Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - Intel 9th Gen ATX Gaming Motherboard
STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME WITH AORUSGigabyte’s Z390 AORUS MASTER Gaming motherboard is perfect for every PC enthusiast and is packed full of intuitive technology that offers the best performance, audio and customization options. Sync RGB LED strips using the RGB Fusion software, which allows users to control both on-board and external lighting on their system. The Z390 AORUS MASTER is formed on the Intel Z390 chipset and is reinforced with ultra-durable components featuring Dual-Channel DDR4 for exceptional memory speed whilst Triple M.2 Connectors with efficient thermal guards work to keep your SSD devices running at their absolute best.
Please note: Z390 Motherboards are compatible with Intel 8th Gen 'Coffee Lake' and 9th Gen CPUs. Although these Intel Z390 Motherboards share the same socket as Intel's 200 & 100 Series Motherboards, they are electrically incompatible & will not work with 7th & 6th Gen Intel CPUs.
8th & 9th Gen IntelCompatible CPUs
Unsurpassable AORUS Performance
EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE POWERThe Z390 AORUS MASTER motherboard uses an all IR 12 phase digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and PowlRstage MOSFET. These 100% digital controller and additional 8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors deliver incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, giving gamers the maximum performance from the new 9th Generation Intel Core processors.
Advanced Thermal Design for Optimal Cooling
A PERFECT BALANCE OF STYLE AND PERFORMANCEThe Z390 AORUS MASTER utilizes Fins-Array Heatsink to increase the heat dissipation area by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks to completely keep your components efficiently cooled, with Direct Touch Heatpipe working to help transfer heat from MOS to the 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 amount of time, and is all backed up with a thermal baseplate. Z390 AORUS MASTER finds a perfect balance between aesthetics and performance by combining all these features to deliver 30% lower MOSFET temperatures to give enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers the best possible experience.
Discover Amazing Storage with Triple NVMe M.2
ULTRA-FAST STORAGE WITH THERMAL GUARDZ390 AORUS motherboards offer industry-leading compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand the best possible storage performance, with AORUS' unique design that can be configured in RAID for record sequential read speeds of up to 3551 MB/s. This makes AORUS the ultimate choice for a fantastic system. Gigabyte also provides a thermal solution for your M.2 SSD devices, with the M.2 Thermal Guard working to dissipate heat to prevent throttling and bottlenecks from high-speed M.2 SSDs.
Extensive Support for DDR4 XMP
MEMORY SPEEDS UP TO 4400MHZAORUS offers a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4400MHz and beyond. All you need to do to attain the impressive performance boost is ensure that your memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on your AORUS motherboard. DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2133MHz. Frequency tweaking requires a considerable amount of effort and knowledge, so memory vendors encode XMP profiles that can automatically modify the timings of the supported memory modules to work with your CPU for greater performance.
Intel® GbE LAN with Integrated Intel CNVi Wi-Fi
INTEL ® WI-FI AC & BLUETOOTHThe Z390 AORUS MASTER offers amazing connectivity features to give you the best signal for uninterrupted gameplay. With Intel® GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which works to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver improved responsiveness in crowded LAN environments. With speeds up to 1.73Gbps, Intel Next-Gen Wireless solution supports 802.11ac Wave 2 function and gigabit wireless performance to provide ultra-smooth video streaming, few dropped connections and an improved gaming experience. This is double the speed compared to the previous generation. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 delivers 4x range over BT4.2 and with even faster transmission.
Intel® Optane™ Memory
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE WITH OPTANE MEMORYThe Z390 AORUS MASTER 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.
Future-Proof Connectivity Options
USB TYPE-C™ FRONT PANEL CONNECTORThe Z390 AORUS MASTER comes equipped with next generation connectivity, with connectors that will benefit you even in the future. The on-board USB Type-C™ header for USB 3.2 Gen2 makes access easy when connecting a USB 3.1 Gen2 drive or charging your smartphone.
Stay Connected with Speedy USB Ports
INTEL® WI-FI AC & BLUETOOTH 5Intel's native USB 3.1 host controller provides your USB 3.1 ports with speeds up to 10GBps. Featuring backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, and twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation. The greater 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 vast range of devices. The Z390 AORUS MASTER also includes Gigabyte's patent pending TurboCharger technology that allows you to recharge your smartphone with impeccable speed, charging up to 50% in less than 30 minutes.* Just connect the Front USB 3.0 Type-A chassis cable to the motherboard, and you can use the USB Turbocharger to recharge both Android devices (using QC 3.0) and Apple devices. (With Apple Fast-Charge Function)
*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.
Enjoy Vivid LED Lighting in your System
CUSTOMIZE LIGHTING TO FIT YOUR STYLERGB Fusion is a smart software that lets you configure on-board and external RGB lighting on your system with a wealth of colours and up to 12 lighting effects. With more LED customizations than ever, you can truly adapt your PC to your style and even connect and control LED light strips. Featuring full RGB support and a revamped RGB Fusion application, you'll gain complete control over the vibrant lighting on your motherboard. The AORUS Z390 supports either 5v or 12v LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights.
RGB FUSION SOFTWARESet LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature.
RGB FUSION APPThe GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC.
Enjoy a Better System with Endless Cooling Options
AORUS SMART FAN 5The Smart Fan 5 software ensures that your system can maintain its performance whilst staying cool, allowing you to interchange the fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors on your motherboard. More hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the Z390 AORUS MASTER even more versatile when it comes to air and liquid cooling. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds, and with Fan Stop you can map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold for silent performance.
Immersive AORUS Audio
ALL NEW REALTEK HIGH-END HD AUDIO CODECALC1220 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. The AORUS motherboards boast a combination of Audiophile grade WIMA and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors which are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies. USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.
Ultra Durable Features to Protect your Build
DURABLE AORUS PCI-E SLOTSNever worry about your heavy graphics card damaging your motherboard again. AORUS’ proprietary Ultra Durable PCIe Metal Shielding reinforces the PCIe connector to prevent slot damage due to heavy graphics card. The DIMM and PCIe metal shield also provides extra strength for when you forget to release the lock while replacing your component, adding a foolproof option which can save your PC’s life.
DIAGNOSTIC LEDSOn-board LEDs controlled by the system BIOS specify if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to promptly take action by quickly diagnosing which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is faulty.
DUALBIOS DESIGNGIGABYTE 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.
G CONNECTOR DESIGNWith the G Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, streamlining the process of building your next PC and saving you some frustrations, as the tiny cables in the front panel connector can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted.
GIGABYTE BIOS and Applications
NEW USER INTERFACEGIGABYTE has specially designed the BIOS to provide users the most premium experience while constructing their new system, with a new GUI and easier to use functionalities. The BIOS is crucial for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings.
AORUS EXCELLENCEOptimise and improve your connection with WTFast, the Gamers Private Network (GPN). Cast your game anywhere and experience the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster. Host your game like a pro and with just one click stream your gameplay to Twitch, chat to fellow gamers and interact with social media integration.
Save power with one simple click with CEC Energy Saving technology. GIGABYTE motherboards can achieve lower power consumption under idle mode and fully comply with new CEC 2019 power consumption requirement.
WTFAST (GPN)Enhance your online game performance with WTFast, the Gamers Private Network (GPN); which optimises your connection.
XSPLIT GAMECASTER + BROADCASTERCast your game anytime, anywhere with only one click. The fully optimised social media integration allows you to instantly connect for real-time chats.