Asus ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming Intel Motherboard
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Asus ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming Intel Motherboard

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  • Product SKU: 90MB12S0-M0EAY0
1,129.00 AED

ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming motherboard dons the classic red-and-black color scheme, and pairs it with futuristic cybertext for a new look. This ATX gaming motherboard is packed with all the essentials, including the latest connectivity and intuitive ROG software. Striking aesthetics and cutting-edge innovations make ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming ideal for gamers of all levels.

  • Intel LGA 1200 socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Robust Power Solution: 12+2 Dr. MOS power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power when pushing CPU performance to the limit
  • Optimized Thermal Design: VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility
  • High-performance Gaming Networking: On-board Intel 2. 5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Fastest Connectivity: Supports HDMI 1. 4 and DisplayPort 1. 4 output, and featuring dual M. 2 , Thunderbolt 3 header
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with the SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the game action
  • Unmatched Personalization: Time-honored red on black gaming look, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and Gen 2 addressable headers

Take your gaming experience to the next level with the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard. Designed for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, this motherboard is powered by the Intel Z490 chipset and supports 10th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1200 socket. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such as video editing. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 4600 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots. The ATX motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration and enhanced with Intel Optane technology. Its three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots support dedicated graphics cards and can accommodate a 2-Way AMD CrossFireX configuration to maximize frame rates, connect 4K monitors, and for faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in DisplayPort and HDMI ports allow you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. One PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available alongside a Thunderbolt 3 header for compatible expansion cards.

The USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports allow you to transfer data from compatible peripherals at up to 10 Gb/s. Other features include a fast 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port and a slot to install an M.2 Wi-Fi module. The ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming also delivers deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound through the SupremeFX S1220A audio codec. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with other Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

Storage and Memory

  • Two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III ports are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
  • Intel Optane modules are supported, which enhance mechanical disk drives by caching frequently accessed data.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4-4600 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.
  • The RAMCache III utility can automatically caches all your storage devices so that games and apps load faster.
  • OptiMem II technology enhances memory stability and compatibility.

Performance Features

  • The ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming includes 12+2 power stages to efficiently deliver power to the processor and other critical components.
  • The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) helps to ensure smooth and clean power delivery. It also allows for direct control over voltages, the switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings to fine-tune the CPU voltage regulation for stability and performance.
  • Quality chokes and durable capacitors help to deliver strong electrical performance.
  • The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) onboard micro-controller that helps to provide a variety of system-tuning features. It can be used to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking parameters.
  • The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) optimizes power consumption to maximize savings in Away mode, which shuts down I/O controllers.
  • Turbo App utility allows you to customize the computer system's performance for individual applications.

Enhanced Cooling

  • The MOS heatsink and thermal pad help to efficiently transfer heat away from the motherboard's electrical systems.
  • The M.2 slots are covered by a large heatsink to help prevent speed throttling when the SSDs become too hot.
  • A dedicated M.2 fan header and included fan bracket deliver greater cooling for your SSDs.
  • Artificial intelligence monitors system temperatures and loads to automatically set fan speeds, which optimizes cooling while keeping noise to a minimum.
  • Fan Xpert 4: Manually or automatically control the speed of your fans to find a balance of cooling performance and noise. Extreme Quiet mode reduces fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system quiet during light tasks.

AMD CrossFireX Support

Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration.

Networking Performance

  • A 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port provides a fast wired connection with compatible devices.
  • An M.2 socket with E Key is available for installing a compatible Wi-Fi card.
  • LANGuard technology improves the tradition Ethernet port by protecting it against surges, providing a cleaner data signal, and reducing the chance of errors without taking up CPU resources.
  • The GameFirst VI network customization tool for ROG routers uses AI-enhanced features that allow you to analyze, optimize, and boost network data traffic to help ensure stability with minimal interference.

Upgrade-Friendly

  • The pre-mounted I/O shield streamlines the motherboard installation process.
  • With the BIOS FlashBack feature, the BIOS can be updated by copying the BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, inserting it into the designated port, and pressing the FlashBack button. Updates may be performed without a CPU or memory installed.
  • The FlexKey feature allows you to customize the front panel reset button to perform different functions. They include accessing Aura lighting controls, booting into Windows safe mode, and more.
  • Onboard Q-LED lights indicate the power status and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.
  • The ROG AI Overclocking utility helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings.

SupremeFX Audio

  • The integrated SupremeFX S1220A audio technology is designed to deliver a flat frequency response for detailed sound with 7.1-channel playback.
  • 32-Bit / 192 kHz playback support.
  • 120 dB stereo output signal-to-noise ratio.
  • 113 dB input signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Electromagnetic shielding protects against interference from nearby components for cleaner-sounding audio.
  • Two onboard amplifiers push sound out to your headphones or speakers with 32-600 ohms impedance.
  • Nichicon capacitors are designed to produce a warm, natural sound with high clarity.
  • Gold plated audio jacks enhance audio quality and performance
  • Audio jacks are LED illuminated to make them easier to find in darkened spaces.
  • The Sonic Studio III software allows you to customize EQ profiles across different audio devices and applications.
  • The DTS: Sound Unbound app works with Windows Sonic technology to deliver spatial sound to headsets, immersing you into virtual environments and entertainment.

Aura Sync RGB Lighting

Aura Sync technology allows you to connect, customize, and control lighting equipment such as RGB LEDs and light strips on the onboard RGB headers. You can choose from a variety of lighting presets that include Static, Strobing, and Color Cycle. These presets can be synchronized with Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors, and more. The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can detect the number of LEDs on a compatible device and control them individually to further tailor the lighting effects.

Armoury Crate

ASUS Armoury Crate is a suite of management software for system customization. It includes ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting control, keyboard and mouse preferences, fan speed control, and more.

 

1 Year Warranty

ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming motherboard dons the classic red-and-black color scheme, and pairs it with futuristic cybertext for a new look. This ATX gaming motherboard is packed with all the essentials, including the latest connectivity and intuitive ROG software. Striking aesthetics and cutting-edge innovations make ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming ideal for gamers of all levels.

  • Intel LGA 1200 socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Robust Power Solution: 12+2 Dr. MOS power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power when pushing CPU performance to the limit
  • Optimized Thermal Design: VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility
  • High-performance Gaming Networking: On-board Intel 2. 5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Fastest Connectivity: Supports HDMI 1. 4 and DisplayPort 1. 4 output, and featuring dual M. 2 , Thunderbolt 3 header
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with the SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the game action
  • Unmatched Personalization: Time-honored red on black gaming look, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and Gen 2 addressable headers

Take your gaming experience to the next level with the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard. Designed for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, this motherboard is powered by the Intel Z490 chipset and supports 10th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1200 socket. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such as video editing. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 4600 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots. The ATX motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration and enhanced with Intel Optane technology. Its three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots support dedicated graphics cards and can accommodate a 2-Way AMD CrossFireX configuration to maximize frame rates, connect 4K monitors, and for faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in DisplayPort and HDMI ports allow you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. One PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available alongside a Thunderbolt 3 header for compatible expansion cards.

The USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports allow you to transfer data from compatible peripherals at up to 10 Gb/s. Other features include a fast 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port and a slot to install an M.2 Wi-Fi module. The ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming also delivers deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound through the SupremeFX S1220A audio codec. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with other Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

Storage and Memory

  • Two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III ports are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
  • Intel Optane modules are supported, which enhance mechanical disk drives by caching frequently accessed data.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4-4600 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.
  • The RAMCache III utility can automatically caches all your storage devices so that games and apps load faster.
  • OptiMem II technology enhances memory stability and compatibility.

Performance Features

  • The ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming includes 12+2 power stages to efficiently deliver power to the processor and other critical components.
  • The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) helps to ensure smooth and clean power delivery. It also allows for direct control over voltages, the switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings to fine-tune the CPU voltage regulation for stability and performance.
  • Quality chokes and durable capacitors help to deliver strong electrical performance.
  • The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) onboard micro-controller that helps to provide a variety of system-tuning features. It can be used to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking parameters.
  • The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) optimizes power consumption to maximize savings in Away mode, which shuts down I/O controllers.
  • Turbo App utility allows you to customize the computer system's performance for individual applications.

Enhanced Cooling

  • The MOS heatsink and thermal pad help to efficiently transfer heat away from the motherboard's electrical systems.
  • The M.2 slots are covered by a large heatsink to help prevent speed throttling when the SSDs become too hot.
  • A dedicated M.2 fan header and included fan bracket deliver greater cooling for your SSDs.
  • Artificial intelligence monitors system temperatures and loads to automatically set fan speeds, which optimizes cooling while keeping noise to a minimum.
  • Fan Xpert 4: Manually or automatically control the speed of your fans to find a balance of cooling performance and noise. Extreme Quiet mode reduces fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system quiet during light tasks.

AMD CrossFireX Support

Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration.

Networking Performance

  • A 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port provides a fast wired connection with compatible devices.
  • An M.2 socket with E Key is available for installing a compatible Wi-Fi card.
  • LANGuard technology improves the tradition Ethernet port by protecting it against surges, providing a cleaner data signal, and reducing the chance of errors without taking up CPU resources.
  • The GameFirst VI network customization tool for ROG routers uses AI-enhanced features that allow you to analyze, optimize, and boost network data traffic to help ensure stability with minimal interference.

Upgrade-Friendly

  • The pre-mounted I/O shield streamlines the motherboard installation process.
  • With the BIOS FlashBack feature, the BIOS can be updated by copying the BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, inserting it into the designated port, and pressing the FlashBack button. Updates may be performed without a CPU or memory installed.
  • The FlexKey feature allows you to customize the front panel reset button to perform different functions. They include accessing Aura lighting controls, booting into Windows safe mode, and more.
  • Onboard Q-LED lights indicate the power status and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.
  • The ROG AI Overclocking utility helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings.

SupremeFX Audio

  • The integrated SupremeFX S1220A audio technology is designed to deliver a flat frequency response for detailed sound with 7.1-channel playback.
  • 32-Bit / 192 kHz playback support.
  • 120 dB stereo output signal-to-noise ratio.
  • 113 dB input signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Electromagnetic shielding protects against interference from nearby components for cleaner-sounding audio.
  • Two onboard amplifiers push sound out to your headphones or speakers with 32-600 ohms impedance.
  • Nichicon capacitors are designed to produce a warm, natural sound with high clarity.
  • Gold plated audio jacks enhance audio quality and performance
  • Audio jacks are LED illuminated to make them easier to find in darkened spaces.
  • The Sonic Studio III software allows you to customize EQ profiles across different audio devices and applications.
  • The DTS: Sound Unbound app works with Windows Sonic technology to deliver spatial sound to headsets, immersing you into virtual environments and entertainment.

Aura Sync RGB Lighting

Aura Sync technology allows you to connect, customize, and control lighting equipment such as RGB LEDs and light strips on the onboard RGB headers. You can choose from a variety of lighting presets that include Static, Strobing, and Color Cycle. These presets can be synchronized with Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors, and more. The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can detect the number of LEDs on a compatible device and control them individually to further tailor the lighting effects.

Armoury Crate

ASUS Armoury Crate is a suite of management software for system customization. It includes ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting control, keyboard and mouse preferences, fan speed control, and more.

 

1 Year Warranty