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GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS MASTER LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Supports Intel 8th & 9th Gen Core i9/i7/i5/i3, Celeron, and Pentium Processors
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Support for DDR4 4400(O.C.)/ 4333(O.C.)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3800(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3666(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3300(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz memory modules
  • Integrated I/O Shield
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • 12 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with PowIRstage
  • Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array Heatsink & Direct Touch Heatpipe
  • Intel 802.11 ac 2x2 Wave 2 WI-FI
  • AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 & High-End ESS SABRE 9118 DAC
  • USB TurboCharger for Mobile Device Fast Charge
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
  • Smart Fan 5 with Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Header
  • Triple M.2 with Triple Thermal Guards
  • CEC 2019 Ready

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Intel Z390 AORUS Motherboard with 12 Phases IR Digital VRM, Fins-Array Heatsink, RGB Fusion, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Triple M.2 with Thermal Guards, ESS SABRE HIFI 9118, Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Front & Rear USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
  • Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • 12 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with PowIRstage
  • Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array Heatsink and Direct Touch Heatpipe
  • Onboard Intel 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
  • Intel 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-C Header
  • Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with Triple Thermal Guard
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save Power With a Simple Click
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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.

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  1. 12 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with PowIRstage
  2. Intel CNVi 802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 WIFI & BT 5
  3. Advanced Thermal Design
    Fins-Array Heatsink
    Direct Touch Heatpipe
    5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
    Thermal Baseplate
  4. Intel i219v GbE LAN
    cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator
  5. Integrated I/O Shield
    Power/ Reset & Clear CMOS Buttons
  6. Triple M.2 Connectors
    PCIe 3.0 x4
    Triple Thermal Guards
  7. ALC1220-VB Audio
    ESS 9118 SABRE DAC
    Gold Plated Audio Jacks
    High-end Audio Capacitors
  1. RGB FUSION
    Addressable LED Header*2
    RGB LED Header*2
  2. DualBIOS with Socketed BIOS
  3. Ultra Durable PCIe Armor
  4. Front USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
  5. USB TurboCharger
  6. Solid Pin Power Connectors
    24 pin ATX Power Connector
    8+8 pin CPU Power Connector
  7. Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
    Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs with Ultra Durable Memory Armor
    XMP Support
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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 Intel Core processors.

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  • Completely new VRM design for 8-core 9th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Enlarged power plane and multiple true power phases ensure a stable gaming experience
Optimized CPU Power Delivery Plane with 2x Copper PCB
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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 overclocking.


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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 gamers.

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Fins-Array Heatsink with Direct Touch Heatpipe and High Thermal Conductivity Pad
  • 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.
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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.
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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.

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Triple NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support

Extreme Performance with Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
Z390 AORUS motherboards offer the industry's 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.

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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.

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Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4266MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4266MHz 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.

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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.

* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please visit www.aorus.com to see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

Broad DDR4 Compatibility with Support List of 1000+ DDR4 Validated!

AORUS partners very closely with memory vendors from around the world to ensure that modules offered by popular memory brands are compatible with AORUS Motherboards. AORUS has verified over 1000+ different modules to ensure performance in a AORUS built system.

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ESS SABRE reference DAC ES9118
  • ESS SABRE reference DAC (ESS 9118)
  • Hypertream Dynamic Range (SNR 125dB)
  • High-Res music (32bit, 384kHz PCM)
  • Super low THD+N (THD+N -112db)
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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.

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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.

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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 110/114dB(A).

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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!

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USB DAC-UP 2
Adjustable Voltage USB Port with Dedicated Power Design

AORUS improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2. USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop. Virtual reality pioneers and gamers alike can rest assured that their expensive accessories and peripherals will not encounter connectivity or power deficiency issues with the AORUS USB DAC-UP 2. With Gaming Gear drawing large amounts of power and having firm specification requirements USB DAC-UP 2 is up for the challenge.

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Smashes the GbE Barrier!
Integrated Intel 802.11ac Wave2 CNVi WIFI + Bluetooth 5

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.

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USB TurboCharger

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.

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*Charge time varies with device's hardware design, battery size, front USB 3.0 cable quality of chassis, power saving setting (CEC 2019, ERP), and environmental factors, actual results will vary.

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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 drives.
Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Networking

Intel 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 environments.

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USB Type-C Front Panel Connector

Equipped with next generation connectivity AORUS Gaming Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C header for USB 3.1 Gen2 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 Gen2 drive or charging your new mobile device.

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Native Intel USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller
Connecting the Future - USB Type-C

Intel's native USB 3.1 host controller provides USB 3.1 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps .With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

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Connecting the Future - USB Type-C
  • The World's Next Universal Connector
  • Reversible USB Type-C with USB 3.1 Gen 2
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RGB Fusion

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 — have them match, dazzle and impress. Learn more about RGB Fusion

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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.

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Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.

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  • 8 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
  • 8 Temperature Sensors
  • 2 External Temperature Sensors
  • All Hybrid Fan Headers
  • Support GPU temperature as source
  • Interoperable Fans and Sensors
  • Supports High Current Fans up to 24W(2AX12V) with Over-Current Protection
  • Intuitive UI for Fan Control
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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 temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.

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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 sensors—giving 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 Voltage mode.

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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.

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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 CPU overloading.

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Solid Pin Power connector advantages
  • Larger contact area for electricity
  • More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  • Ultra durable and longer lifespan
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Ultra Durable PCIe Armor
Industry Leading Ultra Durable 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.

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Ultra Durable 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

GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
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Diagnostic LEDs

Hardware Troubleshooting at a Glance
Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.

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GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS Design

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.

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Easy to Install "G Connector" Design

The tiny cables of the front panel connectors can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted and indicators are tiny. With the G Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, simplifying the process of building your next PC and saving you frustration.

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GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications
BIOS
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New User Interface

All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.

My Favorites

Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.

Storage Information

Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.

Changelog

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 curve graph.

APP CENTER

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.

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EasyTune

GIGABYTE's EasyTune 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 most.

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@BIOS

The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's 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.

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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 Information Viewer.

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XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere

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 chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro! *Free 14 days XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License.

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  • Enjoy 14-days FREE seamless connection to any game server in the world
  • Experience up to 60% overall connection improvement
  • Receive FREE unlimited access to PC Gaming Launchpad, supporting over 800 MMO games
  • Monitor your Game Ping and Connection Statistics continuously
TriDef SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding

To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS motherboard includes TriDef 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. *Free 1 month TriDef SmartCam License.

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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 Bridge.

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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.

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3/ 5
Great Features but a Bit Buggy and Could Use Better Software

Pros: I've been running this GIGABYTE Z390 Aorus Master for a bit over a month now, and I am conflicted on my impressions on the board. If they get the bugs worked out this is a 4 or 5 star board. I looked at every Z390 ATX or E-ATX motherboard available before choosing this one. I felt this had the best feature set before getting into the deep end of motherboard pricing.

The integrated base plate and PCIe/Memory Armor make a significant improvement in reducing flex on the motherboard, and the base plate armor aids in cooling. I really like the convenience of the integrated I/O shield. There is a good selection of internal and rear ports, even though I wish it had a PS/2 port and Thunderbolt. I like the upgrade rear audio ports. The 12-phase digital power design is also very highly reviewed.

I’m running an i9-9900K which can consume a lot of power, so the dual 8-pin CPU power connector is very welcomed.

The latest UEFI update brings support for 32GB RAM modules, so now the motherboard can support up to 128GB of RAM.

Cons: Unfortunately, this motherboard does have a few cons. The biggest of which is there are some bugs. After about a week of leaving the computer on it will start to make a continuous warning tone from the motherboard. I don't know what is causing this. It stops as soon as I restart the computer, and then it will come back a week later again. My first thought was it's a fan speed warning, but I have all of the fan warnings turned off.

The next issue is the GIGABYTE software, and I have a few issues here. When I first set up the system, I used all the latest drivers/software from the GIGABYTE website. The then current RGB Fusion software was preventing the computer monitors from turning off or the screen saver from turning on. This was fixed in a later RFB Fusion version. Also, the System Information Viewer (SIV) / Smart Fan 5 software leaves a lot to be desired. The look of it is terrible, and the fan control does not work right in Windows. I had to go into the UEFI to set the fans. Randomly the fans will start to ramp up to high speeds even when the computer is idle and the temps are low. GIGABYTE is far behind ASUS in terms of their motherboard software, not that ASUS is perfect either. The updates are also slow to be put on their website. The UEFI could use a significant improvement in layout. Too many items are buried multiple menu layers deep.

The motherboard exhibits coil whine under load.

The owner’s manual was so-so. It had most of the information, but there were several areas where it should have given better information. It wasn’t the worst owner’s manual I had seen, but it wasn’t the best either.

I’ve tried multiple times to contact GIGABYTE technical support, but they have limited hours and are closed for lots of holidays, even minor ones. So I was never able to get in touch with them.

I wish this motherboard had a PS/2 port and Thunderbolt.

Other Thoughts: In order to set up my pair of NVMe SSDs in RAID and install Windows, I needed to make sure CSM (Compatibility Support Module) Support was disabled in the UEFI. This means at a minimum your primary devices need to support UEFI.

I’ve had multiple ASUS motherboards, an ASRock, and others. For a while I have considered GIGABYTE and MSI. Over the years I’ve heard a lot of good things about GIGABYTE, so I was slightly more looking at their motherboards for this build, but I looked at everything from all manufacturers. I really wanted to go with the GIGABYTE Z390 Aorus Xtreme, but there were not enough additional features on it to warrant being double the price. I also very strongly considered the GIGABYTE Z390 Designare, but it was out of stock.

GIGABYTE Z390 Aorus Master
Intel i9-9900K
Zalman CNPS9900MAX
Arctic Silver 5
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2
4 x 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 2400
2 x Samsung 970 EVO 2TB NVMe M.2 in RAID 1 Mirror
2 x ASUS BD-RE Burner
Corsair AX1200i 1200W PSU
Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower Case
Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
4 x ASUS VS247H-P 23.6” LED Backlight Monitor

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5/ 5
This a beast

Pros: I am using this board with i9, SAMSUNG 970 and 16g memory without overclock and the speed is ridiculous

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: The bios will be getting some use to if you haven't done a build in a while

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4/ 5
Great Hi Quality Motherboard

Pros: The VRM is the best in the market. My i9 9900k is running stable and cool.
The wifi is nice. I need to run a ethernet line, but the wifi is really fast.
The RGB is a nice touch.

Cons: The BIOS leaves quite a bit to be desired, but it works. Would have liked the Overclock AI from ASUS, but at least Gigabyte provided a overclocking guide.

Other Thoughts: Great motherboard especially for those that want a high end board, but don't want to pay $500+.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Working Flawlessly

Pros: -3 NVME drive slots with heatsinks and thermal pads, nice!
-Better power delivery for i9 chips.

Cons: -Limited to 3 GB/s
-Slow 1 GB/s port... no 10 GB/s....

Other Thoughts: So far, this has worked perfectly fine with my 8700k, I'm waiting for prices to go down before I swap to the newer 9900K. Fair warning.. when I swapped ONLY the motherboard, most Microsoft software expired... (office, word, windows 10 pro, etc)

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2/ 5
Still has issues as others also describe

Pros: When it does run, it runs stable even when overclocking it somewhat
Updated BIOS should be able to fix the issues it currently has

Cons: Does not support Corsair 4266MHz memory (CMW16GX4M2K4266C19), which crashes the system when running at speed (it will run fine at 3500MHz)
With a cold start, the board sometimes "forgets" the boot drive and requires you to enter and (save) exit the BIOS for the system to pick the drive up again

Other Thoughts: I would probably wait until a few more BIOS versions come out (F8 at the time of writing) or look at other brands. When I contacted Gigabyte support they weren't much help in terms of their answers to the issues above. The board is advertised as being able to run the 4266Mhz memory, but that seems to not be the case with the Corsair modules I have. For the price you would expect a bit more.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very sturdy and a little bulky

Pros: -Sturdy
-Very nice

Cons: -tall on the io shield side so I couldn't fit a 2 fan liquid cpu cooler . Had to sell the cooler and buy a single fan one.

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Verified Owner
3/ 5
Great, then not

Pros: VRM, build quality

Cons: gigabytes bios, DOA usb 2.0 headers

Other Thoughts: *Edit - bumped to 3*'s based on performance pre-failure and, more importantly, Newegg customer service. Some things are easy to return, others, like a mobo in a custom loop are a nightmare. Gigabyte's send it to us and we'll take a look, maybe send you a new one approach is rivaled only by their bios and App Center for sucking. Newegg, however, sent a new one out and gave me 30-days to swap it out before returning the old one. If I could give separate reviews I would, but hopefully this will be enough.

Its a good product with obvious QA issues (this whole generation has them it appears, I am just glad retailers are handling it right.

Don’t think I’m going to buy another gigabyte board, but this seemed the best of the 390s.

After way too many hours bending PETG and everything else involved in a new build, go to install aquaero and realize the genesys 2.0 controller is dead.

Call gigabyte, can return board, wait 7 days (not including travel time) while they diagnose issue, then another 7-10 days or something while they decided what to do. Or, you can put a hold on your card for msrp and they will send you one, but REFURBISHED?

Contrast that to EVGA. In December, the first two 2080TI FTW3 I received were dead. They immediately sent new ones. The first one worked but had fans at 100% all time, the second didn’t at all, so they sent a third before I even returned the first. Too bad their mobos…

Now my hopes rest with newegg, will update with resolution

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5/ 5
Awesome board!

Pros: Bought after watching the review on ‘hardware unboxed’, Installed seamlessly into a H500p Mesh with 9900k w/R1 universal . On first boot all of my peripherals were detected. I didn’t need to set anything in the bios, ram was detected at 2666, all cores boosted to 5g when running my bench..

Note, while the approved memory list is lengthy, they understandably don’t cover all modules, long story short, it seems you can swap out the module color without issue, they had black listed, I went with white

Looks great, I was a little worried that my NVMe drives would run hot under the heat spreaders, but they actually run cooler than my previous setup, which was just open .

Cons: none yet

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