Gigabyte Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI Motherboard For 9th & 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
6 Phases Digital VRM solutions, Extended Heatsink, HDMI 2.0 & DP Ports, 802.11ac Wireless, RGB Fusion 2.0, Dual M.2 with Single Thermal Guard, Front USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
Design Concept: Wings of Excellence
The AORUS Core takes inspiration from Nature, specifically from the Falcon’s aerodynamic wings, incorporating a multi-layered design which features wing shaped contours and also resembles the falcon’s high velocity ascension and dive through the skies in search of prey.
The Falcon utilizes its powerful wings to soar through the skies and lock down its prey. With sleek and metallic armor, the AORUS Core symbolizes advancement in technology with its futuristic style.
Take Advantage of the Power of Intel® 9th or 8th Gen Processors
Gigabyte Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage
This Gigabyte Z390 Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 9th or 8th Gen Processor goes farther, faster than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have.
You get enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances off these new Processors.
- Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
- 6 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with PowIRstage
- Advanced Thermal Design with Extended Fin Heatsink
- Onboard Intel® CNVi w/ 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, 2x2, Wave 2
- Onboard Intel® CNVi w/ Bluetooth v5.0
- ALC1220-VB Enhance 114dB (Rear) / 110dB (Front) S/N Ratio in Microphone w/ high quality NICHICON Audio Capacitors
- Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
- RGB FUSION 2.0 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 1 Type-C Header
- Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface, one with Thermal Guard
- CEC 2019 Ready, Save Power With a Simple Click
6 + 2 Phase Digital Power Design
Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI motherboard uses an all IR digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controllers and PowIRStage MOSFET, and is capable of providing at least 40A of power from each phase,for a total of 240A. These 100% digital controllers and 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.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4400MHz and Beyond
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4400MHz 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.
Advanced Thermal Design
Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI uses very high performance thermal design with extended heatsink enlarged surface area to dissipate the heat, thick thermal pad & 2 in 1 PCH+ M.2 Heatsink providing ultimate MOSFET cooling performance for enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers.
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.
HDMI 2.0 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.2 Support
HDMI 2.0, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 1.4, offers 18 Gb/s of bandwidth – nearly twice that of the previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), offering the best visual experience for viewers.
Dual 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.
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.
ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes
All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec, the 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
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 Audio Capacitors
AORUS motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.
PERFORMANCE FUELED BY OPTANE™
The Z390 AORUS Platform supports Intel's latest Optane caching technology. Optane fuels storage performance by acting as a large 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 Gen1 (5Gbps) makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 Gen1 drive or charging your new mobile device.
RGB Fusion 2.0
With AORUS Motherboards, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs.* RGB Fusion 2.0 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 2.0 on Z390 Series AORUS Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED support. With external digital LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
* Addressable LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Addressable LED Strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.
AORUS Gaming Motherboards will support either 5v or 12v digital LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.
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 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
RGB FUSION 2.0 Software App
With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
RGB FUSION 2.0 Ready
With a dazzling array of products supported, RGB Fusion 2.0 is the software that brings it all together, letting your accessories synchronize to the same beat. Customize all your LEDs how you like — have them match, dazzle and impress.
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.
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 12Vdc 8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
- 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.
GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
- First Lock: Inserted from the top for better connection
- Second Lock Soldered for a stronger bond
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
AORUS's exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.
- Easy Mode:
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one BIOS 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
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
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is an useful portal of all GIGABYTE Motherboard 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.
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.
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 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.
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 or 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.
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 in version 2; making this Motherboard incompatible with all 7th Gen and earlier Gen Intel® Processors.
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
|Make and Model||Gigabyte Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI Motherboard|
|CPU Support||Supports select 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium and Celeron processors for Socket LGA1151 v2.
Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with 7th Generation and earlier LGA 1151 Socket Intel® Processors.
|Chipset||Intel® Z390 Chipset|
|Memory||Support 2x DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 stock clocked Unbuffered RAM Sticks, 32GB Max (2x 16GB)
Supports Overclocked Ram up to DDR4-4400Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
|Integrated Graphics||Requires compatible Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics:
1x DisplayPort port (up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 60Hz) depending on the Intel® CPU used
|Storage||4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ support for RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10
1x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
|Expansion Slots||1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
1x M.2 Socket 1 connector for an Intel® CNVi Wireless module only, Occupied (CNVI)
|Multi-GPU Support||Multiple Video Cards are Not Supported by only 1x PCI-E x16 Card Slot|
|USB Ports||Rear I/O Ports:
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen2 (10Gbps) port
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen2 (10Gbps) ports
4x USB 3.0 Type-A (5Gbps) ports
Mid Board Ports:
|LAN||Intel® GbE LAN chip Chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
|Wireless||Intel® CNVi Wireless Chipset:
Dual Band IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Up to 1.73Gbps total wireless bandwidth
|Bluetooth||Intel® CNVi Wireless Chipset:
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220-VB Chipset:
High Definition Audio
User selectable 2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1 Channel Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) Type-C port
2x SMA Antenna Connectors (2T2R)1x S/PDIF Optical Digital Audio 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 CPU fan header
2x system fan headers
1x digital LED strip header
1x digital LED strip power select jumper
1x RGB LED strip header
4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
1x front panel header
1x front panel audio header
1x speaker header
1x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
1x USB 2.0/1.1 header
1x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x chassis intrusion header
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||Mini-ITX Form Factor; 170 x 170mm|