This ATX motherboard is engineered for pro-gamers to build a top-tier gaming machine based on 11th / 10th Gen Intel Core processors, and for pro-overclockers to push performance boundary. It's luxuriously equipped with 18+1 power phases, high performance thermal solution, and ultra-fast connectivity including PCIe Gen4 M.2, 20 Gbps USB-C, 10 GbE LAN and Wi-Fi 6E. And the gaming-oriented aesthetics with complementary onboard RGB lighting allows the Z590 AORUS MASTER to beautifully fit any high-end case or build.
To unleash the full potential of the Intel 11th Gen CPU, the motherboard requires the best CPU power design. With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, Z590 AORUS MASTER is a true beast among motherboards.
1. Digital PWM Controller
2. 18 Phase 90A Smart Power Stages
3. Tantalum Polymer Capacitors
4. 8+8 Solid Pin CPU Power Connector with Metal Shielding
Z590 AORUS MASTER 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 1620A. 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 8-core 11th Gen. Intel Core processors.
- 90A Smart Power Stage for Each vCore Phase
- High Current Capacity MOSFET
- Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array
- Lower Temperatures
- Improved Transient
Power Design Efficiency
Improved Transient Response
By using brand new VRM design and Tantalum Polymer Capacitor Array, Z590 AORUS motherboard’s transient response and stability is highly improved under overclocking and heavy loading condition.
GIGABYTE understands that our customer won't stop chasing better computer performance, and we strive to deliver that in our products. For the Z590 series, protective and optimized memory trace enhances the performance; faster read and write speed save time and improve efficiency; and generous M.2 Storage with thermal guards ensures unthrottled read and write performance. Future upgrades to the Z590 are made possible by the use of PCIe 4.0-ready components.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5000 MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5000 MHz 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.
Product features may vary by model.
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 Z590 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 and 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.
PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design
1. 2X PCIe 4.0 Slot
Reinforced PCIe 4.0 x16 or x8/x8 with lower impedance.
2. Mid-Loss PCB
3. M.2 PCIe 4.0 Slot
M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with lower impedance.
4. PCIe 4.0 Active Switch
Switch PCIe 4.0 x16 into PCIe 4.0 x8/x8 with strengthened signal.
* Product uses PCIe 4.0 grade materials. Actual support varies by CPU.
PCIe 4.0 M.2 Connectors with Thermal Guards
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their Systems' potential.
Un-throttled 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 Z590 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 uses brand new louvered stacked fins technology which is usually only used on industrial equipment that needs 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.
Traditional Stacked Fins
Because of pressure difference and flow separation, a circulation zone will be formed between louvered fins. This circulation will cause flow to entrain and eject in the vortice form which improves thermal efficiency.
NanoCarbon Coated Fin Array Heatsink
As CPUs get more powerful, VRM modules get hotter under ultra high performance. Being the first adopters among industry using NanoCarbon as coating material to enhance thermal radiation and speed up heat dissipation. Nanocarbon is coated onto the heatsink through electrostatic adhesion. The coating material covers the entire finned heatsink with 200µm in thickness. In that way, heat is dissipated more quickly. The tests show 10% cooler with the NanoCarbon coating.
Direct-Touch Heatpipe II
With an extra large 8mm heat pipe and made from a new manufacturing process to narrow the gap between the heat pipe and heatsink, new Direct-Touch Heatpipe II greatly helps transfer heat on MOSFETs.
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.
Intelligent Fan Control Design
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.
A high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. Z590 AORUS MASTER provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
AQUANTIA 10GbE BASE-T Networking
The AQUANTIA AQC107 is a high-performance controller, which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers. Also backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet.
- Ultimate online gaming experience with faster connection speed
- Backward compatible with 5/2.5/1Gbps network
- No re-wiring needed
Intel 802.11ax WIFI 6E
Intel latest Wireless solution 802.11ax WIFI 6E with new dedicated 6 GHz band, 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 6E
- Dedicated spectrum in 6GHz band for less interference
- 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
- 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
- Network efficiency increase for better user experience
AORUS Antenna Supports Tri-Band with Better WIFI Signal
- All new antenna supporting Tri-Band 802.11ax WIFI 6E including 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz & 6 GHz
- Better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
- AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
- Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location
To Elevate Your Sound Experience with ESS SABRE Audio DAC and DTS.
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)
True High-Fidelity Music (Realtek ALC1220)
Paired with Realtek's latest ALC1220 Codec, playback for surround sound audio and DSD enabled music is easier than ever.
Audiophile Grade Capacitors (WIMA, Nichicon Fine Gold)
To ensure a studio-quality experience, WIMA and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors are used to provide power to the overall system.
Precision Audio Stream (TXC OSCILLATOR)
Provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters. High resistance to corrosion and oxidation.
Hi-Res Audio certified, means that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40 kHz or above which ensures the best audio quality at all times.
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, enables 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.
* 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.
Z590 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.
Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.
RGB FUSION Software
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.
Sync with one click
Individual control as you wish
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 GIGABYTE motherboard and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.
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.
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.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Solid Pin power connector advantages
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Update the BIOS easily without installing CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install 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!
New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, and Fan.
Add constantly used items to 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.
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.
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.
A multi-function reset button that can be reconfigured to other function in BIOS for different user scenarios.
Turn off all lighting effect on motherboard.
Boot into BIOS menu directly without pressing any keyboard button.
Boot into BIOS safe mode to change specific option without losing other BIOS settings.
* Photo for reference only.
- Supports 11th and 10th Gen Intel Core Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Intel Optane Memory Ready
- 18+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 90A Smart Power Stage and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array
- Shielded Memory Routing to Avoid Interference
- Advanced Thermal Solution with Fins-Array II, Direct Touch Heatpipe II and NanoCarbon Baseplate
- Onboard Intel WiFi 6E 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with AORUS Antenna
- 125dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9118 DAC, ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors
- AQUANTIA 10GbE BASE-T LAN with cFosSpeed
- Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0*/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 6 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
* Actual support may vary by CPU.