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Intel Z490 Preview – First look at the motherboards!

Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Xtreme WaterForce

Estimated Price £999

Key Features

  • Form factor E-ATX
  • CPU VRMs 16x90A
  • Memory support Max 128GB, DDR4 3200
  • Graphics PCI Express 2x PCI 3.0 x16 or x8/x8 with SLI and CrossFireX
  • M.2 slots x3
  • USB:
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Thunderbolt
    • 5x USB 3.2 Gen 2
    • 6x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    • 8x USB 2.0
  • Ethernet Aquantia 10Gb + Intel 2.5 Gb
  • Wi-Fi Intel 2×2 Wi-Fi 6

MSI MEG Z490 Ace

Estimated Price £350

Key Features

  • Form factor ATX
  • CPU VRMs 12x90A
  • Memory support 4800MHz+
  • Graphics PCI Express 2x PCI 3.0 x16 or x8/x8 with SLI and CrossFireX.
  • M.2 slots x3
  • USB:
    • 5x USB 3.2 Gen 2
    • 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    • 6x USB 2.0
  • Ethernet Realtek 2.5Gb +Intel Gigabit
  • Wi-Fi Intel 2×2 Wi-Fi 6
  • ‘PCIe Gen4 Ready.’

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