Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus Z490 Chipset Gen 10 LGA 1200 Motherboard With Wi-Fi
Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (WIFI), Intel Socket LGA 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors, Memory: 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4, Expansion Slots: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode), 3 x PCIe x1, Storage and USB: 1 x M.2_1 socket 3, 1 x M.2_2 socket 3, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), bk * 6 USB, frt * 6 USB, Multi VGA: Supports AMD 2-way CrossFireX Technology, Onboard VGA Output Available: HDMI/DisplayPort ports
DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.
TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (WiFi) distills essential elements of the latest Intel® platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability. When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.
With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest Intel® CPUs, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.
The onboard VRM of TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) utilizes 12+2 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors demand.
6-LAYER PCB DESIGN
Multiple PCB layers shift heat away from critical components, providing more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.
Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with PSU power lines. The resulting lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.
- Extreme durability
- Prevent hotspots and connector failure
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.
Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.
The integrated Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.
A large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.
High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
COMPREHENSIVE FAN CONTROLS
TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 4 utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.
Multiple temperature sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.
AiO water-cooling set
An integrated AiO system enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, making it perfect for custom or self-contained cooling setups.
4-pin PWM/DC fan
All onboard headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.
Dual M.2 (up to 32 Gbps)
Dual M.2 slots support data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps on the x4 PCI Express® 3.0 bandwidth, making it perfect for OS or application drives for quicker boot-up and app load times.
DDR4 OC 4600 MHz+
Revisions to the motherboard's trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.
- Improved memory stability and compatibility
- Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
- Improved memory frequency margin
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C
Numerous USB ports support gaming rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel USB Type-C™ connector with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.
Thunderbolt™ 3 support
An integrated Thunderbolt™ 3 header supports up to 40 Gbps of aggregate interface bandwidth. One Thunderbolt 3 port can support up to six devices in a daisy-chain, and provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.
EASY PC DIY
TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want —even for first-time builders. The TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.
Build with confidence
TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured via a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV.
Keyboards and Mouse connectors
Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression.
Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect VGA output functionality.
TVS diode for surface-mount and dual in-line package.
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
DRAM overvoltage protection
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 panel
TUF Gaming motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a 3X-longer lifespan versus traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF Gaming motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and news areas to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.
TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.
Intel® WiFi 6 AX201
The Intel® WiFi 6 AX201 module is compatible with the 802.11ax standard and pushes theoretical peak bandwidth up to an incredible 2.4 Gbps. Perhaps more importantly for power users, it's optimized for more efficient operation on crowded networks with a lot of competing traffic. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface, so you can reduce lag by up to 1.45X — without expert knowledge. It even includes Game mode to prioritize game-related data transmissions, smoothing network operations every time you play!
TUF Gaming audio cover
Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.
Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.
Exclusive S1200A Codec
ASUS-exclusive codec delivers an expansive soundstage and dynamic sound.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
The unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek for TUF Gaming Z490 series motherboards features an unprecedented 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line out and a 103dB SNR for the line in, providing pristine audio quality.
DTS®Custom for gaming headsets
Hone your battle skills with exclusive DTS® Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets - Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical - for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.
Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!
The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!
Shhh — is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasises detail for stealthy play, so you'll detect and locate every footstep!
Outshine the Competition
A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. 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 headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
The addressable Gen 2 RGB header is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new header also offers backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.
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|CPU||Build in Intel Socket 1200 for 10 Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors|
|Supports Intel 14 nm CPU|
|Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0|
|**Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.|
|Chipset||Build in Intel Z490|
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.) / 4600(O.C) / 4500(O.C) / 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.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory|
|Dual Channel Memory Architecture|
|Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)|
|* 10th Gen Intel Core i9/i7 CPUs support 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively, Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).|
|Graphic||Integrated Graphics Processor|
|1 x DisplayPort 1.4|
|1 x HDMI 1.4b|
|*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.|
|**Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz. Please refer to for any update.|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology|
|Expansion Slots||Intel 10th Gen Processors|
|1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)|
|Intel Z490 Chipset|
|1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)|
|3 x PCIe x1|
|Storage||Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports|
|Intel Z490 Chipset :|
|1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)|
|1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)|
|6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)|
|Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10|
|Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports|
|Intel Optane Memory Ready|
|LAN||Intel I219-V 1Gb Ethernet|
|Wireless Data Network||Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201|
|2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO|
|Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate|
|Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz|
|Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160|
|Supports CNVI interface|
|*BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.|
|Audio||Realtek ALC S1200A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC|
|- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback|
|Audio Feature :|
|- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel|
|- Audio cover|
|- Audio Shielding|
|- Dedicated audio PCB layers|
|- Premium Japanese audio capacitors|
|* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.|
|USB Ports||Rear USB Port ( Total 6 )|
|2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 + Type-A +1 + USB Type-C)|
|4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4 x Type-A)|
|Front USB Port ( Total 6 )|
|1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)(1 x USB Type-C)|
|1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A)|
|1 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)|
|1 x USB 2.0 port(s)(1 x Type-A)|
|Software Features||ASUS Exclusive Software|
|- Aura Sync|
|AI Suite 3:|
|- Performance And Power Saving Utility|
|Turbo V Evo|
|Fan Xpert 4|
|- EZ update|
|ASUS Turbo LAN|
|DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets|
|Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial for 90 days)|
|ASUS EZ DIY|
|- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3|
|- ASUS EZ Flash 3|
|- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode|
|ASUS Special Features||ASUS TUF PROTECTION|
|- ASUS DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with Dr. MOS)|
|- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection|
|- ASUS ESD Guards|
|- TUF LANGuard|
|- ASUS Overvoltage Protection|
|- ASUS SafeSlot|
|- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O|
|- ASUS Q-DIMM|
|- ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])|
|- ASUS Q-Slot|
|ASUS Thermal Solution|
|- Stylish heatsink|
|ASUS EZ DIY|
|- Standard RGB headers|
|- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)|
|1 x DisplayPort|
|1 x HDMI|
|1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)|
|2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C)|
|4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A|
|1 x Optical S/PDIF out|
|5 x Audio jack(s)|
|1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module|
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x CPU Fan connector(s)|
|1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)|
|3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)|
|1 x AIO_PUMP connector|
|2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers|
|1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)|
|1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 connector support additional 1 USB ports(20-pin, Type-C)|
|1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)|
|1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 1 USB 2.0 port(s)|
|2 x M.2 Socket 3|
|6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)|
|1 x Thunderbolt header(s)|
|1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)|
|1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)|
|1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)|
|1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)|
|1 x System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)|
|1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)|
|1 x COM port header|
|1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)|
|1 x ASUS Fan Holder|
|2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)|
|1 x M.2 Screw Package|
|1 x Supporting DVD|
|1 x TUF GAMING Sticker|
|1 x TUF Certification card(s)|
|1 x Wi-Fi moving antenna|
|BIOS||192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS|
|Manageability||WOL by PME, PXE|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )|
|Note||*1 M.2_1 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_2. When M.2_1 runs SATA mode, SATA6G_2 will be disabled.|
|*2 M.2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_2 is occupied, SATA6G_56 will be disabled.|
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