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Gigabyte Z790 AORUS MASTER vs Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO

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Gigabyte Z790 AORUS MASTER

Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO

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Brand
Gigabyte
Brand
Asus
Model
Z790 AORUS MASTER
Model
  • ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO
  • 90MB1CI0-M0AAY0
Release Date
📅 October 2022
Release Date
📅 October 2022
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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Supported PC parts
Supported PC parts
Series
-
Series
ROG
Socket
LGA1700
Socket
LGA1700
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z790
Chipset
Intel Z790
Supported Memory
DDR5
4000Mhz 4800Mhz 5200Mhz 5400Mhz 5600Mhz 5800Mhz 6000Mhz 6200Mhz 6400Mhz 6600Mhz 6800Mhz 7000Mhz 7200Mhz 7400Mhz 7600Mhz 7800Mhz 7900Mhz 7950Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR5
4800Mhz 5000Mhz 5200Mhz 5400Mhz 5600Mhz 5800Mhz 6000Mhz 6200Mhz 6400Mhz 6600Mhz 6800Mhz 7000Mhz 7200Mhz 7400Mhz 7600Mhz 7800Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220-VB CODEC
- The front panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
ESS ES9118 DAC chip
Support for DTS:X Ultra
High Definition Audio
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
- Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback

Audio Features
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ESS ES9218 QUAD DAC
- Gold-plated audio jacks
- Rear optical S/PDIF out port
- Premium audio capacitors
- Audio cover
Audio Channels
5.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Marvell AQtion AQC113C 10GbE LAN chip
LAN Chipset
1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps
Max LAN Speed
2.5Gbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support
  • 2 x USB Type-C ports with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
  • 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 2 x audio jacks
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports
  • 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (5 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 x Type-A)
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x Wi-Fi Module
  • 1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet port
  • 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
  • 1 x BIOS FlashBack button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6E
Wi-Fi Generation
6E
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
5
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Devices support
  • 2280 / 25110 - M Key
  • 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2260 / 2280 - M Key
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
192 GB
Maximum Supported RAM
192 GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
1

What are the differences between Gigabyte Z790 AORUS MASTER and Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison and key differences summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte Z790 AORUS MASTER:

  • 15% cheaper, you can save $80.00.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types: DDR5 7900MHz, 7950MHz
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.

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Reasons to pick the Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO:

  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • Supports back I/O Thunderbolt.

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