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Asus Prime Z390-A vs Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro

Introduction

Asus Prime Z390-A and Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro are two motherboards which are priced similarly and both provide competitive features for building a high-end gaming/editing system. Asus and Gigabyte, both are very popular manufacturer of motherboards and I have personally used several different boards from each manufacturer. But when you are in search for the best board for this price, then you can only choose one of them. So, this is a short yet to the point comparison which will help you decide which motherboard should you get for building a PC with the Intel 9th Gen processors.

You can also check the comparison of Asus Prime Z390-A to the Prime Z390-P.

ASUS Prime Z390-A

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO

Similarities

VRM

Similar heatsinks on VRM

Memory

Support 64GB DDR4 Max
Have 4x DIMM slots
Support OC Memory up to 4266Mhz

PCI Slots

3x PCI-E x 16 slots
2x PCI-E x 16 slots covered with Armor steel
3x PCI-E x 1 slots
2-Way Nvidia SLI and 3-Way AMD CrossfireX support

Storage

Have 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1x M.2 socket 3(SATA mode & X4 PCI-E mode)
Intel Optane Ready

I/O Ports

1x Ethernet port
1x HDMI port
5 x Audio jacks

Onboard Features

2 x RGB LED strip headers
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

Differences

ASUS Prime Z390-A

VRM

6+3 Power Phases
8 Pin CPU power port

CPU/Fan/AIO headers

5x Fan headers

Onboard Features

1 x Power-on button
1 x MemOK! II switch
3 x USB 2.0 connectors

I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro

VRM

12+1 Power Phases
8+4 Pin CPU power port

CPU/Fan/AIO headers

8x Fan headers

Onboard Features

2 x digital LED strip headers
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

I/O Ports

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x USB 2.0

Pros of Asus Prime Z390-A

✅Onboard Power and MemOk switches
✅PS/2 port at the back

Pros of Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro

✅Four more power phases for better overclocking
✅Three more fan headers for better cooling
✅More USB 2.0 ports at the back
✅Two more RGB headers on PCB
✅RGB LEDs between the DIMMs

Winner

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO

Conclusion

Even though the Asus Prime Z390-A is priced similar to the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro, the latter one easily dominates in several major years like Overclocking and Cooling. This makes the Z390 Aorus Pro a clear winner and a better choice for under $200. The board is very capable of overclocking with more stability and will provide overall better cooling in your system due to the presence of several fan headers.

 
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