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    Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER ATX Motherboard for Intel LGA1151 CPUs

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    £264.80 inc Vat

    Product Specifcation

    CPU Socket Intel 1151

    Product Description

    DESIGN CONCEPT

    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.

    AORUS PERFORMANCE

    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.

    True 12 Phase Power Design

    • 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

    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 overclocking.

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    * 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.

    AORUS AUDIO

    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)

    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 110/114dB(A).

    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!

    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.

    AORUS CONNECTIVITY

    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.

    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. 

    *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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    AORUS STYLE

    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.

    * Addressable LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Addressable LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.

    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.

    AORUS COOLING

    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.

    Fan Stop

    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.

    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.

    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.

    AORUS ULTRA DURABLE

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    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.

    AORUS EXCELLENCE

    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 1 year XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License.

    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 90 days TriDef® SmartCam License.
    * Trial period subject to change without prior notice according to software vendor’s terms and conditions.

    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.

    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.

    Main Features

    • 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

    Detailed Specifications

    CPU
    Installed Processors (Max): 0 (1)
    Supported Processor Manufacturer: Intel®
    Supported Processors: 9th / 8th Generation Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors
    64-bit Support: Yes
    Socket: LGA1151
    Motherboard
    Chipset Manufacturer: Intel®
    Northbridge: Z390
    RAID Supported: Yes
    RAID Format: RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    SATA Supported: Yes
    Rear Panel I/O Ports
    USB Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
    3 x USB 3.1 Type-A
    2 x USB 3.0
    4 x USB 2.0
    RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
    HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI
    Audio Line In Ports: 1 x 3.5mm Jack
    Audio Line Out Ports: 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
    Microphone In Port: 1 x 3.5mm Jack
    S/PDIF Port: 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out
    Antenna Connectors: 2 x Antenna
    Internal I/O Connectors
    Front Panel Connectors: 1 x Front Panel
    1 x Front Audio
    Cooling Fan Support: 1 x CPU fan
    1 x Water Cooling CPU fan
    4 x System fasn
    2 x Water Cooling Pump
    SATA Connectors: 6 x SATA III
    S/PDIF Connectors: 1 x S/PDIF Out
    USB Connectors: 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
    1 x USB 3.0
    2 x USB 2.0
    Thunderbolt Port(s): 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC connector
    TPM Header: 1 x TPM
    Power Connector Port: 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
    2 x 4+4-pin EPS
    Other Connectors: 2 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
    1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280)
    1 x M.2, Socket 1, E Key (Type 2230) for Intel® CNVi Module
    2 x Addressable LED Strip headers
    2 x RGB LED Strip headers
    2 x Temperature Sensor headers
    Expansion
    Number of PCI Express Slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x16)
    1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x8)
    1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x4)
    3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1
    Memory
    Memory Bus Speed: 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
    Maximum RAM: 64 GB
    Memory Type: DDR4
    Memory Slot: 4 x DIMM
    Graphics Device
    Integrated Graphics Supported: Yes
    Sound
    Integrated Sound: Realtek® ALC1220-VB
    Network
    Integrated Network: Intel® GbE
    Network Speeds Supported: 10/100/1000 Mbps
    Wireless LAN: Yes
    Wireless Network Speed: Up to 1.73 Gbps
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Bluetooth Version: 5.0
    System Requirements
    Operating Systems Supported: Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
    System
    BIOS: 2 x 128 Mbit flash
    Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    Support for DualBIOS™
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
    Jumpers: 1 x Clear CMOS
    2 x Addressable LED Strip Power Select
    Software Included: Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
    cFosSpeed
    XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
    Drivers: Included
    SLi/Crossfire Features: Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies
    Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
    Physical
    Form Factor: ATX Motherboard
    Width: 305 mm
    Length: 244 mm