Z490 GAMING X AX
An Intel motherboard that offers the best in class from every aspect, including components supported, thermal design, audio quality, connectivity, durability and software supported. It is ideal for hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts.
Direct 11+1 Phase Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS
Cleaner and more efficient power delivery to the CPU with better thermal performance ensures stability under high CPU frequencies and heavy loading.
- Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
- Lower temperature, smaller size, and better thermal characteristics.
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.
Support for Beast Components
GIGABYTE Motherboards are ideal for enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
- Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4600MHz and beyond
- Dual NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors
- 2-Way CrossFire multi-graphics
M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE 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.
Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5 Module
Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few connection drops and speeds up to 2.4Gbps. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X the range of BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.
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. With Industry-leading LAN static-electricity & surge protection, any irregular and inconsistent power delivery will not cause damage to your PC. An integrated I/O shield further protects your PC.
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 USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen1.
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. In addition to that, Smart Fan 5 offers more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly. With Fan Stop, quiet computing is within easy reach.
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.
With 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 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.
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.
Users can use RGB Fusion 2.0 software to customize lighting on PC or RGB Fusion APP on mobile phone.
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 Memory Armor
In addition to Ultra Durable PCIe armor for supporting heavy graphics card, the motherboard is armed with Ultra Durable memory armor. Ultra Durable memory armor uses GIGABYTE exclusive one-piece stainless steel shielding design to prevent against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference. Moreover, the solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors offer stable power supply in case of CPU overloading.
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.
With GIGABYTE 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!
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.
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.
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers.
app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface.
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status.
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster* lets you share the greatest gaming moments. Integrated social media lets you do chat in real time. And it takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch.
WTFast** is a Gamers Private Network (GPN) to optimize and improve your connection from end to end.
* Free 14 days XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License
** Free 3 days WTFast License