Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS Motherboard
Intel® Z490 (LGA 1200) ATX gaming motherboard with M.2, 14 DrMOS power stages, Intel® 1Gb LAN, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, Thunderbolt™ 3 support, and Aura Sync RGB lighting
DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.
TUF Gaming Z490-Plus 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 is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.
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.
TUF Gaming Z490-Plus 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 Ethernet Connection I219-V reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.
NETWORK-OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE FOR CUSTOMIZABLE PACKET PRIORITIZATION
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!
Build in Intel® Socket 1200 for 10th 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**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Build in Intel® Z490
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).
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
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 www.intel.com for any update.
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
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
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
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Intel® I219-V 1Gb Ethernet
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.
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 7 )
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)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
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)
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)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 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 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)
192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
WOL by PME, PXE
Windows® 10 64-bit
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*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.