Gigabyte Z490 AORUS XTREME Review & Specs

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GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS Xtreme LGA1200 3xM.2 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 WiFi 6 E-ATX

GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS Xtreme LGA1200 3xM.2 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 WiFi 6 E-ATX

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  • Supports 10Th Gen Intel Core Processors
  • 16 Phases Digital VRM With 90A Smart Power Stage
  • Next Generations VRM Cooling Fins Array And Direct Touch Heatpipe With Nanocarbon Coating
  • Nanocarbon Baseplate
  • Shielded Xtreme Memory Design With Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 Dimms
  • AQUANTIA 10Gbe LAN + Intel 2.5 Gbe LAN
  • 3X M.2 AORUS Next Generation Thermal Guard
  • Intel Wifi 6 And Bluetooth 5 2X2 With AORUS Antennas
  • AMP UP Audio ALC1220-VB2 With ESS Sabre ES9018K2M Rear Audio DAC And ESS Sabre ES9218 Front Audio DAC

Specs Overview

Model Z490 AORUS XTREME
Release Date May 2020

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Socket LGA1200
Form factor EATX
Chipset Intel Z490
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4300Mhz 4400Mhz 4500Mhz 4600Mhz 4700Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220-VB codec+ESS ES9218P DAC (front panel audio)
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec+ESS ES9018K2M DAC+TI OPA1622 operational amplifier (rear panel audio)
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN Chipset AQUANTIA 10GbE LAN
Max LAN Speed 10Gbps + 10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 connectors (USB Type-C ports with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 2 x RJ-45 ports
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks
Wireless LAN
Wi-Fi Generation 6
PCI-Express x16 Slots 3
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 4
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB
Onboard USB 2.0 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 1


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