Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review

Up Close – In Detail

As well as armoured 8+8 12V power, Gigabyte have squeezed a fan header in this tiny space between the heatsinks and the mounting point. Impressive.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review  

This dedication to cooling is found throughout the Aorus Master. You have three CPU cooling headers, as well as an onboard power button and two headers for the RGB Fusion 2.0 lighting ecosystem.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review  

Braced DDR5 slots sit alongside two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A front panel headers and a USB 3.2 G2 Type-C. Those with a lot of USB devices are well catered for.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review  

Four SATA ports grace the side behind the huge Z790 chipset heatsink. Some horizontally mounted fan headers speak to the attention to detail found on this newest Gigabyte motherboard.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review  

A front panel block that’s easy to parse when you’re reaching the end of your build and eager to pull the switch and bring it to life is always a godsend and the Gigabyte version is as simple as any. Next to that we have yet more system fan headers.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review  

Two USB 2.0 ports will cover all your RGB AIO control needs, and a further fan header guarantees you’ll always find a place to plug in your case fans, no matter how airflow obsessed you may be.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review  

The last two parts of the RGB Fusion 2.0 ecosystem is tucked away here below the fully armoured PCI Express slots. It’s not often they all get armour. Lastly the ESS 9118 forms the basis of the onboard audio, alongside a THD+N of -112db and a SNR of 125dB. Impressive.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review  

As befits a premium motherboard the Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master has a whole suite of USB ports on the back, in every type and combination. Type-C and Type-A in both UBS 3.2 Gen1 and Gen2, with two extra USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C for those of you who cannot get enough throughput. WiFi 6E antenna and the RJ45 for the 10Gbe LAN handle all your networking requirements, making for a very attractive motherboard for the peripheral rich.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review