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The ASUS Prime Z490-A is a mid-budget motherboard from the ASUS Prime family. The mere mention of the series brings to mind the models with snow-white radiators on black textile – this contrast perfectly emphasizes the appearance of the device. Balanced power section allows you to count on the use and overclocking of high-end Intel processors, and a number of ports, interfaces and connectors are useful in practice.
How to install the driver for Asus Prime Z490-A
To download and install the entire driver package for your printer, follow the instructions in the table below:
- The first thing to do is to download the right driver. In the table below, select your operating system and click on the “Download” link
- After the download is complete, you must run the downloaded file. In most cases you should double-click on the installation file to do this.
- Further actions should be carried out by following the installation guide
- At the end of the installation, press the “Finish” button and connect the printer to your computer.
Asus Prime Z490-A drivers and software for Windows 10/11 64-bit
|WiFi Driver V126.96.36.199||Download|
|Management Engine Interface V2188.8.131.52||Download|
|Chipset Driver V10.1.18836.8283||Download|
|Graphics Accelerator Driver V184.108.40.20605||Download|
|Bluetooth Driver V220.127.116.11||Download|
|Bluetooth Driver V18.104.22.168||Download|
|AI Suite 3 Cleaner||Download|
|ASUS AI Suite 3 V3.01.10 Install Program||Download|
|Armoury Crate & Aura Creator Installer||Download|
|PRIME Z490-A BIOS 2601||Download|
|PRIME Z490-A BIOS 2403||Download|
|PRIME Z490-A BIOS 2301||Download|
|PRIME Z490-A BIOS 2201||Download|
|PRIME Z490-A BIOS 2103||Download|
Asus Prime Z490-A manuals
|Intel 400 series Channel BIOS UM||Download|
|PRIME Z490-A User’s Manual||Download|
|LGA 1200 CPU Installation Manual||Download|
|PRIME Z490-A Quick Start Guide||Download|
Appearance and features
ASUS Prime Z490-A is made on black six-layer textolite in ATX form factor with dimensions of 305 x 244 mm. The novelty stands out for its original appearance with snow-white decor elements and aluminum radiators for the power supply and SSD.
The design rivals the more expensive gaming version of the ROG Strix Z490-A, which was tested earlier, but it is hardly inferior in equipment and charm.
The front side is equipped with ASUS Aura backlight, which is regulated by the motherboard and proprietary software, while the back side is devoid of aesthetics. Experienced readers may note the absence of dual chips in the VRM area.
ASUS Prime Z490-A is based on the Intel LGA 1200 processor socket and supports tenth-generation Comet Lake-S CPUs. The socket is surrounded by a pair of large radiators with imitation needle structure.
The motherboard has four DIMM slots for DDR4 memory with a maximum capacity of 128 GB.
The manufacturer claims to support clock frequencies of 2133, 2400, 2666 MHz in normal mode and in the range of 2800 – 4600 MHz when overclocking. Power supply organized by the scheme of “24 + 8 + 4” pin.
Not far away there is ASUS Q-LED panel allowing to identify POST stages (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot).
The motherboard has one block for external USB 3.2 ports and one block for USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C. Six SATA-III connectors turned through 90 degrees are used to organize disk subsystem.
On the bottom of the PCB there are various interfaces and ports for connecting all possible devices and equipment: two USB 2.0 ports pads, a pair of backlight connectors, LED switch, COM-port, Thunderbolt slot, Clear CMOS and temperature sensor pins and a reboot button.
ASUS Prime Z490-A has six PCIe slots for extended functionality:
- PCI Express 3.0 x1;
- PCI Express 3.0 x16 with SafeSlot technology;
- PCI Express 3.0 x1;
- PCI Express 3.0 x8 with SafeSlot Technology;
- PCI Express 3.0 x1;
- PCI Express 3.0 x8.
Multiple graphics card configurations can be run with support for AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI technologies.
The sound circuit includes popular Realtek ALC1220 8-channel codec with literal “A” and quality Nichicon Fine Gold audio capacitors.
Between the PCI Express slots are slots for M.2 formatted drives that support the following form factors and interfaces:
- First M.2 slot (key M) – chipset lines, supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA-III drives, 2242 / 2260 / 2280 /22110;
- Second M.2 slot (key E) – 2230 wireless adapter support;
- Third M.2 slot (key M) – chipset lines, PCIe 3.0 x4 drive support, 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110.
For easy orientation on the motherboard’s textolite there is a marking that informs which lines and interfaces are supported by M.2 slots.
There are seven fan connectors on the PCB, divided into four groups: for connecting the CPU cooler, liquid cooling system, system fans and a solid-state drive marked M.2.