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Quick OverviewModel - Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS
Model - Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / 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.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFireX Technology, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 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 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC S1200A, Audio Channel - 7.1 - Channel, USB Port - 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 192 Mb flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - 1, Warranty - 3 Year, Special Features - Intel Z490 (LGA 1200) ATX gaming motherboard with M.2, 14 DrMOS power stages, Intel WiFi 6, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, Thunderbolt 3 support, and Aura Sync RGB lighting, ASUS TUF PROTECTION - ASUS DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with Dr. MOS) - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - ASUS ESD Guards - TUF LANGuard - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - ASUS SafeSlot - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O, 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 - Stylish heatsink, ASUS EZ DIY - Procool, AURA Sync - Standard RGB headers - Addressable Gen 2 RGB header, Others - 1 x Thunderbolt header, 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP), 1 x System panel (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x COM port header, 1 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 2 USB 2.0 port, 1 x CPU Fan connector, 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector, 3 x Chassis Fan connector, 1 x AIO_PUMP connector, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 1 x Addressable Gen 2 header, 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C), 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x Audio jack, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
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.