ASUS today announced its new range of Z490 motherboards designed to showcase the full potential of the new 10th Generation Intel Core processors. Ideal for gamers, enthusiasts and professionals, every ASUS and Republic of Gamers Z490 motherboard features improvements and enhancements to take clock speeds to the next level.
The 10th Gen Intel Core processors offer a combination of high thread counts and superfast single-core clocks. The Z490 chipset offers plenty of cutting-edge connectivity options, including a built-in WiFi controller, numerous USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, Intel Optane memory and chipset RAID support. Proprietary ASUS OptiMem III technology ensures better signal integrity and AI Overclocking technology help push CPU performance to its limits. ASUS AI Overclocking technology utilizes a proprietary algorithm to predict optimal clock speed and voltage settings for the motherboard, helping users push their CPU to the limits with a click of a button.
The new Z490 series come with the following updates:
- Robust power delivery: Beefed‑up VRMs deliver reliable and responsive power, with most models featuring auxiliary power inputs with ProCool solid-pin connectors.
- Comprehensive connectivity: Assortment of features include USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®, 10 / 5 /2.5 Gb Ethernet, and Intel WiFi 6.
- AI-enhancements: AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, and AI Networking that includes GameFirst VI on ROG motherboards and CreationFirst on ProArt motherboard.
- ASUS OptiMem II and III design: Advanced memory trace layout improves signal integrity, with OptiMem III supporting up to 5000 MHz DDR4 kits on select models.