supports up to 128GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk to enhance memory stability and compatibility, giving memory kits higher frequency

DualPCIe 3.0 M.2

Two M.2 slots are available, with one supporting both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.

M.2 SOCKET WITH E KEY

Integrated with Intel® Wireless AC/AX technology, M.2 supports CNVi/PCIe/USB mode to build a faster and more cost-effective WiFi and Bluetooth® 5.1 solution.

 

**Bluetooth 5.1 will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.

 

 

INTEL 2.5G ETHERNET

Onboard 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.

 

 

Model - Asus ROG STRIX Z490-F 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 - 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 - 3-Way AMD CrossFireX Technology, PCI Express Slot - 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x 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 - 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 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, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Intel Z490 LGA 1200 ATX gaming motherboard featuring 14 Power Stages, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, dual M.2 with heatsinks, USB 3.2 Gen 2, SATA and AURA Sync RGB lighting. Special Features AURA: Aura RGB Strip Headers - Addressable Gen 2 Header, ASUS Exclusive Features: Pre- mounted I/O shield, ASUS EZ DIY: ASUS USB BIOS FlashBack, ASUS Q-Design: ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM, DIY Friendly Design - ProCool II - SafeSlot, Others - 1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s), 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 M.2 Fan Header, 1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header, 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 W_PUMP+ connector, 2 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, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 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.

Product's review

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