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NZXT Launches N7 Z490 ATX Motherboard and It's So Clean

Seamlessly blend

Christopher Coke Updated: Posted:
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NZXT just announced its latest motherboard, the N7 Z490. Available in Black or White, it seems designed to blend into the case for a gorgeously clean aesthetic. It supports the latest generation of Intel CPUs, features dual M.2 slots for high-speed NVMe storage, as well as innovative fan and RGB control.

N7 Z490 Features

  • Designed with Intel® Z490 Express Chipset
  • Compatible with Intel® 10th Generation Core™ i9, Core™ i7, Core™ i5, and Core™ i3 processors
  •  8+2 DrMOS Power Phase Design
  •  Intel® Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity and Bluetooth V5.1
  •  Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  •  Two M.2 connectors for storage devices
  •  Multi-GPU support with AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
  •  Supports memory overclocking speeds of up to 4266 MHz and Intel® XMP 2.0
  •  8-channel high-definition audio

The new board, available in black or white, features a metal cover to mask the circuit board underneath and create a seamless look with the rest of your case. It also features four RGB channels and seven fan channels, each of which are customizable through NZXT’s CAM software.

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As a premium board, it also comes with several quality of life features, like an integrated IO shield, conveniently placed headers, and WIFI 6 connectivity.

The N7 Z490 is available now for $229.99.


Christopher Coke

Chris cut his teeth on MMOs in the late 90s with text-based MUDs. He’s written about video games for many different sites but has made MMORPG his home since 2013. Today, he acts as Hardware and Technology Editor, lead tech reviewer, and continues to love and write about games every chance he gets. Follow him on Twitter: @GameByNight