DESIGN CONCEPT The core of AORUS is inspired by the aggressive nature and hunting skill of the falcon. The falcon uses its sharp claws to quickly bring down its prey with exceptional efficiency and precision, qualities exemplified in the fine details of the AORUS design. AORUS COMPONENTS 12 + 1 phase digital power design The Z390 AORUS PRO motherboard uses a total IR digital CPU power design that includes both the digital PWM controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controllers and 8+4 solid pin CPU power connectors offer incredible precision 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 PRO uses a very high performance thermal design by combining 2 heat sinks with heat tube, thick heating pad, which provides maximum MOSFET cooling performance for enthusiasts, overclockers and players. I/O Connector Protector The I/O shield allows users easier debugging and operation. AORUS PERFORMANCE Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Maximizes system potential with M.2 technology. 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 4666MHz and beyond AORUS offers a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with 4666MHz and above.