Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi Motherboard: For 9th & 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
The Modern Desktop Workstation Motherboard is here!
Today's Creators, Makers, Scientists and Engineers need the best, most powerful Workstation PCs to be at their most efficient so they can stay on track, on time and on budget. This Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE Workstation Motherboard is specifically designed to make you and your work more efficient by optimizing all aspects of office computing for Digital Content Creation, CAD/CAM, Geomatics, Music Production, Game Design, E-Commerce, etc.
Take Advantage of the Power of Intel® 9th or 8th Gen Processors
This Gigabyte Z390 Motherboard along with a matching high end Intel® 9th or 8th Gen Processor goes farther, faster than previous Professional-level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have. At this level, you get enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances out of todays modern Workstation PCs. Built into a modern Workstation other high end M.2 NVMe SSDs, a 3D Professional Graphics Card, High End Professional Monitors and input devices, this Gigiabyte Designare Motherboard is the foundation of an incredible Workstation.
- Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core ™ Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- 12+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with DrMOS
- Advanced Thermal Design with Direct Touch Heatpipe
- Intel® Thunderbolt ™ 3 - The USB-C that Does it All
- CPU attached PCIe 3.0 x4/x4 NVMe RAID
- Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface with Thermal Guards
- Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable ™ Design
- Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
- Onboard Intel CNVi 160MHz 802.11ac 2x2 WIFI
- Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ™ Header
- ALC1220-VB Enhance 114dB(Rear)/ 110dB(Front) SNR in Microphone with WIMA Audio Capacitors
- USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
- Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Support RGB Lighting Effect in Full Colors
- CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click
- Intel® Optane ™ Memory Ready
Intel Z390 Ultra Durable Motherboard w/ 12+1 Phases Digital VRM, Direct Touch Heatpipe, Thunderbolt ™ 3, CPU attached RAID, 802.11ac Wireless, Dual M.2 with Thermal Guards, Dual Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Front & Rear USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
NVIDIA® QUADRO® Professional Graphics Support
NVIDIA® QUADRO® 3D Workstation Professional Graphics Solutions are designed and built specifically for artists, designers, and engineers, NVIDIA Quadro GPUs accelerate more than 100 professional applications across a broad range of industries.
Professionals trust NVIDIA® QUADRO® 3D Video Cards to accelerate their best work using applications such as Adobe® Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Suites, Dassault Systemes, CATIA and SOLIDWORKS, Siemens NX, PTC Creo, and many more.
12*+1 Phase Digital Power Design
This Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard uses a 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
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCB 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 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.
Multiple angles design 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.
CPU attached Dual Intel PCIe AIC SSDs in RAID 0/1 Support
Extreme Performance with Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard offers the first ever direct CPU attached PCIe AIC SSDs of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the ultimate performance. DESIGNARE’s unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read) directly attached to CPU side, removing the bottleneck between CPU and platform chipset, making Z390 DESIGNARE the obvious choice for the ultimate content creation PC.
Triple PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
Extreme Performance with PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSDs
Z390 motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. GIGABYTE' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read), making GIGABYTE the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.
AIC + M.2 + M.2
Extreme Sequential Reads up to 3,551 MB/s, and Sequential Write 3,063 MB/s speeds
Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
GIGABYTE Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
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. Eliminate thermal throttling AsTemperature Rises
Support for DDR4 to 4266MHz and Beyond
GIGABYTE is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper DDR4 RAM compatibility to 4266MHz and beyond.
Next Generation 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt ™ 3 Port
Dual Thunderbolt ™ 3 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection
Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt ™ 3 protocol, which is available over two USB Type-C ™ connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE Z390 DESIGNARE, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.
Daisy-chain Multiple Devices
Support for DisplayPort 1.2 makes Thunderbolt ™ 3 a must have for any enthusiast. The Z390 DESIGNARE is able to support two displays in 4K resolution at 60 FPS or one display in 5K resolution. In addition, Thunderbolt ™ 3 over USB Type-C ™ has revolutionary industry-first features such as Power Delivery 2.0, and the ability to daisy-chain up to 12 devices thanks to the Z390 DESIGNARE's dual USB Type-C ™ ports.
Ultimate digital creative pen display experience
Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard offers the first ever DisplayPort input for external graphic card. Makes the possibility to take the latest GEFORCE® RTX DP1.4 8K resolution into the onboard ThunderboltTM. Provides the most natural experience of creation for professional artists and designers.
*Demo only, results may vary by setup.
Dual Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software + Intel Wireless
Dual Intel® Gigabit 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.
Smashes the GbE Barrier!
Integrated Intel® 802.11ac Wave2 CNVi WIFI + Bluetooth v5.0
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 Type-C ™ Front Panel Connector
Equipped with next generation connectivity GIGABYTE 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.
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 Chats
A microphone input port 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 GIGABYTE 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
GIGABYTE 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 GIGABYTE 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.
Integrated I/O Shield Armor w/ 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 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
GIGABYTE's 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 LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection
GIGABYTE motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard and its components against potential damage caused by static electricity. GIGABYTE motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.
Support RGB Lighting Effect in Full Color
Personalize your next PC rig to your liking by selecting the color of your choice to illuminate the external RGB light strip.
RGB Color Modes
- Cycle Color
- Double Flash
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.
- 5x Fan / Water Pump Connectors
- 6x Temperature Sensors
- All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
- Interoperable Fans and Sensors
- Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
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.
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.
The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.
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.
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.
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.
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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* Free 14 day XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License included.
Intel® Processor Support:
This Gigabyte AORUS Z390 Series Motherboard supports select 9th & 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Socket 1151 v2. Even though it is still a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed; making this Motherboard incompatible with all 7th Gen and earlier Gen Intel® LGA 1151 (v1) Processors.
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
|Make and Model||Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE (rev. 1.0) Motherboard|
|CPU Support||Supports select 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors for Socket LGA1151 v2.
Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed making this Motherboard incompatible with 7th Gen and earlier Intel® Processors.
|Chipset||Intel® Z390 Chipset|
|Memory||Runs up to 4x DDR4-2666 Unbuffered RAM Sticks, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)
Supports Overclocked Ram from DDR4-2800 up to DDR4-4266.Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
|Integrated Graphics||2x Intel® Thunderbolt ™ 3 connectors (USB Type-C ™ ports), supporting DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ™ video outputs and a maximum resolution of 4,096 x 2,304 @ 60Hz
Supports up to 7680x3840@60 Hz if connected to an external graphics card for display outputBecause of the limited I/O resources of the PC architecture, the number of Thunderbolt ™ devices that can be used is dependent on the number of the PCI Express devices being installed. (Refer to Chapter 1-7, "Back Panel Connectors," for more information.)
Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 @ 30Hz
* Support for HDMI 1.4 version and HDCP 2.2.
Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
Note: Actual support may vary by CPU
|Storage||6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 SSupport
1x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M)
|Expansion Slots||1x 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
1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)2x PCI Express x1 slots
(All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
1x M.2 Socket 1 connector used by Intel® CNVi wireless module (CNVI)
|Multi-GPU Support||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 Ports||Rear I/O Ports:
2x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen2 (10Gbps) ports
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen2 (10Gbps) ports
4x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen1 (5Gbps) ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports
Mid Board Ports (additional USB Cabling required):
|LAN||2x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports|
|Wireless||Intel® Wireless Chipset:
WiFi: CNVi Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, up to 1.73Gbps
|Bluetooth||Intel® Wireless Chipset:
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 Chipset:
2, 5, 5.1 or 7.1 Channel HD Audio
5x 3.5mm Analog Audio ports
1x Digital Audio jack
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x PS/2 keyboard / mouse port
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
2x Thunderbolt ™ 3 connectors (USB Type-C ports, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support)
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1x DisplayPort In port
1x HDMI port
2x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
2x RJ-45 ports
1x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
5x 3.5mm Audio jacks
|Internal I/O||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x PEG power connector
2x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU fan header
1x water cooling CPU fan header
2x system fan headers
1x system fan/water cooling pump header
1x RGB LED strip header
1x front panel header
1x front panel audio header
1x USB Type-C ™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
1x USB 2.0/1.1 header
1x S/PDIF Out header
1x Clear CMOS jumper
|Hardware Monitoring||Voltage detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control*
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
|Bios||2x 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 Q-Flash
Support for Xpress InstallSupport for APP Center*
Platform Power Management
System Information Viewer
USB DAC-UP 2
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||305 x 244mm|