Powered exclusively by 10th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard (Wi-Fi) from ASUS is equipped with game-ready features and increased durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded 12+2 power solution, and comprehensive cooling options, this motherboard delivers solid performance. This motherboard will fit in ATX-sized cases, supports the LGA 1200 socket, the Intel Z490 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).
The ATX form factor of the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus can support up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM over four dual-channel slots, or 32GB per slot at speeds of 4600 (OC), 4500 (OC), 4400 (OC), 4266 (OC), 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2933 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory. For storage, there are six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and two M.2 Key M sockets, one of which supports type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, while the other supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The TUF Gaming Z490-Plus supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
There is one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port (rear panel), one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (rear panel), and four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), plus more internal USB headers that support USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1, and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there is one PCIe 3.0 x16/x16 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x16/x4 slot, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Network connectivity is achieved using an Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet port, while wireless connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1.
For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard has DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 1.4b outputs. For users looking to take advantage of multiple GPUs, the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX technology.
Using the ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-Channel HD audio codec, the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated five 3.5mm audio outputs or optical S/PDIF output. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.