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.
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™
1. Digital PWM
2. Driver MOSFET
3. Tantalum Capacitor
4. CPU Power Connector
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.
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.
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
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
- 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.
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.
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
- Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength
direction and location
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Power Connectors
Z490 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V
8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and
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.
New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page
including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2
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
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.
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.