AORUS COMPONENTS 12-phase digital power design The Z390 AORUS ULTRA motherboard uses a total IR digital CPU power design that includes both the digital PWM controller and the PowlRstage MOSFET, and is capable of providing at least 40A of power from each phase, for a total of 480A. These 100% digital controllers and 8+8 solid pin CPU power connectors offer incredible accuracy in delivering power to the most sensitive and energetic components on the motherboard, allowing enthusiasts to get the most out of the 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core processors. 2X copper PCBs GIGABYTE s unique 2X copper PCB design provides a sufficient number of power tracks between components to take on higher than normal power demands and, somewhat critically, extract heat from the area that supplies directly to the CPU. Advanced Thermal Design Z390 AORUS ULTRA achieves a perfect balance of style and performance by combining the acclaimed Fins-Array heat sink, heat pipe and thermal baseplate to provide 30% lower MOSFET temperatures for enthusiasts and overclockers. AORUS PERFORMANCE Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Maximizes system potential with M.2 technology. Triple SSMe NVMe M.2 PCIe on RAID 0 Support The unique AORUS design can be configured in RAID for recording speeds up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC. M.2 with thermal protection The M.2 thermal protector avoids the regulation and bottlenecks of high-speed M.2 SSDs, as it helps dissipate heat before it becomes a problem. Support for DDR4 at 4333MHz and beyond AORUS offers a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with 4333MHz and beyond.