Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master Motherboard Review

Final Thoughts

With the Z590 AORUS Master Gigabyte takes all of the awesome new platform updates of the Z590 chipset and molds them with solid design and performance we expect from a top of the line AORUS motherboard. The design of the board has not changed all that much, so you have that black and silver design with the slight touch of RGB lighting on the chipset heatsink and I/O cover. I really like that Gigabyte has not overcomplicated the design of the board.

When it comes to the Z590 chipset you are going to get all of the expected features like USB 3.2 gen 2×2 and PCI-Express 4.0, but Gigabyte has added many premium features. The first is Aquantia 10GbE LAN chip, which is something you really don’t find on many motherboards. On the wireless side you are also going to get the Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210, which gives you 802.11ax networking supporting 2.4/5/6 GHz carrier frequency bands as well as Bluetooth 5.2.

As I mentioned the Z590 AORUS Master sits towards the top of Gigabyte’s Z590 offerings and is designed for enthusiasts and gamers alike. Gigabyte has outfitted this board with an 18+1 power phase design with 90A power stages. Cooling the power delivery components off you have Gigabyte’s Fins-Array II, which makes use of a new louvered stacked-fins design which not only increases surface area by 300% compared to traditional heatsinks but also improves thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange. During overclocking we did not run into any VRM throttling. Another nice features on this board is that all of your main connections are metal-reinforced, this included your 24-pin ATX, both 8-pin EPS connectors, memory slots, and all three PCI-Express slots. You also get double-sided M.2 heatsinks on all three of the M.2 slots.

The only thing I really see missing here is that there are no PCI-Express x1 slots. For those who might want to install a smaller expansion card you are out of luck.

Right now you can pick up the Z590 AORUS Master at our favorite online retailer for $409.99. Overall I think that Gigabyte has done a great job on the Z590 AORUS Master and we give it a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!

Pros:
– Sleek design
– 18+1 power phase design with 90A power stages
– All main connections are metal reinforced
– 10GbE Ethernet
– Good overall performance

Cons:
– No PCI-Express x1 slots

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