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Quick OverviewAsus ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING (WI-FI)
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Take your gaming experience to the next level with the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming Wi-Fi LGA 1200 Micro-ATX Motherboard. Designed for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators who want to pack a ton of power into a compact system, this micro-ATX motherboard is powered by the Intel Z490 chipset and supports 10th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1200 socket. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such as video editing. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 4600 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots. The motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration and enhanced with Intel Optane technology. Its PCIe 3.0 x16 slot supports a dedicated graphics card, which can be used alongside the PCIe 3.0 x4 slot for a 2-Way AMD CrossFireX configuration to maximize frame rates, connect 4K monitors, and for faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in DisplayPort and HDMI ports allow you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. An additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available for compatible expansion cards.
The USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports allow you to transfer data from compatible peripherals at up to 10 Gb/s. Other features include a fast 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port and built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi that can reach speeds of up to 2.4 Gb/s over compatible wireless networks. The ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming also delivers deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound through the SupremeFX S1220A audio codec. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with other Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.
Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration.
Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices.
Aura Sync technology allows you to connect, customize, and control lighting equipment such as RGB LEDs and light strips on the onboard RGB headers. You can choose from a variety of lighting presets that include Static, Strobing, and Color Cycle. These presets can be synchronized with Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors, and more. The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can detect the number of LEDs on a compatible device and control them individually to further tailor the lighting effects.
ASUS Armoury Crate is a suite of management software for system customization. It includes ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting control, keyboard and mouse preferences, fan speed control, and more.
Model - Asus ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING (WI-FI), CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Gen Intel Core and 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/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 Socket 3 (1 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode))), LAN Chipset - Intel I225-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gbps, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi 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 - 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 6 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 (128+64) Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1.5,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - No, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, Form Factor - mATX, Special Features - 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 configure gaming build easily, DIY Friendly Design, Pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBackTM, Q-LEDs and SafeSlot, Unmatched Personalization, 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 deeper into the action, Others - 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x System panel(s), 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks, Wireless Data Network: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, Bluetooth 5.1, 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.