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GIGABYTE details its awesome new Z390 Designare motherboard

GIGABYTE's new Z390 Designare motherboard looks gorgeous, rocks dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and has a price tag of $269.99

By Anthony Garreffa from Nov 1, 2018 @ 5:28 CDT

GIGABYTE has just announced its new Z390 Designare motherboard with the new Z390 Designare motherboard brimming with features and connectivity including Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 for 40Gbps of bandwidth.


The new GIGABYTE Z390 Designare motherboard is not just a gorgeous motherboard, but it is packed to the rafters with some of the best features you will find on any Z390 motherboard on the market. We have support for Intel's latest and greatest Core i9-9900K processor, built-in USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 as well as USB 3.1 Gen 2 for up to 40Gbps of bandwidth.

GIGABYTE has used 12+1 phase digital CPU power with a digital PWM controller and DrMOS, with 8+4 pin power connectors providing the power necessary to run the Z390 Designare motherboard and it loaded up with a 9900K and NVMe-based SSDs. GIGABYTE has used a high-efficacy VRM heat sink for maximum heat dissipation, with the heat sink designed to increase surface area with a Direct-Touch heat pipe. The thicker material reduces heat generated by the on-board DrMOS module, too.


Storage is where GIGABYTE has put some additional love into the Z390 Designare, as the company has put out the first-ever direct CPU attached AIC SSDs of NVMe storage for people who want crazy fast storage but a more mainstream chipset and CPU.


The GIGABYTE Z390 Designare is capable of RAID speeds of a huge 3551MB/sec directly attached to the CPU side, removing the bottleneck between the CPU and chipset. This is a huge deal for power users.

Full specs:

  • 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 Armour 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 Colours
  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready

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