ASUS ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming

While ASUS has confirmed to us that the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming won't currently be available at launch, it does exist and we do have some details about it. Slotting in just below the ROG Strix Z490-E in its product stack, it will feature two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, six SATA ports, and an internal Thunderbolt 3 header. It will also feature a 12+2 power delivery and support for 128 GB of DDR4-4600 memory.

For the design, it is likely to be consistent with the ROG Strix Z490-E in terms of aesthetics and has a similar controller set. It includes three full-length PCIe 3.0 slots which run at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/+4, with three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. For storage is a pair of PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots with heatsinks, and six SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. We know that the ROG Strix Z490-F has support for up to 15 USB ports with a mixture of support from the rear panel and internal headers, with a Thunderbolt 3 header. 

On the networking front, the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-F has a single Ethernet port powered by an Intel I225-V 2.5 G Ethernet controller, and although it doesn't include a wireless interface, it has a single M.2 Key-E slot for users to install their own. Powering the onboard audio is a SupremeFX S1220A HD audio codec, which will likely feature five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output on the rear panel.

Although we currently don't know the launch date for the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming, it will come with an MSRP of $269.

This page will be updated when more information becomes available to us.

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  • DanNeely - Thursday, April 30, 2020 - link

    I really hate when new articles are inserted below the lead spot because it's hit or miss if I ever notice them. I missed this one during several visits to the site and only found it when Google suggested it in response to a search I made. Reply
  • Jedibeeftrix - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    agreed, i found this by accident, and check AT twice or more a day. Reply
  • sunshinerevans55 - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - link

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  • YB1064 - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    This must have taken some writing. Kudos to the author(s). A good one stop article for anybody planning on going the Intel route. Intel seem to be adept at packaging old milk (not wine) in a new bottle. At least increase the number of PCIe lanes... Reply
  • boozed - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    I recommend using the RSS feed, then you get everything and you get it chronologically. Reply
  • Exodite - Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - link

    +1 on RSS!

    The "magazine layout" that plagues many sites and makes it impossible to distinguish between old articles, new articles and commercials can thankfully still be avoided through RSS.
  • Wardrop - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    Funny that ASRock are the only manufacturers to have a mATX X570 motherboard for AMD's platform, yet for Intel they're the only one's NOT to have a mATX motherboard. Reply
  • Beaver M. - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - link

    You mean they are relevant again, because they have fixed their stereotypical USB issues? Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    So in other words a re-spin of previous chipset with little to no real useful extra features but will require a new board. Classic intel. This is one of many reasons my last system was Intel and my new system is AMD now.

    Unless you are a intel fanboy why keep supporting this?
  • regsEx - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    New networking controllers, support for PCIe 4 CPUs (RKL-S that will be released in future).
    Some boards also have USB Gen 2x2 support with external ASMedia controller. I know no any X570 board with USB Gen 2x2 support. Only Gen 2x1.

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