|Memory Clock Speed||4400 MHz|
|Item model number||Z390 DESIGNARE|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||33.5 x 27 x 8 centimeters|
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GIGABYTE Z390 DESIGNARE Gigabyte (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/2xM.2/Thunderbolt 3/Onboard AC Wifi/12+1 Phases Digital Vrm
- Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- 12+1 Phases digital VRM solution with DrMOS
- Advanced thermal design with direct touch heat pipe
- Intel Thunderbolt 3 - the USB-C that does it all.Bluetooth 5
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Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core processors Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs 12+1 phases digital VRM solution with DrMOS advanced thermal design with direct touch heat pipe Intel Thunderbolt 3 - The USB-C that does it all CPU attached PCIe 3.0 x4/x4 NVMe RAID dual ultra-fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface with thermal guards Multi-Way graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design Dual Intel Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed onboard Intel CNVi 160MHz 802.11AC 2x2 Wi-Fi front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Header ALC1220-VB enhance 114dB(Rear)/110dB(Front) SNR in microphone with WIMA audio capacitors USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP support RGB lighting effect in full colors CEC 2019 Ready, save the power as easy as one click Intel Octane Memory Ready. Atx Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm.
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GIGABYTE Z390 DESIGNARE Gigabyte (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/2xM.2/Thunderbolt 3/Onboard AC Wifi/12+1 Phases Digital Vrm/Motherboard)
- CPU attached PCIe 3.0 x4/x4 NVMe RAID
- Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface with Thermal Guards
- Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design
- Dual Intel Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
- Onboard Intel CNVi 160MHz 802.11ac 2x2 WIFI
- Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Header
- ALC1220-VB Enhance 114dB(Rear)/ 110dB(Front) SNR in Microphone with WIMA Audio Capacitors
- USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
- Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Support RGB Lighting Effect in Full Colors
- CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click
- Intel Optane Memory Ready
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Basically this isn’t some magically higher quality motherboard than your 150 dollar gaming motherboard, it just has extra features. Be aware that some cpu coolers won’t fit on this motherboard because of how they’ve jammed the three gpu slots onto it. Mostly talking about the big noctua air coolers.
I'm editing my post now after I've had the board for awhile now. I disagree with the Kevin Sullivan post from Amazon.com. My sound quality on my board is amazing and I also have the i9-9900K and the Noctua DH-15 cooler. I do not have a dedicated graphics card because I don't need one, so that may be what's causing his issue.
Search 'Gigabyte designare Thunderbolt bios fix' for more info
If you only use Thunderbolt 3 gear then I am sure you are fine. But if you use legacy Thunderbolt I recommend finding an MB with Alpine Ridge.
As far as this installation, I first set the BIOS (following a successful Catalina installation post on tonymacx86.com) and then installed Windows 10 on a separate drive. That went smoothly. Then I created an install thumb drive for MacOS Catalina on a real Mac. The installation of the MacOS on the Designare board also went very smoothly. I had to tweak some settings, and everything works except the native Audio and Sleep functions (they work fine in Windows so it's not the hardware) but but I'm not in a hurry about getting those to work 100% because I have an Apogee Symphony Mk. II Thunderbolt audio interface that I use for my Audio, mainly running Apple Logic Studio. The Thunderbolt 3 ports are even hot pluggable. I use a StarTech Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 1 adapter to connect to the Symphony, works like a charm. Later on when they upgrade the Multibeast utility (available on tonymacx86.com) to work with Catalina, I'll go back in and fix the native audio as well. I don't have too much time for research right now as it isn't really important for me. My graphics card is the Radeon Sapphire 580, 8GB and MacOS recognizes it right away. All USB, ethernet (I have WiFi disabled in BIOS) and video ports work fine. I have 5 drives in the enclosure, one of which is a Windows 10 that I only use for some technical stuff. 3 of them are 1TB SSD's and I have trim enabled on all of those. The remaining 2 are 3 and 4 TB library drives. Processor is the Intel i9-9900-K. and the cooling system is Noctua NH-D15. I have a total of 7 very quiet fans taking care of the cooling.
I hope this board will last longer than my previous Gigabyte Z170X-UD5-TH which died after 3 years of use, right after the warranty expired.
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初めてCore i9-9900Kを導入するにあたり、マザーボードをいろいろ見ていましたが、そんな時見つけたこの製品に一目惚れしました。機能性とデザイン性を両立するVRM周りに、M.2のシンプルでスタイリッシュなヒートシンク。マザーボード自体のライティングもスマートで控えめ、他のパーツの邪魔をしません。純粋にゲーミング用途やRGBライティング(いわゆる魅せるPC)に力を入れるのであれば、同社製のZ390 AORUS MASTERをおすすめします。ほぼ同価格の2製品のVRM周りはパッと見似ていますが、MASTERのはOC向けで仕組みが大きく異なります。また、MASTERのM.2スロットとヒートシンクはx3で余裕があり(とはいえSATAポートやM.2スロット同士の競合があるので要注意)、オーディオもより上位品で、(大事な人には本当に大事な)Addressable RGB Headerも付いています。
HOWEVER, there are 3 issues to keep in mind:
1) USB drives will eject and fail to remount if you set memory speeds above 2666 MHz, even if your memory is on the list of supported vendors etc. The only way around this to keep memory at a max of 2666 MHz or set your computer to never sleep, which makes it a huge power hog, especially when powering a power hungry processor like an I9-9900K.
Scripts and apps don't fix the problem.
2) Thunderbolt doesn't support Local Node in macOS. It shows up as PCI. The issue is that if a peripheral required Local Node to work (like some audio interfaces), it might not function with this motherboard.
3) Thunderbolt backwards compatability issues have been reported.
Tech support takes several days to respond, so I can't say it's good.
If anything changes (such as Gigabyte updating the BIOS to fix these issues and doing a good job of notifying customers), I will gladly update my review and add stars back. Until then, consider these issues unsolved.
It also seems like an Aorus Extreme, minus a feature or two, with slightly less overclock-ability. My OC'ing days are behind me, so no worries there.
THINGS I LIKE (or imagine I will like)
- I'm excited to try the Thunderbolt capability so I can cut down on cables running from my case.
- The wifi is stellar so far. One cool thing to note is that the antenna is totally not needed if you're in the same room with your wireless router.
- DAC-specific USB, which will soon be tested with my DAC!
- Some lights, but classy and understated
- Fired right up, 1st try, no issues
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
- I wish it had right angle power connectors, but until case manufacturers and MoBo companies standardize their connector/cutout locations, it's a bit of a gamble for a company to offer that (EVGA z390 Dark for instance). I would love not having to wrench on power cables to get them to turn the corner and play nice, but c'est la vie
- using an M2 slot disables 1-2 of the SATA ports. Not a big deal for almost anyone. I use zero SATA ports anyway
- Not sure what the goop is inside the M2 shields. It was not explained in the manual. Thermal paste of some sort?
- I hear the displayport is INPUT-ONLY. No big deal
- I hear the DAC port can cause issues with certain dacs and that disabling USB power suspension didn't necessarily solve said issues (I'll update this review if that's the case for me)
All of the cons listed above are either speculative or minor in the grand scheme. If a MoBo fires up flawlessly on the first try, that's half the battle. The other half will arrive 5-10 years down the road when we see how well it's holding up. No one will be buying these by then, so all I can do is work it hard for the next 6 months and chime back in if anything breaks. So far so good.
-Helps keep my i9-9900k cool
-Lots of I/O ports and USBs
-A good number of fan headers, only needed one y-splitter to make my cooler a push & pull (because why not)
-Two M.2 drives with gorgeous covers
-Onboard Wi-Fi (even though I use another card for AirDrop, BT, and WiFi for MacOS)
-Very visually appealing, awesome silver/black/blue tri-tone color scheme.
-Little-to-no GPU sag with Vega 56 Pulse
I can't really think of a reasonable con for this board, but if I had to pick one: the Wi-Fi M.2 card on the board is an ugly green card with a big white QR code sticker, which annoyingly interrupts the whole color scheme. It would've been smart for Gigabyte to at least put a black sticker over it, but then again I can too. It's really no big deal, as it can be fixed with a sharpie, tape, sticker, etc.
I'll admit, a few months ago I was drooling over mainstream brands. (like MSI and ASUS, which are undoubtedly great brands) But Gigabyte produces some high-quality products and this motherboard has officially won me over as an advocate... This isn't cheap silicon junk that heats up like a microwave. It's high quality, suited for whatever workload you through at it. If Gigabyte makes the rest of their products like this motherboard, then you won't be disappointed with anything you buy from them. I'm already looking at their 2080 Super GPU...
Build: i9-9900K, Vega 56 8GB Pulse, Z390 Designare, G.Skill 3000 MHz 32GB, 250GB 970 Evo Plus & 1TB 860 Evo