Gigabyte Reveal Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard
Mike Sanders / 1 month ago
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard
With the release of the Z390 range of motherboards, we have already been pretty impressed with some of the designs we have seen so far. In terms of that something amazing though, The Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce motherboard may certainly meet that remit for more than a few reasons.
The Monoblock design provided on this brand-new release is certainly going to be of interesting to many. Particularly those who take their overclocking very seriously!
The monoblock design provides an extra level of cooling. A level generally required by the more ‘high-end’ of results. The design should help keep the VRM (which (in very basic terms) supplies the power to the CPU) cool as well. Yes, this is a very cool design!
- Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
- 16 Phase IR Digital VRM Solution with PowIRstage
- Cutting-edge AORUS All-In-One Monoblock for both CPU and PCH area.
- Onboard Intel CNVI 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi with All new AORUS Antenna
- 127dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9018K2M DAC, LME 49720 and OPA1622 OP-AMP, WIMA audio capacitors
- AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T LAN and Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
- Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 onboard
- Exclusive RGB FAN COMMANDER and OC Touch for professional case modders and overclockers
- USB TurboCharger for mobile device fast charge support
- RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show design, support Addressable LED & RGB LED strips
- Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ Header
- Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface with Triple Thermal Guards
How Much Does It Cost?
While we don’t have a 100% confirmed price yet, this (in motherboard terms) represents the extreme (or should that be Xtreme) level of performance. As such, it’s going to carry a pretty hefty price tag of probably at least £350.00 and probably around £100 on top of that!
For those who take cooling and performance seriously though, a great motherboard is invaluable.
What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!