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BIOSTAR ANNOUNCES THE RACING Z490 SILVER SERIES MOTHERBOARDS

2020-08-26

Most awaited Intel Z490 motherboards

August 26th, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today proudly announces the all new RACING Z490-SILVER series motherboards, designed to give you the ultimate edge in gaming and content creation.

 

Engineered to run the latest 10th Generation Intel Core™ processors, the new RACING Z490-SILVER motherboards range from BIOSTAR is designed to be the best in business, with an all new updated RACING pattern with a clean white heatsink and “S” PCB design layered with shiny, white lines meticulously designed by BIOSTAR’s master designers to be able to suit build theme.

 

 

Two motherboards arrive to the market under the new RACING Z490 flag, the RACING Z490A-SILVER full ATX motherboard and the RACING Z490T-SILVER Mini-ITX motherboard, both designed with the latest technology to assist users under any workload.

The RACING Z490A-SILVER motherboard is designed for systems that require the ultimate payload with the capability to install up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM over 4 DIMMs and can be overclocked up to 4400Mhz of max OC speed. Features like PCIe M.2 (32Gb/s) and supports for Intel Optane technology makes the RACING Z490A-SILVER motherboard highly efficient with extremely fast data transfer rates and compute power making it highly suitable for content creator systems and other heavy-duty applications.

 

The RACING Z490T-SILVER motherboard on the other hand has the capability of supporting up to 64GB of DDR4 ram across 2 DIMM slots with a similar range of overclocking power of 4400Mhz max OC. Similar to its bigger brother, the RACING Z490T-Silver motherboard also carries essential features like PCIe M.2 (32Gb/s) and supports for Intel Optane technology complementing the latest 10th gen Intel processors, making it a great choice for gaming rigs and casual content consumption, and is highly suitable for builds with small footprints to save desk space yet still have the power of its bigger counterpart.

 

 

Both motherboards are designed with BIOSTAR’s signature LED ROCK ZONE capable of showcasing colorful lighting options with support for a wide array of peripherals to use with them easily controlled by BIOSTAR’s VIVID LED DJ software, that makes it easy for modders and enthusiasts to change their system appearance on the fly and depending on their mood.

 

Power efficiency has taken mainstage in both motherboards, as the two of them are engineered with Super Durable Inductors for smooth hardware power regulation together with BIOSTAR’s Super Hyper PWM technology that delivers stable power with 100% fixed voltage providing users with a guarantee of excellent precision, performance and reliability under superior power efficacy and longer component life, the 14-phase power design on the RACING Z490A-SILVER motherboard further enhances this fact.

Additional features like USB 3.2 Gen 1, GbE LAN and support for WiFi 6 is also present in both models, providing users with much needed connectivity options and features like CPU OPT Header present in both motherboards allow users connect any type of water-cooling unit to the system helping them keep their battle station at optimal temperature.

 

 

The RACING Z490-SILVER series motherboards are built to be durable with exceptional build quality present on BIOSTAR’s premium products with features like Iron Slot Protection which prevents PCIe slot protection capable of handling heavier graphics cards and prevents bending.

 

Both motherboards have received the new updated BIOS version and has the new EZ Mode BIOS Interface allowing users with less experience when it comes to BIOS tweaks and overclocking to do it without any hassle.

 

When it comes to rear I/O, both motherboards are designed with users in mind with a fully packed rear I/O panel.

The RACING Z490A-SILVER motherboard contains 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse, 1 x HDMI Port capable of outputting 4K content depending on the processor model, 1 x Display Port and 1 x VGA Port, 4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x LAN port capable of supporting GbE LAN protected by BIOSTAR’S proprietary Super Lan Surge Protection technology, 3 x Audio Jacks powered by ALC1150 chip capable of providing 7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio.

The RACING Z490T-SILVER motherboard contains 2 x WiFi Antenna Ports (Optional), 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse for users looking for the older connectivity option, 1 x HDMI port capable of supporting 4K resolution depending on the processor, 1 x VGA Port, 1 x LAN Port carrying GbE LAN technology supported by BIOSTAR’S proprietary Super Lan Surge Protection technology, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 4 x USB 3.2(Gen1) Ports, 3 x Audio Jack.

 

In conclusion, the BIOSTAR’s new RACING Z490-SILVER series motherboards are great choices for your next gaming/content creation rig, they are designed to be robust, reliable and efficient in any use case and come with BIOSTAR’s exceptional build quality. 

Key Features:

Supports DDR4- 4400+ (OC)

  • Deliver higher performance and DIMM capacities
  • Improve data integrity and lower power consumption
  • Features Daisy Chain design offers better memory overclocking

Tough Power Connectors

  • Makes your computer last longer
  • Packs more power and durability
  • Ensures stable and reliable power supply

Super Hyper PWM

  • Delivers stable power with 100% fixed voltage
  • Ensures all critical components are under protected
  • Offers excellent precision, performance and reliability

Super Durable Inductor

  • Features 14-phase power design (RACING Z490A-SILVER only)
  • Utilizes the hardware power regulation
  • Ensures genuine power efficacy and longer component life

CPU OPT Header

  • Keep your computer stable
  • Connect any kind of water coolers
  • Enjoy awesome liquid cooling system

LED ROCK ZONE

  • Offers more colorful lighting options
  • Supports to a wide array of peripherals
  • Comes with the RGB 12V LED header and ARGB 5V LED header

VIVID LED DJ

  • Change system colors
  • Enjoy the process of computer modding
  • Customize the on-board LEDs and LED ROCK ZONE

EZ Mode

  • Features easy-to-use BIOS system interface
  • Guides you to solve your problems with ease
  • Makes everything as simple and efficient as possible

PCIe M.2

  • Delivers lower latency
  • Delivers the highest bandwidth 32Gb/s
  • It’s 5 times faster than SATA III 6Gb/s

Iron Slot Protection

  • Prevents bending
  • Reinforces PCIe x16 slots
  • Handles heavier graphics cards

 

 

Spec table:

 

RACING Z490A-SILVER

RACING Z490T-SILVER

Chipset

Intel Z490

Intel Z490

CPU SUPPORT

Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core™, Pentium and Celeron processors

*10th Generation Intel Core™ Processor Family only support 400-Series.

*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.

Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core™, Pentium and Celeron processors

*10th Generation Intel Core™ Processor Family only support 400-Series.

*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.

MEMORY

Supports Dual Channel DDR4 2133/ 2400/ 2666/ 2800/ 2933

Supports Dual Channel DDR4 3200(OC)/3600(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 4400+(OC)

4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slots, Max. Supports up to 128 GB Memory

Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/ 8/ 16/ 32GB DDR4 module

*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.

Supports Dual Channel DDR4 2133/ 2400/ 2666/ 2800/ 2933

Supports Dual Channel DDR4 3200(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 4400+(OC)

2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slots, Max. Supports up to 64 GB Memory

Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/ 8/ 16/ 32GB DDR4 module

*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.

INTEGRATED VIDEO

By CPU model

By CPU model

STORAGE

6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s): Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology

2 x M.2 (M Key) Sockets:

Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280 SSD module

Supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 (32Gb/s) - NVMe/AHCI SSD and SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD

Supports PCIe RAID 0, 1 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Intel Optane 

Technology

*When using SATA SSD module on M.2 (M2M_32G_1) slot, the SATA (SATA_3U/ SATA_3L) connector will be disabled.

*When using NVMe/AHCI PCIe SSD module on M.2 (M2M_32G_1) slot, all of SATA connectors will be enabled. 

4 x SATA III (6Gb/s): Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology

1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket:

Supports M.2 Type 2280 SSD module

Supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 (32Gb/s) - NVMe/AHCI SSD

Supports SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD

Supports PCIe RAID 0, 1 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Intel Optane Technology

LAN

Intel i219V; 10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability

Supports Super LAN Surge Protection

Intel i219V

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability

Supports Super LAN Surge Protection

CODEC

ALC1150

7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio

ALC892

7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi(Front)

USB

6 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)

6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)

6 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)

4 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)

EXPANSION SLOT

3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot

REAR I/O

2 x WIFI Antenna Ports (Optional)

1 x PS/2 Keyboard

1 x PS/2 Mouse

1 x HDMI Port

1 x DP Port

1 x VGA Port

4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports

2 x USB 2.0 Ports

1 x LAN port

3 x Audio Jack

2 x WIFI Antenna Ports (Optional)

1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse

1 x HDMI Port

1 x VGA Port

1 x LAN Port

2 x USB 2.0 Ports

4 x USB 3.2(Gen1) Ports

3 x Audio Jack

INTERNAL I/O

6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s)

1 x M.2 (E Key) Socket: Supports 2230 type Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module and Intel CNVi

2 x USB 2.0 Headers (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)

1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)

1 x 4-Pin Power Connector

1 x 8-Pin Power Connector

1 x 24-Pin Power Connector

1 x CPU Fan Connector

1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)

2 x System Fan Connectors

1 x Front Panel Header

1 x Front Audio Header

1 x Clear CMOS Header

1 x COM Port Header

1 x TPM Header

1 x Thunderbolt 3 Header

2 x LED Headers (5V)

1 x LED Header (12V)

*M.2 (E key) Wi-Fi card is not provided.

4 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s)

1 x M.2 (E Key) Socket: Supports 2230 type Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module and Intel® CNVi

1 x USB 2.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)

1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)

1 x 8-Pin Power Connector

1 x 24-Pin Power Connector

1 x CPU Fan Connector

1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)

1 x System Fan Connector

1 x Front Panel Header

1 x Front Audio Header

1 x Clear CMOS Header

1 x Internal Stereo Speaker Header

1 x LED Header (5V)

1 x LED Header (12V)

*M.2 (E key) Wi-Fi card is not provided.

H/W MONITORING

CPU/System Temperature Monitoring

CPU/System Fan Monitoring

Smart/Manual CPU Fan Control

CPU/DDR Voltage Monitoring

CPU/System Temperature Monitoring

CPU/System Fan Monitoring

Smart/Manual CPU Fan Control

CPU/DDR Voltage Monitoring

DIMENSION

ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 24.4cm (W x L)

Mini ITX Form Factor Dimension: 17cm x 17cm (W x L)

OS SUPPORT

Supports Windows 10 (64bit)

*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.

Supports Windows 10 (64bit)

*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.

BUNDLE SOFTWARE

Racing GT Utility

BullGuard

Racing GT Utility

BullGuard

BIO-Remote2

ACCESSORIES

4 x SATA Cables

1 x I/O Shield

1 x DVD Driver

1 x User Manual

4 x SATA Cables

1 x I/O Shield

1 x DVD Driver

1 x Quick Guide

1 x WiFi accessories

 

Learn more about BIOSTAR RACING Z490A-SILVER: https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=990

BIOSTAR RACING Z490T-SILVER: https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=991

 

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ABOUT BIOSTAR

BIOSTAR, is a brand dedicated to the production of motherboards, gaming motherboards, SSD, graphics cards, industrial computing systems, IoT, crypto mining equipment, and healthcare solution. Since its establishment in 1986, BIOSTAR has become a major motherboard supplier in the IT industry. In order to pursue the best quality and aesthetic design, BIOSTAR has invested heavily in ID design, equipment, global marketing research as well as R&D. With a constant emphasis on quality, BIOSTAR always seeks to improve beyond better and race to the future.