Intel Z590 Gigabyte Motherboards Reveal

Intel Z590 Gigabyte motherboards have been revealed just as CES 2021 begun early this week. The new Z590 Intel motherboards are set to support the upcoming 11th Generation of Core processors. These motherboards feature up to 20-phase digital power VRM design and improvements to Fins-Array II heatsink design. Gigabyte’s Z590 AORUS lineup is gearing up for the best thermal and power management design to optimize overclocking the 11th Gen Core processors. Other features such as 10 layers of PCB, aid in heat dissipation. Daisy Chain memory routing with anti interference improves memory overclocking performance. Some Z590 Gigabyte motherboards will offer feature rich I/O as well as integrated I/O shields. New Thermal Guard II design, Smart Fan 6 are also some features brought in.

Z590 Gigabyte Motherboards Best Features

One of the big additions to the Z590 motherboard is the official support for PCIe 4.0. Now users can enjoy high bandwidth, ultra-high transfer speed and improved CPU performance on the Intel Platform. Gigabyte Z590 motherboards use PCIe 4.0 grade PCBs, PCIe slots, M.2 slots and controllers for the highest bandwidth quality. These enable speeds of up to 7000 MB/s. Z590 AORUS motherboards equip up to three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots with direct connection to the CPU for the highest bandwidth possible. Gigabyte’s patented Thermal Guard II is a double sided heat dissipation solution that provides optimal cooling to the PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD modules from throttling under high-speed operation.

General Features and Lineup

Power Distribution

Gigabyte Z590 AORUS have advanced power designs that deliver up to 2100 Amps. This provides the best power balance with up to 20+1 phases which can hold up to 100 amps with the DrMOS power stage design. The addition of Tantalum Polymer capacitors improve transient response of the VRM between high and low loads. This avoids sudden crashes from overclocking by increasing stability of the processor.

Thermals

Gigabyte Z590 AORUS motherboards continue its design focus on heat dissipation. First, its Fins-Array II design features a redesigned stacked fin heatsink; thus, enlarging the surface area up to 3 times compared to traditional heatsinks. The design introduces newly shaped fins that allow for superior heat dissipation. Second, Direct Touch Heat Pipe II design allow for increased contact area with the heatpipe and heatsink, and having a bigger 8mm heatpipe with shortened distance.

Gigabyte Z590 AORUS motherboards implement a new generation LAIRD 7.5W/mK thermal pad. In effect, the new pad has 4x the heat dissipation compared to traditional thermal pads. A metal backplate adds extra sturdiness and rigidity to the motherboard while its nanocarbon coating dissipates heat away from the rear components and PCB. “Reactive Armor” is featured on select Gigabyte Z590 motherboards. Its multiple skived fins and grooved surface provide two times larger dissipation area than a traditional design.

Memory

Gigabyte Z590 AORUS motherboards support single slot 32GB DDR4 memory. Memory circuits are embedded within PCB ground layers. The metal outer layer of the PCB reduces electromagnetic interference. Users running dual channel configuration will enjoy high-speed and stable overclocked RAM above XMP 5000MHz. SMT Memory DIMM design utilizes surface adhesion welding technology. Solder joints of the memory slots are smoothly fixed onto the PCB, reducing signal interference. Tantalum Polymer capacitors add signal stabilization.

Connectivity

For connections, Z590 Gigabyte AORUS motherboards come with the latest technologies. USB4, 3.2 Gen2x2, 3.2 Gen2 slots, 2.5G and 10G Ethernet, audio jacks and Thunderbolt 4 expansion interface are just some. Using Intel’s 2.5Gbps Ethernet controller brings 2.5x faster network speeds than Gigabit Ethernet. Intel WiFi 6E 802.11ax network adapter has an exclusive 6Ghz frequency band that has reduced Electromagnetic Interference and Gigabit level wireless network speed. Its antenna is the latest AORUS triple-band (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) high-gain WiFi antenna delivering up to 2.4Gbps transmission speed. Conveniently placed QFlash and Clear CMOS button make it easier for troubleshooting BIOS without the need of a processor.

Fan Control

Smart Fan 6’s multiple temperature sensors, Hybrid fan design, and increased fan control points from 5 to 7 give users absolute system control and customization. Users can switch between Slope mode and Stair mode based on need. Slope Mode runs fans on a traditional fan curve. Stair Mode is the new mode that maintains fan speeds within a specified interval that eliminates noise from sudden speed up or speed down of fans. EZ Tuning features feature friendly adjustment and advanced setting mode allowing users to custom tune their system’s system temperature from silent, cool and high performance.

Audio

Gigabyte Z590 lineup uses high SNR audio engine and pairs it with WIMA FKP2 studio grade audio capacitors to deliver studio grade audio quality. Gigabyte’s exclusive audio design integrates ESS SABRE DAC as  well as DTS : X Ultra for delivering high fidelity audio. The flagship Z590 AORUS XTREME motherboard introduces ESSential USB DAC; a USB Type C interface that has built-in ESS SABRE HiFi ES9280 PRO.

BIOS

Z590 Gigabyte AORUS motherboards support technologies such as LED Lighting, and Q-Flash Plus (allowing users BIOS upgrades without CPU, GPU, RAM). Gigabyte BIOS has been revamped with a new Graphical Interface that displays key information like clock/memory speeds or fan status, in a more intuitive and user friendly manner.

Overclocking

The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS TACHYON is the anticipated overclocking motherboard of the Z590 lineup. It features a 12+1 phase digital power phases with up to 100 Amps each. An exclusive Overclocking kit composed of overclocking buttons and detection features allow overclockers to break limits with ease. The persistence of Gigabyte’s R&D team makes the Z590 AORUS TACHYON the successor of SOC series of overclockers.

To learn more of the Gigabyte Z590 lineup, head on over to this link: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Intel-Z590

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