The Aorus Master may not be the top of the line models in the GIGABYTE lineup but still the Z590 Aorus Master model sports an interesting 18+1 phase digital VRM paired with the 2 generation of their direct-touch heatpipe and fins-array cooling solution, all of which should allow for easy, hassle free overclocking (casual). It also comes ready with a total of 4 DIMM slots (dual-channel configuration – 128GB total supported with speeds up to 5400MHz), 3 full-length EMI shielded (and reinforced) PCIe 4.0 slots (x16/x8-4 / x16 slot operates at up to x8 when the x8 slot is populated), 3 M.2 SSD slots (1xGen4x4/2xGen3x4), 6 native SATA 6Gb/s ports (with RAID 0/1/5/10 support), Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec (paired with the ESS SABRE 9118 DAC), Intel AX210 Dual-Band WiFi 6/BT 5.2 wireless adapter, Aquantia 10GbE LAN, dual temperature sensor headers, dual-BIOS selection, two RGB LED strip headers and a Thunderbolt add-in connector (extra TB card required to use this). 

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For Z590, GIGABYTE is focusing on several key features for the Master, the first being the Extreme Power Design using 90A SPS for each phase along with high current MOSFETS and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors. This allows the AORUS Master to run with lower temperatures and improved transient response to changes in load.

Another significant feature of the Z590 AORUS Master is improved memory performance and compatibility with DDR4 5000+ kits that are being released into the market for Rocket Lake S CPUs. This rolls us into the PCIe 4.0 hardware design with tighter tolerances than PCIe 3.0; this means less signal loss and more stability on ports and slots designed for Gen4 devices.

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GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS MASTER – GreenTech_Reviews

Some manufacturers, when developing motherboards based on the Intel Z490 chipset, have provided support for one of the most important innovations of the 11th generation processors – PCIe version 4.0. But it was impossible not to release the updated series of motherboards based on the Intel Z590 chipset for a number of reasons. If visually the Z590 AORUS Master practically does not differ from the Z490 AORUS Master (if you look closely, there are differences, but we are talking about the visual component), then inside the changes are very significant – especially the power subsystem and its cooling system. The first was noticeably strengthened, and the second received an active mode of operation.

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As far as premium GIGABYTE Z590 models go, the Z590 Aorus Master sits just behind GIGABYTE’s flagship water-cooled Z590 Aorus Xtreme WaterForce and air-cooled Z590 Aorus Xtreme models. Regarding usable and core features, the Z590 Aorus Master has pretty much what you would expect from a mid-premium model. What GIGABYTE does have is plenty to focus on, including a nice aesthetic, with a predominately black PCB, black heatsinks, and black and silver PCIe slot armor, as well as matching M.2 heatsinks.

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In order to cope with the long-term high-load overclocking needs of the latest 11th generation Intel Core processors, GIGABYTE has launched a new Z590 AORUS MASTER motherboard, which is upgraded from the 14-phase power supply of the previous generation Z490 to an 18-phase 90A DrMOS power supply design, with up to 1620A CPU current capacity. , With the second-generation Fin-Array stacked fin heat sink with direct-touch 8mm heat pipe, it can provide strong and stable high-performance output and ensure that the VRM module maintains a low operating temperature, making it more advanced overclockers Provides a wealth of auxiliary overclocking functions to meet players’ pursuit of ultimate performance.

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Z590 is exciting from a chipset standpoint and Intel boards are finally going to get some of the features AMD boards have had for a while now, the biggest being support for PCI-Express 4.0 from the CPU.  So if you have an 11th Gen CPU the PCIe and M.2 slots powered by the CPU will offer Gen4 connectivity.  You are also going to get USB 3.2 gen 2×2 from the chipset as well as native support for 3200 MHz DDR4 memory.  Our first Z590 motherboard we are taking a look at is the Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master.  In the AORUS line Gigabyte is offering 9 Z590 boards with the AORUS Master sitting towards the top of the product stack.  It is going to offer a 19-phase VRM with 90A power stages, three M.2 slots, WiFi 6E, 10GbE LAN, and that sleek AORUS look with a full-cover aluminum backplate.

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MASTER delivers a strong feature-set which covers all but one area – there are no Thunderbolt 4 ports. We’d have liked to see such a feature on a high-end solution like this. Regardless of this, we still get a generous selection of USB 3.2, M.2 storage support and DDR4 compatibility up to 5400MHz. For those wanting more than the average slice of features, MASTER supplies voltage checkpoints, LED debug, onboard power/reset buttons and a dual BIOS switch. There is no denying that this is a well-designed motherboard which caters for tech enthusiasts.

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GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS MASTER – HardwareCooking

We find a header for USB 3.2 Type-C on the front panel and a total of 9 USB Type-A ports on the rear connector in addition to a USB 3.2 Type-C port. The audio part is managed by a Realtek ALC1220 chip and an ESS ES9118 DAC accompanied by audiophile quality WIMA and Nicichon Fine Gold capacitors. The audio part of this motherboard is still Hi-Res certified. As for the network part , AORUS has chosen to place a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port via an Aquantia controller.

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While the Z590 AORUS Master is not the top board from Gigabyte, it is one of their betters boards and as such, comes with a whole host of features. You can find everything from support for Intel’s 11th Gen CPUs, to PCIe 4.0, WiFi 6E and more. The Master also features an advanced thermal design, 18+1 power phases for all our power and overclocking needs, USB 3.2 Gen2x2, ESS Sabre Hi-Fi 9118 DAC, 3x M.2 connections, RGB Fusion 2.0 and even Dual BIOS just in case anything goes wrong when overclocking or flashing the BIOS. This a very feature-packed board and should have almost everything one would need when upgrading to the new Z590 platform.

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Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Master comes in a standard branded box (a kind of grooved surface is very pleasant to the touch). The kit is placed in traditional compartments inside.

The delivery set is not bad: in addition to traditional elements such as a user manual and SATA cables, there is an antenna for the built-in Wi-Fi module on a magnetic base, screws for M.2 slots, splitters for connecting backlights, a proprietary G-Connector adapter, wires with temperature sensors, a noise detector , bonus stickers.

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