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Gigabyte Ga-Aorus-Ultra Motherboard Intel Z390 

 

Features

  • Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • 12+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS
  • Advanced Thermal Design with Direct Touch Heatpipe
  • Onboard Intel® CNVi 802.11ac 2x2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
  • ALC1220-VB Enhance 114dB(Rear)/ 110dB(Front) SNR in Microphone with WIMA Audio Capacitors
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone 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 Guards
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save Power With a Simple Click
  • Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design

Overview

Intel Z390 AORUS Motherboard with 12+1 Phases Digital VRM, Direct Touch Heatpipe, RGB Fusion, 802.11ac Wireless, Triple M.2 with Thermal Guards, Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Front & Rear USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

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*+1 Phase Digital Power Design

Z390 AORUS ULTRA motherboard uses an 12+1 phases digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller and additional 8+4 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 9th Generation Intel Core processors.

* Doubled from 6 phases with current balancing.

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 overclocking.

Advanced Thermal Design

Z390 AORUS ULTRA uses high performance thermal design by combining massive heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe, thick thermal pad, providing ultimate MOSFET cooling performance for enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers.

  • Multi-Cut Heatsink - Multiple fin-cut on heatsink to improve thermal performance by increasing heat dissipation surface and maintain stylish aesthetic.
  • Direct Touch Heatpipe - Direct Touch Heatpipe helps transfer heat from MOSFET to heatsink, also connects two parts of MOSFET heatsink for the best cooling performance.
  • Thick Thermal Pad - By using 1.5mm thicker thermal pad, it can provide better contact pressure between heatsink and components and faster heat transfer.

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.

Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises

Support for DDR4 to 4400MHz and Beyond

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility to 4400MHz and beyond.

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

ALC1220-VB Immersive GamingViBes

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!

High-End WIMA & Audio Capacitors

The AORUS motherboards boast a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and high-end audio capacitors. While the high-end audio capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive AOURS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.

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 Intel802.11ac 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.

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.

IntelGbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Networking

IntelGbE 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.

Connecting the Future - USB Type-C

  • The World's Next Universal Connector
  • Reversible USB Type-C with USB 3.1 Gen 2

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

          

Light Strip Support

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.

Synchronize color patterns on all supported products with a user-friendly interface.

Fully customize every lighting area and light strip with different patterns.

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 Pin Headers

 FAN / Water Pump Pin Headers

 Internal Temperature Sensors

 External Temperature Sensors

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

Temperature Sensors

Hybrid Fan Headers

Temperature Sensor Cable x 2

  • 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

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 temperatureall of it can be customized to your liking.

Intelligent Fan Control Design

 

AORUS ULTRA DURABLE

Integrated I/O Shield Armor

Durable Design And Easy Installation

With an integrated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier and convenient. Users can expect excellent durability with the durable design of the pre-installed I/O shield.

Solid Pin Power Connectors

Z390 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin 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 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.

The Industry's Leading Static-Electricity & Surge Protection

GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket

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

GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications

BIOS

  • 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.

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.

@BIOS

The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your systems BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE serversor 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 Information Viewer.

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 chatskeeping 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.

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.

Specifications

CPU

Support for 9th and 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/ Intel® Core™ i7 processors/ Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/ Intel® Pentium® processors/ Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package

L3 cache varies with CPU

Chipset

Intel® Z390 Express Chipset

Memory

4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory

Dual channel memory architecture

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

Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)

Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules

Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:

1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* Support for HDMI 1.4 version and HDCP 2.2.

Maximum shared memory of 1 GB

Audio

Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec

* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.

High Definition Audio

2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN

Intel® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Wireless Communication module

Intel® CNVi interface Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band

BLUETOOTH 5

Support for 11ac 160 MHz wireless standard and up to 1.73 Gbps data rate

* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)

* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)

* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode.

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)

* The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the M2P connector. The PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x2 mode when a PCIe SSD is installed in the M2P connector.

3 x PCI Express x1 slots

(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for an Intel® CNVi wireless module only (CNVI)

Storage Interface

Chipset:

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M)

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A)

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

* Refer to "1-8 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the PCIEX4, M.2, and SATA connectors.

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

Multi-Graphics Technology

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

USB

Chipset:

1 x USB Type-C™ port with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header

1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hubs:

8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

1 x CPU fan header

1 x water cooling CPU fan header

4 x system fan headers

2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers

2 x digital LED strip headers

2 x digital LED strip power select jumpers

2 x RGB LED strip headers

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors

1 x front panel header

1 x front panel audio header

1 x S/PDIF Out header

1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector

1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)

1 x serial port header

1 x Clear CMOS jumper

2 x temperature sensor headers

Back Panel Connectors

1 x HDMI port

1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support

3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports

4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

1 x RJ-45 port

2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)

1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

5 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

Voltage detection

Temperature detection

Fan speed detection

Water cooling flow rate detection

Overheating warning

Fan fail warning

Fan speed control

* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.

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

Unique Features

Support for APP Center

* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.

3D OSD

@BIOS

AutoGreen

Cloud Station

EasyTune

Easy RAID

Fast Boot

Game Boost

ON/OFF Charge

Platform Power Management

RGB Fusion

Smart Backup

Smart Keyboard

Smart TimeLock

Smart HUD

Smart Survey

System Information Viewer

USB Blocker

USB DAC-UP 2

Support for Q-Flash

Support for Xpress Install

Bundle Software

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)

cFosSpeed

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Remark

Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.

Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors

No additional files, specification sheets, guides or documentation found for product.

Warranty: 3 Year

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