Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z390 Chipset
  • LGA 1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4266 (OC)
Save time on demanding computing tasks with the Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard. Built for content creators, enthusiasts, and designers, this motherboard is powered by the Intel Z390 chipset and supports 8th and 9th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1151 socket. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such 3D rendering, video editing, and more. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 4266 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots. The ATX motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configurations. Its three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots can accommodate 2-Way and Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI or Quad-GPU and 2-Way/3-Way AMD CrossFireX configurations to maximize your system's graphical capabilities for high frame rates, connecting 4K and 8K monitors, and faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in HDMI and two Thunderbolt 3 ports allow you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. Two additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slots are available for compatible expansion cards.
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Gigabyte DESIGNARE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Storage and Memory
  • 3Enhanced Cooling
  • 4Performance Features
  • 5Designed for Durability
  • 6NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX Support
  • 7DisplayPort In
  • 8Immersive Audio
  • 9Network Performance
  • 10USB DAC-UP 2
  • 11Thunderbolt 3
  • 12USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 13RGB Lighting

Save time on demanding computing tasks with the Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard. Built for content creators, enthusiasts, and designers, this motherboard is powered by the Intel Z390 chipset and supports 8th and 9th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1151 socket. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such 3D rendering, video editing, and more. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 4266 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots. The ATX motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configurations. Its three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots can accommodate 2-Way and Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI or Quad-GPU and 2-Way/3-Way AMD CrossFireX configurations to maximize your system's graphical capabilities for high frame rates, connecting 4K and 8K monitors, and faster video rendering times. Alternatively, the built-in HDMI and two Thunderbolt 3 ports allow you to take advantage of integrated CPU graphics. Two additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slots are available for compatible expansion cards.

In addition to having a DisplayPort-In port for compatible external graphics cards, the motherboard's two Thunderbolt 3 ports each have a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s across daisy chained devices. The USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports allow you to transfer data from compatible peripherals at up to 10 Gb/s. Enjoy fast network connections using the two Gigabit Ethernet ports and the built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which can wirelessly transfer data at up to 1.73 Gb/s with compatible Wave 2 devices. The Z390 DESIGNARE also delivers deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound through the Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec. You can customize your computing experience by connecting an RGB light strip, which can be programmed with a variety of dazzling effects. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

Storage and Memory

  • Two M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III headers are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 configurations are supported.
  • Intel Optane memory modules are supported, which enhance mechanical disk drives by caching frequently accessed data.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4-4266 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.

Enhanced Cooling

  • The specially designed heatsinks feature multiple fin cuts and work alongside a direct touch heatpipe to deliver lower MOSFET temperatures.
  • A thick thermal pad provides strong contact pressure between the heatsink and components for faster heat transfer.
  • Thermal guards help to quickly dissipate heat from the M.2 solid-state drives to avoid speed throttling.
  • Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange fan headers to correspond with the thermal sensors located across the motherboard so that the system stays cool while maintaining a high level of performance for games and other demanding applications.
  • Fan Stop lets you to take control of your computer's noise level by allowing specified fans to halt when the system drops to a designated temperature level. These settings may be customized according to your preferences.
  • Hybrid Fan Headers automatically detect the connected liquid- or air-cooling systems, enabling Smart Fan 5 to monitor information such as flow-rate.

Performance Features

  • The Z390 DESIGNARE features a digital PWM controller and DrMOS, which includes 12+1 phases that efficiently provide power to critical components.
  • A double copper layer PCB design efficiently delivers power to critical components at lower temperatures.

Designed for Durability

  • Double locking brackets keep PCIe slots securely affixed to the motherboard.
  • A stainless steel shield reinforces the PCIe connectors, providing extra strength to support heavy graphics cards.
  • The memory slots include stainless steel shielding, which is designed to prevent bending, twisting, and distortion in addition to protecting against possible electrostatic interference.
  • Solid plated ATX 24-pin and 8-pin power connectors deliver a stable power supply to key components.
  • Static resistance and anti-surge technologies help to protect the motherboard against damage caused by static electricity and irregular power delivery.
  • The pre-installed I/O shield streamlines installation.
  • The DualBIOS feature provides you with both a main and backup BIOS to protect against malfunctions due to viruses, power failure, and other issues.

NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX Support

Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as CAD, 3D rendering, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports Quad-GPU and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI and Quad-GPU and 2-Way/3-Way AMD CrossFireX configurations.

DisplayPort In

Professional artists and designers can take advantage of the DisplayPort input, which can be used to connect an external graphics card directly to the motherboard. It also works in conjunction with the built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports to connect high-resolution drawing tablets.

Immersive Audio

  • The Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec provides vibrant 7.1-channel surround sound to your speakers with 120 dBA headphone SNR and 110 dBA microphone SNR.
  • High-quality, durable capacitors help to deliver clear sound to audio equipment.

Network Performance

  • Two Gigabit Ethernet port provides a fast network connection with high-speed data transfers using compatible devices.
  • Built-in 802.11ac dual-band Wave 2 Wi-Fi transfers up to 1.73 Gb/s of data over compatible wireless networks.
  • The cFosSpeed network traffic management application to automatically allocate bandwidth so that the highest network priority goes to games or specified applications.
  • Bluetooth 5 offers a faster transmission rate and 4x the range of Bluetooth 4.2.

USB DAC-UP 2

Designated USB DAC-UP 2 ports provide clean, isolated, and low-noise power while compensating for voltage drop, protecting connected VR headsets, external storage drives, USB headsets, and other devices that have high power draws from connectivity or power deficiency issues.

Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.

USB 3.2 Gen 2

Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices.

RGB Lighting

You can customize your computer by installing an RGB lighting strip for incredible effects.

Gigabyte DESIGNARE Specs

CPU
ChipsetIntel Z390
CPU SocketLGA 1151
Back Panel I/O
USB2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Thunderbolt2 x Thunderbolt 3
Display1 x HDMI 1.4Output
1 x DisplayPort 1.2Input
Audio5 x 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller2 x Intel Gigabit
PS/21 x PS/2
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3300, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3666, 3733, 3800, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4266 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC, ECC (Non-ECC Mode) Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.22 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, PCIe 3.0 x2, SATA (Unspecified))
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way, Quad-GPU NVIDIA SLI
2-Way, 3-Way, Quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
2 x 4-Pin System
1 x 4-Pin Assistant
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin ATX
1 x 4-Pin ATX
1 x 6-Pin VGA
LED Header1 x RGB
Audio1 x Speaker
1 x S/PDIF
Diagnostics2-Digit Debug LED, BIOS Selection, Clear CMOS
BIOS
ROM2 x 128 Mb
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek ALC1220-VB (7.1-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.0
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (MU-MIMO)
Module Support1 E Key M.2
Software
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form FactorATX
Dimensions12.01 x 9.61" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.355 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 10.8 x 3.2"
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