Gigabyte Z790 AORUS MASTER X DDR5 E-ATX Motherboard Review

When it comes to high-end motherboards, AORUS are often at the top of the list, ranking against the best of the best from ASUS, MSI and the other super-board manufacturers. Of course, AORUS comes from Gigabyte and is their ultra-high-end enthusiast product range, covering all their flagship models. The Aorus Master X is certainly up there too, offering a plethora of enthusiast-friendly features to make it an overclocking beast, with lots of ultra-fast connectivity to get the best from your high-end gaming system or workstation.

Z790 Aorus Master X Features

  • Supports Intel Core 14th and 13th processors
  • Digital direct 20+1+2 phases VRM solution
  • Dual Channel DDR5: 4*DIMMs with XMP 3.0 memory module support
  • PCIe UD Slot X: PCIe 5.0 x16 slot with 10X strength for graphics card
  • EZ-Latch Click: M.2 heatsinks with screwless design
  • EZ-Latch Plus: PCIe 5.0 x16 slot & M.2 slots with quick-release design
  • UC BIOS: User-centred intuitive UX with Quick Access function
  • Ultra-Fast Storage: 5*M.2 slots, including 1* PCIe 5.0 x4
  • Efficient Overall Thermal: VRM Thermal Armor Fins-Array & M.2 Thermal Guard XL
  • Fast Networking: 10GbE LAN & Wi-Fi 7 with Ultra-high gain antenna
  • Extended Connectivity: DP, Front USB-C 10Gb/s, Front & Dual Rear USB-C 20Gb/s
  • DTS:X® Ultra Audio: ALC1220 & Rear ESS SABRE Hi-Fi 9118 DAC

For in-depth features and specifications, please visit the official Z790 AORUS Master X product page here.

What Gigabyte Aorus Had to Say

X marks the 14th generation! Introducing the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards, the most powerful platforms ever built for the Intel® Core™ 14th Gen processors. With the leading performance in DDR5 memory, the upgraded DIY-friendly innovations, and the all-new BIOS redesigned as user-centred, the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards are built to fully unleash the next-gen power.

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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