Packaging & Unboxing
The Z390 Aorus Pro comes in a black box with orange accents with a textured matte finish. On the front, you have the Aorus branding in the top right corner and an extra-large Aorus logo which is almost the size of the whole box. Looking toward the bottom, it’s labeled as a Z390 Aorus Pro gaming motherboard and highlights features such as 12 + 1 digital power, RGB Fusion compatibility, and 2x copper PCB.
On the side, it highlights some more features such as 8th Intel processor support, DDR4 memory, dual BIOS and Gigabyte APP Center in 18 different languages.
On the other side, it again specifies this is the Aorus Pro version that has an LGA 1151 socket with the Z390 chipset.
On the back of the box, you get your first look at the Aorus Pro, which has a fully black PCB and accents of silver. Also visible on the motherboard are the various RGB elements which include the Aorus badge in the lower right corner, lit up DDR4 slots, and the Aorus name on the MOSFET heatsink and I/O cover. Below the photo of the Aorus Pro, you have a wireframe of the I/O showing off its various USB, Network and audio connectors. Some of its highlighted features can be found on the right side of the box and its technical specifications are in the lower left-hand corner.
Opening the box, you find the Aorus Pro stored in an antistatic bag in a removable cardboard tray.
Removing the tray reveals the motherboard’s manual, various accessories and an Aorus case badge.
Materials and accessories included in the box are:
- User’s Manual
- Installation Guide
- Drivers CD
- 4 x SATA Cables (2 x straight connectors and 2 x angled connectors)
- 2 x M.2 standoffs and screws
- Motherboard case I/O connector
- Digital LED strip adapter cables
- RGB LED strip extension cable
- G connector
- 2 x Thermistor cables
- Aorus case badge
Taking the motherboard out of its anti-static bag is your first in-person look of the Aorus Pro. All that’s left to do is remove the protective film from the upper heat sink.