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Gigabyte Z490I Aorus Ultra Review – Z490 Mini-ITX!

Rating: 8.0.

Gigabyte has pushed the limits with the Mini-ITX Z490I Aorus Ultra as they are powering the LGA1200 socket with no less than eight VRM phases that are each rated at 90A. That is a mighty level of power and in addition they have constructed the output filters from an array of Surface Mounted Tantalum Polymer Capacitors. Is this the ultimate Mini-ITX Z490 motherboard?

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Key features

  • Form factor: Mini-ITX
  • Chipset: Intel Z490
  • Socket: LGA1200 (for 10th Gen. Comet Lake-S)
  • RAM: 4 DIMMs up to 64GB DDR4-3200MHz in dual channel.
  • Graphics slot: PCIe 3.0 x16.
  • Expansions slots: None.
  • Storage: 2× M.2, 4× SATA 6Gb/sec
  • Rear USB:
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    • 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 2x USB 2.0
  • Front USB:
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ports
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
    • 4x USB 2.0 ports
  • Graphics outputs: HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4,
  • LAN: Intel I225-V 2.5Gb/sec Ethernet
  • WiFi/Bluetooth: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT 5.1

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