Biostar Racing Z490GTA

Adding a new element of variety to a small handful of Z490 models at launch, the Biostar Z490GTA has a striking design which emanates from the center of the board and has a sun-ray effect black grey printed patterned PCB. Another model focused on the entry-level ATX Z490 motherboard market, the Z490GTA includes two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, six SATA ports and features a Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface.

The Biostar Z490GTA opts for a uniquely implemented visual design across its heatsinks and PCB from its premier Z490GTA Evo model. The black, grey and white color scheme is present on the heatsinks and PCB, with some integrated RGB LEDs within the rear panel cover. The board features two full-length PCIe 3.0 slots which operate at x16/+4, with three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots For storage is a pair of PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, each with an included heatsink, with six SATA ports with 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. Biostar is advertising a 14-phase power delivery with an 8-pin + 4-pin pair of 12 V ATX power inputs designed to deliver power to the CPU.

On the rear panel is four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports, which means no USB 3.2 G2 or Type-C connectivity is featured. A trio of video outputs consisting of a single HDMI, DisplayPort 1.4, and D-Sub are present to allow users to leverage the integrated Intel graphics. For the onboard audio, Biostar is using a Realtek ALC1150 HD audio codec with just three 3.5 mm audio jacks, while an Intel Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface provides both wireless networking and BT 5.1 device support. A single Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet port and separate PS/2 keyboard and mice inputs finish off the interesting Z490GTA rear panel.

Positioned below the Z490GTA Evo in its product stack, the Biostar Z490GTA has the core features expected from an entry-level calibre Z490 model. It is basic in design, and includes basic Gigabit Ethernet, although Wi-Fi 6 support is a nice thing to have. The Biostar Z490GTA has an MSRP of $""""" and puts it as one of the cheapest Z490 models available for the launch of Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake processors.

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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.
    Reply
  • 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?
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  • 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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