Friday, October 19th 2018

GIGABYTE Reveals Its Z390 AORUS XTREME Motherboard

GIGABYTE today revealed its Z390 AORUS XTREME motherboard. Built around Intel's Z390 chipset with support for the company's latest and greatest CPUs under the 9th Gen Core series, the Z390 AORUS Extreme brings with it a slew of features and top-tier specs that make it one of the most complete motherboard offerings in the market. From 10 GbE Aquantia LAN, a 16-phase DRM, 802.11ac WiFi, audio powered by the premium ESS SABRE 9018K2M DAC... and RGB.
Additional features include OC Touch buttons for automatic OC and CMOS clearing, three M.2 slots, reinforced RAM and PCIe slots, a "Cutting-edge Thermal Design with Fins-Array Heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe and NanoCarbon Baseplate", along with... everything else. Just look at it yourself, and you'll see what we mean.
Source: GIGABYTE
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11 Comments on GIGABYTE Reveals Its Z390 AORUS XTREME Motherboard

#1
Camm
About time Gigabyte :P.
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#2
Tomorrow
Looks awesome just going by the specs. I especially like the solid 24+8+6pin connector that is angled. Also TB3 and dual USB-C are nice. 10Gig NIC and ESS DAC. Damn this board is packed.
Also socketed BIOS - meaning user can swap the chip? Nice.
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#3
bonehead123
helluva nice board, most likely helluva high price to go along with it too :)
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#4
John Naylor
Expect it will be up there with the MEG Godlike from MSI ... should offer a no RGB version
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#5
Camm
John Naylor said:
should offer a no RGB version
Just turn off the lights in software? lol.

I'm more annoyed with no PLX chip personally. The MEG, Xtreme & Godlike all look like they were built expecting a PLX, but hastily changed at the last minute.
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#6
Shinshin
Tomorrow said:
I especially like the solid 24+8+6pin connector that is angled.
This!!
I love this and don't know why PSU maker and motherboard AND case makers join together to do something about it...
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#7
Vayra86
Camm said:
Just turn off the lights in software? lol.

I'm more annoyed with no PLX chip personally. The MEG, Xtreme & Godlike all look like they were built expecting a PLX, but hastily changed at the last minute.
SLI is dead.
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#8
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
The only appealing feature for me about these super high end boards is the audio, reading this board audio features in gigabyte's website really peaked my interest. Everything els seems.... unnecessary for most gamers
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#9
Camm
Vayra86 said:
SLI is dead.
I just want to run my two nvme drives in RAID and have USB that is stable for VR with a dedicated PCI-E channel, lol.
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#10
E-curbi
This Gigabyte mainboard - what the ROG Maximus XI Extreme should have been. Oh well can't get everything we want, so bummed with the M11E's plain bare absent aesthetics. :ohwell:

Now Asus is marketing the Extreme board as their watercooling board (whatever that means) and the Apex as the overclocking board, don't the two go hand in hand?

I think we need an Apex/Extreme Hybrid board.

Still holding out hope for (2) Apex XI skus, standard at $399 for the LN2 guys, and a superApex X(superscript2) that hybrid board for $549 ... $599.

Maybe it will happen.

Some of us like these fully loaded boards - bells-whistles-kitchen sink. lol :)
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#11
AnarchoPrimitiv
In a few more generations, I bet they'll just start putting an OLED overlay over the entire motherboard so that the whole thing can be one big RGB LED/ LCD screen
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