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Quick OverviewModel - Gigabyte Z490 AORUS PRO AX
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Take your computing experience to the next level with the Gigabyte Z490 AORUS PRO 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 3D rendering, video editing, and more. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 5000 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. Its three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots are designed to support PCIe 4.0 CPUs and can accommodate 2-Way and Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX configurations to maximize your system's graphical capabilities for high frame rates, connecting 4K and 8K monitors, and faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in HDMI port allows you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. Two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots are available alongside two Thunderbolt 3 headers 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. Enjoy fast network connections using the 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port and built-in 802.11ax Wi-fi, which can wirelessly transfer data at up to 2.4 Gb/s with compatible devices. The Z490 AORUS PRO also delivers vibrant 7.1-channel surround sound Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with other Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0-compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards using the desktop software or mobile app. 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 CAD, 3D rendering, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports Quad-GPU and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX configurations.
Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices.
With Gigabyte's RGB Fusion 2.0 technology, you can customize your computer by installing RGB lighting strips alongside compatible components and peripherals for incredible effects. Lighting profiles that cover your entire system, including the motherboard, video card, and CPU can be configured and controlled using the Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 desktop software or mobile app.
Model - Gigabyte Z490 AORUS PRO AX, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490 Express, Supported CPU - 10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors, Generation - 10th, 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 Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 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 x8 (PCIEX8), 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) (M2A_SB/M2M_SB), LAN Chipset - Intel 2.5GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gbit/1Gbit/100Mbit, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220-VB, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, WIFI a/b/g/n/ac with wave 2 features, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band, Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 4 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, 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, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - 2 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Intel Z490 AORUS Motherboard with Direct 12 Phases Digital VRM Design, Comprehensive Thermal Solution with Fins-Array II, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax, Intel 2.5GbE LAN, RGB FUSION 2.0, Intel Optane Memory Ready, Direct 12 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 55A DrMOS, Shielded Memory Routing for Better Memory Overclocking, Fins-Array II Heatsink and Direct Touch Heatpipe II, Onboard Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna, AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB and WIMA for Rear 120dB SNR, Blazing Fast Intel 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards, 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, 4 x system fan headers, 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 2 x RGB LED strip headers, 2 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors, 1 x Trusted Platform Module header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 2 x temperature sensor headers, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R), 5 x audio jacks, I/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller Chip, Wireless Communication module: 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.