Dot Esports’ Best 5 Z490 Motherboards

Some Z490 motherboards are designed for more general use, while others are specifically for gaming. Gaming motherboards boast higher performance than regular motherboards, with enough power to run the most demanding processors. Most Z490 gaming motherboards have high RAM capacity and several M.2 and PCIe slots to add NVMe drives and graphics cards. High-end Z490 motherboards even have built-in wireless adapters with up-to-date Wi-Fi 6 capability and optical ports for sound.

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Over the past few years, the ASUS TUF hardware series has undergone metamorphoses, like, perhaps, no other series of motherboards from any other motherboard manufacturer. Initially, The Ultimate Force is a series positioned as ultra-reliable and not too far behind the top Republic of Gamers. Well-worn radiators, a special approach to the quality of elements, often full protection of the PCB with a casing and plugs for all slots, a paper certificate of passing all tests according to the military standard for each copy – that’s what I understand.

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The TUF Gaming Z490-PLUS model (WI-FI) is a motherboard in ATX format that allows thanks to its 12 + 2 phase Dr. MOS power circuit to guarantee stability and overclocking capability to Intel K series processors such as the our i7-10700K without any problem. The card has a full TUF style design and has all the main features on board to be able to assemble a system for Gaming, Overclocking or connectivity thanks to the AX201 Wi-Fi 6 module.

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It’s not exactly spartan though, offering up a 12+2 DrMOS Power Stage, Digi+ VRM, and a 6-layer PCB. It’s should be more than enough to get great performance from the latest Intel CPUs. There’s also a good set of their VRM heatsinks, plenty of connectivity with USB C and Thunderbolt 3, M.2, and even Realtek S1200A audio. So while it’s not a flagship motherboard, it’s still ticking a lot of premium boxes.

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