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Intel® Z490 Ultra Durable Motherboard with Direct 11+1 Phases Digital VRM, Extended MOS Heatsink, Dual NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, GbE Gaming LAN, Integrated I/O Shield, Q-Flash PLUS, RGB FUSION 2.0

  • Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors*
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • Direct 11+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
  • Enlarged VRM Heatsink with Increased Surface Contact Air-Flow Grooving
  • GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • Multi-Way Graphics Support with PCIe Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 X4 & One Supports SATA Protocol
  • Intel® Native USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A with Speed Up To 10Gbps
  • RGB FUSION 2.0 Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
  • Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Q-Flash Plus Updates BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
  • Rear IO Armor with Pre-Installed I/O Shield
  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click
  • Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support

  • * Updated BIOS is required for compatibility
SPEC OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
CONNECTIVITY
COOLING
LIGHTING
AUDIO
ULTRA DURABLE
GIGABYTE EXCELLENCE
SPEC OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
CONNECTIVITY
COOLING
LIGHTING
AUDIO
ULTRA DURABLE
GIGABYTE EXCELLENCE
1
Advanced Thermal Design with Integrated IO Armor
2
Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI
3
HDMI
4
USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
5
Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN
6
Ultra Durable PCIe Armor
7
Audio Noise Guard
8
Realtek ALC887
9
High-End Audio Capacitors
10
Direct 11+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFET
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Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor
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Solid Pin Power Connectors
• 24 pin ATX Power Connector
• 8+4 pin CPU Power Connector
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2-Way CrossFire™ Support
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Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
15
Q-FLASH Plus
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RGB LED Pin Header
PERFORMANCE
Direct 11+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFET
GIGABYTE UD series motherboards use a 11+1 phase digital PWM + Low RDS(on) MOSFETs design to support the latest 10-core Intel® Core™ CPUs by offering incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components as well as delivering enhanced system performance and ultimate hardware scalability.

Benefits of Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
‧ Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
‧ Lower temperature, smaller size, better thermal characteristics.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4500MHz and Beyond

GIGABYTE is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4500MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their GIGABYTE motherboard.

Advanced Thermal Design with Integrated IO Armor
1. MOSFET Heatsinks
Enlarged heatsink surface area improves thermal performance by increasing heat dissipation surface and maintain stylish aesthetic.
2. Thick Thermal Pad
Improved thickness of the thermal pad to 1.5mm, gives superior heat dissipation of MOSFETs.
3. Grooved for Air-Flow
Grooved for Air-Flow and Increase Total Contact Surface.
PCIe 4.0* Hardware Design
For most of prosumers and gamers, high bandwidth storage and high performance graphics card are critical for their applications. To support most cutting edge devices, this motherboard uses the groundbreaking PCIe 4.0 grade hardware design.
* Product uses PCIe 4.0 grade material, actual support varies by hardware configuration.
Dual NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors
GIGABYTE Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential.

Learn more about PERFORMANCE
2-Way CrossFire Multi-Graphics

Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

CONNECTIVITY
Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI
The onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel® supports Dual Band and up to 433 Mbps, 3x faster WIFI speed than 802.11n and also support BLUETOOTH 5.

Exclusive Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN
High Speed Gigabit LAN with Automatic Bandwidth Allocation
Realtek 8118 LAN is a high performance and friendly network chip for gaming players with automatic bandwidth allocation to ensure the highest network priority of the game or application. It can provide users the most comprehensive features and the fastest and smoothest Internet experience.
Program On Top Gets Highest Priority


Real-Time Network Monitoring
Pre-Installed I/O Shield
    With an integrated I/O shield, building an GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier.

COOLING
Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

Fan / Water Pump Connectors
Internal Temperature Sensors
Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
Temperature Sensors
Hybrid Fan Headers
■ 5 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
■ 6 Temperature Sensors
■ All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control
FAN STOP
Hybrid FAN Header
Smart Fan 5 Software

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.

Intelligent Fan Control Design
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.
• All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.

New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences.
For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
LIGHTING
RGB FUSION 2.0
With Z490 UD AC Motherboard , RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs.* RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion 2.0 on Z490 Series Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.

With Z490 UD AC Motherboard will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

* Addressable LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Addressable LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.


RGB Fusion 2.0 Software
RGB Fusion APP
With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.
Sync with one click
Individual control as you wish

GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP

Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences.
For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
AUDIO
High-End Audio Capacitors
GIGABYTE motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.
Audio Noise Guard
GIGABYTE motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.
ULTRA DURABLE
GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
Z490 motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors for offering stable power supply while CPU overloading.
Solid Pin Power connector advantages
  1. Larger contact area for electricity
  2. More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  3. Ultra durable and longer lifespan
START SULFURIZATION PROTECTION

Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

Q-Flash Plus
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.

GIGABYTE EXCELLENCE
GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications
BIOS
APP CENTER
EasyTune
@BIOS
System Information Viewer
Refreshed BIOS
The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.

* Photos are for reference only. Product features may vary by model.


APP CENTER
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is an useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep you updated with latest utilities and drivers version.

EasyTune™
GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

@BIOS
The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system’s BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.

System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere

Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!

* Free 14 days XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License.

4K Ultra HD Support

4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today's standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.

HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface

HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.

* Product specifications and product appearance may differ from country to country. We recommend that you check with your local dealers for the specifications and appearance of the products available in your country. Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photographic variables and monitor settings so it may vary from images shown on this site. Although we endeavor to present the most accurate and comprehensive information at the time of publication, we reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.
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