ASUS Prime Z490-A Review

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Test Setup

ASUS Prime Z490-A – 0509 BIOS
Intel Core i9-10900K
Corsair LPX 4000 MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2 – OS Drive
Samsung 970 Pro
Corsair AX1600i
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H150i
Corsair ML Fans
Fractal Define 7


CPU-Z isn’t very keen on reporting the voltages for the Prime correctly. It’s definitely set to 1.3v in the BIOS for our 5.2 GHz overclocking efforts, although as you’ll see in a moment there is a possibility that CPU-Z is accurate and the BIOS is faffing us about. Given that the VRM temperatures don’t appear in either the BIOS or HWMonitor we had to go a little bit cautiously in our overclocking efforts. Still, 5.2 GHz it says which matches what we’ve achieved so far.

ASUS Prime Z490-A Review