BIOSTAR Announce the RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard

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BIOSTAR has announced the launch of the latest RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard made to run Intel’s 10th generation processors.

Built on Intel’s Z490 platform, the RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard is BIOSTAR’s premium flagship motherboard all set to blaze past all competition with the new 10th Gen processor range from Intel. Styled with BIOSTAR’s signature RACING themed design language, the RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard has a few of the most searched for features in the market like the new 16 Phase power design for a highly precise hardware power regulation, tested, optimized and manufactured to be the best in the market providing lasting product life and integrated with many more financially rewarding functions, the RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard brings users the extra edge and reliability familiar in a premium BIOSTAR product.

Specifications wise the RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard is packed with the latest technology that rivals all competition in the market like assistance for 4-DIMMs of DDR4 RAM up to 128 GB with the capability to overclock up to 4400+ stable boost clock speeds enabled by the new power policy technology designed by BIOSTAR, which can be easily managed with the new BIOS user interface designed with simple efficient use in mind easily available to any end-user.

The RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard also has PCIe M. 2 (32 Gb/s) with support for Intel Optane memory for faster information transfer speeds, GbE LAN that provides lightning-fast Ethernet speeds and USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C for simple connectivity and also M. 2 (E Key) 2230 Socket. Supports WiFi, Bluetooth module and Intel CNVithat delivers a secure, stable, and fast network connection.

Cooling and power efficiency are the names of the game with the RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard with its trendy design revolving around practicality and efficiency in mind.

The armor shroud of the motherboard made to help dissipate heat, coupled with the new Super Hyper PWM system that delivers stable power on a 100% fixed rate across all hardware elements that ensures all critical components are protected and offers excellent precision, performance, and reliability. Considering the power requirements to run the top-end 10th gen processors on the new 1200 socket, proper power regulation and cooling is an extreme necessity and BIOSTAR has got you covered.

It is also worth discussing that the LED ROCK ZONE RGB lighting is seamlessly integrated with the armor design of the RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard for users looking for that extremely customizable RGB light effects, and it rivals a lot of its mainstream competition and can be controlled with the VIVID LED DJ software that will most definitely be a favorite feature to have for RGB lovers.

The RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard has a totally packed Rear I/O panel protected by its Armour Gear design. It consists of 2 x Wi-Fi Antenna Ports, 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse, 1 x HDMI Port, 1 x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C Port, 1 x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) port, 8 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports, 1 x GbE LAN port, 5 x Audio ports and 1 x SPDIF-Out port giving the user a wide range of connectivity options to choose.

Designed for gamers, content creators and all pc lovers alike, the RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard is a great investment to make with some of the most modern-day tech packed into a sleek functional product that is built to last and by registering your newly purchased RACING Z490 GTA EVO motherboard with the BIOSTAR VIP CARE web portal you will get a jaw-dropping 5 years extended warranty period for you to enjoy your pc build with the added assurance that BIOSTAR has you covered.

Key Features

Tough Power Connectors

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

Super Hyper PWM

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

Super Durable Inductor

  • Features 16- phase power design
  • Uses the hardware power regulation
  • Ensures genuine power efficacy and longer component life

Armor Gear

  • Improves thermal dissipation
  • Synchronize it to build your own color gaming lights
  • Protects I/O interfaces and audio electronic components

CPU OPT Header

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


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


  • 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 of 32 Gb/s
  • Its 5 times faster than SATA III 6Gb/s

Iron Slot Protection

  • Prevents Bending
  • Reinforces PCIe x16 slots
  • Handles heavier graphics card


  • Provides double protection
  • Helps the motherboard recovers from any problems
  • Protects the BIOS from any potential virus and data corruption

Specifications Table

ChipsetIntel Z490
CPU SUPPORTSocket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core ™, Pentium and Celeron processors
*10th Generation Intel Core ™ Processor Family only supports 400-Series.
* Please refer to for the CPU support list.
MEMORYSupports 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/ 32 GB DDR4 module
* Please refer to for the Memory support list.
STORAGE6 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, NVMe and AHCI SSD
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (32 Gb/s) and SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Supports PCIe RAID 0, 1, Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
* When using the SATA SSD module on the M2M _32 G_1 slot, the SATA_3U connector will be disabled.
* When using the SATA SSD module on the M2M _32 G_2 slot, the SATA_3L connector will be disabled.
LANIntel i211- AT; 10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half/ Full duplex capability
Supports Super LAN Surge Protection
CODECALC1150 7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio
USB1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) port (1 on the rear I/O)
10 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (8 on the rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 via internal headers)
EXPANSION SLOT3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
REAR I/O2 x WiFi Antenna Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse
1 x HDMI Port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C Port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Port
8 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports
1 x LAN port
5 x Audio Jack
1 x SPDIF_Out
INTERNAL I/O6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s)
1 x M. 2 (E Key) Socket: Supports 2230 type WiFi, 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)
2 x 8-Pin Power Connectors
1 x 24- Pin Power Connector
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)
3 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 Thunderbolt 3 Header
2 x LED Headers (5V)
1 x LED Header (12 V)
DIMENSIONATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm (W x L )
OS SUPPORTSupports Windows 10 (64 bit)
*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.
1 x Fully Setup Driver CD
1 x User Manual
BIOS EZ Mode/ Advanced Mode
Intel Optane Technology
Thunderbolt 3 Header
LED Rock Zone (12 V * 1/ 5V * 2)

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