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Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING, Intel Z490, 1200, ATX, 4 DDR4, XFire/SLI, HDMI, DP, AX Wi-Fi, 2.5G LAN, RGB Lighting, M.2

  • £315.47

  • Ex Tax: £262.89

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The ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming motherboard is designed to cope with the demands of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, with boosted power delivery and an optimized cooling design providing more surface area for heat dissipation.

ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming features AI enhancements and intuitive dashboards to help you overclock and tweak various parameters easily. Performance aside, ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming catches the eye, sporting cyberpunk inspired aesthetics including a mirrored stainless steel finish.



 
 
All-Round Performance
 
ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming helps you get the most out of your gaming build with up-rated power delivery and optimized cooling. Intelligent controls lets you manage overclocking, cooling and networking settings easily, giving you everything you need to harness the full potential of your build for top-tier gaming performance.
 
 
 
 
 
Leading Connectivity 
 
ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming provides you with the latest connectivity for supersmooth online experiences and blisteringly-fast file transfers. Superior audio performance gives you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the smallest audio cues for a completely Immersive gaming experience.
 
 
DDR4 OC 4600MHz
ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming supports up to 128GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk to enhance memory stability and compatibility, giving memory kits higher frequency margins.
 
Dual PCIe 3.0 M.2
Two M.2 slots are available, with one supporting both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they give you the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.
 
 
 
 
 
Networking 
 
WIFI 6 (802.11 ax)
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.
 
Intel 2.5G Ethernet
Onboard 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
 
 
 
 
 
Audio 
 
SupremeFX
 
Built-in SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio. It provides a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature. And if you're using a gaming headset, the front panel output is driven by two op amps to preserve audio quality.
 
Audio cover
Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.
 
Audio-line shielding
Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
 
Dual OP amplifiers
With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600-headphone impedance for great flexibility.
 
Premium Nichicon audio capacitors
Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
 
 
 
 
 
Play your own Style
 
The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. Together with the most diverse ROG ecosystem, Pair your ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming with other ROG products to customize a gaming rig that reflects your personal style.
 
 
 
 
 
Customisation 
 
Undeniably ROG STRIX
ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming is unmistakably ROG, it features a mirror-like stainless steel finish, complete with diagonal lines across the I/O shield and futuristic cyber-text.
 
 
 
 
 
DIY Friendly
 
Pre-Mounted I/O Shield
ROG's patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install the motherboard.
 
Q-Code
Diagnostic codes provide a reference for fast and easy look up of common installation and component problems.
 
Flexkey
The front-panel header lets you customize the reset button on the front-panel of your chassis to provide quick access to your choice of Aura lighting controls, DirectKey or system reset.
 
BIOS Flashback
BIOS FlashBack is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed
 
 
 
 
 
Certified Compatibility 
 
ROG Strix undergoes an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Refer to our extensive list of guaranteed-compatible components, it also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory - so you can build fuss-free.
 
 
 
 
 
The ROG STRIX Ecosystem Awaits
 
From graphics, AIO cooler, case, mice, or keyboard, up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility - and enjoy more choice than any competing brand.
 
 
 
 
 
ROG Gives you More
 
ROG exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements so you can configure your gaming build the way you want.
 
 
 
 
 
Optimisation 
 
5-Way Optimisation 
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking,but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the get-go.
 
TPU Insight
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings. We have upgraded this tool to provide AI Overclocking prediction values for users who want more insight when experimenting with different settings.
 
EPU Guidance
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
 
Fan Xpert 4
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Expert 4 or our award-winning UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum - keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
 
Digi+ Power Control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
 
Turbo App
This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level  so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.
 
 
 
 
 
Audio 
 
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
 
DTS: Sound Unbound 
ROG Strix Z490 series includes a pre-loaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space - putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.
 
Stereo Sound
The classic headphones or two-speaker setup, delivering discrete left and right audio channels.
 
Surround Sound
Audio that's split into and served over multiple speaker channels - such as 5.1 or 7.1 - creating an enveloping experience, but on a single logical plane.
 
Spatial Sound
An all-new experience that creates a virtual audio 'sphere', with you at the center, so sounds seem to travel in all directions - creating astonishing 360 immersion.
 
 
 
 
 
Armoury Crate
 
Armoury Crate is a software utility that provides centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips, with the new Aura Creator ready. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds areas to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.
 
 
 
 
 
RAMCache III
 
RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
Specifications
#Hide#DDR TypeDDR4
#Hide#M.2 Slot(s)Yes (M.2)
#Hide#Max LAN Speed2.5GB LAN
#Hide#No. LAN Ports1 x LAN
#Hide#RGB LightingYes (RGB)
#Hide#Wi-FiYes (Wi-Fi)
.1 x CPU_OV jumper 1 x Q-Code 1 x VRM_HS_FAN
Accessories1 x ASUS Fan Holder 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables 1 x MOS Cooling kit 1 x ROG Strix stickers 1 x Cable ties pack 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips 1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED 1 x Thermistor cable 1 x ROG Thank you card 1 x 2-in-1 Rubber pad 1 x Wi-Fi moving antenna 1 M.2 SSD screw package 1 ROG key chain
Additional FeaturesSee Overview
AudioROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Back Panel I/O Ports1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet 1 x DisplayPort 1 x HDMI 4 x USB 3.2 Gen2 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 4 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks ASUS Wi-Fi module
ChipsetIntel Z490
CPU SupportClick here for CPU support
Form FactorATX
GraphicsSupports Intel HD Graphics
Graphics Ports1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
Internal I/O Connectors1 x M.2_FAN 1 x CPU Fan 1 x CPU OPT Fan 2 x Chassis Fan 1 x AIO_PUMP 1 x W_PUMP+ 2 x Addressable RGB 1 x AAFP 2 x Aura RGB Strip 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 2 x USB 2.0
LAN2.5GB LAN
Maximum Memory128GB
Motherboard TypeDesktop
Multi-GPU SupportSupports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
Package TypeRetail
Package Weight2.1900 kg
PCI/PCI ExpressIntel 10th Gen Processors 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)Intel Z490 Chipset 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (x4 mode) 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
RAIDRAID 0, 1, 5, 10
RAM Slots4 x DIMM
RAM Speeds4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4500(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz
RAM TechnologyDDR4 (Dual Channel)
SocketIntel 1200
Storage6 x SATA III 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - SATA & PCIe 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - PCIe
USB Ports Supported4 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (3 Type-A & 1 Type-C at back) 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (2 at back, 2 at mid-board) 8 x USB 2.0 (4 at back, 4 at mid-board) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C front panel connector
Warranty3 Years
Wireless2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160 Supports CNVI interface Bluetooth v5.1

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