Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
RGB FUSION 2.0 with Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
est Choice for Small but Powerful PC
Z490I AORUS ULTRA is a mini-ITX motherboard perfect for building a small form factor PC for people who demands higher performance but also cares about aesthetics. The compact yet powerful pc delivers amazing performance with the latest 10th gen CPU, dual slots graphic card and blazing fast connectivity. It also equips with comprehensive thermal solution to keep it cool under heavy workload. Performance is not compromised by its size.
Direct 8+1 Phases Digital Power Design
90A Smart Power Stage
Direct 8 Power Phase
10 PCB Layer
Tantalum Capacitor Array
Advanced Thermal Design
Multi-Layered PCH/M.2 Heatsink
2 Heatpipes for Thermal Balance
7.5 W/mK LAIRD Thermal Conductivity Pad
4 Hybrid Fan Headers
4 Temperature Sensors
Dual NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Slot for SSD
RGB FUSION 2.0
Addressable LED Header*1
RGB LED Header*1
Supports 10th Gen. Intel Core™ Processors
Dual Channel DDR4, 2 DIMMs with Ultra Durable Memory Armor
Solid Pin Power Connectors with Metal Shielding
24 pin ATX Power Connector
8 pin CPU Power Connector
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C™ for Connecting Devices
Ultra Durable PCIe Armor Running x16
Internet Connection through Intel® 2.5 GbE LAN
USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C™
USB 3.2 Gen1 support Q-Flash Plus
• Plug in USB Drive
Onboard Display HDMI 2.0
• Supported up to 4K display @60 Hz
Q-Flash Plus Button
Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5
AMP-UP Audio ALC1220-VB
ULTIMATE POWER DESIGN
To fully support the latest 10th Gen ten- cores CPU, the Z490I AORUS ULTRA is equipped with the ultimate power solution with the desired features: direct, digital and multiple phases. After countless experiments and tests, GIGABYTE presents the unbeatable Z490I AORUS ULTRA for enthusiasts and gamers.
Digital Power Design
CPU Power Connector
90A Smart Power Stage for each vCore Phase
High Current Capacity MOSFET
Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array
Higher Efficiency Lower Temperatures
Improved Transient Response
Z490I AORUS ULTRA motherboard uses an pure digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM Controller with Smart Power Stages and is capable of providing 90A of power from each phase for a total of 720A. This 100% digital controller, new Tantalum Polymer Capacitors array, and Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision and stability in delivering power to the motherboard’s most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing professional worker and gamer to get the incredible high performance from the latest 10th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors.
GIGABYTE realize that our customer won’t stop chasing a better computer performance. We take care of it and implement more on products. Optimized memory trace enhance the performance. Faster read and write are needed to save time and improve efficiency. We offer plenty of M.2 Storage with thermal guards to ensure unthrottled read and write. In advance, adopting PCIe 4.0 ready components get the Z490 easier to upgrade.
PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2
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.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.
ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Smart Fan 5
Grooves on Heatsink Improve Airflow
7.5 W/mK LAIRD Thermal Conductivity Pad
Multi-Layered Heatsink for M.2 SSD and PCH
NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
Network connectivity is getting more important nowadays. Majority of Desktop PC are with both ethernet and WIFI for the stable connection to avoid interrupt or bad signal. The Z490I AORUS ULTRA features the fastest WIFI 6 that improves the reliability and performance in dense environment. Furthermore, As 4k Monitor become more popular, ultra high resolution display output is also required.
Intel 2.5G LAN
Intel 2.5GbE LAN Onboard
2X Faster than ever
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking. It’s perfectly suit for gamers and streamer with ultimate and smooth online experience. It also backward compatible with Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 ethernet.
AUDIO SOLUTION WITH DTS IMMERSIVE SOUND EXPERIENCE
Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.
ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes
All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).
DTS :X® Ultra
Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.
DTS Sound Unbound* leverage Microsoft Spatial, enabling the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.
*DTS Sound Unbound needs the latest Windows fixes in the Windows 10, please upgrade your Windows 10 OS to Win10 Build 18898 or later versions.
DTS:X Ultra Technology Video
DTS:X Ultra Experience Video
RGB FUSION 2.0
RGB FUSION Software
RGB FUSION APP
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.
Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.
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.
2X Memory Armor
Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. Z490I AORUS ULTRA bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.
System Information Viewer
Support for 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1200 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer “CPU Support List” for more information.)
Intel® Z490 Express Chipset
Intel® Core™ i9/i7 processors:
Support for DDR4 5000(O.C.)/4933(O.C.)/4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules
Intel® Core™ i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors:
Support for DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer “Memory Support List” for more information.)
Integrated Graphics Processor+PARADE PS175 chip:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@60 Hz
* Support for HDMI 2.0 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2304@60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
Support for DTS:X® Ultra
High Definition Audio
* To configure7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
Intel® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)
Wireless Communication module
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
WIFI a, b, g, n, ac with wave 2 features, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
(The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
Supports up to ASPM L1.2 power management protocols.
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)
1 x M.2 connector on the back of the motherboard (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* Refer to “1-7 Internal Connectors,” for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
M.2 connectors support up to ASPM L1.2 PCIe power management protocols.
1 x USB Type-C™ port with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support, available through the internal USB header
1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB header)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x addressable LED strip header
1 x RGB LED strip header
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x speaker header
1 x USB Type-C™ header, with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x chassis intrusion header
Back Panel Connectors
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x RJ-45 port
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
3 x audio jacks
iTE® I/O Controller Chip
Fan speed detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
Support for Windows 10 64-bit
Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm