I know many of our readers will want to see the performance of the AORUS XTREME or even the flagships from ASUS, MSI and others. However, in the real world, very few people actually buy those motherboards. They’re epic, but they’re expensive and overkill for most. The Z490 AORUS Pro is like the entry-level model of a supercar. The cheapest Ferrari is still a Ferrari. It gives you 90%+ of the thrills of the most extreme motherboard at a much more sensible price point. With that in mind, the Pro AX is one of the boards I’m looking forward to the most.
It may not be the flagship, but it’s hardly sparsely equipped. It comes with a 12 Phases Digital VRM running 55A chokes. There is both armour and shielding on all the major components and slots, as well as their fantastic Fins-Array II and Heatpipe II cooling systems. You’ve got ultra-fast WiFi, 2.5 GbE networking, and RGB. Connectivity does look particularly good though, with Optane, triple M.2 mounts, and even ALC1220-VB audio outputs too.
Z490 AORUS PRO AX motherboard uses a 12+1 phases digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller and additional 8+4 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard’s most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from the new Intel 10-core CPU. – AORUS
Of course, today is the launch of the new Z490 motherboards as well as the new 10th Gen CPUs from Intel. Check out all of our Z490 reviews below.
|ASUS Maximus XII EXTREME|
|ASUS Maximus XII Hero Wifi|
|ASUS STRIX-E Gaming|
|ASUS STRIX-I Gaming|
|ASUS TUF Z490 PLUS WiFi|
|Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master|
|Gigabyte Z490 AORUS PRO AX|
|Gigabyte Z490 AORUS XTREME|
|Gigabyte Z490I AORUS Ultra|
|MSI MAG Z490 Tomahawk|
|MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon Wifi|
|MSI Z490 ACE|
|MSI Z490 GODLIKE|
|MSI Z490 Unify|
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