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GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS ELITE AC LGA 1200 Intel Z490 ATX Motherboard with Dual M.2, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Intel 802.11ac, 2.5 GbE LAN

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  • Z490 AORUS ELITE
  • Z490 AORUS ELITE AC
  • Z490 AORUS MASTER
  • Z490 AORUS PRO AX
  • Z490 AORUS ULTRA
  • Z490 AORUS XTREME
  • Z490 UD AC
  • Z490 VISION D
  • Z490 VISION G
  • Z490I AORUS ULTRA
  • Z490M GAMING X
  • Supports 10th Gen Intel Core Series Processors
  • Direct 12+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS
  • Advanced Thermal Design with Optimized Surface Heatsink
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Realtek 2.5 GbE LAN
  • 2 x M.2 AORUS Thermal Guard
  • Intel WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5 1x1 with AORUS Antenna
  • AMP UP AUDIO ALC1200
  • RGB Fusion 2.0
  • Smart Fan 5 Hybrid Fan Headers with smart fan functions (Fan Stop, PWM Controls, Noise Detection)
  • Rear - 2 x USB3.2 Gen2 (A), 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (A), 4 x USB 2.0
  • Front - 1 x USB3.2 Gen1 (C), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (A), 4 x USB 2.0
  • Integrated I/O Shield
  • Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS Without Installing CPU, Memory or GPU
  • PCIe 4.0 Grade Design
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Z490 AORUS ELITE AC

Z490 AORUS ELITE AC

An Intel motherboard that supports the latest multi-core Intel processors, PCIe 4.0 hardware, and high-frequency memory, the Z490 AORUS ELITE AC offers the best in class from every aspect, including thermal design, audio quality, connectivity and durability. It makes it easy for gamers and PC enthusiasts to get the most out of their high-performance system.



DIRECT POWER DESIGN
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12+1 Phases Digital Power Design

Cleaner and more efficient power delivery to the CPU with better thermal performance ensure stability under high CPU frequencies and heavy loading.

  • 1. Digital PWM Controller to deliver appropriate voltage to the CPU.
  • 2. Direct 12+1 Phases DrMOS without PWM Doublers, each power phase connects directly to the CPU, with capability to handle 600 Amps current in total.
  • 3. All-solid capacitors to improve Transient response and minimize oscillation.
  • 4. 8+4 Solid Pin CPU Power Connectors
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2X Copper PCB

GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
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1. LAIRD 5 W/mK Thermal Pad

By using 1.5mm thicker 5 W/mK thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 2.7x more heat compared to traditional thermal pads in the same time.

2. LAIRD 5 W/mK Thermal Pad

Built-in M.2 heatsinks prevent high-speed, large capacity PCIe 3.0 SSDs from throttling due to overheating.

3. Enlarged Surface Heatsink

This increases surface area to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.

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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.

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE
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Support for DDR4 XMP up to 5000MHz and Beyond

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5000MHz 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 AORUS motherboard.

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PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design

1. PCIe 4.0 Ready PCB: Low Signal Loss PCB.

2. PCIe 4.0 Turbo B-Clock: External clock generator for PCIe 4.0 overclocking.

3. 1X PCIe 4.0 Slot: Reinforced PCIe 4.0 x16.

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Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2

AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
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2.5GbE LAN

  • Adoption of 2.5G LAN provides up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience.
  • Supports Multi-Gig (10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet
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Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi

The onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi module from Intel supports dual bands and up to 433 Mbps, 3x faster WIFI speed than 802.11n and also supports Bluetooth 5.

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USB Type-C Front Panel Connector

Equipped with next generation connectivity AORUS Gaming Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C header for USB 3.2 Gen1 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.2 Gen1 drive or charging your new mobile device.

HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEM
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High-End WIMA & Audio Capacitors

The AORUS motherboards boast a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and high-end Chemicon audio capacitors. While the high-end audio capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive AOURS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.

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Audio Noise Guard

AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board's sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS
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Multi-Zone Light Show Design

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

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2x RGB LED connectors

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2x Digital Addressable LED connectors

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RGB Fusion Software

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.

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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.

ULTRA DURABLE


GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high quality manufacturing process. Needless to say, we use the best components we can find for the Z490 AORUS motherboard and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.

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Industry Leading Ultra Durable PCIe Armor

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4X Memory Armor

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Solid Pin Power Connectors



GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER


Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. Z490 AORUS ELITE AC bundled several useful and intuitive software pieces to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.


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BIOS

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APP Center

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Easy Tune

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System Information Viewer



Warranty & Returns

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Return Policies

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  • Return for refund until: January 31, 2021
  • Return for replacement until: January 31, 2021
  • This item is covered by Newegg.ca's Extended Holiday Return Policy
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