As most PC enthusiasts would know, one of the most crucial components for building a powerful PC is a good motherboard. Taiwanese PC giant ASUS definitely knows what’s up, with the upcoming release of its new ASUS Z490 Series motherboards.
The Z490 series houses the new 10th-gen Intel Core processors, which take PC processing to the next level. Not only that, the new chipsets include a variety of connectivity options, including a build-in WiFi controller, various USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, Intel Optane memory and chipset RAID support.
Here are some other key components in the Z490 motherboards:
- 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
The ASUS Z490 motherboards will be available from 29 May onwards on all ASUS locally-authorised platforms.
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