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ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming Wi-Fi
ASUS has unveiled that it plans to release a pair of micro-ATX models, the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Wi-Fi, and a version without. Likely to follow its larger ATX sized Strix counterparts, the biggest features of the ROG Strix Z490-G Wi-Fi include dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, four SATA ports, an Intel Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface, and a single Intel 2.5 G Ethernet port.
The ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Wi-Fi and the non-Wi-Fi version share the same feature set, minus the Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface. Included is two full-length PCIe 3.0 slots which operate at x16/+4, with a single PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. For storage is a pair of PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, with six SATA ports that feature support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. There are four memory slots which have support for up to 128 GB of DDR4-4400 memory.
While we don't currently have information about what's on the rear panel, we know the board has support for a maximum of 15 USB ports when combining the rear panel and what the boards support through front panel headers. The networking of the Wi-Fi enabled board consists of an AX201 Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface with support for BT 5.1 devices, while both versions include a single Intel I225-V 2.5 G Ethernet port. From the above, we can see that there is at least four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, a single USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, with an HDMI and DisplayPort 1.4 pair of video outputs. The five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output are controlled by a SupremeFX S1220A HD audio codec.
ASUS hasn't announced when the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming or the Wi-Fi enabled model will be launched, and as of yet, ASUS hasn't set pricing.
This page will be updated when more information becomes available to us.