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Product Id: 02.01.018.316
Quick OverviewModel - Gigabyte Z490M
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Model - Gigabyte Z490M, 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 4400(O.C.)/ 4333(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4200(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 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), 1 x PCI Express x1 slot, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3(Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD), LAN Chipset - Intel GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, 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, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Intel Z490M Motherboard with Advanced Thermal Design, 2-Way CrossFire Multi-Graphics, Intel GbE with cFosSpeed, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ,USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, PCIe Gen3 X4 M.2, Smart Fan 5, PCIe X16 Slot Armor with Ultra Durable Design, RGB FUSION 2.0,Supports 10th Gen Intel Core Series Processors,Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs,Ultra-Fast PCIe Gen3 X4 M.2 Connectors,Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design,Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP,Intel Optane Memory Ready,Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software,Intel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C Support,RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips,Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation,Q-Flash PLUS Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card, Others - 1 x CPU fan header,3 x system fan headers,1 x addressable LED strip header,1 x RGB LED strip header,6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector,1 x front panel header,1 x front panel audio header,1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header,2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers, 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.