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EXTREME POWER DESIGN

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

Advanced Thermal Solution

Next Generation Connectivity

Hi-Fi Audio System

Definitive Aesthetics

Ultra Durable

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

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EXTREME POWER DESIGN

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UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

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Advanced Thermal Solution

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Next Generation Connectivity

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Hi-Fi Audio System

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Definitive Aesthetics

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Ultra Durable

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GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

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Q-FLASH Button

2

Intel®WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5

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HDMI

4

Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C™

5

Intel®2.5 GbE LAN

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Advanced Thermal Design

  1. Fins-Array II
  2. Direct-Touch Heatpipe II
  3. 7.5 W/mK LAIRD Thermal Conductivity Pad
  4. 3X Enlarged M.2 Thermal Guard II
  5. Integrated IO Shield

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Audio Solutions

  1. ESS SABRE Hi-Fi 9118 DAC
  2. ALC1220-VB Audio
  3. High-End Audio Capacitor
  4. Audiophile Grade WIMA Capacitors
  5. Gold Plated Audio Jacks

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3* M.2 Connectors

  1. Thermal Guards II
  2. NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4

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RGB FUSION 2.0

  1. Addressable LED Header*2
  2. RGB LED Header*2

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Debug Port

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True 14+1 Phases Digital Power Design With Smart Power Stage

  1. 90A Smart Power Stage
  2. Premium Choke and Capacitor
  3. 6 Layer PCB
  4. PCIe 4.0 Ready Mid-Loss PCB
  5. 2X Copper PCB

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Solid Pin Power Connectors with Metal Shielding

  1. 24 pin ATX Power Connector
  2. 8+8 pin CPU Power Connector

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Supports 10th Gen. Intel® Core™ Processors

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Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs with Ultra Durable Memory Armor

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USB TurboCharger

  1. Front 2*USB 3.2 Gen1 Port

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Front USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C for Connecting Devices

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Ultra Durable PCIe Armor

  1. Running 1 x16 or 2 x8

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Dual BIOS

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Noise Detection

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EXTREME POWER DESIGN

To unleash the full potential of the new Intel 10-core CPU, the motherboard requires the best CPU power design. With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, Z490 AORUS MASTER is a true beast among motherboards.

Power Design

Power Architecture

Power Efficiency

Transient Response

2X Copper PCB

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Digital PWM

Power Stages

Tantalum Capacitor

CPU Power Connector

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  • Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (32)Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array
  • Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (33)Lower Temperatures
  • Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (34)Improved Transient

Z490 AORUS MASTER uses an 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 offer incredible precision and stability in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum overclocking performance from the new 10-core 10th Gen. Intel®Core™ processors.

1. Digital PWM Controller

2. 14+1 Phases 90A Smart Power Stages

3. Tantalum Polymer Capacitors

4. 8+8 Solid Pin CPU Power Connectors with Metal Shielding

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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.

GIGABYTE POWER DESIGN | True Power Design

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TRADITIONAL PARALLEL POWER DESIGN | Parallel Power Design

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Improved Transient Response

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.

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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.

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Unparalleled Performance

GIGABYTE understands that our customer won't stop chasing better computer performance, and strive to deliver that in our products. For the Z490 series, protective and optimized memory trace enhance the performance; faster read and write speed save time and improve efficiency; and generous M.2 Storage with thermal guards ensure unthrottled read and write performance. Future upgrades to the Z490 are made possible by the use of PCIe 4.0-ready components.

XMP 5000+

PCIe 4.0

Hardware Design

3X

PCIe 3.0 M.2 Slot

PCIe 4.0

Like SSD

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5000MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5000MHz 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.

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* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

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Shielded Memory Routing

All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.

Memory Layout - Daisy Chain Design

With the optimized daisy-chain routing, the Z490 AORUS motherboard provides a proven speed of up to DDR4-5000+ MHz with high-density Memory module*. Optimized daisy-chained routing eliminates the stub effect, pushes the one DIMM per channel in dual channel interleaving mode to hit higher memory frequencies, providing professional gamers a denser and faster system memory experience.

*Performance may vary in circumstances. Please refer to the QVL list for detail support information.

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Single 32GB Support

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The maximum memory capacity on the Z490 motherboard is 128GB. After Intel updated the memory reference code, a single slot can support up to 32GB. Therefore with populated 2 DIMM per channel on both channel, total memory capacity is 128GB, which was only available on High End Desktop (HEDT) platforms. For users who always run out of memory capacity, there is more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.

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1. 2X PCIe 4.0 Slot

Reinforced PCIe 4.0 x16 or x8/x8 with lower impedance.

2. Mid-Loss PCB

Product uses PCIe 4.0 grade material, actual support varies by hardware configuration.

3. M.2 PCIe 4.0 Slot

M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with lower impedance.

4. PCIe 4.0 Turbo B-Clock

External clock generator for PCIe 4.0 overclocking.

5. PCIe 4.0 Switches

Switch PCIe 4.0 x16 into PCIe 4.0 x8/x8.

6. PCIe 4.0 Re-driver

Boost & strengthen PCIe 4.0 signals to longer lengths.

M.2 + M.2 + M.2

Extreme sequential Read 3551 MB/s, Sequential Write 3410 MB/s speed

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Triple NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support

Extreme Performance with Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs

Z490 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.

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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.

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Best Upgrade Solution for PCIe 3.0 Platform
AORUS RAID SSD 2TB*

Upgrade to PCIe 4.0 storage performance on the Z490 platform with AORUS RAID SSD 2TB. The SSD is embedded with RAID controller, transfer speed up to amazing 6300 MB/s. The performance is twice faster than regular PCIe 3.0 SSD. It surely brings high efficiency to your work, shorten the time of waiting. It’s the perfect solution for prosumers like video editors, 3D file creators and engineers who make giant files daily. Further more, Users can easily to configure RAID array to meet your needs under BIOS. *The AORUS RAID SSD 2TB is not included, detail information are available here.

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* Performance is based on internal testing results. It may vary with different configurations.

Advance Thermal Solution for Extreme Performance

The thermal design is exclusively for high end SSDs with its smart active and passive cooling. It prevents SSDs from thermal throttling and ensures stable operation. The working temperature is 30%* lower with the armor, dense heatsink and reactive fan.

AORUS Storage Manager

AORUS Storage Manager is a dedicated software to detect and monitor multiple SSD status such as how many SSD is detected, select different fan mode base on different hardware configurations.

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Shows information on adaptors and SSDs are successfully detected.

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Check adaptor and SSD working temperature, change fan profile as needed.

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* The picture are for reference only.
* Functions may vary by different platform.
* AORUS Storage Manager doesn't support un-RAID with one click, it has to be manually set up at BIOS.

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1. Direct-Touch Heatpipe II

With an extra large 8mm heatpipe and made from a new manufacturing process that narrows the gap between the heatpipe and heatsink, the new Direct-Touch Heatpipe II greatly help transfers heat on the MOSFET.

2. Fin Array II Heatsink

Reaches a perfect balance between style and performance by combining the Fins-Array II and heatpipe, the solution provides at least 30% lower MOSFET temperatures.

3. Fins-Array II

Fins-Array II use a new louvered stacked-fins design which not only increases surface area by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks but also improves thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.

4. 7.5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad

By using 1.5mm thicker 7.5 W/mK thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 4x more heat compared to traditional thermal pads in the same time.

5. 3X M.2 Thermal Guard II

Enlarged double-sided M.2 heatsink prevents high-speed, large capacity PCIe 3.0 SSDs with double side flash from throttling due to overheating.

Advanced Thermal Solution

Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the enhanced thermal solution that incorporates Fins-Array II, Heatpipe II and Thermal Guards II. The comprehensive solution delivers excellent heat dissipation. The Z490 AORUS MASTER stays cool on VRMs and M.2 SSD even on full loading, making it most suitable for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.

Fins-Array II

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.

Louver Directed Flow

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.

Fins-Array II

Traditional Stacked Fins

Fins-Array II

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.

Circulation Zone

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.

* Flow simulation of louvered fins

Direct-Touch Heatpipe II

With an extra large 8mm heatpipe and made from a new manufacturing process to narrow the gap between the heatpipe and heatsink, new Direct-Touch Heatpipe II greatly helps transfer heat on MOSFETs.

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AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard II

With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a new thermal solution for large capacity M.2 SSD devices with double side flash. The M.2 Thermal Guard II uses a double-sided heatsink design and prevents throttling and bottlenecks on high speed M.2 SSDs by dissipating heat before it becomes an issue. Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (76)

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Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises

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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.

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(Video) mobo PCB Breakdown: Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Master

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Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (86)Internal Temperature Sensors

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (87)External Temperature Sensors

Temperature Sensors

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Hybrid Fan Headers

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Temperature Sensor Cable x 2

Noise Detect Cable x 1

■ 8 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
■ 7 Temperature Sensors
■ 2 External Temperature Sensors
■ 1 Noise Detection Cable
■ All Hybrid Fan Headers
■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
■ Supports High Current Fans up to 24W(2A x 12V) with Over-Current Protection
■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control

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

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.

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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.

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Noise Detection

With the new Noise Detection function, you can monitor noise level of all devices including fans, CPU coolers, graphics card, etc. in real time, and you can determine how fast your fan speed needs to be. Our bundled Noise Detection cable doesn’t include any sound recording function, it simply detects sound pressure while protecting your privacy.

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Next Generation Connectivity

A high-end product needs to be future-proof 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.

Intel® 2.5G LAN

WIFI 6 802.11ax

AORUS Antenna

Intel 2.5GbE LAN Onboard


2X Faster than ever

Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking. It’s perfectly suit for gamers and streamer with ultimate and smooth online experience. It also backward compatible with Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 ethernet.

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New Introduce Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module

Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WiFi 6:

  1. 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
  2. 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
  3. Network efficiency increase for better user experience

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AORUS Antenna Supports Dual Band with Better WIFI Signal

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  1. All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ax/ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz.
    better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
  2. AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
  3. Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location

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HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEM

To Elevate Your Sound Experience with ESS SABRE Audio DAC and DTS.

ESS SABRE reference DAC

True High-Fidelity Music

Audiophile Grade Capacitors

Precision Audio Stream


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ESS SABRE reference DAC ES9118

ESS SABRE reference DAC (ESS 9118)
Hyperstream Dynamic Range (SNR 125dB)
High-Res music (32bit, 192KHz PCM)
Super low THD+N (THD+N -112db)

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True High-Fidelity Music (Realtek ALC1220-VB)

Paired with Realtek's latest ALC1220 Codec, playback for surround sound audio and DSD enabled music are easier than ever.

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Precision Audio Stream (TXC OSCILLATOR)

Provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters. High resistance to corrosion and oxidation.

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Hi-Res Audio

Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.

DTS :X® Ultra

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Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.

DTS Sound Unbound* leverage Microsoft Spatial, enabling the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.

Learn more about the immersive gaming sound experience powered by DTS Sound Unbound at https://dts.com/sound-unbound

*DTS Sound Unbound needs the latest Windows fixes in the Windows 10, please upgrade your Windows 10 OS to Win10 Build 18898 or later versions.

DTS:X Ultra Technology Video

DTS:X Ultra Experience Video

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Definitive Aesthetics

Z490 AORUS MASTER features RGB FUSION 2.0 and offers users the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make their PC more unique and stylish.

RGB FUSION 2.0

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RGB FUSION Software

Multi-Zone Light Show Design

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  • Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (120)
  • Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (121)
  • Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (122)
  • Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (123)

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (124)

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (125)

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (126)

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (127)

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (128)

Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.

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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.

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Sync with one click

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Individual control as you wish

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.

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (133)

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (134)

Ultra Durable

GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high quality manufacturing process. Needless to say, we use the best components we can find for the Z490 AORUS motherboard and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.

3X PCIe Armor

4X Memory Armor

Solid Pin

Q-Flash Plus

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.

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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.

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Solid Pin Power Connectors

Z490 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

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Solid Pin Power connector advantages

  1. Larger contact area for electricity
  2. More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  3. Ultra durable and longer lifespan

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Q-Flash Plus

Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.

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With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!

Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (140)

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GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. Z490 AORUS MASTER bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.

BIOS

APP Center

Easy Tune

System Information Viewer

BIOS

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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.

Intuitive Load Line Curve

Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

APP CENTER

GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version. Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (144)

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. Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (145)

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. Z490 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.x) Key Features | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global (146)

* Product specifications and product appearance may differ from country to country. We recommend that you check with your local dealers for the specifications and appearance of the products available in your country. Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photographic variables and monitor settings so it may vary from images shown on this site. Although we endeavor to present the most accurate and comprehensive information at the time of publication, we reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.

FAQs

Does the Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Master have Bluetooth? ›

Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Does Aorus Z490 support 11th Gen? ›

GIGABYTE Z490 Motherboards will Perfectly Support 11th Gen. Intel® Core™ Processors.

Does gigabyte Z690 Aorus master support DDR4? ›

Moving down the right edge, we run into the 24-pin ATX connector for board power, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 front-panel connector.
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Specifications - Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master.
SocketLGA 1700
DIMM slots(4) DDR4 6400+(OC), 128GB Capacity
M.2 slots(1) PCIe 4.0 x4 (64 Gbps) / PCIe (up to 110mm)
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Does Aorus Master have WIFI? ›

X570 AORUS motherboards provide all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.

Is gigabyte Z490 Aorus master good? ›

The GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master is a very capable board for overclocking with its solid 14-phase power delivery for the CPU. It uses premium 90 A power stages, with adequate VRM cooling, which we saw in our thermal testing.

How good is the Aorus motherboard? ›

With those kinds of key features, and an attractive price, the Aorus Pro is a good, solid mid-range board. It feels like it's not quite at its best yet BIOS wise, but it's come a long way from its pre-release state, and the same can be said of many boards. We're still in the early days of the platform.

Will 11900K work on Z490? ›

The "K" in the model name 11900K means it's an unlocked processor that supports overclocking. You will need a motherboard with the Z590 or Z490 chipset to support CPU overclocking.

Can a 11th gen CPU work on Z490? ›

Intel® Z490 and H470 chipset-based motherboards may not boot with the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors. Intel® Z490 and H470 chipset-based motherboards may require a BIOS update to boot the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.

Can you put a 11th gen CPU in a 10th gen motherboard? ›

The 10th Generation Intel® Desktop Processors support only DDR4 memory. 11th Generation Intel® Desktop Processors are not compatible with motherboards based on B460 and H410 Chipsets.

Is DDR5 better than DDR4? ›

Compared to DDR4, DDR5 RAM has a higher base speed, supports higher-capacity DIMM modules (also called RAM sticks), and consumes less power for the same performance specs as DDR4. However, DDR4 still holds some key advantages, like overall lower latency and better stability.

Can I use DDR4 RAM in DDR5 slot? ›

As you can see, the layout for the connectors is slightly different. So don't jam one RAM module into the slot of another or else you might break something.

What RAM is compatible with Z690 Aorus master? ›

Crucial 64GB Kit (2 x 32GB) DDR5-4800 UDIMM.

Does Z490 support 11th GEN out of the box? ›

Yes, your Z490 motherboard will support Intel's 11th gen Rocket Lake CPUs | PC Gamer.

Does ASUS Z490 support 11th Gen? ›

ASUS has started updating its Z490 motherboards lineup with 11th generation Intel CPU support, giving users of Intel's LGA1200 motherboards support for the company's next-generation processors.

Does Z490 support 12th Gen? ›

Intel Alder Lake 12th-gen CPUs could usher in a new socket in 2021, leaving Z490 motherboards out in the cold. Intel has only just revealed its Comet Lake 10th-gen desktop processors, which require a new Z490 motherboard, switching to the LGA 1200 socket.

Does Z490 support 10th GEN out of the box? ›

A: Yes, the z490 boards are for 10th gen LGA 1200 socket cpu's and as for the 3060ti any board can support that. A: I just installed this MB, wifi worked straight out of the box with fresh Win 10 Pro install, ethernet did not.

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