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ASUS Prime Z490M-Plus Intel Motherboard

ASUS Prime Z490M-PLUS Intel® Z490 (LGA 1200), dual M.2, 9 DrMOS power stages, DDR4, Intel® 1 Gb Ethernet, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A® and Type-C® micro ATX motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2756
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Manufacturer Code: 90MB12W0-M0EAY0
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Manufacturer: ASUS
ASUS Prime Z490M-Plus Intel Motherboard

Key Features:

  • Socket 1200
  • Intel Z490 Chipset
  • 5 x SATA & 6 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
  • HDMI, DVI and Display Port
  • mATX Form Factor

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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.

Tune It Your Way

Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z490 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work – maximizing your productivity.

Intelligent Control

EPU

All-Around Energy Efficiency

The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes energy savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Fan Xpert 4

Flexible Air- and Liquid-Cooling Controls

Fan Xpert 4 software provides comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AiO) coolers. Whether cooling with air or water, an Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There’s also an Extreme Quiet mode that reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks. Fans and AiO coolers can also be controlled via the UEFI BIOS.

Digi+ VRM Control

Precise Digital Power Control

The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for ultimate stability and performance.

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

Advanced Mode

Advanced Tuning for Serious Tweakers

An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various Advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want

  • Search Function - Quickly and easily find the option or setting you need.
  • ASUS User Profile - Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
  • FlexKey - Remap the reset button on the chassis to toggle Aura lighting, activate the DirectKey to go straight to the UEFI BIOS, or reset the system.

EZ Mode

Quick and Simple Setup 

EZ mode displays vital settings and stats and also offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings — all to help you get your rig up and running in no time.

  • Intuitive Graphical Fan Control - Fine-tune individual fan settings simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
  • EZ XMP - Improve DRAM performance with one click.

Cool to the Core

Prime Z490 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.

Heatsinks

VRM Heatsink and Thermal Pads

Two massive VRM heatsinks with underneath thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance. 

Cooler by Design

Prime Z490 series features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 software or via the UEFI BIOS.

  • Multiple Temperature Sources - Each header can dynamically reference three thermal sensors. Fan Xpert 4 allows you to map the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to optimize cooling for GPU- and CPU-intensive tasks.
  • AiO Pump Headers - A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
  • Smart Protection - A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from overheating and overcurrent. 
  • 4-Pin PWM/DC Fan - Each onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

Build on a Solid Foundation

Prime Z490 series is built to handle the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. A Z490 motherboard provides all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options. 

Power Design

Robust Power Design

Stable power is essential to extract every last bit of performance out of 10th Generation Intel Core processors, Prime Z490 is geared to cater to the demands of these high-core count CPUs.

ProCool Connector

Proprietary connector augment the motherboard's link to the PSU with 8+4 pin connectors that pass 12 volts of power directly to the processors. The 8-pin connector features solid pins that can handle more current than hollow-pin connectors.

8+1 DrMOS Power Stages

A VRM with 8+1 DrMOS power stages delivers the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.

Memory

ASUS OptiMem

ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements lead to more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4400 and beyond with all slots populated. 

Storage

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.

* Actual transmission speeds will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed

Connectivity

USB 3.2 Gen 2

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C

Numerous USB ports support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a USB Type-A® and a Type-C® connectors with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.

Intel Ethernet

Intel® 1 Gb Ethernet

Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.

  • Lower CPU workload
  • High TCP & UDP throughput

LANGuard

ASUS LANGuard is a hardware-level network protection feature that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput and ensure a more reliable connection.

Little Things Make a Big Difference

Prime Z490 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, from exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality to intuitive RGB lighting controls that let you customize your system to create a uniquely personal look. 

Audio

Outstanding Audio

Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio

Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

  • Audio Shielding - Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference
  • Separate Layers for Left and Right Tracks - Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths
  • Premium Japanese Capacitors - Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity 

Personalization

Lighting Control

Brighten Up Your Build

With 5050 RGB strips connected to the RGB header, you can create your own stunning multicolor lighting displays with static, blinking, fading, and strobing effects.

* The RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
** RGB LED Strips are sold separately. 

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for an ever-growing number of ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlights to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.

  • Aura Sync
  • Driver & Manual Download
  • Account Management

DIY-friendly

SafeSlot Core+

SafeSlot Core+ is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot fortified with a one-piece stainless-steel brace that shields the slot to protect it from damage. The metal cover is tightly secured to the slot with hooks, and the entire assembly is firmly anchored to the PCB with strengthened solder points to provide a secure foundation for heavyweight graphics cards.

  • Strengthened solder points around the PCIe and DIMM pins.
  • Metal inserts keep graphics cards properly aligned during installation.
  • The metal side-panels feature hooks that firmly clasp the slot body.

Overvoltage Protection

World-class circuit-protecting power design

An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.

DRAM Overcurrent Protection

Short-circuit damage prevention

Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

Stainless-steel Back I/O

3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability

Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.

ESD Guards

Electrostatic discharge protection

ASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components

1000+ Compatible devices and components

The Prime Z390 series provides superior compatibility with thousands of components and our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) identifies memory compatibility, giving you more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.

8000+ Validation hours

Every ASUS motherboards is subjected to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests, including burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests to confirm their durability. ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.

  • Temperature and humidity tests - Ensures components withstand extreme conditions.
  • Thermal measurement tests - Ensures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.
  • Insertion tests - Every port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.
  • Aging tests - Up to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.
  • Power-consumption tests - Checked for world-class energy efficiency.
  • Temperature and DC margin tests - Ensures that the motherboard is capable of coping with voltages fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.
  • Thermal-shock tests - Ensures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.
  • Non-operation shock tests - Built to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.
  • Burn-in tests - Every component is checked to ensure flawless operation.
  • Installation tests - Connector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.
  • Drop tests - Drop tests from various heights ensure durability.
  • Salt and spray tests - Tested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.
     

Main Features

  • Intel LGA 1200 socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 8+1 DrMOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool connector, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
  • ASUS OptiMem: Careful routing of traces and vias to preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
  • Ultrafast connectivity: Dual M.2, 1 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C support

CPU

CPU Socket Socket 1200
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA1200

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Digital Port 1 x DVI-D
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 5 x SATA III
USB Connectors 2 x USB 3.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
3 x Chassis fan headers
1 x AIO_PUMP header
S/PDIF Connectors 1 x S/PDIF Out header
Serial Connectors 1 x COM header
TPM Header 1 x SPI TPM header
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
1 x 4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280)
1 x RGB Strip header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge Z490
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x16, x4)
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Intel I219-V
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless LAN No
Bluetooth No

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Special Features ASUS 5X PROTECTION III
ASUS Q-Design
ASUS Thermal Solution
ASUS EZ DIY
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Drivers Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Physical

Form Factor MicroATX Motherboard
In The Box PRIME Z490M-PLUS Motherboard
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
User manual
Width 244 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control None
Memory Speed 4400 MHz
RGB Header Type 4-Pin RGB
Addressable RGB No
Firewire No
Wireless Network No
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 5 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 6 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support ATi CrossFire
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection Yes
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor mATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z490
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model ASUS Prime Z490M-PLUS

Item Details

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB12W0-M0EAY0
Alternative Part Number PRIME Z490M-PLUS
EAN 4718017667838
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB12W0-M0EAY0

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