Gigabyte Z490 AORUS MASTER DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

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Gigabyte Z490 AORUS MASTER DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

Product Id: 02.01.018.301

Regular Price  46,110
Special Price  42,800

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Model - Gigabyte Z490 AORUS MASTER
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490 Express
Generation - 10th
Memory Channel - Dual Channel

General

Model
Gigabyte Z490 AORUS MASTER
Chipset
Intel Z490 Express
Form Factor
ATX
Warranty
3 year
Country Of Origin
Taiwan
Made in/ Assemble
China

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
LGA1200
Supported CPU
10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors
Generation
10th
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
5000(O.C.)/ 4933(O.C.)/ 4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 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.)/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
Yes

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 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 x8 (PCIEX8), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
CrossFire Support
Yes
Sli Support
Yes

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
3
SATA Port
6 x SATA
Raid Support
0, 1, 5, 10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Intel 2.5GbE LAN
LAN Speed (Mbps)
2.5Gbit/1Gbit/100Mbit

Ports

USB Port
2 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 3 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC1220-VB
Audio Channel
2/4/5.1/7.1

Bios Information

BIOS Type
2 x 256 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

Additional Info

WiFi
Yes
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5
Thunderbolt
Yes
TPM Port
Yes
Feature
Intel Z490 AORUS Motherboard with 14 Phase Digital VRM, Fins-Array II, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax, Intel 2.5GbE LAN, ESS SABRE HiFi 9118 DAC, RGB FUSION 2.0, USB TurboCharger, Intel Optane Memory Ready, 14 Phase Digital VRM Solution with 90A Smart Power Stage and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array, Shielded Memory Routing for Better Memory Overclocking, Newly Invented Thermal Design with Fins-Array II Heatsink and Direct Touch Heatpipe II, Onboard Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna, 125dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9118 DAC, ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors, Blazing Fast Intel 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, USB TurboCharger for Mobile Device Fast Charge Support, Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards II, RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips, Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection, Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
Others
1 x CPU fan header, 1 x water cooling CPU fan header, 4 x system fan headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 2 x RGB LED strip headers, 3 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x noise detection header, 2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors, 1 x Trusted Platform Module header, 1 x power button, 1 x reset button, 2 x temperature sensor headers, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 2 x BIOS switches, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R), 5 x audio jacks, I/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller Chip, Wireless Communication module: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, BLUETOOTH 5.0

Details

Gigabyte Z490 AORUS MASTER

                                                   

Take your gaming experience to the next level with the Gigabyte Z490 AORUS MASTER LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard. Designed for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, this motherboard is powered by the Intel Z490 chipset and supports 10th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1200 socket. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such 3D rendering, video editing, and more. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 5000 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots. The ATX motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to three M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration. Its three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots are designed to support PCIe 4.0 CPUs and can accommodate 2-Way and Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX configurations to maximize your system's graphical capabilities for high frame rates, connecting 4K and 8K monitors, and faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in HDMI port allows you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. Additionally, two Thunderbolt 3 headers are available for compatible expansion cards.

The USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports allow you to transfer data from compatible peripherals at up to 10 Gb/s. Other features include a fast 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, built-in 802.11ac Wi-fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Z490 AORUS MASTER also pairs the Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec with ESS SABRE DAC chip to deliver deep and immersive DTS:X Ultra 7.1-channel surround sound. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with other Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0-compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards using the desktop software or mobile app. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

Enhanced Cooling

  • The Gigabyte Fins-Array II heatsink, extra-large heatpipe, and thick thermal pad work to deliver lower MOSFET temperatures.
  • Double-sided thermal guards help to quickly dissipate heat from the M.2 solid-state drives to avoid speed throttling.
  • Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange fan headers to correspond with the thermal sensors located across the motherboard so that the system stays cool while maintaining a high level of performance for games and other demanding applications.
  • Fan Stop lets you to take control of your computer's noise level by allowing specified fans to halt when the system drops to a designated temperature level. These settings may be customized according to your preferences.
  • Hybrid Fan Headers automatically detect the connected liquid- or air-cooling systems, enabling Smart Fan 5 to monitor information such as flow-rate.

Storage and Memory

  • Three M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III headers are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 configurations are supported.
  • Intel Optane memory modules are supported, which enhance mechanical disk drives by caching frequently accessed data.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4-5000 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.

Designed for Durability

  • A stainless steel shield reinforces the PCIe connectors, providing extra strength to support heavy graphics cards.
  • The memory slots include stainless-steel shielding, which is designed to prevent bending, twisting, and distortion in addition to protecting against possible electrostatic interference.
  • Solid plated ATX 24-pin and 8-pin power connectors deliver a stable power supply to key components.
  • With the Q-Flash Plus feature, you can update the BIOS without having to install a CPU or video card. Simply copy the new BIOS file to a USB flash drive, insert it into the designated port, then press the Q-Flash button.

Performance Features

  • The Z490 AORUS MASTER features a digital PWM controller with 14+1 power stages that deliver up to 90A of power from each phase for a total of 1260A.
  • A double copper layer PCB design efficiently delivers power to critical components at lower temperatures.

NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX Support

Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as CAD, 3D rendering, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports Quad-GPU and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX configurations.

Immersive Audio

  • The Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec provides vibrant 7.1-channel surround sound to your speakers.
  • Featuring 125 dB SNR and supporting up to 32-bit, 192KHz PCM, the ESS SABRE ES9118 DAC chip help to overcome impedance to deliver crystal clear sound to your headphones.
  • A TXC Oscillator is included to provide precise time triggers to digital-analog converters.
  • High-grade capacitors are used for feedback signal processing.
  • Gold plated audio jacks help to ensure a strong connection while resisting corrosion and oxidation.
  • The DTS:X Ultra codec realistically recreates spatial audio experiences for games using almost any headphone of speaker set.

Network Performance

  • The 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port provides a fast network connection with high-speed data transfers using compatible devices.
  • Built-in 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi allows you to connect to wireless networks.
  • The cFosSpeed network traffic management application to automatically allocate bandwidth so that the highest network priority goes to games or specified applications.
  • Bluetooth 5 offers a faster transmission rate and 4X the range of Bluetooth 4.2.

USB 3.2 Gen 2

Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices.

RGB Fusion 2.0 Lighting

With Gigabyte's RGB Fusion 2.0 technology, you can customize your computer by installing RGB lighting strips alongside compatible components and peripherals for incredible effects. Lighting profiles that cover your entire system, including the motherboard, video card, and CPU can be configured and controlled using the Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 desktop software or mobile app.

 

 

Model - Gigabyte Z490 AORUS MASTER, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490 Express, Supported CPU - 10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5000(O.C.)/ 4933(O.C.)/ 4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 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.) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 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 x8 (PCIEX8), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB), LAN Chipset - Intel 2.5GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gbit/1Gbit/100Mbit, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220-VB, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - Yes, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5, USB Port - 2 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 3 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 2 x 256 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 - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - 2 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Intel Z490 AORUS Motherboard with 14 Phase Digital VRM, Fins-Array II, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax, Intel 2.5GbE LAN, ESS SABRE HiFi 9118 DAC, RGB FUSION 2.0, USB TurboCharger, Intel Optane Memory Ready, 14 Phase Digital VRM Solution with 90A Smart Power Stage and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array, Shielded Memory Routing for Better Memory Overclocking, Newly Invented Thermal Design with Fins-Array II Heatsink and Direct Touch Heatpipe II, Onboard Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna, 125dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9118 DAC, ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors, Blazing Fast Intel 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, USB TurboCharger for Mobile Device Fast Charge Support, Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards II, RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips, Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection, Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card, Others - 1 x CPU fan header, 1 x water cooling CPU fan header, 4 x system fan headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 2 x RGB LED strip headers, 3 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x noise detection header, 2 x Thunderbolt add-in card connectors, 1 x Trusted Platform Module header, 1 x power button, 1 x reset button, 2 x temperature sensor headers, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 2 x BIOS switches, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R), 5 x audio jacks, I/O Controller: iTE I/O Controller Chip, Wireless Communication module: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, BLUETOOTH 5.0, 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: 


Pick up the Right Socket: 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.


Motherboard Sizes: 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.
 

Number of RAM Slots: 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.
 

Motherboard ports: 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.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

Product's review

by sathi

Good One