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ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING LGA1200 ATX Motherboard
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ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-F GAMING LGA1200 ATX Motherboard

The ASUS ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming motherboard supports Intel’s 10th generation processors in the LGA1200 package and has two 32GB/s M.2 slots.

Features

  1. Socket LGA1200 ATX motherboard with Intel Z490 chipset
  2. Supports Intel 10 Generation CPUs only
  3. 4x DDR4 DIMM sockets (max. 128 GB)
  4. DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 1.4b Outputs
  5. 3x PCIe x16 and 3x PCIe x1
  6. 6x SATA 6Gb/s, 2x M.2 and RAID support
  7. 4x USB3.2 (gen2, x1 Type-C), 2x USB3.2 (gen1), 2x USB2.0, Optical S/PDIF, LAN

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.

ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE

ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming helps you get the most out of your gaming build with up-rated power delivery and optimised cooling. Intelligent controls let 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.

COOLER BY DESIGN

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

LEADING CONNECTIVITY

ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming provides you with the latest connectivity for super smooth 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 experience.

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.

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 the extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components, it also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory — so you can build fuss-free. See ASUS website for more information.

5-WAY OPTIMISATION

Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimisation 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 Optimisation 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.


SpecificationsROG STRIX Z490-F
CPUIntel Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
ChipsetIntel Z490
Memory4 x DIMM, 128GB max, DDR4, 2133 to 4600(OC) MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Native memory support (i5 or lower)2666/2400/2133 MHz
Native memory support (i7 or i9)2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics support *
Multi-VGA output supportDisplayPort / HDMI *
DisplayPort (1.4) Resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
HDMI (1.4b) Resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz
Multi-GPU Support2-way NVIDIA SLI and 3-way AMD CrossFireX
Expansion Slots2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16), 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 3x PCIe 3.0 x1
First M.2 SocketM.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) †
Second M.2 SocketM.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) ‡
SATA 6Gb/s ports6
Support Raid0, 1, 5, 10
Intel Optane Memory ReadyYes
LANIntel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
Wireless CommunicationM.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module (not supplied)
Audio CODECROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
ROG Exclusive FeaturesRAMCache III, CPU-Z, Sonic Radar III, Overwolf, Sonic Studio III and Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Rear USB Ports4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (red, one Type-C), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (blue), 2x USB 2.0 ports (black)
USB Ports Motherboard headers1x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 header, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header, 2x USB 2.0 headers
Back I/O Ports (ex USB ports)Display Port, HDMI, USB flash-back button, LAN, Optical S/PDIF out, 5x Audio jacks
Accessories4x SATA 6Gb/s cables, 2x M.2 Screw Package, Supporting DVD, ROG Strix stickers, Cable ties pack, Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm), Extension cable for Addressable LED, Thermistor cable, ROG Thank you card, 2-in-1 Rubber pad, Wi-Fi moving antenna, M.2 Key E screw package, ROG key chain
Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit only
Form FactorATX, 305 x 244 mm
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4718017674300
  • *Graphics specifications vary between CPU.
  • 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.
SpecificationsROG STRIX Z490-F
CPUIntel Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
ChipsetIntel Z490
Memory4 x DIMM, 128GB max, DDR4, 2133 to 4600(OC) MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Native memory support (i5 or lower)2666/2400/2133 MHz
Native memory support (i7 or i9)2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics support *
Multi-VGA output supportDisplayPort / HDMI *
DisplayPort (1.4) Resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
HDMI (1.4b) Resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz
Multi-GPU Support2-way NVIDIA SLI and 3-way AMD CrossFireX
Expansion Slots2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16), 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 3x PCIe 3.0 x1
First M.2 SocketM.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) †
Second M.2 SocketM.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) ‡
SATA 6Gb/s ports6
Support Raid0, 1, 5, 10
Intel Optane Memory ReadyYes
LANIntel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
Wireless CommunicationM.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module (not supplied)
Audio CODECROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
ROG Exclusive FeaturesRAMCache III, CPU-Z, Sonic Radar III, Overwolf, Sonic Studio III and Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
Rear USB Ports4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (red, one Type-C), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (blue), 2x USB 2.0 ports (black)
USB Ports Motherboard headers1x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 header, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header, 2x USB 2.0 headers
Back I/O Ports (ex USB ports)Display Port, HDMI, USB flash-back button, LAN, Optical S/PDIF out, 5x Audio jacks
Accessories4x SATA 6Gb/s cables, 2x M.2 Screw Package, Supporting DVD, ROG Strix stickers, Cable ties pack, Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm), Extension cable for Addressable LED, Thermistor cable, ROG Thank you card, 2-in-1 Rubber pad, Wi-Fi moving antenna, M.2 Key E screw package, ROG key chain
Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit only
Form FactorATX, 305 x 244 mm
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4718017674300
  • *Graphics specifications vary between CPU.
  • 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.

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