Aorus Z390 I Pro WiFi Mini-ITX Motherboard Review



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Aorus Z390-I Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Aorus Z390 I Mini-ITX Pro WiFi

Do you plan to build yourself a little PC with a big heart? Then the Aorus Xtreme Z390 I mini-ITX motherboard we’re reviewing today may be perfect for you. It may be compact, but it’s packing some pretty serious features. Most importantly, it’ll support the current Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core CPU; which we know is insanely powerful.

Tiny Motherboard Big Features

Not being left too far behind its ATX brethren, this model uses a 6+2 Phase Digital Power Design which includes both digital PWM Controllers and PowIRStage MOSFET. This configuration is able to provide at least 40A of power from each phase. Furthermore, there’s support for 4400 MHz DDR4, and possibly even higher than that. You’ll find huge heat sinks, M.2 cooling, reinforced hardware, RGB lighting, high-performance ALC1220 audio, and more! Small motherboard it may be, but it’s clearly never heard the word “compromise.”

Features

  • Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • 6 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with PowIRstage
  • Advanced Thermal Design with Extended Fin Heatsink
  • Onboard Intel® CNVi 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
  • ALC1220-VB Enhance 114dB(Rear)/ 110dB(Front) SNR in Microphone with NICHICON Audio Capacitors
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ Header
  • Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface, one with Thermal Guard
  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save Power With a Simple Click

What AORUS Had to Say

“The falcon utilizes its powerful wings to soar through the skies and lock down its prey. The AORUS Core takes inspiration from the falcon’s aerodynamic wings, incorporating a multi-layered design which features wing shaped contours and also resembles the falcon’s high velocity ascension and dive through the skies. With sleek and metallic armor, the AORUS Core symbolizes advancement in technology with its futuristic style.” – AORUS

Specifications

For in-depth specifications, please visit the official AORUS product page here.

What’s in the Box

Nothing too crazy, just SATA cables, rear I/O, Wi-Fi antenna, and all the usual fitting screws and booklets. Of course, it’s everything you need, so let’s get it set up and benchmarking!

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