WHAT'S IN THE BOX
Cooler by design
1. VRM HEATSINK: A large, high-mass heatsink with an extensive surface that covers the VRM and chokes areas improves heat dissipation.
1. THERMAL PAD: High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
2. M.2 HEATSINK: The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
COMPREHENSIVE FAN CONTROLS
TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (Wi-Fi) features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 4 utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.
Intel WiFi 6 AX201
The Intel WiFi 6 AX201 module is compatible with the 802.11ax standard and pushes theoretical peak bandwidth up to an incredible 2.4 Gbps. Perhaps more importantly for power users, it's optimised for more efficient operation on crowded networks with a lot of competing traffic. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.
Thunderbolt 3 support
An integrated Thunderbolt 3 header supports up to 40 Gbps of the aggregate interface bandwidth. One Thunderbolt 3 port can support up to six devices in a daisy-chain, and provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.
Dual M.2 (up to 32 Gbps)
Dual M.2 slots support data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps on the x4 PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth, making it perfect for OS or application drives for quicker boot-up and app load times.