ASUS PRIME Z490-A

Naturally we’re therefore left wondering if, extra bells and whistles aside, you can get away with spending less but achieving the same solid level of performance. The ASUS Prime Z490-A seems like the perfect candidate.

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GIGABYTE Z490 VISION G

In this review we look at the Gigabyte Z490 VISION G. The new series is aimed to become the more affordable solution at 199 USD, it might not have AX WIFI, but still has that Intel 2.5 Gbps ethernet jack. That and some pretty fancy design choices from an aesthetic point of view.

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ASRock Z490 Taichi

The Taichi has been a permanent fixture for ASRock for a number of years and represents the best of what this company has to offer. For this season’s Intel Z490 chipset, we have yet another rendition of this board and it promises to deliver big on features – including USB 3.2 Gen2x2.

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GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS PRO AX

Under analysis today is the Z490 AORUS PRO AX, which is a successor to the Z390 AORUS PRO AC. PRO AX adopts a sleek design, with a focus on keeping RGB and styling as subtle as possible. Placed around the board there are plenty of features and even support for up to 5000MHz DDR4.

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GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS XTREME

Aorus is the enthusiast arm of Gigabyte, and the Z490 Xtreme is the highest-specified board for anyone not requiring explicit watercooling – there’s the Xtreme WaterForce model for that. Previously reviewed Xtreme boards have had a distinctive, minimalist look evidenced by almost board-wide cooling, rotated ports, and restrained RGB. This, unmistakably, is an Xtreme, and it looks really good in the flesh.

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ASRock Z490 Taichi

In our first Intel Z490 motherboard review, the ASRock Z490 Taichi takes center stage. With its recognizable Taichi clockwork inspired design, a 12+2 power delivery, three PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, and a Realtek 2.5 gigabit Ethernet port on the rear panel, it looks to leave its stamp on the Z490 market. The Taichi remains one of ASRock’s perennial premium mid-range models.

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MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

Naturally as befits a model called the Godlike, and indeed what we’ve already seen from MSIs flagship models on different chipsets, the MEG Z490 Godlike comes with every possible feature squeezed onto the PCB from Thunderbolt 3 through M.2 to USB 3.2 Gen2.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME

As befits the model which sits at the peak of the ASUS ROG Z490 range, the Maximus XII Extreme has a full set of features, and many that you might not find on other motherboards further down the range. The accessories alone fill the next two pages, so you’re certainly getting your monies worth if you are the type of user who likes a lot of packets to play with before getting down to using the motherboard. 

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GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS XTREME

So rather than bore you with how interesting RAID10 isn’t let us move straight on to the pictures and we can point out what the Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Xtreme brings to the party as we go. Naturally we’ll leave this lengthy spec table up for those of you who, more realistically, care about how many USB sockets are available for your plethora of peripherals.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING

With the Z490 proving reliable in performance we were naturally curious as to whether the latest addition to the Strix range continues its excellent showing and if dropping down the price range has an effect on anything other than how many LAN sockets there are. Let’s find out.

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