Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master Gaming Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master

Specification:

  • CPU Socket Type: LGA 1151 (300 Series)
  • Chipset: Intel Z390
  • DIMM Slots: 4 DDR4
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 64 GB
  • VRM: 12 Phases
  • M.2 Slots: 3 M.2 Slots

Are you an avid gamer and want to build a gaming PC? Or Are you finding the best motherboard for your gaming PC? If yes, then here is good news for you.

Today I will review the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master gaming motherboard. This motherboard is good for Intel 8th generation and Intel 9th generation processor.

So, if you are building your PC with i7 or i9 processor and if do overclock then this board is for you.

This board overclocking ability is great because of solid VRM. I have tested this board with Intel i7 8700k, and the result is impressive. I would say this would be a good motherboard for i7 8700k as well.

As I said the motherboard supports 8th and 9th generation Intel Core Processors, so if you are building with the 8th generation and if you have plans to upgrade the processor in future then go for this.

It has Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered 4 DIMMs DDR4 slots. Its Intel Optane Memory Ready feature ensures a quicker performance to the user. The motherboard comes in the market with an ESS SABRE reference DAC ES9118 sound card.

Ports

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master

It has 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 type C port, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports. It also has Front USB of  3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Header. It comes with 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector and 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors. The best thing I love this mobo is it support dual BIOS.

M.2 Thermal Guard – Thermal Throttling:

Now let me talk about M.2 slots. The board has triple NVMe M.2 slots with thermal guards. So, if you have multiple SSD drive then you don’t need to worry about heating. You can check the below image how it helps to maintain the performance same.

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Connectivity

It comes with dual 802.11ac wave2 connectivity. Wave2 technology almost 12x faster.

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Overall I really love this board because of design, performance, price and great VRM. It also has a USB turbocharging technology. You can charge your phone or any device via USB cable very fast.

Pros:

  • RGB Functionality & Great Design
  • High Performance & Good for overclocking
  • Uses strengthened PCI Express/memory slots.
  • Lowest power consumption.

Cons:

  • Still using USB 2.0 ports
  • Price is higher than it’s competitors

Conclusion

So, the motherboard is great for i7 8700K, i7 9700k and i9 9900k. It comes with great features and the price is not too high. This is a flagship z390 motherboard by Gigabyte. So, if you love gigabyte board and want to overclock and also don’t have any budget issue then you should pick this board for your build.

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