ASUS Intel Z490 ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING ATX Motherboard
Brand : Asus
Support for Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake-S Processors
4x DDR4 DIMM
2x M.2 RGB (Analogue & Digital)
Intel 2.5Gb LAN
ASUS Intel Z490 ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING ATX Motherboard
GET YOURSELF OFF TO A GREAT START
Introducing the ROG Strix Z490 F-Gaming Motherboard from ASUS. The ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming motherboard is designed to cope with the demands of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, with boosted power delivery and an optimised cooling design providing more surface area for heat dissipation. ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming features AI enhancements and intuitive dashboards to help you overclock and tweak various parameters easily. Performance aside, ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming catches the eye, sporting cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics including a mirrored stainless steel finish.
OWER DELIVERY ENHANCEMENTS
Modern CPU architectures up the ante for motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes to full load almost instantaneously. Our latest VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.
1.8-PIN PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTOR
The ProCool II socket is built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines and have a metal armour for improved heat dissipation. The connector's lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and improves reliability.
2. 14+2 DRMOS POWER STAGE
ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming utilises 14+2 DrMOS 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.
Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.
INTELLIGENT AI CONTROL
Our ROG engineers developed and extensively-tested intelligent software solutions to ensure your system stays in optimal condition.
Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each system.
AI Cooling automatically manages and controls motherboard connected fans, ensuring the most efficient settings depending on the current system load and temperature.
GameFirst VI optimises and organises network bandwidth, effectively reducing jitter and eliminating spike lag to ensure smooth online gameplay.
MAXIMUM STORAGE COMPATIBILITY
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.
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.
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.
Intel® Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors Supports Intel® 14 nm 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.
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 Dual Channel Memory Architecture Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 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).
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.
Intel® 10th Gen Processors 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) Intel® Z490 Chipset 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
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
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet ASUS LANGuard
Wireless Data Network
M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support CNVI interface)*
ROG SupremeFX 8-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 quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR 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 - Audio Shielding - Premium Japanese audio capacitors - Audio Cover * Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
Rear USB Port ( Total 8 ) 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(3 x Type-A +1 x Type-C) 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A) 2 x USB 2.0 port(s) Front USB Port ( Total 7 ) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(1 x USB Type-C®) 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A) 2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
ROG Exclusive Features
ROG Exclusive Software - RAMCache III - CPU-Z - Sonic Radar III - Overwolf - Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer ROG Aluminum heatsink cover
AURA : - Aura RGB Strip Headers - Addressable Gen 2 Header ASUS Exclusive Features : - Pre- mounted I/O shield ASUS EZ DIY : - ASUS USB BIOS FlashBack™ ASUS Q-Design : - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM DIY Friendly Design - ProCool II - SafeSlot
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
Back I/O Ports
1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet 1 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®) 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 2 x USB 2.0 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 CPU Fan connector(s) 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x AIO_PUMP connector 1 x W_PUMP+ connector 2 x Addressable RGB header 1 x AAFP connector 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 connector support additional 1 USB ports(20-pin, Type-C) 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 1 x COM port(s) connector(s) 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 M.2 Fan Header 1 x VRM_HS_FAN Header
User's manual 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x M.2 Screw Package 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 x Wi-Fi moving antenna 1 M.2 SSD screw package(s) 1 M.2 Key E screw package(s) 1 ROG key chain
192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
WOL by PME, PXE
Windows® 10 64-bit
ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*When M.2_1 is operating in SATA device, SATA6G_2 will be disabled. ** M.2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_2 is populated SATA6G_56 will be disabled.