Scan code: LN93126 Manufacturer code: Z390 AORUS MASTER

AORUS Intel Z390 MASTER 9th Gen ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER, Intel Z390, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, Triple M.2, 2-Way SLi/3-WayCrossFire, WiFi, USB3.1 A+C, ATX

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Scan code: LN93126 Manufacturer code: Z390 AORUS MASTER
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Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - Intel 9th Gen ATX Gaming Motherboard

Gigabyte AORUS Z390 Intel Motherboard

STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME WITH AORUS Gigabyte’s Z390 AORUS MASTER Gaming motherboard is perfect for every PC enthusiast and is packed full of intuitive technology that offers the best performance, audio and customization options. Sync RGB LED strips using the RGB Fusion software, which allows users to control both on-board and external lighting on their system. The Z390 AORUS MASTER is formed on the Intel Z390 chipset and is reinforced with ultra-durable components featuring Dual-Channel DDR4 for exceptional memory speed whilst Triple M.2 Connectors with efficient thermal guards work to keep your SSD devices running at their absolute best.

Please note: Z390 Motherboards are compatible with Intel 8th Gen 'Coffee Lake' and 9th Gen CPUs. Although these Intel Z390 Motherboards share the same socket as Intel's 200 & 100 Series Motherboards, they are electrically incompatible & will not work with 7th & 6th Gen Intel CPUs.

Intel Z390Chipset

1151CPU Socket

8th & 9th Gen IntelCompatible CPUs

ATXForm Factor

Unsurpassable AORUS Performance


EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE POWER The Z390 AORUS MASTER motherboard uses an all IR 12 phase digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and PowlRstage MOSFET. These 100% digital controller and additional 8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors deliver incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, giving gamers the maximum performance from the new 9th Generation Intel Core processors.

Advanced Thermal Design for Optimal Cooling

master USB connections

A PERFECT BALANCE OF STYLE AND PERFORMANCE The Z390 AORUS MASTER utilizes Fins-Array Heatsink to increase the heat dissipation area by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks to completely keep your components efficiently cooled, with Direct Touch Heatpipe working to help transfer heat from MOS to the heatsink and fins. By using LAIRD 1.5mm thick, 5W/mk high thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 2.7x more heat compared to traditional thermal pads in the same amount of time, and is all backed up with a thermal baseplate. Z390 AORUS MASTER finds a perfect balance between aesthetics and performance by combining all these features to deliver 30% lower MOSFET temperatures to give enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers the best possible experience.

Discover Amazing Storage with Triple NVMe M.2

m.2 storage

ULTRA-FAST STORAGE WITH THERMAL GUARD Z390 AORUS motherboards offer industry-leading compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand the best possible storage performance, with AORUS' unique design that can be configured in RAID for record sequential read speeds of up to 3551 MB/s. This makes AORUS the ultimate choice for a fantastic system. Gigabyte also provides a thermal solution for your M.2 SSD devices, with the M.2 Thermal Guard working to dissipate heat to prevent throttling and bottlenecks from high-speed M.2 SSDs.

Extensive Support for DDR4 XMP

ddr4 XMP

MEMORY SPEEDS UP TO 4400MHz AORUS offers a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4400MHz and beyond. All you need to do to attain the impressive performance boost is ensure that your memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on your AORUS motherboard. DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2133MHz. Frequency tweaking requires a considerable amount of effort and knowledge, so memory vendors encode XMP profiles that can automatically modify the timings of the supported memory modules to work with your CPU for greater performance.

Intel® GbE LAN with Integrated Intel CNVi Wi-Fi

master connectivity features

INTEL ® WI-FI AC & BLUETOOTH The Z390 AORUS MASTER offers amazing connectivity features to give you the best signal for uninterrupted gameplay. With Intel® GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which works to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver improved responsiveness in crowded LAN environments. With speeds up to 1.73Gbps, Intel Next-Gen Wireless solution supports 802.11ac Wave 2 function and gigabit wireless performance to provide ultra-smooth video streaming, few dropped connections and an improved gaming experience. This is double the speed compared to the previous generation. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 delivers 4x range over BT4.2 and with even faster transmission.

Intel® Optane™ Memory

intel optane memory

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE WITH OPTANE MEMORY The Z390 AORUS MASTER supports Intel's latest Optane technology. Optane fuels storage performance by acting as a cache drive giving users a significant boost compared to traditional mechanical drives.

Future-Proof Connectivity Options

usb type c

USB Type-C™ Front Panel Connector The Z390 AORUS MASTER comes equipped with next generation connectivity, with connectors that will benefit you even in the future. The on-board USB Type-C™ header for USB 3.2 Gen2 makes access easy when connecting a USB 3.1 Gen2 drive or charging your smartphone.

Stay Connected with Speedy USB Ports

master USB connections

INTEL® WI-FI AC & BLUETOOTH 5 Intel's native USB 3.1 host controller provides your USB 3.1 ports with speeds up to 10GBps. Featuring backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, and twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation. The greater improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C™ and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a vast range of devices. The Z390 AORUS MASTER also includes Gigabyte's patent pending TurboCharger technology that allows you to recharge your smartphone with impeccable speed, charging up to 50% in less than 30 minutes.* Just connect the Front USB 3.0 Type-A chassis cable to the motherboard, and you can use the USB Turbocharger to recharge both Android devices (using QC 3.0) and Apple devices. (With Apple Fast-Charge Function)
*Charge time varies with device's hardware design, battery size, front USB 3.0 cable quality of chassis, power saving setting (CEC 2019, ERP), and environmental factors, actual results will vary.

Enjoy Vivid LED Lighting in your System

fusion software RGB

CUSTOMIZE LIGHTING TO FIT YOUR STYLE RGB Fusion is a smart software that lets you configure on-board and external RGB lighting on your system with a wealth of colours and up to 12 lighting effects. With more LED customizations than ever, you can truly adapt your PC to your style and even connect and control LED light strips. Featuring full RGB support and a revamped RGB Fusion application, you'll gain complete control over the vibrant lighting on your motherboard. The AORUS Z390 supports either 5v or 12v LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights.

rgb fusion software

RGB Fusion SoftwareSet LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature.

rgb fusion app

RGB Fusion APPThe GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC.

Enjoy a Better System with Endless Cooling Options

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AORUS SMART FAN 5 The Smart Fan 5 software ensures that your system can maintain its performance whilst staying cool, allowing you to interchange the fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors on your motherboard. More hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the Z390 AORUS MASTER even more versatile when it comes to air and liquid cooling. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds, and with Fan Stop you can map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold for silent performance.

Immersive AORUS Audio


All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec 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. The AORUS motherboards boast a combination of Audiophile grade WIMA and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors which are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies. USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.

Ultra Durable Features to Protect your Build


Durable Aorus PCI-e Slots 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.


Integrated I/O Shield Armor With an integrated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier and convenient. Users can expect excellent durability with the durable design of the pre-installed I/O shield.

GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket The PCI-E slots utilise Gigabyte’s patented double locking bracket with a soldered back section which creates a strong bond.

LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection Gigabyte use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs to 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 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.


DIAGNOSTIC LEDSOn-board LEDs controlled by the system BIOS specify if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to promptly take action by quickly diagnosing which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is faulty.


DUALBIOS DESIGNGIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.


G CONNECTOR DESIGNWith the G Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, streamlining the process of building your next PC and saving you some frustrations, as the tiny cables in the front panel connector can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted.

GIGABYTE BIOS and Applications

New User Interface GIGABYTE has specially designed the BIOS to provide users the most premium experience while constructing their new system, with a new GUI and easier to use functionalities. The BIOS is crucial for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings.

GIGABYTE APP Center The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.

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.

@BIOS 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.

Innovative Technology

AORUS EXCELLENCE Optimise and improve your connection with WTFast, the Gamers Private Network (GPN). Cast your game anywhere and experience the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster. Host your game like a pro and with just one click stream your gameplay to Twitch, chat to fellow gamers and interact with social media integration.

Save power with one simple click with CEC Energy Saving technology. GIGABYTE motherboards can achieve lower power consumption under idle mode and fully comply with new CEC 2019 power consumption requirement.


WTFAST (GPN)Enhance your online game performance with WTFast, the Gamers Private Network (GPN); which optimises your connection.


XSPLIT GAMECASTER + BROADCASTERCast your game anytime, anywhere with only one click. The fully optimised social media integration allows you to instantly connect for real-time chats.

Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel Z390
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Audio Realtek ALC1220-VB 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 3-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors HDMI 1.4
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 1 for Intel CNVi Wireless Module ONLY
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe
  • 2 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe/SATA
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • RAID 0 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
  • RAID 1 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
  • RAID 10 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
  • RAID 5 (SATA 0~5 ONLY)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 4 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 2 x 4-pin Water Pump Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 2 x BIOS switches
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 2 x Digital LED strip header
  • 2 x Digital LED Strip Power Select Jumper
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x OC button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 2 x RGB LED connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 2 x Temperature Sensor Header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
  • 1 x TPM 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Header
  • 1 x Voltage Measurement Points
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ac WiFi LAN
  • Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Intel 802.11ac WiFi Module
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x Power Button
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
Additional Information
Scan Code LN93126
Model Number Z390 AORUS MASTER
GTIN 4719331804305

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Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER, Intel Z390, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, Triple M.2, 2-Way SLi/3-WayCrossFire, WiFi, USB3.1 A+C, ATX is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Feels extremely well built. Solid metal backplate, solid metal m.2 heatsinks. huge beefy VRM coolers. This thing is built like a tank. It has all the features I could ever need. Plenty of PCI/e slots which have metal reinforcement (same as the RAM slots) for expansion cards. THREE m.2 slots! I am using 1 but will be adding more. Plenty of fan headers for case fans. I would be here all day listing the amazing features but you can go check the specs list :) Aside from the top quality build quality the one thing I am really impressed with on this board is the audio quality. I was using a dedicated sound card in my old PC but this board sounds WAY better! It's crazy good. Oh and this board lights up! By default it's a king of yellow/orange glow but if you download the RGB Fusion app from Gigabyte it will let you customize the colour and you can make it flash or change in time with music which is cool. I haven't messed around with the BIOS much yet. I only set my fans to run properly and enabled XMP but there are LOTS of settings so I imagine if you're a serious overclocker this would give you a lot of control over it. Definitely recommend buying this.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasitc MB. This board is heavy. It has a metal backplate and is solid as a rock. Boy does it look good? Especially when the LED;s are doing the colour wave. The Aorus Z390 Master has quality written all over it, and it performs like a terminator. The in-built wiFi is lightning fast, faster than my Lan connection The VRM temps never get above 50c even when stressed. This is down to the heat-pipe heat sinks Gigabyte have incorporated. Simply the best motherboard I have ever owned. Did I mention that is looks fantastic?
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent motherboard This has lots of features and was easy to set up. A lot of overclocking features in BIOS and in the OS using the apps
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great board but update the BIOS to latest If you are thinking of overclocking your processor on this board i recommend you update the BIOS to the latest as it will blue screen otherwise, great board other than that
Date published: 2019-01-07
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Questions & Answers

Does this work with Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 Enthusiast RGB LED Illuminated Memory Kit - Black

Asked by: Jasonseawright
Do you mean these ram sticks? If so, it isn't listed on the QVL list for this motherboard. Still, it should work. My RAM isn't on the list either but works fine.
Answered by: frankyj
Date published: 2019-08-12

Would this come shipped with the newest BIOS?

Im not sure if the motherboards are all made at the same time so would it come shipped with the BIOS version F8? or atleast version F5?
Asked by: Setrix
I bought this on the 9th August 2019 and it came with version F7 which was released 10th December 2018.
Answered by: frankyj
Date published: 2019-08-12

Memory compatibility

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 3000 MHz Memory Kit 2x 16GB. Is this compatible with this motherboard?
Asked by: Draxcolt
Good Afternoon, Yes, this should work fine for you. Kind Regards,
Answered by: LukeW
Date published: 2019-08-12

Can the PCIe lanes cope with my config?

Hi, I'm looking at this (and similar) Motherboards, but I'm not sure I can fit all my devices on to it without suffering PCIe lane choking - could someone give me some help please to understand if this will be a problem? Here is what I want to use with my new build... - GPU: NVIDIA 1080ti - 2 x M.2 drives (250gb + 1TB) - Soundcard (SB ZXR) - WiFi card (ASUS) - 2 x Sata SSDs So, can I still use 2 x M.2 SSD's with the Soundcard and WiFi cards in the 'lower' PCI slots? Would this cause these devices to slow down/choke if they are all operations at once? Thanks, Bob.
Asked by: BobDiggler
Good Afternoon, Thanks for the information, I would recommend speaking with our technical support department, they should be able to give you some information on this motherboard with the way you are looking to use it. Kind Regards,
Answered by: LukeW
Date published: 2019-09-09
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AORUS Intel Z390 MASTER 9th Gen ATX Motherboard
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