Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Review

Test Setup

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro
Intel Core i9-9900K
Corsair LPX 4000MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

 

Overclocking

The efforts involved in the upgraded design of the Z390 Aorus Pro bear fruit with our Core i9-9900K processor, pushing all eight cores all the way up to 5 GHz @ 1.33V. There is still some small issues with the loadline calibration formula as it always seemed to give us too much or too little, but this is something that can be fixed with some BIOS upgrades in the future. It's not a deal-breaker at all, rather it's something that needs refining to unleash the full potential of the Aorus Pro.

One part that definitely shows the improvements that Gigabyte's design team have found is in the VRM cooling, with the maximum temperature we managed to obtain even with this overclock in place was 54°C. A significant improvement upon earlier designs and something that Gigabyte deserve all the plaudits for fixing.

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Most Recent Comments

15-01-2019, 11:55:34

Dawelio
Am I the only one who finds that Intel motherboards looks way better than AMD’s?...Quote

15-01-2019, 12:15:37

WYP
Oh wow. It looks like Gigabyte has done a good job here. Love how Tom has given them an "Innovation Award" for making a motherboard that works as it should.Quote

15-01-2019, 12:57:23

Wraith
Wowser! Glad I was seated for this review, top job Guv and great work from Gigabyte and welcome back to the quality side I'm genuinely considering this for my next build and at last a board worthy of the old moniker "Ultra Durable".Quote

15-01-2019, 13:01:50

Greenback
Going to say that board looks blinking niceQuote
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