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Quick OverviewModel - Asus ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING (WI-FI)
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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, 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, USB Port - 2 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 6 x USB2.0, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 192 (128+64) Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, Form Factor - MATX, RaidSupport - 0,1.5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Warranty - 3 Year, 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 Aura RGB Strip Headers, 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
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.