Asus PRIME Z490-A Intel Z490 ATX DDR4 Motherboard – LGA 1200
ASUS Prime series is expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 10th Gen Intel? Core? processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z490 series motherboards provide daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.
Features- 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 supportASUS OptiMem IIRevisions to the motherboard’s trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.Dual M.2 (up to 32 Gbps)Dual M.2 slots support data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps via x4 PCI Express? 3.0 bandwidth, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.Aura SyncA 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.Realtek Codec and Unique Design Features for Pristine, Powerful AudioPrime Z490-A utilizes a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek ? the Realtek S1220A. It also features an unprecedented 120 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line out and a 113 dB SNR for the line in, providing pristine audio quality. Additionally, an impedance-sensing circuit automatically adjusts gain to ensure an optimal volume range for your headphones.