Product Comparison: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE vs ASUS Prime Z390-A


General Specifications
Brand
Gigabyte
ASUS
Model
Z390 AORUS ELITE
Prime Z390-A
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Intel Z390 AORUS Motherboard with 12 Phases Digital VRM Solutions, Screw Mounted Heatsinks, RGB Fusion, Dual M.2 with Single Thermal Guard, Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Front USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C.
Designed for 9th generation Intel Core processors, the Prime Z390 A delivers maximum performance with customizable style. 5 Way Optimization provides AI overclocking and dynamic fan calibration.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
LGA1151
Intel Socket 1151
Chipset
Intel Z390
Intel Z390
Supported Processors
Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE Motherboard
  • I bought the Aorus Master Z390 to match it with a 9900k. And it works perfect.
  • With the Intel i9-9900k my board seems to have no problems.
  • You can overcLocker your processor, manage all your components as well as access the bios ultra easily.
  • I'm pretty happy with the motherboard. Made out of it a hackintosh with i9900K, water cooling and Vega 64 GPU. Amazing!
  • The board has just straight bent pins in the CPU socket.
ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard
  • I used this motherboard for gaming/everyday use with an i7-9700KF processor. It works like a charm.
  • Extremely excited about this product, since it was a high end motherboard with intel processors support.
  • Supports 9th gen Intel CPUs so I'm set for future upgrades.
  • Built a PC around new 9th gen Intel cpu, so far this is working great!
  • Got this motherboard to support my new i5-9600k processor but it doesn't work.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12.91 in.
Width
9.61 in.
10.35 in.
Depth
2.12 in.
2.68 in.
Weight
2.2 lbs.
2.23 lbs.

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
4266 MHz
4266 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
128 GB
128 GB

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE

ASUS Prime Z390-A

What customers say about "Memory"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE Motherboard
  • Immaculate motherboard. Superb finish, and impeccable quality. Great speed of memory.
  • The board is fun and is a price/performance sweet spot. And it has DDR4 memory with good speed.
  • I like that it supports DDR4 which can give me more speed for memory.
  • I like the fact that I can use memory with a capacity of 128GB.
  • DDR4 and memory speed is an excellent competitive advantage.
ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard
  • Huge stability boost for DDR4 ram, it's absolutely necessary to those higher speeds.
  • 32GB RAM DDR4 3200MHZ Corsair RAM works flawlessly.
  • Easily connecting 4 x 8GB RAM with this motherboard.
  • There are huge memory stability issues with this motherboard.
  • I have Corsair Vengeance 3200 DDR4 32GB that would only work on stock 2133 hz setting, there are some issue with motherboard.
Connectivity
PCI
6
6
PCI-E
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x PCIe 3.0 x1
3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
8x USB 2.0/1.1, 6x USB 3.1 Gen1, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, USB Type-C
4x USB 3.1 Gen2, 6x USB 2.0, 5x USB 3.1 Gen1
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
Optical S/PDIF out, RJ-45, 2x M.2, 5x audio jacks
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 2 x M.2 slots, COM port connector, CPU Fan connector, CPU OPT Fan connector, 2 x Chassis Fan connectors, AIO_PUMP connector, W_PUMP+ connector, Thunderbolt, 24-pin EATX Power connector, 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector, Front panel audio connector, System panel, MemOK! II switch, CPU OV, Node Connector, Thermal sensor connector, PS/2, LAN (RJ45) port, Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x audio jacks

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE

ASUS Prime Z390-A

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE Motherboard
  • This motherboard is really high-end, you can feel it when you take it in your hand, as it weighs a hell! Has great options of connectors.
  • Installation was fine and I like the fact that the I/O shield is part of it as it made it easier to install.
  • Thermal guard for both M.2 slots. Massive quantity of fans connections.
  • The board layout isn't great either. M.2 is hidden by the graphics card as it sits right next to the PCIe x16 slot.
  • M.2 not a good fit for the Corsair 400C either as you can't put the plastic PSU cover back on.
ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard
  • This is a great board with huge connections for everything.
  • Supports all the current fast speeds, mostly, including four Gen2 USB ports.
  • The High-speed USB work as expected, the board is well equipped for daily use.
  • I am very pleased over all with this Motherboard. It has plenty of USB ports, it supports PCIe 3.0, and with the right processor will get up and fly.
  • Very nice board with USB 3.1 support. User friendly bios.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC1220-VB
Realtek ALC S1220A
Additional Accessories Included
Driver disk, RGB LED splitter cable, 4x SATA cable, M.2 Screw
ASUS Q-Shield, 3 x SATA 6Gb/s cables, 1 x M.2 Screw Package, 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), 1 x Q-Connector, 1 x SCD, 1 x CPU Fan Holder
Extras
AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire, 2-Way AMD CrossFire, 3D OSD, AutoGreen, Cloud Station, EasyTune, Easy RAID, Fast Boot, Game Boost, Smart Backup, RGB Fusion
AI overclocking, OptiMem II, Premium components provide better power efficiency, ASUS Aura Sync
What customers say about "Features"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE Motherboard
  • The board is fantastic, every detail is taken care of, the materials are solid and the feeling of robustness is felt by handling it.
  • Very good sound card. Excellent thermal solution.
  • The design is likeable, I do like the layout and the colours.
  • The multi-colour rippling LED colouring is nice.
  • It's a solid motherboard and coming from a military electronics background, appears to be well made. Lots of pretty lights.
ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard
  • Everything you could think of to do in the BIOS is available and easy to do.
  • Bios is easy to navigate with easy over clocking features.
  • Individual fan controls allowed me to isolate a particular fan that was making an unsettling noise.
  • My first impression is that the board is very stable, haven't had any random blue-screens.
  • There's very noticeable noise when no sound is playing.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V, 4-pin ATX 12V
24-pin EATX, 8-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer


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