Asus PRIME Z490-A

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Key specs

Socket (CPU)
1200 (10th gen Intel)
Motherboard chipset
Intel Z490
Total number of RAM slots
4
Integrated WiFi
No
Form factor (motherboards)
ATX

Pros and cons

According to our Motherboard expert
  • You can place 10th generation Intel processors in this motherboard, thanks to the 1200 socket.
  • You can light up the motherboard in RGB colors via Aura Sync.
  • Install extra fast storage on the 2 M.2 connectors, so files and programs load even faster.
  • The motherboard doesn't have integrated WiFi, which would let you connect your computer to your wireless network.
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Description

Note: this motherboard only works with 10th generation Intel processors, with a 1200 socket.

The Asus PRIME Z490-A is a motherboard for PC builders. Thanks to the reinforced expansion slots on this motherboard, you can place extra RAM or PCI cards without the risk of damaging the board. Thanks to the 5 temperature sensors on this motherboard, your computer won't overheat. The motherboard automatically operates the fans at the correct speed. With the Intel Z490 chipset, you can place Intel processors of the 10th generation on the motherboard. The special network connection ensures that you won't have any delays during gaming. There are 2 M.2. slots on which you can install fast SSDs for extra fast storage.

Note: this motherboard only works with 10th generation Intel processors, with a 1200 socket.

The Asus PRIME Z490-A is a motherboard for PC builders. Thanks to the reinforced expansion slots on this motherboard, you can place extra RAM or PCI cards without the risk of damaging the board. Thanks to the 5 temperature sensors on this motherboard, your computer won't overheat. The motherboard automatically operates the fans at the correct speed. With the Intel Z490 chipset, you can place Intel processors of the 10th generation on the motherboard. The special network connection ensures that you won't have any delays during gaming. There are 2 M.2. slots on which you can install fast SSDs for extra fast storage.


Included by default

  • Manual (5.5 MB)
  • M.2 screws
  • SATA cables

Included by default

  • Manual (5.5 MB)
  • M.2 screws
  • SATA cables

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Key specs

Socket (CPU)
1200 (10th gen Intel)
Motherboard chipset
Intel Z490
Total number of RAM slots
4
Integrated WiFi
No
Form factor (motherboards)
ATX

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Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,5/10
    Nice fast motherboard, with a nice price.

    Piet Blaas | 6 October 2021 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Nicely priced
    • Works great in combination with i9 processor
    • Many settings possible in the BIOS
    • Graphics issues with QR code display Chrome
    • I actually would have liked some extra USB ports

    The motherboard works fine. In combination with an Intel Core i9 and Kingston HyperX 32GB, everything works nice and fast. Videos in 4k are displayed fine. Applications such as Premiere CC 2021, Photoshop CC 2021 and Lightroom Classic CC 2021 work nice and fast.
    Only problem is the display of QR codes in Chrome. Seems to be an issue with Chrome in combination with the drivers of the UHD graphics 750. Also occurs with Edge (not strange, as Edge uses the same engine as Chrome).
    But it works fine with Firefox.
    I have a lot of USB peripherals and wish I had a few more USB ports. But with a PCI card with 4 USB ports, which I had lying around, this problem was quickly solved.
    I thought that my old SSD-HD with Windows 10 could be used without reinstallation. However, the motherboard BIOS didn't work with this SSD-HD, so I had to install Windows 10 from scratch. I also needed a new license. Fortunately, there are suppliers on the internet who can provide these licenses cheaply.

    Piet Blaas | 6 October 2021 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,5/10
    Good motherboard with some setbacks

    Nick Poelenjee | 23 January 2021 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • You can lose everything on it
    • Lights look nice in the closet
    • Ethernet port has some problems
    • 12 CPU pins required
    • Video card slot at the slot for the m2 ssds it is difficult to remove the video card

    The assembly was very pleasant, after I finally had the right cable I found out that there are problems with the ethernet port when I connect it via a switch. These have not yet been resolved

    Nick Poelenjee | 23 January 2021 | Automatically translated from Dutch

Specifications

Product

Product number
861289
Manufacturer code
90MB1390-M0EAY0
Brand
Asus
Warranty
2 years
Processing of your defect
Via Coolblue
Old product returned for free
Yes

Performance and compatibility properties

Total number of RAM slots
4
Form factor (motherboards)
ATX
Number of memory channels
Dual channel (2)
Motherboard chipset
Intel Z490
Memory speed
4600 Hz
Voltage RAM
1.2V
Socket (CPU)
1200 (10th gen Intel)

Connectors and connections

PCI slots
6
PCI Express x1 slots
3
PCI Express x4 slots
0
PCI Express x8 slots
0
PCI Express x16 slots
3
Nvidia SLI
No
AMD CrossfireX
Yes
KillerNIC
No
Case fan connectors
2
Chipset cooler (motherboards)
Active
Audio processor
Realtek ALC S1200A
Number of subwoofer channels
0
Number of audio channels
8
Nubmber of M.2 connectors
2
RAID
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5
FireWire
No
Integrated WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No
Ethernet speed
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)
Number of ethernet ports
1

Lighting

Lighting peripherals
Yes
Zone lighting
Front, Logo
Lighting connectable with peripherals
Yes
Zones separately lit
No
Number of colors lighting
8

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Asus PRIME Z490-A
Asus PRIME Z490-A
241,-
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