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Quick OverviewGigabyte Z490 GAMING X
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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.
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.
This motherboard includes a PCIe 4.0-grade hardware design to maximize memory bandwidth for cutting-edge devices.
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.
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 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 - Intel Core i9/ i7 (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), Intel Core i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (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 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 3 x USB 2.0, 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, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB FUSION 2.0, RGB Connector - 2 x RGB LED strip headers, 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, 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 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:
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.