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

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

Product Id: 02.01.006.291

Regular Price  24,850
Special Price  23,000

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Asus ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490
Generation - 10th
Memory Channel - Dual Channel

General

Model
Asus ROG STRIX Z490-H 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 Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors
Generation
10th

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.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
Yes

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
2-Way AMD CrossFireX
PCI Express Slot
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or x8+x4+x4), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x2 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
CrossFire Support
Yes
Sli Support
No

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)
2.5Gbps

Ports

USB Port
1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 8 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 5 x USB2.0
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
ROG SupremeFX
Audio Channel
7.1

Bios Information

BIOS Type
192 (128+64) Mbit Flash ROM
BIOS Model
UEFI AMI BIOS

Additional Info

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No
FireWire
No
TPM Port
No
COM Port
No
RGB Support
Yes
RGB Sync
Aura Sync
RGB Connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
Feature
Intel Optane Memory Ready, Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet, ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A, SupremeFX Shielding Technology, 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, AURA Sync, 2 x Standard RGB headers, Addressable Gen 2 RGB header, Onboard red LED lighting accent
Others
1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 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 Thunderbolt header(s), 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 USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Details

Asus ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING

                                          

Take your gaming experience to the next level with the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard. Designed for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, this 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 ATX 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 three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots support dedicated graphics cards and can accommodate 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. One PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available alongside a Thunderbolt 3 header 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 a slot to install an M.2 Wi-Fi module. The ROG Strix Z490-H 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.

Storage and Memory

  • Two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III ports are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
  • Intel Optane modules are supported, which enhance mechanical disk drives by caching frequently accessed data.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4-4600 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.
  • The RAMCache III utility can automatically caches all your storage devices so that games and apps load faster.
  • OptiMem II technology enhances memory stability and compatibility.

Performance Features

  • The ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming includes 12+2 power stages to efficiently deliver power to the processor and other critical components.
  • The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) helps to ensure smooth and clean power delivery. It also allows for direct control over voltages, the switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings to fine-tune the CPU voltage regulation for stability and performance.
  • Quality chokes and durable capacitors help to deliver strong electrical performance.
  • The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) onboard micro-controller that helps to provide a variety of system-tuning features. It can be used to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking parameters.
  • The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) optimizes power consumption to maximize savings in Away mode, which shuts down I/O controllers.
  • Turbo App utility allows you to customize the computer system's performance for individual applications.

Enhanced Cooling

  • The MOS heatsink and thermal pad help to efficiently transfer heat away from the motherboard's electrical systems.
  • The M.2 slots are covered by a large heatsink to help prevent speed throttling when the SSDs become too hot.
  • A dedicated M.2 fan header and included fan bracket deliver greater cooling for your SSDs.
  • Artificial intelligence monitors system temperatures and loads to automatically set fan speeds, which optimizes cooling while keeping noise to a minimum.
  • Fan Xpert 4: Manually or automatically control the speed of your fans to find a balance of cooling performance and noise. Extreme Quiet mode reduces fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system quiet during light tasks.

AMD CrossFireX Support

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.

Networking Performance

  • A 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port provides a fast wired connection with compatible devices.
  • An M.2 socket with E Key is available for installing a compatible Wi-Fi card.
  • LANGuard technology improves the tradition Ethernet port by protecting it against surges, providing a cleaner data signal, and reducing the chance of errors without taking up CPU resources.
  • The GameFirst VI network customization tool for ROG routers uses AI-enhanced features that allow you to analyze, optimize, and boost network data traffic to help ensure stability with minimal interference.

Upgrade-Friendly

  • The pre-mounted I/O shield streamlines the motherboard installation process.
  • With the BIOS FlashBack feature, the BIOS can be updated by copying the BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, inserting it into the designated port, and pressing the FlashBack button. Updates may be performed without a CPU or memory installed.
  • The FlexKey feature allows you to customize the front panel reset button to perform different functions. They include accessing Aura lighting controls, booting into Windows safe mode, and more.
  • Onboard Q-LED lights indicate the power status and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.
  • The ROG AI Overclocking utility helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings.

SupremeFX Audio

  • The integrated SupremeFX S1220A audio technology is designed to deliver a flat frequency response for detailed sound with 7.1-channel playback.
  • 32-Bit / 192 kHz playback support.
  • 120 dB stereo output signal-to-noise ratio.
  • 113 dB input signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Electromagnetic shielding protects against interference from nearby components for cleaner-sounding audio.
  • Two onboard amplifiers push sound out to your headphones or speakers with 32-600 ohms impedance.
  • Nichicon capacitors are designed to produce a warm, natural sound with high clarity.
  • Gold plated audio jacks enhance audio quality and performance
  • Audio jacks are LED illuminated to make them easier to find in darkened spaces.
  • The Sonic Studio III software allows you to customize EQ profiles across different audio devices and applications.
  • The DTS: Sound Unbound app works with Windows Sonic technology to deliver spatial sound to headsets, immersing you into virtual environments and entertainment.

Aura Sync RGB Lighting

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.

Armoury Crate

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-H GAMING, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Gen Intel Core and 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.)/ 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. - 128 GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or x8+x4+x4), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x2 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 (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), 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 - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 5 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 - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - No, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, Form Factor - ATX, Special Features - Intel Optane Memory Ready, Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet, ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A, SupremeFX Shielding Technology, 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, AURA Sync, 2 x Standard RGB headers, Addressable Gen 2 RGB header, Onboard red LED lighting accent, Others - 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x AIO_PUMP connector, 1 x Addressable RGB header, 1 x AAFP connector, 1 x Thunderbolt header(s), 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 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.

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