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Biostar goes to the races

by on06 May 2020

RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard runs Intel’s 10th generation processors

Motherboard maker BIOSTAR has launched its RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard made to run Intel’s 10th generation processors.

Built on Intel's Z490 platform, the RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard is BIOSTAR’s flagship motherboard to run Intel's 10th Gen processor range. Styled with BIOSTAR’s RACING themed design , the RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard includes the new 16 Phase power design for beter hardware power regulation, tested, optimised and providing an extremely safe and longer lasting product life, it's claimed.

Specs wise, the RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard has support for 4-DIMMs of DDR4 RAM up to 128 GB with the capability of overclocking up to 4400+ stable boost clock speeds enabled by the new power regulation technology designed by BIOSTAR, which can be easily managed with the new BIOS user interface designed with simple efficient use in mind easily accessible to any end user.

The RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard also has PCIe M.2 (32Gb/s) with support for Intel Optane memory for faster data transfer speeds, GbE LAN that provides lightning fast ethernet speeds and USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C for easy connectivity and also M.2 (E Key) 2230 Socket. Supports WiFi, Bluetooth module and Intel CNVithat delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection.

The armor shroud of the motherboard helps dissipate heat and BIOSTAR claims that this, coupled with the new Super Hyper PWM system that delivers stable power on a 100 per cent fixed rate across all hardware components ensures all critical components are protected. BIOSTAR claims that the this is important as the power requirements to run the top-end 10th gen processors on the new 1200 socket, proper power regulation makes cooling an extreme necessity.

The LED ROCK ZONE RGB lighting is seamlessly integrated with the armor design of the RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard for users looking for that highly customisable RGB light effects, and  can be controlled with the VIVID LED DJ software that could be a favourite feature to have for RGB enthusiasts.

The RACING Z490GTA EVO motherboard has a fully packed Rear I/O panel protected by its Armor 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 range of connectivity options.

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Specs Table 


Intel Z490


Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core™, Pentium and Celeron processors
*10th Generation Intel Core™ Processor Family only support 400-Series.
*Please refer to for CPU 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)
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 for Memory support list.


By CPU model


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, NVMe and AHCI SSD
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) and SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Supports PCIe RAID 0, 1, Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
*When using SATA SSD module on M2M_32G_1 slot, the SATA_3U connector will be disabled.
*When using SATA SSD module on M2M_32G_2 slot, the SATA_3L connector will be disabled.


Intel i211-AT; 10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Supports Super LAN Surge Protection


ALC1150 7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio


1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) port (1 on rear I/O)
10 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (8 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 via internal headers)


3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots


2 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


6 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 (12V)


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


Supports Windows 10 (64bit)
*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.


4 x SATA Cables
1 x Fully Setup Driver CD
1 x User Manual


BIOS EZ Mode / Advanced Mode
Intel Optane Technology
Thunderbolt 3 Header

LED Rock Zone (12V*1 / 5V*2)

Biostar Z490 Motherboard Product Stack
Model Size Price
Biostar Racing Z490GTA Evo ATX $239
Biostar Racing Z490GTA ATX $209
Biostar Racing Z490GTN mITX $199


Last modified on 06 May 2020
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