New ASUS and ROG Z490 Series motherboards now available for preorder

    New ASUS and ROG Z490 Series motherboards now available for preorder

    New ASUS and ROG Z490 Series motherboards now available for preorder

    Last Updated: 13 May 2020 at 15:27
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    The ASUS Z490 series features innovative designs that unleash the power of the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. With intelligent overclocking, revolutionary cooling, robust power solutions, optimized memory and next-gen connectivity, these boards come equipped to help you get the most out of your next Intel Z490 build. Yet, each model has its own distinctive traits, designed with specific segments in mind. Which one suits you?


    With an industry-leading teamed power stage VRM design, a new daisy-chain signalling topology for better DDR4 RAM overclocking, ASUS OptiMem technology, and AI Overclocking to intelligently boost the performance of Intel® 10th Gen Core™ processors, ASUS motherboards provide the rock-solid foundation you need to harness the full potential of the components in your build for top-tier gaming.


    Extreme reliable power, digitally controlled.Digital power control and an array of teamed power stages with ProCool II connectors, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors provide reliable power when pushing CPU performance to the limit.


    Record-breaking performance with ASUS OptiMem technology.ASUS OptiMem technology proprietary trace layout allows memory kits to operate at higher frequencies with lower voltages to maximize system performance.


    Overclocking doesn’t have to involve frequent reboots or complex calculations!ASUS AI Overclocking can lend you a helping hand in pushing your CPU to its limits. Its proprietary algorithm carefully grades the quality of your CPU’s silicon and predicts its optimal clock speed and voltage settings in a given system. Dedicated control hardware and software keep an eye on temperature, fan speeds, and power draw to ensure there’s enough cooling power when the system is under load.

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    Maintaining system stability is paramount under high load. ASUS Z490 motherboards employ large VRM and chipset heatsinks that effectively dissipate heat for reliable sustained performance. New AI Cooling technology balances thermals and acoustics by automatically reducing fan speeds under steady-state loads to minimize noise levels while maintaining component temperatures.


    An array of enhanced cooling solutions, including newly designed VRM heatsinks with heatpipes, effective passive PCH heatsinks, and dedicated M.2 heatsinks ensure ASUS Z490 series motherboards deliver efficient, stable operation even when pushed to the limit.


    AI Cooling is an all-new system that can reduce system fan noise by up to 37% under sustained loads. AI Cooling works in tandem with our industry-leading Q-Fan intelligence and kicks in when the CPU is operating under a steady load. It slows the fan while maintaining a consistent CPU temperature, ensuring that your cooling system isn’t making any more noise than necessary to keep temperatures low.

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    WiFi 6 support from Intel AX201 adapters, abundant USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports, and onboard Thunderbolt™ 3 headers ensure you can expand your system as needed and enjoy exceptionally smooth online and LAN play.

    WIFI 6 (802.11AX)

    The latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard delivers high-efficiency wireless connectivity for better gaming performance on compatible networks. It also offers Bluetooth 5.1 for connections that are up to 2X faster and 4X further-reaching than before.


    Onboard Intel 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost. Up to a 2.5X performance improvement over standard Ethernet connections gives you faster file transfers, the lowest-latency gaming and smoother high-res video streaming.


    Experience blistering speeds and single-cable convenience.The THUNDERBOLTEX 3 expansion card adds twin Thunderbolt™ 3 ports that support up to 40Gbps of bi-directional bandwidth. Integrated DisplayPort 1.4 inputs enable single-cable connectivity for displays with up to 8K resolution.

    USB 3.2 GEN 2X2

    USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C ports provide ultimate flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps.

    Read more: Intel Z490 series | Motherboard | ASUS US

    See also: Z490 motherboard guide: ASUS harnesses the power of 10th Gen Intel(R) Core™ CPUs with ROG, ROG Strix, Prime, TUF Gaming, and ProArt - Edge Up
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    13 May 2020

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    I don't need this kind of temptation right now!
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       #2 either! Thanks for the window shopping......Yeah, it's Christmas in May!
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    Oh i wish could afford Premium Z490 board, 10th Gen Intel Chip, larger case to go with it LOL, but then probably be out of funds to afford decent video card,

    Oh well my I7 7700 will have to hold me til i can save for a massive upgrade in a year or two, hopefully won't turn out to be 3 years.

    Main reason kinda itching to upgrade is the mini pci-e wireless that came with my Asus G11CD-K Prebuilt, is seemingly built into motherboard, don't see any Pci e x1 slots, so stuck with wireless ac at 433mbps max link speed....moved to Townhome, second floor to downstairs for ethernet a little tricky with the stairs lol.
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    Looking forward to seeing what Gigabyte has to offer
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    I am not a big fan of ASUS brand. I prefer Gigabyte or MSI.
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    Thinking if i ever do a new custom build, think my next motherboard will be a Gigabyte, used to have those with my old AMD systems years ago, and did like there boards back then. MSI i never used, but i'd be open to using one of those as well
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    So a Flagship Mobo now cost over £800!

    I will skip (have done for years now instead of buying each new gen for the sake of it) this as it will be short lived as PCI-E 5.0 and DDR5 etc is not far away and PCI-E 4.0 was supposed to be skipped apart from some server Mobos till AMD jumped on it.

    Intel need to go back to the drawing board like they did when they had the joke P4 (at the end up with thermal throttling etc) and then the far better C2D (based on P3 architect) came out and it was game over for AMD for a long time.
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