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Quick OverviewGigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard
Model - Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX, 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 - DDR4 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, 3 x PCI Express x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support), 1 x M.2 Socket 3,(Type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support), LAN Chipset - Intel GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) ,5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0/1.1, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 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 Form, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Thunderbolt - Yes, Warranty - 3 Year, Special Features - Intel?? Z490 GAMING Motherboard with Direct 11+1 Phases Power Design, 2-Way CrossFire??? Multi-Graphics, Intel?? GbE with cFosSpeed, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, Intel?? WiFi 6 802.11ax, Dual M.2 with 1 Thermal Guard, Smart Fan 5, Dual Armor with Ultra Durable Technology, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-FLASH PLUS,Supports 10th Gen Intel Core Series Processors,Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs,Intel Optane Memory Ready,Direct 11+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS,Enlarged VRM Heatsink with 5W/mK Thermal Conductive Pad,Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software,Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design,ALC1200 Multi-Channel Audio with High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard,Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 X4 (1 with Thermal Guard) & SATA Interface,Intel?? Native USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A with Speed Up To 10Gbps,RGB FUSION 2.0 Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP Q-Flash Plus Updates BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click,Lightning-Fast Intel Thunderbolt 3 AIC Support, Others - 1 x CPU fan header,4 x system fan headers 2 x addressable LED strip headers,2 x RGB LED strip headers,6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors,1 x front panel header,1 x front panel audio header 1 x S/PDIF Out header,1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header,1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header,1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only),2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors,1 x serial port header,1 x Clear CMOS jumper,1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 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.