Conclusion and Verdict
SuperO C9Z490-PGW is a unique and well-designed motherboard. Its server origins are evident, giving us high stability and excellent performance. Having said that, the more advanced configurations in the BIOS may cause issues with some users. There is however, an easy mode that is suitable for less advanced users. Enthusiasts and overclockers should feel great with various settings in BIOS/UEFI.
The motherboard offers us multiple handy devices and controllers, four PCIe x16 slots, USB 3.2, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, and many more.
There were no problems with stability or performance during all our tests. Even though there are no additional fans like in competitive products, the power section was working perfectly. There was no noise and no throttling of any kind.
The only thing that users may miss is RGB lighting, as SuperO only supports white LEDs under the IO cover. The effect is nice, but it’s not the same as in some competitive products. On the other hand, there is quite a large group of users who dislike RGB lighting, and they should be happy from the clean and professional look of the C9Z490-PGW.
Since the motherboard has been reviewed before the premiere, then there is no available retail price confirmed by any popular online store. It will be updated soon.
- High performance
- Four PCI-E X16 with PLX
- Two M.2 PCIe sockets
- Two LAN ports – 1Gbps+10Gbps
- WiFi 6+Bluetooth 5.0
- High compatibility with memory modules
- Lack of RGB lighting (for those who can’t live without it)
SuperO Pro Gaming C9Z490-PGW is clearly a great motherboard that delivers all the best to demanding users. It’s fast, stable, and well-designed. It also offers unique features that are not found on its competitor. I am glad to recommend this motherboard to gamers, or even more demanding users who are planning on a home workstation.
SuperO Pro Gaming C9Z490-PGW deserves Funky Kit’s Editor’s Choice Award!
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