SPEC OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
CONNECTIVITY
AUDIO
ULTRA DURABLE
LIGHTING
COOLING
EXCELLENCE
SPEC OVERVIEW
PERFORMANCE
CONNECTIVITY
AUDIO
ULTRA DURABLE
LIGHTING
COOLING
EXCELLENCE
PERFORMANCE
12*+1 Phase Digital Power Design
Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard uses a 12+1 phases digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller and additional 8+4 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from the new 9th Generation Intel Core processors.

* Doubled from 6 phases with current balancing.
Enlarged Power Plane
2x Copper PCB
Optimized CPU Power Delivery Plane with 2x Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.
Advanced Thermal Design
Z390 uses high performance thermal design by combining massive heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe, thick thermal pad, providing ultimate MOSFET cooling performance for enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers.
1. Multi-Cut Heatsink
Multiple angles design on heatsink to improve thermal performance by increasing heat dissipation surface and maintain stylish aesthetic.
2. Direct Touch Heatpipe
Direct Touch Heatpipe helps transfer heat from MOSFET to heatsink, also connects two parts of MOSFET heatsink for the best cooling performance.
3. Thick Thermal Pad
By using 1.5mm thicker thermal pad, it can provide better contact pressure between heatsink and components and faster heat transfer.
NVIDIA® QUADRO® Professional Graphics Supports
NVIDIA® QUADRO® 3D Workstation Professional Graphics Solutions are designed and built specifically for artists, designers, and engineers, NVIDIA Quadro GPUs power more than 100 professional applications across a broad range of industries. Professionals trust them to enable their best work using applications such as Adobe® Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Suites, Dassault Systemes, CATIA and SOLIDWORKS, Siemens NX, PTC Creo, and many more.
CPU attached Dual Intel PCIe AIC SSDs in RAID 0/1 Support
Extreme Performance with Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard offers the first ever direct CPU attached PCIe AIC SSDs of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the ultimate performance. DESIGNARE’s unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read) directly attached to CPU side, removing the bottleneck between CPU and platform chipset, making Z390 DESIGNARE the obvious choice for the ultimate content creation PC.
Triple PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
Extreme Performance with PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSDs

Z390 motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. GIGABYTE' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read), making GIGABYTE the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.

AIC + M.2 + M.2
Extreme sequential Read 3551 MB/s, Sequential Write 3410 MB/s speed
Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2

GIGABYTE Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
GIGABYTE M.2 Thermal Guard
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises
Support for DDR4 to 4133MHz and Beyond

GIGABYTE is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility to 4133MHz and beyond.

CONNECTIVITY
Next Generation 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3
Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection

Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over two USB Type-C™ connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE Z390 DESIGNARE, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.



Daisy-chain Multiple Devices

Support for DisplayPort 1.2 makes Thunderbolt™ 3 a must have for any enthusiast. The Z390 DESIGNARE is able to support two displays in 4K resolution at 60 FPS or one display in 5K resolution. In addition, Thunderbolt™ 3 over USB Type-C™ has revolutionary industry-first features such as the ability to daisy-chain up to 12 devices thanks to the Z390 DESIGNARE's dual USB Type-C™ ports.


Compatibility may vary according to system configuration and device specifications.
DisplayPort Input
Ultimate digital creative pen display experience
Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard offers the first ever DisplayPort input for external graphic card. Makes the possibility to take the latest GEFORCE® RTX DP1.4 8K resolution into the onboard ThunderboltTM. Provides the most natural experience of creation for professional artists and designers.
* Demo only, results may vary by setup.
Dual Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software + Intel Wireless

Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.

Smashes the GbE Barrier!
Integrated Intel® 802.11ac Wave2 CNVi WIFI + Bluetooth 5
Intel Next-Gen Wireless solution supports 802.11ac Wave 2 function, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 1.73Gbps. Double the speed compared to the previous generation. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4x range over BT4.2 and with faster transmission.

Completed configuration with installed Intel WIFI module on chassis' rear as shown.
USB Type-C™ Front Panel Connector

Equipped with next generation connectivity GIGABYTE Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C™ header for USB 3.1 Gen2 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 Gen2 drive or charging your new mobile device.

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Native Intel USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller
Connecting the Future - USB Type-C™
Intel's native USB 3.1 host controller provides USB 3.1 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps .With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C™ and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.
Connecting the Future - USB Type-C™
• The World's Next Universal Connector
• Reversible USB Type-C™ with USB 3.1 Gen 2
AUDIO
ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes
All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).
No More Confusion
During In-Game Voice Chat
Microphone input with higher front dynamic range allows gamers to hear more clearly. No more misunderstandings, no more confusing GO! GO! GO! as NO! NO! NO!
High-End WIMA & Audio Capacitors

The GIGABYTE motherboards boast a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and high-end audio capacitors. While the high-end audio capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive AOURS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.

USB DAC-UP 2
Adjustable Voltage USB Port with Dedicated Power Design

GIGABYTE improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2.
USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.
Virtual reality pioneers and gamers alike can rest assured that their expensive accessories and peripherals will not encounter connectivity or power deficiency issues with the GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP 2. With Gaming Gear drawing large amounts of power and having firm specification requirements USB DAC-UP 2 is up for the challenge.

ULTRA DURABLE
Integrated I/O Shield Armor
Durable Design And Easy Installation
With an integrated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier and convenient. Users can expect excellent durability with the durable design of the pre-installed I/O shield.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
Z390 motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Solid Pin Power connector advantages
  1. Larger contact area for electricity
  2. More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  3. Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor

GIGABYTE' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

The Industry's Leading LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection
GIGABYTE motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard and its components against potential damage caused by static electricity. GIGABYTE motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.
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GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
Diagnostic LEDs
Hardware Troubleshooting at a Glance
Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.

* Photo for reference only.
GIGABYTE Patented
DualBIOS™ Design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
Easy to Install "G Connector" Design

The tiny cables of the front panel connectors can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted and indicators are tiny. With the G Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, simplifying the process of building your next PC and saving you frustration.

LIGHTING
Support RGB Lighting Effect in Full Color
Personalize your next PC rig to your liking by selecting the color of your choice to illuminate the external RGB light strip.
COOLING
Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

Fan Pin Headers
Temperature Sensors
Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
Temperature Sensors
Hybrid Fan Headers
■ 5 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
■ 6 Temperature Sensors
■ All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control
FAN STOP
Hybrid FAN Header
Smart Fan 5 Software

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.

Intelligent Fan Control Design
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.
• All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.

New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences.
For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
EXCELLENCE
CEC 2019 Ready

Save power with a simple click
CEC Requirement : PC power consumption must be under a certain level when it's in off mode, idle mode, stand-by mode. With high power efficiency hardware components and fine tuned BIOS, GIGABYTE motherboards can achieve lower power consumption under idle mode and fully comply with new CEC 2019 (California Energy Commission) power consumption requirement.
GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications
BIOS
APP CENTER
EasyTune
@BIOS
System Information Viewer
Refreshed BIOS
The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.
* Photos are for reference only. Product features may vary by model.


APP CENTER
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is an useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep you updated with latest utilities and drivers version.
EasyTune™
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.
@BIOS
The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system’s BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere

Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!

* Free 14 days XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License.