ASUS PRIME Intel Z490-M 10th Gen Micro-ATX Motherboard
ASUS PRIME Z490-M PLUS, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, Dual M.2, CrossFire, Intel GbE, USB 3.2 Gen2, Micro-ATX
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Prime Z490M-PLUS 10th Generation Intel Micro-ATX Motherboard from ASUS
Newest Addition to the Prime Series Introducing the ASUS Prime Z490M-PLUS Micro-ATX Motherboard perfect for those who prefer a small form factor, expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of your 10th generation Intel processor. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z490 series motherboards are perfect for both daily users and DIY PC builders and with a superb range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features you can tweak and tune this outstanding motherboard to suit you.
Tweak and Tune Your Way
Wide Range of Performance and Tuning OptionsComprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z490 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work – maximizing your productivity.
All-Around Energy efficiencyThe Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimises your power consumption and maximizes energy savings with a simple Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down any unused I/O controllers.
Flexible Air and Liquid Cooling Control Fan Xpert 4 software provides you with comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AiO) coolers. Whether cooling with air or water, an Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There’s also an Extreme Quiet mode that reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks. Fans, water pumps and AiO coolers can also be controlled via the UEFI BIOS.
Precise Digital Power ControlThe Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) gives real-time control over voltage drop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for ultimate stability and performance.
World Renowned UEFI BIOS
Not just for veteransThe renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Advanced Mode An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various Advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.
EZ(Easy) ModeEZ mode displays vital settings and stats and also offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings — all to help you get your rig up and running in no time.
Incredible Performance Need Incredible Cooling
VRM Heatsink and Thermal PadsTwo massive VRM heatsinks with underneath thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance.
Get the Best Out of your Board
Robust Power DesignWith the Prime Series Z490 Motherboards ASUS have recognised that stable power is essential to squeeze every last drop of performance from your 10th Gen Intel CPU, the Prime Z490M-PLUS is built to cater to the demands of high-core count CPUS with the addition of ProCool connectors that augment the motherboard's link to the PSU with 8+4 pin connectors that pass 12 volts of power directly to the processors and 8+1 DrMOS Power Stages that are capable of delivering the power and efficiency that the latest generation of intel CPUs Demand.
Optimise your Memory with ASUS OptiMem II
Revisions to Trace Routing The Z490 Prime Motherboards now provide unrestricted access to memory bandwidth for 10th Gen CPUs by making some revisions to the motherboards trace routing. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.
Lightning Fast Storage with Dual M.2
Faster booting and app load times Dual M.2 slots support data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps via x4 PCI Express® 3.0 bandwidth, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.
ASUS SafeSlot Protection
PREMIUM ASUS TECHNOLOGY SafeSlot Core+ is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot fortified with a one-piece stainless-steel brace that shields the slot to protect it from damage. The metal cover is tightly secured to the slot with hooks, and the entire assembly is firmly anchored to the PCB with strengthened solder points to provide a secure foundation for heavyweight graphics cards and with a 1.6x stronger retention force and sheering test you can be confident you are protected.
Strengthened Solder PointsStrengthened solder points around the PCIe and DIMM pins.
Precise Metal InsertsMetal inserts keep graphics cards properly aligned during installation.
Metal Side PanelThe metal side-panels feature hooks that firmly clasp the slot body.
Outshine the Competition with ASUS Aura Sync
Your Motherboard, Your Way With 5050 RGB strips connected to the RGB header, you can create your own stunning multicolor lighting displays with static, blinking, fading, and strobing effects.
Connections at your Fingertips
Ultra-durable ASUS Protection
Trustworthy Stability and Compatibility Prime Z390M-PLUS is designed for builders who want essential ASUS reliability and performance. More CPU cores create power-delivery challenges, so Prime Z390-P has extra power phases and comprehensive cooling features for optimal performance.
Overvoltage protectionAn exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.
DRAM Overcurrent ProtectionOn-board 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/OCorrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.
ESD GuardsASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components
PRIME Z490M-PLUS Tried and Tested
Superior Reliability with 8000+ validation hours ASUS motherboards offer superb endurance verified by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.
Temperature and humidity testsEnsures components withstand extreme conditions.
Thermal measurement testsEnsures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.
Insertion testsEvery port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.
Aging testsUp to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.
Power-consumption testsDelivers world-class energy efficiency.
Temperature and DC margin testsEnsures that the motherboard is capable of coping with voltages fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.
Thermal-shock testsEnsures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.
Non-operation shock testsBuilt to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.
Burn-in testsEvery component is checked to ensure flawless operation.
Installation testsConnector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.
Drop testsDrop tests from various heights ensure durability.
Salt and spray testsTested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.
|RAM Memory Support|
|Memory Channel||Dual (2)|
|Memory Type (ECC)||Non-ECC|
|Memory Type (R/U)||UDIMM (Unbuffered)|
|Memory Speed (Mhz)||
|Max. Memory Capacity||128GB|
|Audio||Realtek ALC887 7.1 HD Audio|
|Primary GPU Interface||PCIe 3.0 (x16)|
|NVIDIA SLI Support||Not Supported|
|AMD CrossFire Support||2-Way CrossFire|
|Integrated Graphics||Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU|
|On-Board Graphics Connectors||
|RAID Support via||Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5|
|Storage Mode Support||
|Network Interface Type||Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)|
|Network Chip/Modules||1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)|
|Rear I/O Connectors||
|Board Dimensions||244 x 244 mm|
|Model Number||PRIME Z490M-PLUS|
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- 36 months
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- DOA Period:
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- RTB Period:
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