TAKE YOUR PC TO A NEW LEVEL OF GAMING
Take on any task with ease with the AORUS MASTER Z490 motherboard. This all-new high-end component offers the power and connectivity your PC deserves so you can upgrade your system with Intel’s latest 10th Generation CPUs (with an LGA 1200 socket). It also provides support for Intel® Core™ i9 processors, Intel® Core™ i7 processors, Intel® Core™ i5 processors, Intel® Core™ i3 processors, Intel® Pentium® processors and Intel® Celeron® processors. Any PC build is possible with this impressive motherboard and the array of features it has to offer. Utilise the power of DDR4 RAM along with expert cooling and a range of I/O ports that are ready for any task you need to complete. Add style to your rig with the multi-zone RGB lighting that can be customized with RGB FUSION 2.0, and is compatible with LED strips so you can illuminate your PC to impress and stand out.
Fins-Array II uses brand new louvered stacked fins technology which is usually only used on industrial equipment that need compact heat exchangers. It has a special secondary fins structure that enhances heat transfer performance. Heat flow that goes through fins will enter from the leading edge of the louver and is then directed by other louvers or fins. This louver directed flow can greatly improve heat transfer performance. Because of pressure difference and flow separation, a circulation zone will be formed between louvered fins. This circulation will cause flow entrain and eject in the vortice form which improves thermal efficiency.
A SUPERIOR DESIGN FOR POWER
To unleash the full potential of new Intel 10th Gen CPUs, the motherboard requires the finest CPU power design. With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, Z490 AORUS MASTER is a true beast among motherboards.
14 PHASE DIGITAL POWER DESIGN
This innovative motherboard uses a pure digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM controller with Smart Power Stages, and is capable of providing 90A of power from each phase for a total of 1260A. This 100% digital controller, new Tantalum Polymer Capacitors array, and additional 8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors provide incredible precision and stability in delivering power to the motherboard’s most power-hungry components, allowing you to get the ultimate overclocking performance from the new 10-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.
INTELLIGENT POWER ARCHITECTURE
In order to unleash the full performance of the new high core count CPUs, GIGABYTE uses true power phases, a fully load-balanced VRM design with doublers, and a tantalum polymer capacitor array. By using doublers, the power design ensures that the high power draw of the CPU is fully balanced across all MOSFETs to achieve better efficiency and lower temperatures. In contrast, MOSFETs in competitors’ traditional parallel power designs are not as well balanced which leads to lower efficiency and higher temperatures. For sudden changes between idle and high load states from the CPU, GIGABYTE utilizes a tantalum polymer capacitor array directly under the CPU socket as a buffer to improve transient response and stability under high CPU frequencies. By using brand new VRM design and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor Array, Z490 AORUS motherboard transient response and stability is highly improved under overclocking and heavy loading condition.
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.
SUPPORT FOR DDR4 XMP UP TO 4800MHZ AND BEYOND
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4800MHz 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.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.
INTEL® 2.5G LAN | WIFI 6 802.11AX | AORUS ANTENNAA
Flagship product needs to be future-proofed so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. Z490 AORUS MASTER provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
RGB FUSION 2.0
Now offering more LED customizations than ever before, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, you have complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
This impressive motherboard is Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that it is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.
ESS SABRE REFERENCE DAC ES9118
Never worry about your heavy graphics card damaging your motherboard again. AORUS’ proprietary Ultra Durable PCIe Metal Shielding reinforces the PCIe connector to prevent slot damage due to heavy graphics card. The DIMM and PCIe metal shield also provides extra strength for when you forget to release the lock while replacing your component, adding a foolproof option which can save your PC’s life.
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 BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. Z490 AORUS MASTER bundled several useful and intuitive softwares to help users to control every feature of the motherboard.
NEW USER INTERFACE
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information all on one page.
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
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.
INTUITIVE LOAD LINE CURVE
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.