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Quick OverviewModel - Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X
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Intel Z390 GAMING Motherboard with 10+2 Digital PWM Design, 2-Way CrossFire Multi-Graphics, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, M.2 Thermal Guard, Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Smart Fan 5, Dual M.2, Dual Armor with Ultra Durable Technology, DualBIOS, CEC 2019
GIGABYTE GAMING series motherboards use a 10*+2 phase PWM + Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs design to support the latest 8-Core Intel® Core™ CPUs by offering incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power- hungry and energy-sensitive components as well as delivering enhanced system performance and ultimate hardware scalability.
* Doubled from 5 phases with current balancing.
GIGABYTE is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility to 4133MHz and beyond.
Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
> VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater.
> Only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experience.
■ Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD RX 480 or greater, Compatible HDMI 1.4 video output
■ CPU: Intel 8th Gen. Core i3 equivalent or greater
■ Motherboard: AORUS/GIGABYTE Z390 motherboards
■ Memory: 8GB RAM or greater
■ USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port or greater
■ OS: Windows 10 64-bit or newer
*Please check VR vendor website for full system requirements.
To create a seamless VR experience GIGABYTE GAMING Motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality. With technologies such as NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 and a one piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards it's obvious that GIGABYTE GAMING has the tools you need to start your journey in VR.
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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.
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.
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.
GIGABYTE Motherboards are built with dual M.2 slots. With a PCIe NVMe + SATA dual-mode design on both M.2 slots. This configuration is designed for flexibility and adaptation to fit most users' and gamers' requests.
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.
■ 4 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
■ 6 Temperature Sensors
■ All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Fan Pin Headers
Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
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.
Personalize your next PC rig to your liking by selecting the color of your choice to illuminate the external RGB light strip.
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 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.
GIGABYTE motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
Model - Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X, CPU Sockets - LGA1151, Chipset - Intel Z390 Express, Supported CPU - 9th/8th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors, Generation - 8th/9th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4), 4 x PCI Express x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A)), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M)), LAN Chipset - Intel GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 7 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 2 x 128 Mbit flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - 3D OSD, Ambient LED, AutoGreen, Cloud Station, EasyTune, Easy RAID, Fast Boot, Game Boost, Platform Power Management, Smart Backup, Smart Keyboard, Smart TimeLock, Smart HUD, Smart Survey, System Information Viewer, USB Blocker, V-Tuner, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, GAMING Motherboard with 10+2 Digital PWM Design, 2-Way CrossFire Multi-Graphics, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, M.2 Thermal Guard, Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Smart Fan 5, Dual M.2, Dual Armor with Ultra Durable Technology, DualBIOS, CEC 2019, Others - 2 x M.2 connector, 1 x CPU fan header, 3 x system fan headers, 1 x RGB LED strip header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header, 1 x Thunderbolt add-in card connector, 1 x serial port header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 6 x audio jacks, Warranty - 3 year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.