Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER motherboard LGA 1151 (Socket H4) Intel Z390 ATX Description
DOMINANT IN DARKNESS
In the dark, starless night, the falcon strikes fear into the heart
of its prey. Even with minimal visibility, the falcon pinpoints its
prey and patiently anticipates the perfect moment to swoop in for
the kill. The falcon with its laser sharp gaze dominates the
darkness of night in the same manner that AORUS Core Lighting
illuminates the vast AORUS ecosystem.
12 Phase Digital Power Design
- 40A IR 3553 for each vCore Phase
- High current capacity MOSFET
- Lower temperature
- Server level reliability
Z390 AORUS MASTER motherboard uses an all IR digital CPU power
design which includes both digital PWM Controller and PowlRstage
MOSFET, and is capable of providing at least 40A of power from each
phase, for a total of 480A. These 100% digital controller and
additional 8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible
precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most
power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts
to get the absolute maximum performance from the new 8-core 9th Gen
IntelÃÂ® CoreÃ¢ÂÂ¢ processors.
True 12 Phase Power Design
- Completely new VRM design for 8-core 9th Gen IntelÃÂ® CoreÃ¢ÂÂ¢
- Enlarged power plane and multiple true power phases ensure a
stable gaming experience
Enlarged Power Plane
Optimized CPU Power Delivery Plane with 2x Copper PCB
2x Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient
power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal
power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery
area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle
the increased power loading that is necessary when
Advanced Thermal Design
Z390 AORUS MASTER reaches a perfect balance between style and
performance by combining the media acclaimed Fins-Array heatsink, a
heatpipe, and a thermal baseplate, to provide 30% lower MOSFET
temperatures for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional
Fins-Array Heatsink with Direct Touch Heatpipe and High Thermal
- Z390 AORUS MASTER uses Fins-Array Heatsink which increases the
heat dissipation area by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks of
the same size. Direct Touch Heatpipe helps transfer heat from MOS
to heatsink and fins.
- By using LAIRD 1.5mm thick, 5W/mK high thermal conductivity pads,
it can transfer 2.7x more heat compared to traditional thermal pads
in the same time period.
Base plate + I/O Shield Armor
Durable design and easy installation
- With an integrated base plate, GIGABYTE Motherboards give users a
strong foundation to build their Gaming PCs.
- With an integrated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable
PC is even easier.
- Integrated Power/Reset/Clear CMOS buttons on the I/O shield
enable users easier debugging and operation.
Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology
to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
Triple NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
Extreme Performance with Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
Z390 AORUS motherboards offer the industryÃ¢ÂÂs best compatibility
in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and
seek the best performance. AORUS' unique design can be configured
in RAID for record speeds of up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read),
making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.
AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for
M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and
bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat
before it becomes an issue.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4133MHz and Beyond
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper
compatibility with profiles up to 4133MHz and beyond. All users
need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their
memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated
and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.
What is XMP?
DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2133MHz,
but as frequency tweaking requires a considerable amount of effort
and knowledge, memory vendors encode XMP profiles which can
automatically modify the timings of the supported memory modules to
work with your CPU and to achieve increased performance.
ESS SABRE reference DAC
- ESS SABRE reference DAC (ESS 9118)
- Hypertream Dynamic Range (SNR 125dB)
- High-Res music (32bit, 384kHz PCM)
- Super low THD+N (THD+N -112db)
True High-Fidelity Music (Realtek ALC1220-VB)
Paired with Realtek's latest ALC1220 Codec, playback for surround
sound audio and DSD enabled music are easier than ever.
Audiophile Grade Capacitors (WIMA , Nichicon Fine Gold)
To ensure a studio-quality experience, WIMA and Nichicon Fine Gold
capacitors are used to provide power to the overall system.
Precision Audio Stream (TXC OSCILLATOR)
Provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters. High
resistance to corrosion and oxidation.
ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes
All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device,
preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the
world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to
No More Confusion
During In-Game Voice Chat
Microphone input with higher front dynamic range allows gamers to
hear more clearly. No more misunderstandings, no more confusing GO!
GO! GO! as NO! NO! NO!
Smashes the GbE Barrier!
Integrated IntelÃÂ® 802.11ac Wave2 CNVi WIFI + Bluetooth
Intel Next-Gen Wireless solution supports 802.11ac Wave 2 function,
enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video
streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and
speeds up to 1.73Gbps. Double the speed compared to the previous
generation. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4x range over BT4.2 and
with faster transmission.
GIGABYTE patent pending USB TurboCharger technology allows users to
recharge their mobile devices with stunning speed, up to 50% in
less than 30 minutes*. By connecting the Front USB 3.0 Type-A
chassis cable to our motherboard, users can utilize the USB
TurboCharger to recharge both Android devices with QC 3.0 and Apple
devices with Apple Fast-Charge function.
PERFORMANCE FUELED BY OPTANE
The Z390 AORUS Platform supports Intel's latest Optane technology.
Optane fuels storage performance by acting as a cache drive giving
users a significant boost compared to traditional mechanical
IntelÃÂ® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator
IntelÃÂ® GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management
application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low
ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN
With AORUS Motherboards, RGB Fusion is even better with Addressable
LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard RGB
and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC.
Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion on Z390
Series AORUS Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED
support. With external Addressable LED strips*, where each LED is
digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns,
styles, and illuminations.
AORUS Motherboards will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED
lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion with
Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings
with more to come.
Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly
adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support
and a redesigned RGB Fusion application, the user has complete
control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
RGB Fusion Software
With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to
different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colors
on all supported products. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize
with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the
CPU temperature. For true lighting experts there is a dedicated
product setting, which can be fully customized by individual area
with its own effects.
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends
will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch
as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives
users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for
different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard
and monitor of their PC.
RGB Fusion Ready
With a dazzling array of products supported, RGB Fusion is the
software that brings it all together, letting your accessories
synchronize to the same beat. Customize all your LEDs how you like
Ã¢ÂÂ have them match, dazzle and impress. Learn more about RGB
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain
its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to
interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors
at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with
Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and
Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more
liquid cooling friendly.
Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely
when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan
stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what
temperatureÃ¢ÂÂall of it can be customized to your liking.
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5
receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and
water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external
thermistor sensorsÃ¢ÂÂgiving you absolute mastery over your PC.
- All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of
cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or
New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your
system usage preferences.
For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define
trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
Z390 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V
8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during
Solid Pin Power connector advantages
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Ultra DurableÃ¢ÂÂ¢ PCIe Armor
Industry Leading Ultra DurableÃ¢ÂÂ¢ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from
GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra
strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Ultra DurableÃ¢ÂÂ¢ Memory Armor
AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design
prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in
addition to preventing any possible ESD interference
New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page
including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review
overall settings modification.
Optimized Memory Installation Reminder
Displays correct installation reminder message when user installs
two memory modules but runs single channel mode.
Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is an useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB
utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to
install from APP CENTER and keep you updated with latest utilities
and drivers version.
GIGABYTE's EasyTuneÃ¢ÂÂ¢ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that
allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system
and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart
Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock
your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the
The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your systemÃ¢ÂÂs BIOS
from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user
interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from
the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on
your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a
file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS
to an image.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives
you access to your current system status. Monitor components such
as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile,
create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your
system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime,
Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media
integration is ready for real-time chatsÃ¢ÂÂkeeping you notified yet
focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your
gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!
TriDef ÃÂ® SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding
To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS
motherboard includes TriDef ÃÂ® SmartCam software, you are now able
to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen.
Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters,
and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but
also through other video applications such as Skype.
High-Bandwidth(HB) SLI Bridge
Take your gaming performance to a whole new level by configuring
multiple GeForce GTX cards with a High-Bandwidth(HB) SLI
CEC 2019 Ready
Save power with a simple click
CEC Requirement : PC power consumption must be under a certain
level when it's in off mode, idle mode, stand-by mode. With high
power efficiency hardware components and fine tuned BIOS, GIGABYTE
motherboards can achieve lower power consumption under idle mode
and fully comply with new CEC 2019 (California Energy Commission)
power consumption requirement.
- Supports 9th and 8th Gen IntelÃÂ® CoreÃ¢ÂÂ¢ Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- IntelÃÂ® OptaneÃ¢ÂÂ¢ Memory Ready
- 12 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with PowIRstage
- Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array Heatsink and Direct Touch
- Onboard IntelÃÂ® CNVi 802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
- 125dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 & High-End ESS SABRE 9118 DAC
with WIMA audio capacitors
- USB TurboCharger for Mobile Device Fast Charge Support
- IntelÃÂ® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
- RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design,
Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
- Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan
Headers with FAN STOP
- Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-CÃ¢ÂÂ¢ Header
- Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with Triple Thermal
- USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
- CEC 2019 Ready, Save Power With a Simple Click