ASUS Announces Z490 Series Motherboards for Intel 10th Generation CPUs

ASUS has unveiled their lineup of Z490 motherboards for Intel‘s new 10th generation Core processors. The new lineup includes the new ROG Maximus, ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, Prime, and ProArt models to cater to every kind of user and need.

ROG Maximus XII


The top-end of the company’s new Z490 lineup are the enthusiast-level ROG Maximus XII motherboards, which include the ROG Maximus XII Extreme, ROG Maximus XII Formula, ROG Maximus XII Hero (Wi-Fi), and ROG Maximus XII Apex. The boards, which range from EATX to ATX form factors, include features such as 16 power phases, OptiMem III technology, support for up to 128GB of 4800MHz+ memory, Intel Wi-Fi 6, up to 10Gb Ethernet, and more.

  • ROG Maximus XII Extreme
  • ROG Maximus XII Formula
  • ROG Maximus XII Hero (Wi-Fi)
  • ROG Maximus XII Apex

ROG Strix

ASUS also announced a whopping seven different Z490 variants under its ROG Strix brand, providing an option for any serious gamer. There’s the ATX-sized ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming, ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming, ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming, and ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming. Then there’s the slightly smaller mATX boards including the ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming (Wi-Fi), ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming. Lastly, there’s the ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming mini ITX board for those with super compact builds.

  • ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming
  • ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming
  • ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming
  • ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming
  • ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming (Wi-Fi)
  • ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming
  • ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming

TUF Gaming

For gamers who are on a tighter budget and just want the essentials, ASUS has announced two Z490 boards under their TUF Gaming brand – the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) and the TUF Gaming Z490-Plus. Both ATX boards feature 12+2 DrMOS power phases, VRM and M.2 heatsinks, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, dual M.2 SSD slots, support for up to 128GB of 4600MHz+ memory, OptiMem II technology, and more.

  • TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi)
  • TUF Gaming Z490-Plus

Prime and ProArt

For professionals and casual users, ASUS also announced the Prime Z490-A, Prime Z490-P, and Prime Z490M-Plus. All thre boards feature VRM heatsinks, Gigabit Ethernet, dual M.2 slots, and support for up to 128GB of 4600MHz+ memory. Lastly, the company also announced the ProArt Z490-Creator 10G for creative professionals, which features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, dual M2. slots, and 10Gb Ethernet.

  • Prime Z490-A
  • Prime Z490-P
  • Prime Z490M-Plus

More information on the exact specifications and features of each new ASUS Z490 motherboard can be found on the official website or the company’s Z490 motherboard guide.