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Latest GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS Motherboards Unveiled


GIGABYTE has introduced its new line of Z490 AORUS motherboards designed purposely for 10th Gen Intel Core processors. The GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS motherboards is the perfect solution for overclocking thanks to the introduction of next-generation technology that include 16-phase digital power design, Tantalum Polymer capacitors, solid power pin connectors, and its new and improved Fins-Array II heatsink capable of withstanding to 90 amps thanks to its Smart Power Stage design — I’m expecting some extreme overclocks from the Z490 AORUS!

High overclocks mean high temperatures — Thankfully, GIGABYTE have designed the Z490 AORUS motherboard range with a clear focus on heat dissipation. Every motherboard across the Z490 range features LAIRD 7.5W/mK thermal pad that offers 4x the heat dissipation compared to traditional thermal pads. This also has a compounding effect by increasing the contact between the VRM and thermal pad, again increasing overall heat dissipation on the board.

At the top of the range, the GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS PRO implements Fins-Array II technology that features a redesigned stack fin heatsink with 3x the surface area of traditional heatsinks. The love from GIGABYTE doesn’t end there for the PRO; new Direct-Touch Heatpipe II technology allow for superior heat dissipation for overclocking enthusiasts.

The GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS motherboards features single-slot 32GB memory capacity capable of delivering stable overclocks up to DDR4 48000MHZ. Unique Daisy Chain routing with an anti-interference design aid memory overclocking and stability signal stabilizing while Tantalum Polymer capacitors further enhance the stability of the board, especially when overclocking at XMP high frequencies. 

GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS motherboards offer top-of-the-line audio quality, thanks to GIGABYTE utilizing the ALC 1220-VB audio engine and pairing this with WIMA FKP2 studio-grade audio capacitors to deliver unmatched studio grade audio. If you want premium onboard audio, look no forther than the flagship Z490 AORUS XTREME — This board features ESSential USB DAC through the USB Type C interface and a built-in ESS SABRE HiFi ES9280C PRO converter that can actually free up an audio jack. While ESSential USB DAC can be paired with your Android mobile phone or tablet to provide a more immersive audio experience.

What good is a high-end motherboard without RGB? The Z490 AORUS brings back RGB Fusion that allow support for digital lighting strips, Smart Fan 5 Technology, USB TurboCharger and other various technologies. GIGABYTE have also redesigned the BIOS interface for the Z490 AORUS, introducing a new graphical interface that displays key information on clock speeds, memory, storage devices, fan statuses/settings, and other important hardware information.

For a detailed look please visit the AORUS website. Or more on GIGABYTE, check out our previous coverage.

Chris Carew

Written by Chris Carew

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