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


General Specifications
Brand
Gigabyte
ASUS
Model
Z390 AORUS PRO
Prime Z390-A
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Z390 AORUS Platform supports Intel's latest Optane technology. Optane fuels storage performance by acting as a cache drive giving users a significant boost compared to traditional mechanical drives.
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 PRO Motherbard
  • Excellent Z390 board, quality, well made, feature rich and good layout.
  • Replacing my old Z77 system with a Z390 platform. Motherboard looks great and supports everything I need.
  • Aorus Z390 AORUS PRO is a great motherboard for intel Processors.
  • This motherboard supports intel I9 intel core processors and I love it.
  • Great motherboard with lot of features for intel processors.
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
13.18 in.
12.91 in.
Width
10.62 in.
10.35 in.
Depth
3.14 in.
2.68 in.
Weight
3 lbs.
2.23 lbs.

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
4400 MHz
4266 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
128 GB
128 GB

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO

ASUS Prime Z390-A

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO

ASUS Prime Z390-A

What customers say about "Memory"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO Motherbard
  • Memory is 2 x CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 32GB which works great.
  • Running it with 64GB DDR4 Corsair and everything works well.
  • Very good motherboard, m2 drives, 128GB DDR4 support.
  • I had zero coil whine, no issues with the ram at XMP and ASUS bios are amazing.
  • Not working with ram that’s on the QVL list is baffling, and the stupid amounts of coil whine.
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
3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3x PCIe 3.0 x1
3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
6x USB 3.1 Gen1, 3x USB 3.1 Gen2
4x USB 3.1 Gen2, 6x USB 2.0, 5x USB 3.1 Gen1
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
Optical S/PDIF OUT connector, 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio, Thunderbolt, 2 x M.2 slots, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
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 PRO

ASUS Prime Z390-A

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO Motherbard
  • Optane and the other M.2 drive work well and there are tons of fan headers.
  • There are USB Type-C port and this is make this great board.
  • The connectors are fairly well laid out around the board, so it's easy to get things looking neat.
  • The board layout isn't great either and it's not a good fit for the Corsair 400C either as you can't put the plastic PSU cover back on.
  • Access to One M.2 slot and all SATA ports are blocked by graphic card.
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 codec
Realtek ALC S1220A
Extras
Intel Optane Memory Ready, Advanced Thermal Design, RGB FUSION 2.0, Smart Fan 5
AI overclocking, OptiMem II, Premium components provide better power efficiency, ASUS Aura Sync
Additional Accessories Included
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
What customers say about "Features"
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO Motherbard
  • I was impressed with the temperature sensors.
  • This motherboard using a very good sound card.
  • Thermal guard for both M.2 slots with massive quantity of fans connections.
  • The BIOS is ugly, poorly organised and non-intuitive.
  • Unfortunately, there is improvement in BIOS but still not enough.
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
FCC, CE
CE, FCC
Other Information
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