Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

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Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

Product Id: 02.01.018.303

Regular Price  19,860
Special Price  18,500

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Quick Overview

Model - Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490 Express
Generation - 10th
Memory Channel - Dual Channel
Graphic - Integrated Graphics

General

Model
Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X
Chipset
Intel Z490 Express
Form Factor
ATX
Warranty
3 year
Country Of Origin
Taiwan
Made in/ Assemble
China

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
LGA1200
Supported CPU
10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors
Generation
10th
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
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/ 2133 MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
Yes

Graphics

Graphics
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
CrossFire Support
Yes

Storage

M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
2
SATA Port
6 x SATA
Raid Support
0, 1, 5, 10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Intel GbE LAN
LAN Speed (Mbps)
100/1000

Ports

USB Port
1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 3 x USB2.0
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC1200
Audio Channel
2/4/5.1/7.1

Bios Information

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

Additional Info

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No
Thunderbolt
Yes
TPM Port
Yes
Feature
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, Dual M.2 with 1 Thermal Guard, Smart Fan 5, Dual Armor with Ultra Durable Technology, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-FLASH PLUS, 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, 2 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module header, 2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors, 1 x serial port header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 6 x audio jacks, I/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller Chip

Details

Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X

                                            

Level up your gaming experience with the Gigabyte Z490 Gaming X 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 using a PCIe 4.0-grade hardware design to deliver high performance for tasks such video editing, 3D rendering, and more. 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 configurations. Its two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots can accommodate 2-Way and Quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX configurations to maximize your system's graphical capabilities for high frame rates, connecting 4K monitors, and faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in HDMI port allows you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. Three additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slots are available alongside two Thunderbolt 3 headers for compatible expansion cards.

Connect compatible peripherals to the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port to transfer data at up to 10 Gb/s.The Z490 GAMING X also features a cFosSpeed-optimized Gigabit Ethernet port and delivers deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound through the Realtek ALC1200 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.

Storage and Memory

  • Two M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III headers are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 configurations are supported.
  • Intel Optane memory 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.

Enhanced Cooling

  • A large, specially designed grooved heatsink, optimizes airflow.
  • The thick thermal pad work to deliver lower MOSFET temperatures.
  • Thermal guards help to quickly dissipate heat from the M.2 solid-state drives to avoid speed throttling.
  • Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange fan headers to correspond with the thermal sensors located across the motherboard so that the system stays cool while maintaining a high level of performance for games and other demanding applications.
  • Fan Stop lets you to take control of your computer's noise level by allowing specified fans to halt when the system drops to a designated temperature level. These settings may be customized according to your preferences.
  • Hybrid Fan Headers automatically detect the connected liquid- or air-cooling systems, enabling Smart Fan 5 to monitor information such as flow-rate.

Electrical Performance

The Z490 GAMING X features a 11+1 phase digital VRM solution with DrMOS that is designed to efficiently deliver power to critical components while ensuring stability under heavy loads.

PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design

This motherboard includes a PCIe 4.0-grade hardware design to maximize memory bandwidth for cutting-edge devices.

Designed for Durability

  • The Z490 GAMING X's double locking brackets keep PCIe slots securely affixed to the motherboard.
  • A stainless steel shield reinforces the PCIe connectors, providing extra strength to support heavy graphics cards.
  • The memory slots include stainless steel shielding, which is designed to prevent bending, twisting, and distortion in addition to protecting against possible electrostatic interference.
  • Solid plated ATX 24-pin and 8-pin power connectors deliver a stable power supply to key components.
  • This motherboard features resistors with an anti-sulfur layer that help prevent sulfur compounds in the air from causing electrical malfunctions.
  • An integrated I/O shield makes the motherboard installation process easier.
  • With the Q-Flash Plus feature, you can update the BIOS without having to install a CPU or video card. Simply copy the new BIOS file to a USB flash drive, insert it into the designated port, then press the Q-Flash button.

AMD CrossFireX Support

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 AMD CrossFireX configurations.

Immersive Audio

  • The Realtek ALC1200 audio codec provides vibrant 7.1-channel surround sound.
  • High-quality, durable capacitors help to deliver clear sound to audio equipment.
  • A noise guard separates sensitive audio components from areas that may cause distortion and noise.

Network Performance

  • The Gigabit Ethernet port provides a fast network connection with high-speed data transfers using compatible devices.
  • The cFosSpeed network traffic management application to automatically allocate bandwidth so that the highest network priority goes to games or specified applications.

USB 3.2 Gen 2

Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices.

RGB Fusion 2.0 Lighting

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 GAMING X, 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 - 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 - 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) (M2A_SB), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB), LAN Chipset - Intel GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 3 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 - No, 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 GAMING Motherboard with Direct 11+1 Phases Power Design, 2-Way CrossFire Multi-Graphics, Intel GbE with cFosSpeed, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, Dual M.2 with 1 Thermal Guard, Smart Fan 5, Dual Armor with Ultra Durable Technology, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-FLASH PLUS, 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, 2 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module header, 2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors, 1 x serial port header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 6 x audio jacks, I/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller Chip, 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.

Product's review

by Shila

Nice