Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX
Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Direct 11+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS
Enlarged VRM Heatsink with 5W/mK Thermal Conductive Pad
Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
ALC1200 Multi-Channel Audio with High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard
Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 X4 (1 with Thermal Guard) & SATA Interface
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
CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click
Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support
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Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX
Direct 11+1 Phase Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS
Cleaner and more efficient power delivery to the CPU with better thermal performance ensure stability under high CPU frequencies and heavy loading.
‧ Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
‧ Lower temperature, smaller size, better thermal characteristics.
Advanced Thermal Design with Integrated IO Armor
Thick Thermal Pad
Grooved for Air-Flow
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4600MHz and Beyond*
Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4600MHz 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 Z490 GAMING X AX motherboard.
Shielded Memory Routing
All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.
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.
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 Z490 GAMING X AX Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential.
M.2 Thermal Guard
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises
New Introduce Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.
Benefit of WiFi 6:
1. 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1×1*
2. 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
3. Network efficiency increase for better user experience
Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Networking
Intel® GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.
The Industry’s Leading LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection
Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard and its components against potential damage caused by static electricity. Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.
Native Intel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Controller
Intel’s native USB 3.2 Gen2 host controller provides USB 3.2 Gen2 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps. Available over the USB Type-A connector, the USB 3.2 Gen2 is much improved with twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen1.
Pre-Installed I/O Shield
With an integrated I/O shield, building an Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX Ultra Durable PC is even easier.
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.
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
RGB FUSION 2.0
With Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX 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 Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX 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 Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX 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
High-End Audio Capacitors
Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX 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 Z490 GAMING X AX motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.
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 Z490 GAMING X AX reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX 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
Larger contact area for electricity
More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
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 Z490 GAMING X AX gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With Gigabyte Z490 GAMING X AX Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!
GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications
BIOS APP CENTER EasyTune @BIOS System Information Viewer
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 Z490 GAMING X AX has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.
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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 Z490 GAMING X AX 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.