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Gigabyte Z390 Designare


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The Gigabyte Z390 Designare is an ATX motherboard for Intel's 8th & 9th-generation Core series processors (code named Coffee Lake). It offers a full range of features, a good mix of I/O ports, and solid build quality.

In terms of connectivity, this board is well rounded. It has HDMI 1.4 video output for use with the Intel graphics built into the CPU - a great backup option, in case the dedicated video card in a system isn't working. For memory it has four DDR4 slots, allowing up to 128GB of 2666MHz RAM. Drive connectivity includes six SATA III ports plus two M.2 slots, though use of the M.2 slots prevents using some of the SATA ports. It also has both analog and digital audio outputs, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and two 3.1 ports. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports are also present, using Type C connectors which can double as additional USB 3.1 ports. For expansion cards, there are five total PCI-Express slots in varying sizes. SLI and Crossfire are supported as well, though when two video cards are installed the PCI-E slots they are in run at x8 speed rather than x16.

Note: When the bottom M.2 slot is populated, it will disable SATA port 0. When the top M.2 slot is populated, it will disable SATA ports 4-5.
Model: Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE (rev. 1.0)

Socket  1151
CPU Compatibility  Intel Socket 1151 for 9th Generation Core Processors
Form Factor  ATX
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Chipset  Z390
Front Side Bus  DMI 3.0
Network Connectivity  Dual Gigabit Networking + 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC
Network Controller  Intel
Audio Controller  Onboard Realtek ALC1220-VB HD Audio
Cooling System  Heatsink
Color  Black
Memory Support
Type  DDR4
Maximum Speed  2666 MHz
Number of Slots  4
Maximum Size per Slot  32 GB
Maximum Amount Supported  128 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Processor Type  CPU Integrated Graphics
Maximum Shared Memory  1024 MB
Maximum HDMI Resolution   4096x2160
HDMI Version  1.4b
External Connections
USB 2.0  2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1)  2
PS/2 Keyboard  No
PS/2 Mouse  No
Audio Out  Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In  Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF  Optical
LAN (RJ45)  2
Wireless Antenna Port  Yes
Thunderbolt Ports  2
Thunderbolt Version  3
Internal Connections
USB 2.0  1 (providing 2 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)  1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C  1
SATA III 6.0Gbps  6
M.2 Connector  2
M.2 Support  x2 42-110mm NVMe + SATA
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  6 port - Intel Z390
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 2  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 3  Slot not available on this board
Slot 4  PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 5  Slot not available on this board
Slot 6  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 7  PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 size
Additional Information
SLI Compatible  Yes
Crossfire Compatible  Yes
RAID Support  0,1,5,10
Bluetooth  Yes (5.0)
Dual GPU Slot Spacing  3-Slot
BIOS Features
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Height  305 mm (12.0 in)
Width  244 mm (9.6 in)


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