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ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING ATX Form, For Intel 10th Gen CPU, LGA1200,Z490, 2XM.2, 4X DDR4 Dimm, Back I/O: 7X USB, QX Type C, DP, HDMI, Lan, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 1X USB3.2, 1X Type C Header, 2X USB 2.0, 1X TB Header, 2X 12V RGB Header,
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  • Part #: MBDASU56425A
  • UPC:192876676004
  • MB Socket:Intel LGA1200
  • Wi-Fi:No
  • Chipset:Z490
  • Form Factor:ATX
  • Multi GPU Support:Crossfire
  • Memory Type:DDR4
  • PCIE x16 Slots:3
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ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING

The ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming motherboard is perfect if you're looking for an eye-catching gaming build. Its cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics embodies the vibrant spirit of ROG Strix, and sports an all-new white and silver color scheme. Looks aside, ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming is designed to cope with the demands of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors through its boosted power delivery and an improved cooling design, while featuring AI enhancements and intuitive dashboards to help you overclock and tweak various parameters easily.

ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE

ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming helps you get the most out of your gaming build with up-rated power delivery and optimized cooling. Intelligent controls lets you manage overclocking, cooling and networking settings easily, giving you everything you need to harness the full potential of your build for top-tier gaming performance.


POWER DESIGN

Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming has the muscle to control the latest Intel CPUs.

- PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTORS - The ProCool II socket is built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines and have a metal armor for improved heat dissipation. The connector's lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.
- DIGI+ POWER CONTROL - The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
- 12+2 POWER STAGES - ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming utilizes 12+2 power stages to combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
- ALLOY CHOKE & CAPACITOR - Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.


COOLER BY DESIGN

ROG Strix Z490 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS

- CPU Fan Header - A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers.
- AIO Pump Fan Header - A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
- M.2 Heatsink - The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
- M.2 Fan Header - A dedicated M.2 fan header helps keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity. * The M.2 fan holder is 3D-printable
- 4-pin PWM/DC Fan Header - Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
- VRM Heatsink - A MOS heatsink provides a large contact area for the MOSFETs and chokes.
- Thermal pad - A high-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.


ROG AI OVERCLOCKING

ROG AI Overclocking is an intelligent utility that helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings. Accessible via the AI Suite software in Windows or directly through the UEFI, the intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels. A range of customizable settings are available for seasoned overclockers, and an auto-tuning option is available for beginners.

- Designed by Experts - At the heart of AI Overclocking is a proprietary algorithm developed by ROG R&D engineers who worked with world-renowned overclockers to create a tool for users of all levels.
- Predictive Edge - The algorithm analyzes your CPU and cooling system and, based on what it finds, predicts optimal settings. The software then uses these settings to automatically guide the clocking process, balancing frequency and voltage.
- Real-time Adjustments - The software monitors workload, system temperature, fan speed and power draw every minute, and makes real-time adjustments to ensure ongoing optimal performance.

ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooler to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

AI COOLING

ASUS AI Cooling function will automatically manage and control motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.


SELF-ADAPTIVE FAN TUNING

- CPU temperature detection - AI Cooling detects CPU temperatures and uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate the lowest fan speed required to effectively cool the system and keep fan noise down.
- Automated optimization - Under stable system loads, the software then automatically lowers fan* speed to the optimal setting, decreasing fan noise without compromising performance.
*Fans need to be connected to the following headers for AI Cooling control: CPU_FAN / CPU_OPT / CHA_FAN / M.2_FAN / H_AMP / RAD_FAN
- Ongoing monitoring - AI Cooling continues to monitor the system and adjust fan speed based on current load.


AI NETWORKING

The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users - beginners, experts, and everyone in between - optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.

- Identification - GameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and applications' digital signatures and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. This database is regularly updated to ensure apps are recognized correctly.
- Boost - GameFirst VI intelligent switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth accordingly depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay even when you're streaming high-quality video to your audience or transferring large files.
- Visualization - An intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real-time, simply click on the tab to view the current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of the WiFi channels.


LEADING CONNECTIVITIY

ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming provides you with the latest connectivity for supersmooth online experiences and blisteringly-fast file transfers. Superior audio performance gives you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the smallest audio cues for a completely Immersive gaming experience.


DDR4 OC 4600MHz

ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming supports up to 128GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk to enhance memory stability and compatibility, giving memory kits higher frequency margins.


Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2

Two M.2 slots are available, with one supporting both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.


M.2 SOCKET WITH E KEY

Integrated with Intel® Wireless AC/AX technology, M.2 supports CNVi/PCIe/USB mode to build a faster and more cost-effective WiFi and Bluetooth® 5.1 solution.
**Bluetooth 5.1 will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.


INTEL 2.5G ETHERNET

Onboard 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.


SUPREMEFX

Built-in SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio. It provides a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And if you're using a gaming headset, the front panel output is driven by two op amps to preserve audio quality.

- Audio cover - Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.
- Audio-line shielding - Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
- Dual OP amplifiers - With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600O-headphone impedance for great flexibility.
- Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors - Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

PLAY YOUR OWN STYLE

The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. Together with the most diverse ROG ecosystem, Pair your ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming with other ROG products to customize a gaming rig that reflects your personal style.


UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX

Strix Z490-A Gaming embodies the Strix spirit, with its white and silver color scheme and cyberpunk-inspired markings across its stainless steel I/O shroud. It's perfect for builds with stand-out aesthetics.

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB header - and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

 

PRE-MOUNTED I/O SHIELD

ROG's patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.


Q-LEDS

Four onboard LEDs indicate power status, and any problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.


FLEXKEY

The front-panel header lets you customize the reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to provide quick access to your choice of Aura lighting controls, DirectKey or system reset.

 

BIOS FLASHBACK™

BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.


CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY

ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Refer to our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components, it also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory - so you can build fuss-free.


THE ROG STRIX ECOSYSTEM AWAITS

From graphics, AIO cooler, case, mice, or keyboard, up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility - and enjoy more choice than any competing brand.


5-WAY OPTIMIZATION

Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking,but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.


TPU INSIGHT

The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings. We have upgraded this tool to provide AI Overclocking prediction values for users who want more insight when experimenting with different settings.


EPU GUIDANCE

With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.


FAN XPERT 4

Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum - keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

 

DIGI+ POWER CONTROL

The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.


TURBO APP

This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level ? so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.

 

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.UEFI BIOS

- ADVANCED MODE - When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.
- EZ MODE - Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

Specifications

CPU

Intel® Socket 1200for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron®  Processors
Supports Intel® 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Intel® Z490

Memory

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
OptiMem II
* 10th Gen Intel® Core™i9/i7 CPUs support 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively, Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4500(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Graphic

Integrated Graphics Processor
1 x DisplayPort  1.4 *
1 x HDMI 1.4b
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
**Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz.  Please refer to www.intel.com for any update.

Multi-GPU Support

Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

Intel® 10th Gen Processors
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or x8+x4+x4)
Intel® Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x2 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1

Storage

Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® Z490 Chipset :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Optane™  Memory Ready

LAN

Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support CNVI & PCIe interface)*
*Wi-Fi module is sold separately.

Audio

ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
- Dual OP Amplifiers
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *
Audio Feature :
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Gold-plated jacks
- Optical S/PDIF in port(s) at back panel
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Audio Cover
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
- Audio Shielding

USB Ports

Rear USB Port ( Total 8 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 x Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Front USB Port ( Total 7 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 front panel connector port(s)

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software
- RAMCache III
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- Overwolf
- Anti-virus software
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
AI Suite 3
-5-way Optimization with AI Overclocking.
 TPU
 EPU
 Digi+ VRM
 Fan Xpert 4
 Turbo app
 -EZ update
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
FlexKey

ASUS Special Features

Aura Feature
- Standard RGB headers
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
ASUS Q-Design
-ASUS Q-DIMM
-ASUS Q-LED  (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
-ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum M.2 heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- BIOS FlashBack™ LED
- Procool II
- Pre-mounted I/O Shield
- SafeSlot

Back I/O Ports

1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2  (1 x Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1  Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack™)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Ports

1 x M.2_FAN connector
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Addressable RGB header
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 front panel TypeC™ connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 1 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 2 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x CPU_OV jumper
1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header

Accessories

User´s manual
1 x ASUS Fan Holder
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x Thermistor cable(s)
1 x ROG Thank you card
1 x 2-in-1 Rubber pad
1  M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 M.2 Key E screw package(s)
1 ROG key chain

BIOS

192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Note

* M.2_1 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_2. When M.2_1 is populated SATA6G_2 will be disabled.

Manufacturer Part No: ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING Brand: ASUS Product Type: ATX Form,
UPC 192876676004 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 1.8 kg
PB Part No: MBDASU56425A Product Model: ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING

Warranty: 36 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Looks nice, has everything I need, one issue was a loose capacitor but still works fine. it's nice to have the extra PCIe slots,

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what a great looking mother board. upgraded from the z-370. looks awesome

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING ATX Form, For Intel 10th Gen CPU, LGA1200,Z490, 2XM.2, 4X DDR4 Dimm, Back I/O: 7X USB, QX Type C, DP, HDMI, Lan, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 1X USB3.2, 1X Type C Header, 2X USB 2.0, 1X TB Header, 2X 12V RGB Header,

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Features

 

ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING

The ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming motherboard is perfect if you're looking for an eye-catching gaming build. Its cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics embodies the vibrant spirit of ROG Strix, and sports an all-new white and silver color scheme. Looks aside, ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming is designed to cope with the demands of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors through its boosted power delivery and an improved cooling design, while featuring AI enhancements and intuitive dashboards to help you overclock and tweak various parameters easily.

ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE

ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming helps you get the most out of your gaming build with up-rated power delivery and optimized cooling. Intelligent controls lets you manage overclocking, cooling and networking settings easily, giving you everything you need to harness the full potential of your build for top-tier gaming performance.


POWER DESIGN

Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming has the muscle to control the latest Intel CPUs.

- PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTORS - The ProCool II socket is built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines and have a metal armor for improved heat dissipation. The connector's lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.
- DIGI+ POWER CONTROL - The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
- 12+2 POWER STAGES - ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming utilizes 12+2 power stages to combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
- ALLOY CHOKE & CAPACITOR - Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.


COOLER BY DESIGN

ROG Strix Z490 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS

- CPU Fan Header - A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers.
- AIO Pump Fan Header - A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
- M.2 Heatsink - The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
- M.2 Fan Header - A dedicated M.2 fan header helps keeps temperatures low for improved performance and longevity. * The M.2 fan holder is 3D-printable
- 4-pin PWM/DC Fan Header - Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
- VRM Heatsink - A MOS heatsink provides a large contact area for the MOSFETs and chokes.
- Thermal pad - A high-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.


ROG AI OVERCLOCKING

ROG AI Overclocking is an intelligent utility that helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings. Accessible via the AI Suite software in Windows or directly through the UEFI, the intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels. A range of customizable settings are available for seasoned overclockers, and an auto-tuning option is available for beginners.

- Designed by Experts - At the heart of AI Overclocking is a proprietary algorithm developed by ROG R&D engineers who worked with world-renowned overclockers to create a tool for users of all levels.
- Predictive Edge - The algorithm analyzes your CPU and cooling system and, based on what it finds, predicts optimal settings. The software then uses these settings to automatically guide the clocking process, balancing frequency and voltage.
- Real-time Adjustments - The software monitors workload, system temperature, fan speed and power draw every minute, and makes real-time adjustments to ensure ongoing optimal performance.

ASUS AI Overclocking makes automatic tuning faster and smarter than ever before. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooler to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system.

AI COOLING

ASUS AI Cooling function will automatically manage and control motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.


SELF-ADAPTIVE FAN TUNING

- CPU temperature detection - AI Cooling detects CPU temperatures and uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate the lowest fan speed required to effectively cool the system and keep fan noise down.
- Automated optimization - Under stable system loads, the software then automatically lowers fan* speed to the optimal setting, decreasing fan noise without compromising performance.
*Fans need to be connected to the following headers for AI Cooling control: CPU_FAN / CPU_OPT / CHA_FAN / M.2_FAN / H_AMP / RAD_FAN
- Ongoing monitoring - AI Cooling continues to monitor the system and adjust fan speed based on current load.


AI NETWORKING

The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users - beginners, experts, and everyone in between - optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.

- Identification - GameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and applications' digital signatures and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. This database is regularly updated to ensure apps are recognized correctly.
- Boost - GameFirst VI intelligent switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth accordingly depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay even when you're streaming high-quality video to your audience or transferring large files.
- Visualization - An intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real-time, simply click on the tab to view the current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of the WiFi channels.


LEADING CONNECTIVITIY

ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming provides you with the latest connectivity for supersmooth online experiences and blisteringly-fast file transfers. Superior audio performance gives you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the smallest audio cues for a completely Immersive gaming experience.


DDR4 OC 4600MHz

ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming supports up to 128GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk to enhance memory stability and compatibility, giving memory kits higher frequency margins.


Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2

Two M.2 slots are available, with one supporting both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.


M.2 SOCKET WITH E KEY

Integrated with Intel® Wireless AC/AX technology, M.2 supports CNVi/PCIe/USB mode to build a faster and more cost-effective WiFi and Bluetooth® 5.1 solution.
**Bluetooth 5.1 will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.


INTEL 2.5G ETHERNET

Onboard 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.


SUPREMEFX

Built-in SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio. It provides a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And if you're using a gaming headset, the front panel output is driven by two op amps to preserve audio quality.

- Audio cover - Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.
- Audio-line shielding - Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
- Dual OP amplifiers - With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600O-headphone impedance for great flexibility.
- Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors - Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

PLAY YOUR OWN STYLE

The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. Together with the most diverse ROG ecosystem, Pair your ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming with other ROG products to customize a gaming rig that reflects your personal style.


UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX

Strix Z490-A Gaming embodies the Strix spirit, with its white and silver color scheme and cyberpunk-inspired markings across its stainless steel I/O shroud. It's perfect for builds with stand-out aesthetics.

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to Outshine the Competition. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB header - and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

 

PRE-MOUNTED I/O SHIELD

ROG's patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.


Q-LEDS

Four onboard LEDs indicate power status, and any problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.


FLEXKEY

The front-panel header lets you customize the reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to provide quick access to your choice of Aura lighting controls, DirectKey or system reset.

 

BIOS FLASHBACK™

BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.


CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY

ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Refer to our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components, it also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory - so you can build fuss-free.


THE ROG STRIX ECOSYSTEM AWAITS

From graphics, AIO cooler, case, mice, or keyboard, up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility - and enjoy more choice than any competing brand.


5-WAY OPTIMIZATION

Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking,but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.


TPU INSIGHT

The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings. We have upgraded this tool to provide AI Overclocking prediction values for users who want more insight when experimenting with different settings.


EPU GUIDANCE

With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.


FAN XPERT 4

Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum - keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

 

DIGI+ POWER CONTROL

The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.


TURBO APP

This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level ? so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.

 

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.UEFI BIOS

- ADVANCED MODE - When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.
- EZ MODE - Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

Specifications

CPU

Intel® Socket 1200for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron®  Processors
Supports Intel® 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Intel® Z490

Memory

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
OptiMem II
* 10th Gen Intel® Core™i9/i7 CPUs support 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively, Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4500(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Graphic

Integrated Graphics Processor
1 x DisplayPort  1.4 *
1 x HDMI 1.4b
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
**Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz.  Please refer to www.intel.com for any update.

Multi-GPU Support

Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

Intel® 10th Gen Processors
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or x8+x4+x4)
Intel® Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x2 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1

Storage

Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® Z490 Chipset :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Optane™  Memory Ready

LAN

Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support CNVI & PCIe interface)*
*Wi-Fi module is sold separately.

Audio

ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
- Dual OP Amplifiers
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *
Audio Feature :
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Gold-plated jacks
- Optical S/PDIF in port(s) at back panel
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Audio Cover
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
- Audio Shielding

USB Ports

Rear USB Port ( Total 8 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 x Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Front USB Port ( Total 7 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 front panel connector port(s)

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software
- RAMCache III
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- Overwolf
- Anti-virus software
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
AI Suite 3
-5-way Optimization with AI Overclocking.
 TPU
 EPU
 Digi+ VRM
 Fan Xpert 4
 Turbo app
 -EZ update
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
FlexKey

ASUS Special Features

Aura Feature
- Standard RGB headers
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
ASUS Q-Design
-ASUS Q-DIMM
-ASUS Q-LED  (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
-ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum M.2 heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- BIOS FlashBack™ LED
- Procool II
- Pre-mounted I/O Shield
- SafeSlot

Back I/O Ports

1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2  (1 x Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1  Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack™)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Ports

1 x M.2_FAN connector
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Addressable RGB header
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 front panel TypeC™ connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 1 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 2 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x CPU_OV jumper
1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header

Accessories

User´s manual
1 x ASUS Fan Holder
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x Thermistor cable(s)
1 x ROG Thank you card
1 x 2-in-1 Rubber pad
1  M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 M.2 Key E screw package(s)
1 ROG key chain

BIOS

192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Note

* M.2_1 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_2. When M.2_1 is populated SATA6G_2 will be disabled.

Date Created: 15:17, 17-05-2021
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