ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) Motherboard

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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 c..

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.

ROCK-SOLID PERFORMANCE

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.

Power Design

DrMOS

The onboard VRM of TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) utilises 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.

ENHANCED EATX 4-PIN & 8-PIN SOCKETS

Extreme durability

Prevent hotspots and connector failureCompared 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.

TUF COMPONENTS

TUF CHOKES

Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.

TUF CAPACITORS

Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.

Digi+ VRM

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.

Cooler by design

1. VRM heatsink

A large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.

Thermal pad

High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.

2. M.2 heatsink

The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

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.

*Actual transmission speed will be lower than theoretical maximum speed. 

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 15 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.

TUF Protection

SafeSlot

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

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.

TUF LANGuard

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

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralised control of supported gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customise RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronise them with Aura Sync for uni?ed 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.

IMMERSIVE GAMING

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 personalised 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 optimised 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

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

Turbo LAN

Network-Optimisation Software for Customisable Packet Prioritisation

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 prioritise game-related data transmissions, smoothing network operations every time you play!

GAMING AUDIO

Realtek S1200A

TUF Gaming audio cover - Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.

High-definition audio - Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.

Exclusive S1200A Codec - ASUS-exclusive codec delivers an expansive soundstage and dynamic sound.

Audio shielding - Separates analogue/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.Pristine audio

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. Utilising 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.

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.

Main Features

Intel LGA 1200 socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel Core processors

Enhanced power solution: 12+2 DrMOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability

Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility

Next-gen connectivity: Front header for USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 support

Made for online gaming: Intel WiFi 6, Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology

Realtek S1200A codec: Pristine audio quality with unprecedented 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for stereo line out and 103 dB SNR for line in

Aura Sync RGB: Synchronisable LED effects across a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips

Key Features:

Socket 1200

Intel Z490 Chipset

6 x SATA & 6 x USB Ports

DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)

HDMI and Display Port

ATX Form Factor

CPU

CPU BrandIntel

CPU SocketSocket 1200

Installed Processors (Max)0 (1)

Supported Processor ManufacturerIntel

Supported Processors10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors

64-bit SupportYes

SocketLGA1200

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports1 x USB 3.1 Type-C1 x USB 3.1 Type-A4 x USB 3.0

DisplayPorts1 x DisplayPort

HDMI Port1 x HDMI

Antenna Connectors2 x SMA Antenna

Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port1 x PS/2

RJ-45 Ports1 x RJ-45

Audio Line In Ports1 x 3.5mm Jack

Audio Line Out Ports3 x 3.5mm Jacks

Microphone In Port1 x 3.5mm Jack

S/PDIF Port1 x S/PDIF Optical Out

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors6 x SATA III

USB Connectors1 x USB 3.1 header1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 3 ports)

Front Panel Connectors1 x Front Panel1 x Front Audio

Cooling Fan Support1 x CPU fan header1 x CPU_OPT fan header3 x Chassis fan headers1 x AIO_PUMP header

Thunderbolt Port(s)1 x Thunderbolt header

Serial Connectors1 x COM header

Chassis Intrusion Connector1 x Chassis Intrusion header

Power Connector Port1 x 20+4-pin ATX1 x 4+4-pin EPS1 x 4-pin EPS

Other Connectors1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280)2 x Aura RGB Strip headers1 x Addressable Gen 2 header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed4600(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

Memory TypeDDR4

Maximum RAM128 GB

Memory Slot4 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset ManufacturerIntel

NorthbridgeZ490

RAID SupportedYes

RAID FormatRAID 0, 1, 5, 10

SATA SupportedYes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots1 x PCI Express 3.0 x161 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x4)3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics SupportedYes

Sound

Integrated SoundRealtek ALC S1200A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC

Warranty

Warranty3 Years

Network

Integrated NetworkIntel I219-V

Network Speeds Supported10/100/1000 Mbps

Wireless LANYes

Wireless Network SpeedUp to 2.4 Gbps

BluetoothYes

Bluetooth Version5.1

System Requirements

Operating Systems SupportedMicrosoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Special FeaturesASUS TUF ProtectionASUS Q-DesignASUS Thermal SolutionASUS EZ DIYAURA Sync

Jumpers1 x Clear CMOS

Software Included (may be trial or restricted)Yes

DriversYes

SLi/Crossfire FeaturesSupports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Physical

Form FactorATX Motherboard

In The BoxTUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI) MotherboardUser's manual1 x ASUS Fan HolderI/O Shield2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)1 x M.2 Screw Package1 x Supporting DVD1 x TUF GAMING Sticker1 x TUF Certification card(s)1 x Wi-Fi moving antenna

Width305 mm

Length244 mm

Key Features

Motherboard Form FactorATX

Motherboard Power Connectors4 + 8-Pin

Motherboard ChipsetIntel Z490

ThunderboltNo

Motherboard ModelASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi)

WiFi Speed2400 Mbps

USB 3.1 SupportYes

Internal USB3.0 HeaderYes

M.2 SupportYes

On-board RGB ControlASUS Aura Sync

Memory Speed4600 MHz

RGB Header Type3-Pin ARGB

Addressable RGBYes

FirewireNo

Wireless NetworkYes

Memory ChannelDual

On-board Audio Type7.1

Number of SATA Ports6 port(s)

Number of USB Ports6 port(s)

SATA III SupportYes

USB 3.0 SupportYes

Multi GPU SupportATi CrossFire

VGA ConnectionNo

DVI ConnectionNo

HDMI ConnectionYes

DisplayPort ConnectionYes

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