Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master Motherboard and Intel Core i9-11900K CPU Review

Today we will be presenting the Z490 AORUS Master from Gigabyte! There is always a bunch to cover when doing a motherboard review. These reviews tend to be very long and contain a ton of information. We always try and test every aspect of the board, even storage speeds. Each board has its limitations and it a good idea to test each part and relay that information to you guys. Now your mileage may vary, of course due to chip quality and and a plethora of other things. But this will give you a solid base to start with. The Z490 came out and was intended to only serve Intel 10th gen processors. Thankfully Gigabyte has updated their bios to actually support 11th gen. I don’t deny, It was a sigh of relief when I first heard this. Yes we will be slapping a 11900K in this motherboard and see what its capable of and if the Z490 chipset has any limitations with the 11900K. We will also be following up with a review of the Z590 Vision G from Gigabyte. This will be a great apples to apples comparison of the boards. We will be using the identical hardware for the review. That will be perfect to see if their are any performance gains comparing the two! So be sure to stay tuned and keep checking back in the next few weeks. On the next few pages we will began to cover every small detail of this motherboard. Then further in the review we will throw in some testing. Lets continue and get to the good stuff!

The Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master supports 10th and 11th Gen Intel Core Series Processors 14 Phases Digital VRM with 90A Smart Power Stage Next Generations VRM Cooling Fins Array and Direct Touch Heatpipe with Nanocarbon coating NanoCarbon Baseplate Shielded Xtreme Memory Design with Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4. In the dark, starless night, the falcon strikes fear into the heart of its prey. Even with minimal visibility, the falcon pinpoints its prey and patiently anticipates the perfect moment to swoop in for the kill. The falcon with its laser sharp gaze dominates the darkness of night in the same manner that AORUS Core Lighting illuminates the vast AORUS ecosystem.


I would like to thank Gigabyte for providing this review samples! Without their support this review would not happen. So a big Thank You goes out to GIGABYTE! Let us see what they have to say about themselves on their website:

About AORUS – Enter the Falcon

AORUS, a premium gaming brand powered by GIGABYTE, delivers a full spectrum of gaming products ranging from gaming laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, mechanical gaming keyboards, to many other gaming hardware and gears, offering the most extreme gaming experiences for enthusiasts worldwide!

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AORUS shares the same passion with gamers who devote their heart and soul to gaming. With AORUS, the pinnacle of our hardware excellence, we are committed to bring a wide array of gaming innovation that delivers ultimate performance and exemplifies the PC’s capability for bringing gamers unprecedented delights.

AORUS will continue to take parts in global gaming events, connecting with the community and actively listening to gamers’ desires in order to create marvelous products that meet gamers’ genuine needs.

We are looking to team up with gamers in their quest for gaming, to challenge the limits without fear, and to fight on as we rise to the ultimate glory!


Lets move on the next page and see what the Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master packaging beholds!





  • Z490 AORUS MASTER motherboard
  • Motherboard driver disc
  • User’s Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Four SATA cables
  • One antenna
  • Two RGB LED strip extension cables
  • One noise detection cable
  • Two thermistor cables
  • One G Connector



Let move on to the next page and take a look at the Features and Specs of the Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master. You can buy the Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master Motherboard for around USD $273 from Amazon –


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