Intel® LGA 1200 Socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
Enhanced power solution: 12+2 DrMOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
AI Overclocking: Quickly optimizes CPU performance based on the CPU and cooler, achieving results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts
AI Cooling: Manages and controls all motherboard fans, automatically optimizing settings based on current system load and temperature
5-Way Optimization: One-click, system-wide tuning delivers optimized overclocking and intelligent cooling for CPU or GPU-intensive tasks
Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
Next-gen connectivity: Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® and Thunderbolt™ 3 header support
ASUS PRIME Intel Z490-A 10th Gen ATX Motherboard
NEWEST ADDITION TO THE PRIME SERIES
Introducing the ASUS Prime Z490-A ATX Motherboard, expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of your 10th generation Intel processor. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z490 series motherboards are perfect for both daily users and DIY PC builders and with a superb range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features you can tweak and tune this outstanding motherboard to suit you.
COMPREHENSIVE AI TUNING SUITE
Get the most out of your build with the ASUS AI Overclocking suite 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, this intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels to optimise their setup how they see fit with a range of customizable settings for seasoned overclockers, or a simple auto-tuning option is available for beginners.
DESIGNED BY EXPERTS
At the heart of AI Overclocking is an algorithm developed by a mixture of ROG research and development engineers and world-renowned overclockers to ensure the tool is suitable for users of all levels.
The AI Overclocking algorithm automatically analyses your CPU and cooling system to predict the optimal setting for your system. 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 it makes real-time adjustments to ensure ongoing optimal performance.
OVERCLOCKING MADE EASIER
With a simple click ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smarter, it dynamically optimises essential aspects of your system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
CPU PERFORMANCE BOOST
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent system-tuning utility that can automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system statistics, and adjust overclocking parameters for optimal performance.
YOUR MOTHERBOARD, YOUR WAY
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips and devices connected to the onboard RGB headers - and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.
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 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) *1 Intel® Z490 Chipset 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 *2
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)*3 1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*4 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 & PCIe interface)* *Wi-Fi module is sold separately.
Realtek ALC S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs - Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers - 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 : - Optical S/PDIF in port(s) at back panel - Audio Shielding - Dedicated audio PCB layers - Premium Japanese audio capacitors - Audio Cover - Unique de-pop circuit - Power pre-regulator: Reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance * 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 USB Type-C®) 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A) 2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A) Front USB Port ( Total 7 ) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s) 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) 4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
ASUS 5X Protection III : - ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges! - ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability! - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - Digital power design with Dr. MOS - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention - ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection AURA : - Aura RGB Strip Headers - Addressable Gen 2 Header ASUS Exclusive Features : - Pre- mounted I/O shield ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : - Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & MOS Heat-sink & M.2 Heat-sink solution ASUS Q-Design : - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Connector DIY Friendly Design - Procool - SafeSlot
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 AI Charger ASUS Turbo LAN DTS:X® Ultra UEFI BIOS: AI Overclocking Guide ASUS EZ DIY : - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 3 - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode - EZ Tuning Wizard 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 5 x Audio jack(s)
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 1 x AAFP connector 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s) 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 Power-on button(s) 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s) 1 x CPU_OV jumper 1 x M.2 Fan Header
User's manual 3 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x Supporting DVD 1 x Q-Connector 1 x CPU Fan Holder 1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s) 1 x M.2 Key E screw package(s) 1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
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 )
*1 The PCIe x1_2 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 slot (Key E). *2 Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function. *3 The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA_2. *4 M.2_2 slot shares bandwidth with SATA_56. When M.2_2 slot is operating in PCIe x4 mode, SATA_56 will be disabled.