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Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E

Motherboard

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The Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E is an ATX motherboard for 10th Gen Intel Core processors (code named Comet Lake). It offers a full range of features, a good mix of I/O ports, and solid build quality.

In terms of connectivity, this board is well rounded. It has HDMI 1.4b and DisplayPort 1.4 video output for use with the Intel graphics built into the CPU - a great backup option, in case the dedicated video card in a system isn't working. It also has both analog and digital audio outputs, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and ten USB ports across a mix of speeds (including one Type C port).

Internally it has four DDR4 slots for memory, allowing up to 128GB of 2933MHz RAM. Drive connectivity includes six SATA III ports plus two M.2 slots. For expansion cards, there are six total PCI-Express slots in varying sizes. SLI and Crossfire are supported as well, though when two video cards are installed the PCI-E slots they are in run at x8 speed rather than x16.

Model: Asus Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING

Specifications

Socket 1200
CPU Compatibility Comet Lake-S
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Z490
Front Side Bus DMI 3.0
Network Connectivity 2.5G Networking + WiFi 6
Network Controller Intel I225-V + Intel AX201
Audio Controller Onboard Realtek S1220A HD Audio
Cooling System Heatsink
Color Black
Memory Support
Type DDR4
Maximum Speed 2933 MHz
Number of Slots 4
Maximum Size per Slot 32 GB
Maximum Amount Supported 128 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type CPU Dependant
Maximum Resolution 4096 x 2304
Maximum HDMI Resolution  4096x2160
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution  4096x2304
HDMI 1
HDMI Version 1.4b
External Connections
USB 2.0 4
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1) 3
USB 3.2 Type C 1
Audio Out Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF Optical
LAN (RJ45) 1
Wireless Antenna Port Yes
Internal Connections
USB 2.0 2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C 1
SATA III 6.0Gbps 6
M.2 Connector 2
M.2 Support 1x 42-110mm NVMe & SATA, 1x 42-110mm NVMe
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1 Intel Z490
Expansion Slots
Slot 1 PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 2 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 3 Slot not available on this board
Slot 4 PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 5 PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 6 PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 7 PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 size
Additional Information
SLI Compatible Yes
Crossfire Compatible Yes
RAID Support 0/1/10/5
Bluetooth Yes (5.0)
Dual GPU Slot Spacing 3-Slot
Integrated IO Shield Yes
BIOS Features
UEFI BIOS Yes
EZ Flash Yes
OC Profiles Yes
Dimensions
Height 305 mm (12.0 in)
Width 244 mm (9.6 in)
Net Weight 1.024 kg (2.3 lbs)