What is the special feature of this offer? Well, several things in particular, since first of all we are talking about a card with a Z490 chipset, which is high-end. Secondly, it is an ROG model and thirdly it will support the new Rocket Lake-S processors, with which Intel will take the lead.
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming, possibility of supporting PCIe 4.0?
Keep in mind that the new Rocket Lake-S processors for gaming will be the first from Intel for the desktop to include native PCIe 4.0 support, and with it, they will live up to AMD in that regard.
One of the doubts is which cards will support the transition from PCIe 3.0 to 4.0, because electrically they must withstand clock jitter less than or equal to 0.5 ps RMS. Therefore, since this plate is part of the ROG range, it is understood that it will support it, as published by the brand at the time. So we are faced with a more than attractive model, both now and in two months, because it is reaping undoubted benefits.
Starting with its DIGI + certified 12 + 2 phase digital power VRM system, DDR4-4600 MHz support with OptiMem II, AI overclocking, 2.5 GBe LAN, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AURA Sync as lighting system , two M .2 compatible with SATA and NVMe.
Not to mention its SupremeFX S1220A audio system, since it integrates SONIC Studio III, Studio Virtual Mixer, Radar III and compatibility with DTS Sound Unbound.
High-end dissipation system
What surprises with this model is precisely its high-end dissipation system for an entry-level plate of the ROG series. It has two dense heat sinks for its 14-phase VRM, where this system incorporates thermal buffers to improve contact, leaving out direct transfer solutions which are normally less efficient due to the obvious difficulty of heat transfer.
One of the M.2s has a built-in heat sink, so if we use a single NVMe SSD, that will be more than enough to dissipate its heat. Regarding their cooling systems, we are talking about second generation connectors, which incorporate 4 pins and 3 pins
The ROG logo will be responsible for giving it color, as well as Fairing I / O, while the rest of the plate remains black and red respectively. It’s great, but what about the price? Well yesterday it was at 263.90 dollars, but after the Amazon reduction the named 19% fell to 214.90 dollars, a more than interesting price for the Z490 and ASUS ROG chipset.