Gigabyte Z490I AORUS ULTRA (rev. 1.x) LGA 1200 mini ITX Intel Z490

GigabyteSKU: Z490I AORUS ULTRA

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Best 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.

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.

8 Phases
Digital Power Design

- 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.

1. Digital PWM
2. Driver MOSFET
3. Tantalum Capacitor
4. CPU Power Connector

Power Architecture

2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

10 Layers PCB
10 Layers PCB
For richer feature and powerful performance on mini-ITX board Z490I AORUS ULTRA, ten layers mid-loss PCB was adopted to make it work. Comparing with regular 8 layer PCB, two more layers for power solution and ground is added. In order to fully support 10th gen ten core CPU and get ready for the future, power trace need more space than previous generation. An extra layer is exclusively for the power delivery. Furthermore, a complete ground layer improves the signal integrity and helps PCB to dissipate heat. Along with ten layered, low impedance, 2X Copper PCB, Z490I AORUS ULTRA is unbeatable among motherboards.

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE
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.

XMP 5000+
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.

Single 32GB Support
The maximum memory capacity on the Z490 motherboard is 128GB. After Intel updated the memory reference code, a single slot can support up to 32GB. Therefore with populated 2 DIMM per channel on both channel, total memory capacity is 64GB, which was only available on High End Desktop (HEDT) platforms. For users who always run out of memory capacity, there is more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.

PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design

2X PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2
Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION

- Grooves on Heatsink Improve Airflow
- 7.5 W/mK LAIRD Thermal Conductivity Pad
- Heatpipe
- Multi-Layered Heatsink for M.2 SSD and PCH
- Thermal Baseplate

Smart Fan 5
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. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

- 4 Fan Pin Headers
- 4 Temperature Sensors
- All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
- Interoperable Fans and Sensors
- Intuitive UI for Fan Control
- Different models have a different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.

Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.

- All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.

Noise Detection
With the new Noise Detection function, you can monitor noise level of all devices including fans, CPU coolers, graphics card, etc. in real time, and you can determine how fast your fan speed needs to be. Our bundled Noise Detection cable doesn’t include any sound recording function, it simply detects sound pressure while protecting your privacy.

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.

WIFI 6
AORUS Antenna
New Introduce Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WiFi 6:
- 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
- 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
- Network efficiency increase for better user experience

AORUS Antenna Supports Dual Band with Better WIFI Signal

- All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ax/ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz.
- better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
- AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
- Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location

AUDIO SOLUTION WITH DTS IMMERSIVE SOUND EXPERIENCE
Hi-Res Audio
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.

Learn more about the immersive gaming sound experience powered by DTS Sound Unbound at dts.com/sound-unbound
*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.

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS
RGB FUSION 2.0
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.

RGB FUSION Software
With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

RGB FUSION APP
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

ULTRA DURABLE
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.

PCIE 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.

2X Memory Armor
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

Solid Pin
Solid Pin Power Connectors
Z490 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Q-Flash Plus
Q-Flash Plus
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.

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!

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.

BIOS
BIOS
New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.

My Favorites
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.

Storage Information
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.

Changelog
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.

Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

APP Center
APP CENTER
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.

Easy Tune
EasyTune™
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.

System Information Viewer
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
Internal I/O
Number of M.2 (M) slots 2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) connectors 1
Front panel connector Yes
12V power connector Yes
Supported storage drive interfaces Serial ATA III
USB 2.0 connectors 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors 1
Number of SATA III connectors 4
Number of chassis fan connectors 3
Front panel audio connector Yes
EPS power connector (8-pin) Yes
CPU fan connector Yes
Chassis intrusion connector Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin) Yes
RGB LED pin header Yes
Technical details
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
PC health monitoring FAN,Temperature,Voltage
On-board graphics adapter Yes
Motherboard form factor Mini ITX
Component for PC
Number of mounting holes 4
Audio
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Performance
Supported storage drive types HDD & SSD
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
RAID levels 0,1,5,10
PC health monitoring FAN,Temperature,Voltage
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Motherboard form factor Mini ITX
Component for PC
Processor
Processor manufacturer Intel
Compatible processor series Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Core™ i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, Intel Core i9, Intel® Pentium®
Maximum number of SMP processors 1
Processor socket LGA 1200
Memory
Number of memory slots 2
Memory slots type DIMM
Supported memory types DDR4-SDRAM
Memory channels Dual-channel
ECC Yes
Non-ECC Yes
Supported memory clock speeds 5000,4933,2133,2400,2666,2800,2933,3000,3200,3300,3333,3400,3466,3600,3666,3733,3800,3866,4000,4133,4266,4300,4400,4500,4600,4700,4800 MHz
Maximum internal memory 64 GB
Unbuffered memory Yes
Storage controllers
Supported storage drive types HDD & SSD
Supported storage drive interfaces Serial ATA III
RAID levels 0,1,5,10
Graphics
Maximum graphics adapter memory 512 MB
On-board graphics adapter Yes
Maximum resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels
HDCP Yes
Graphics adapter family Intel
Graphics adapter HD Graphics
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity 1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity 1
USB 2.0 ports quantity 2
WiFi-AP antenna jack 2
Microphone in Yes
Headphone outputs 1
HDMI ports quantity 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 1
DisplayPorts quantity 1
Network
Ethernet LAN Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards 802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n),Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Ethernet interface type 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.1
Features
Power source type ATX
Number of mounting holes 4
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
PC health monitoring FAN,Temperature,Voltage
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Motherboard form factor Mini ITX
Component for PC
Audio chip Realtek ALC1220-VB
Expansion slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots 2
PCI Express x16 slots 1
BIOS
BIOS type UEFI AMI
Clear CMOS jumper Yes
BIOS memory size 256 Mbit
ACPI version 5.0
System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) version 2.7
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) version 2.7
Power
Power source type ATX
Video
Maximum graphics adapter memory 512 MB
Maximum resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels
HDCP Yes
Graphics adapter family Intel
Graphics adapter HD Graphics
Software
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10
Bundled software Norton Internet Security, cFosSpeed, XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
Weight & dimensions
Width 170 mm
Depth 170 mm
Packaging content
Bundled software Norton Internet Security, cFosSpeed, XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)

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