ASUS announces ProArt Z490 Creator 10G motherboard for Comet Lake

ASUS is adding introducing another member in their ProArt family: the Proart Creator Z490 10G motherboard. Designed for content creators, the board ships with its own ASUS Hyper 10G LAN Card for faster file transfers in between systems.

ProArt Z490 Creator 10G supports Intel’s new Comet Lake processors. Since it was designed for professional content creation, its I/O panel comes with two Thunderbolt 3 Type-C connectors that’s able to deliver speeds of up to 40Gbps. In addition, they can support up to 12 devices in a daisy chain and DisplayPort 1.4 video signals.

Those who have multi-GPU setups can also take advantage of three PCIe x16 slots to install several GPUs in a x8-x8-x4 configuration. Four DIMM slots are available for up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM running at 4600MHz.

Creators who have a dedicated NAS for file storage can use its 2.5G LAN connection for faster transfer speeds. If that’s not enough, ASUS will be including their Hyper 10G LAN Card for one of your PCIe slots for better transfer speeds and networking performance.

The ASUS ProArt Z490 Creator 10G as well as the brand’s other range of Z490 motherboards are expected to be available in retailers by the end of May 2020.

ASUS ProArt Z490 Creator 10G
CPU Support Intel 10th Generation Processors, LGA 1200
Chipset Intel Z490
Power Stage 12 + 2
Memory Frequency Up to 4600MHz
Memory Slots 4
Maximum RAM Capacity 128GB
Number of Channels Dual Channel
PCIe Slots 2x PCIe 3.0 x16
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4)
2x PCIe 3.0 x1
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD 3-Way CrossfireX
Storage 2x M.2 slots (M-Key)
·         PCie 3.0 x4 or SATA III
·         PCIe 3.0 x4
6x SATA III
Audio Realtek ALC S1220A
Networking Intel I225-V
USB Rear USB Port
·         4x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
·         2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
Front USB Port
·         1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
·         2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
·         4x USB 2.0
Intel Thunderbolt 3 Controller
·         2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
Rear I/O 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C
2x DisplayPort In for Thunderbolt 3
1x HDMI
1x 2.5G LAN
4x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
1x Optical S/PDIF
5x 3.5mm audio jacks
Internal Connectors 1x CPU Fan
1x CPU OPT Fan
3x Chassis Fan
1x AIO_PUMP
2x AURA RGB Strip Headers
1x Addressable Gen 2 Header
1x USB 3.2 Gen1 (1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Port)
1x USB 3.2 Gen1 (2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports)
2x USB 2.0 (4x USB 2.0 Ports)
1x Thunderbolt Header
1x 24-pin EATX Power Connector
1x 8-pin EATX 12v Power Connector
1x Front panel audio connector
1x System panel with flexkey function
1x Thermal sensor connector
1x CPU OV
1x Clear CMOS Jumper
1x COM Port Header
Form Factor ATX
Others AURA SYNC, ASUS Q-DIMM, ASUS Q-LED, ASUS Q-Shield, ASUS Q-Slot, Aluminum Heatsink, ASUS Hyper 10G LAN Card