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Quick OverviewGigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard
Model - Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490 Express, Supported CPU - 10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5000(O.C.)/ 4933(O.C.)/ 4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4), 2 x PCI Express x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB/M2A_SB), LAN Chipset - Realtek 2.5GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gbit/1Gbit/100Mbit, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mbit flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Thunderbolt - Yes, Special Features - Intel Z490 AORUS Motherboard with Direct 12 Phases Digital VRM Design, Comprehensive Thermal Solution with Enlarged Surface Heatsink, Intel Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI, 2.5GbE LAN, RGB FUSION 2.0, Intel Optane Memory Ready, Direct 12 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS, Shielded Memory Routing for Better Memory Overclocking, Advanced Thermal Design with Enlarged Surface Heatsink, Onboard Intel Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI & BT5 with AORUS Antenna, AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and WIMA Audio Capacitors, Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management, Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards, Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation, RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips, Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP, Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card, Others - 1 x CPU fan header, 1 x water cooling CPU fan header, 3 x system fan headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 2 x RGB LED strip headers, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module header, 2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 2 x SMA antenna connectors (1T1R), 5 x audio jacks, I/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller Chip, Wireless Communication module: Intel Wi-Fi AC 9462, BLUETOOTH 5, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China, Warranty - 3 year
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.