Taking us into the final weeks of the summer, we have a new giveaway courtesy of the always awesome Supermicro. The company has sent our community team one of their Z390 ATX motherboards, the SuperO C9Z390-CGW, and one lucky reader is going to win it. So if you’re angling to build a new gaming system around one of Intel’s Socket 1151 9th Gen Core CPUs, then this may be just the part you need to get started.

The C9Z390-CGW is a premium version of Supermicro’s well-regarded ATX sized C9Z390-CG, taking the important elements from that board while adding some additional features. There are a pair of full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 slot with steel slot reinforcement, as well as an unreinforced PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and a trio of x1 slots. The board also includes two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, placed above and below the x16 slots respectively. Also included are the usual six SATA ports, which are angled towards the front of the board.

Supermicro C9Z390-CGW ATX Motherboard
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Price $290
Size ATX
CPU Interface LGA1151
Chipset Intel Z390
Memory Slots (DDR4) Four DDR4
Supporting 128 GB
Up to DDR4-3866
Video Outputs 1 x HDMI 1.4b
2 x DisplayPort 1.2
Network Connectivity Intel I219-V Gigabit
Aquantia AQC107 10G
Dual Band 802.11ac + BT 5.0
Onboard Audio Realtek ALC1220
PCIe Slots for Graphics (from CPU) 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
Onboard SATA 6 x
Onboard M.2 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4
USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) 3 x Type-A Rear Panel
1 x Type-C Rear Panel
1 x Type-C Header
USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) 2 x Type-A Rear Panel
2 x Type-A Header
RGB 2 x 12v
Power Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX
1 x 8pin CPU

Controller-wise the board is using a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec to power the five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output on the rear, an Intel I219V Gigabit controller for the GigE LAN port, and a dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking adapter is also included. Unique to this board as a premium feature is a 10GigE controller in the form of Aquantia's popular AQC107 controller, feeding the board's high-speed Ethernet port. The rest of the rear panel is comprised of three USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a PS/2 combo port, and a trio of display outputs consisting of two DisplayPort 1.2 outputs and an HDMI 1.4b port.

The gaming-focused board also includes a pair of 12v headers for RGB lighting. The motherboard itself is also equipped with RGB LEDs, offering numerous lighting options. Control is provided via SuperMicro's SUPERO Booster software.

The giveaway is running through September 6th and is open to all US residents (sorry, ROW!). You can enter below, and you can find more details (and the full discussion) about the giveaway over on the AnandTech Forums.

AnandTech Supermicro Giveaway

Source: AnandTech Forums

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  • gentlearc - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

  • Chaitanya - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Just as always US only giveaway nothing new here.
  • Skeptical123 - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    You do realize companies advertising apparatus is separated by country/rejoin right... Along with fact that running a completion in one country instead of a 100 is a lot simpler. Along with a host of other things. Grow up dude. Presumable Super Micro NA team wanted to gain expose but your not happy so you make a post whining?
  • Andy Chow - Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - link

    Blame your country which probably has very complicated rules required to make a giveaway contest.
  • CyberKender - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    One entry, please!
  • vailr - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    There's a mis-match between the WiFi module placement in the above photo of the I/O ports vs. the board photo posted on the forum site:
  • vailr - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    The board photo posted at the forum site is a different miniITX board model C9Z390-CG-IW, not the ATX sized C9Z390-CGW.
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    It looks like you have the wrong Forums thread. The proper thread is: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/supermicro-in...
  • jardows2 - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Was planning on my next build being AMD, but I like SM products. Win this, and I may make my next build an Intel one.
  • Blackfell - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Nice to see a high end board with a proper 10GbE port on it, now that you can get small 10GbE switches at a semi-reasonable price point.

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