AQUA is back! Once again the Z490 AQUA is created to be the best without any compromise, with the top luxury specification and gorgeous looking aluminum cover, with limited quantity of only 999 will be made, Z490 AQUA is rare and superior motherboard in the market!
- Supports 10th Gen and future generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1200)
- Supports DDR4 4800MHz+ (OC)
- 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1
- NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
- Graphics Output Options: HDMI, Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
- ESS SABRE 9218 DAC (130dB SNR) + WIMA Audio Caps
- 8 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4), 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
- 1 Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C
- 5 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (Front : 1 Type-C, Rear : 1 Type-C, 3 Type-A)
- 8 USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
- AQUANTIA® 10 Gigabit LAN + Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + Dragon 2.5 Gigabit LAN
- Status OLED + Polychrome SYNC
To handle the immense performance of the latest Intel 10 Core CPU, a custom AQUA Cooling Armor heatsink is skillfully designed to dissipate the heat of the CPU, VRM as efficiently as possible, it also dazzles with eye-catching RGB lighting and aluminum cover that covers and protects the entire board.
An OLED display was added to the Z490 AQUA to give a cleaner and informative way to express the status of the motherboard, the content can also be configured in the BIOS for more user friendly application.
CPU/System Fan Speed
16 Power Phase Design
Featuring sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.
Aqua Cooling Armor
Elegant but functional is the main aspect of this unique motherboard, the custom AQUA water cooling block is designed to dissipate the heat of the CPU, VRM as efficiently as possible, it also dazzles with sophisticated but eye-catching RGB LED lighting effects design that brightens the water passage to give a more classy look.
Server-Grade Low-Loss PCB
he server grade PCB prevents PCB bending and improves signal integrity, giving higher PCIe 4.0 and memory performance as well as system stability, giving a reliable and long-lasting system without any compromise.
Aqua Water Cooling Pack!
A set of water cooling fittings is uniquely given to the 999 pcs of Z490 AQUA lucky buyers, the cooling pack includes fittings that is suitable for hard tube piping, which is widely used by water cooling fanatics
WIMA Audio Caps
Optimized for high end audio applications! Deliver crystal and balanced sound to satisfy even the pickiest audiophile.
Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX
Welcome to the new Wi-Fi standard! ASRock’s motherboard equipped with next generation Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter. The speed will be working up to 2.4Gbps and it will also natively operate with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously. Significant improvement in bi-directional MU-MIMO support is another attractive feature as well.
Aquantia® 10GB/S Base-T Ethernet
The new 10Gb/s network standard was specially designed to satisfy the user who is seeking immediate performance improvements. Based on AQUANTIA's AQtion™ client controller, it offers blazingly fast 10-gigabit/sec transfer speed over Cat6 cable. The 10Gb/s Ethernet not only fully compatible with 5Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s & Gigabit Lan but also delivers lightning fast transfer speed, perfect for media center, workstation and gaming PC.
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Thunderbolt™ 3 technology brings speed and versatility to the most advanced USB Type-C, offering a fast and simple level of connection for work or home. It enables lightning-fast data transfer up to 40Gbps and connects up to 3 Thunderbolt™ 3 devices with a single wire, and even provides quick charging with 9V@3A (27W).
Just experience the world's fastest connectivity with Thunderbolt™ ready motherboards!
PCI Express 4.0 Hardware Ready!
Welcome to the PCI Express 4.0 new era and be a smart buyer with ASRock motherboards! Z490 enthusiast level motherboards equipped with luxury components that allows geeks to be hardware ready for PCI Express 4.0 standard !
Flexible Integrated I/O Shield
Unlike most so called pre-mounted I/O shield that is only decorated with fancy color schemes. We reserve more tolerance space and allow IO shield is adjustable when installing, thus fitting chassis perfectly without any mechanical issue.
Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C header delivers up to 10 Gbps data transfer rate and next generation reversible USB design to the front panel of computer case.
Asrock Z490 AQUA, Intel Z490, 1200, EATX, 4 DDR4, XFire/SLI, HDMI, Thunderbolt3,
Asrock Z490 AQUA, Intel Z490, 1200, EATX, 4 DDR4, XFire/SLI, HDMI, Thunderbolt3, AX Wi-Fi, 10GB & 2.5GB LAN, RGB Lighting, M.2
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DDR4 (Dual Channel)
4 x DIMM
4700+(OC)* / 4666 / 4600 / 4500 / 4400 / 4333/4266(OC) / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz
Supports Intel HD Graphics
1 x HDMI
Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX
Support SLI with Quadro graphics cards
Supports NVLink with dual GeForce RTX graphics cards
3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
6 x SATA III
1 x M.2 (2260/2280) - PCIe
1 x M.2 (2260/2280) - SATA & PCIe
1 x M.2 (2260/2280/22110) - SATA & PCIe
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 17
Intel 802.11ax WiFi Module
Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
Supports WiFi6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps)
Supports Bluetooth 5.1
10GB LAN & 2.5GB LAN
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
USB Ports Supported
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Thunderbolt3 Type-C (at back)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (at back)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (at back)
8 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 at back, 4 at mid-board)
2 x USB 2.0 (at mid-board)
1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header
Back Panel I/O Ports
2 x Antenna
1 x HDMI
1 x Optical SPDIF Out
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Thunderbolt 3 Type-C
2 x Mini DisplayPort Input
3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
4 x USB 3.2 Gen1
2 x RJ-45 LAN
1 x Clear CMOS Button
1 x BIOS Flashback Button
HD Audio Jacks
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x SPI TPM
1 x Power LED and Speaker
2 x RGB LED
2 x Addressable LED
1 x CPU Fan
1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan
6 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan
1 x 24 pin ATX
2 x 8 pin 12V
1 x Front Audio
1 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1
1 x Dr. Debug with LED
1 x Power Button with LED
1 x Reset Button with LED
1 x Retry Button
1 x Safe Boot Button
1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header
4 x SATA Data Cables
1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
1 x Thermal Compound
5 x Spare Thermal Pads
2 x 90° Tubing Elbow Fittings
6 x G1/4" to 14mm Tube Fittings
2 x G1/4" Plugs
2 x G1/4" to 14mm 90° Rotary Fittings
1 x Ball Valve
8 x Rubber Cushions for CPU Socket (2 sets)
3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
2 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets
Spare Screws for MOS and Chokes