|Supported CPU||11th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors / Intel® Core™ i7 processors / Intel® Core™ i5 processors 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors / Intel® Core™ i7 processors / Intel® Core™ i5 processors / Intel® Core™ i3 processors/ Intel® Pentium® processors / Intel® Celeron® processors* * Limited to processors with 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Celeron® G5xx5 family. L3 cache varies with CPU|
|Chipset||Intel Z590 Express Chipset|
|Memory||11th Generation Intel® Core™ i9/i7/i5 processors: Support for DDR4 5400 (O.C)/ DDR4 5333(O.C.)/ DDR4 5133(O.C.)/DDR4 5000(O.C.)/4933(O.C.)/4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200 / 3000 / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9/i7 processors Support for DDR4 2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors: Support for DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory Dual channel memory architecture Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode) Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules|
|Graphics||Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support: 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2304@60 Hz|
|Slots||1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) * The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode. (The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conform to PCI Express 4.0 standard.)* * Supported by 11th Generation processors only. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)|
|Supported Storage||CPU: 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_CPU)* * Supported by 11th Generation processors only. Chipset: 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_SB) 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB) 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors|
|LAN||Intel® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC4080 codec Support for DTS:X® Ultra High Definition Audio 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel Support for S/PDIF Out|
|USB Port||1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 support 1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB headers Chipset+USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hub: 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the back panel Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hubs: 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)|
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors 1 x CPU fan header 1 x water cooling CPU fan header 4 x system fan headers 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers 2 x addressable LED strip headers 2 x RGB LED strip headers 3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 1 x front panel header 1 x front panel audio header 1 x USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers 2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors 1 x noise detection header 1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only) 1 x reset button 1 x Clear CMOS button 1 x Q-Flash Plus button 1 x Clear CMOS jumper 2 x temperature sensor headers|
|External I/O Ports||1 x DisplayPort 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R) 1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 support 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 1 x RJ-45 port 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector 5 x audio jacks|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm|
|BIOS||1 x 256 Mbit flash Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0|
Gigabyte Z590 Aorus ULTRA Motherboard
The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS ULTRA from GIGABYTE. Whether you are upgrading or starting a fresh build, you will find a wide range of capabilities within the Gigabyte Z590 AORUS ULTRA, making this ideal for any builder focusing on gaming-based components. The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS ULTRA chipset gives you access to an Intel LGA 1200 socket, suitable for a variety of processors. Four dual-channel DDR4 RAM slots can handle memory modules up to 5400 MHz for enhanced multitasking capabilities. Six SATA III and three M.2 storage interfaces allow you to install various storage drives including PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 NVMe solid-state drives for enhanced system performance.You can use various graphics and utility cards with two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. USB 3.2 Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2×2 ports allow you to experience enhanced transfer speeds for external storage devices as well as resource-demanding peripherals. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity provides access to your wireless network for fast cable-free access. If you prefer a wired connection, a 2.5 GbE RJ-45 port is available for enhanced network performance, essential for competitive online gaming. Various addressable RGB headers allow you to set up custom lighting effects for a truly unique style.
The Z590 AORUS ULTRA uses a 16 Phase Digital Power Design and 90A Smart Power Stage to maintain electrical stability for your components. Power Architecture works in conjunction with onboard digital PWM, high current capacity MOSFET, and tantalum polymer capacitor array to regulate power efficiency for your CPU, giving you optimal performance for your build and improving transient response.
Fins-Array II, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II, and M.2 Thermal Guard II help dissipate heat, ensuring onboard components are protected against damage caused by excessive heat. Smart Fan 6 contains various cooling features that ensure proper thermal performance while staying cool and quiet. Install fans and water pumps with eight headers while eight internal temperature sensors monitor the motherboard and activate cooling fans when needed. Smart Fan 6 BIOS allows you to adjust when fans turn on and off, putting system controls in your hands.
PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design
When using an Intel 11th Gen CPU, you can experience enhanced PCIe performance. A single expansion port and M.2 connection can utilize PCIe 4.0 protocols for faster program loading and boosting overall system functionality.