GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme: 16-Phase Flagship with Passively Cooled Chipsetby Gavin Bonshor on May 30, 2019 5:00 PM EST
At Computex 2019, GIGABYTE revealed various motherboard models design on AMD's X570 chipset. Its flagship, the X570 Aorus Xtreme focuses on high-end performance and is targeted at enthusiasts with a 16-phase power delivery, triple PCIe 4.0 M.2, Wi-Fi 6, and an uprated onboard solution.
The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme takes a different approach to the rest of its X570 SKU list in that it's focused primarily on offering a comprehensive power delivery for users looking to overclock the latest Ryzen 3000 series processors. Across the majority of the boards we get Aorus themed armor where each of the three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots heatsinks is embedded into the design. The chipset heatsink onboard the X570 Aorus Xtreme is also one of the only models so far that relies on passive cooling; we know that the X570 chipset will run warmer than the previous X470 chipset due to a higher power draw. On the rear panel cover is an Aorus Falcon design, with multiple areas with RGB LEDs that users can customize with the Aorus RGB Fusion software.
There are three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots with no PCIe 4.0 x1 slots featured on this model. One of the aspects GIGABYTE has focused on other than the impressive 16-phase power delivery is the onboard audio solution. Adding to the implementation of a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec is an ESS Sabre 9218 DAC, with WIMA audio capacitors. The board has a dedicated power and reset switch located at the top right of the PCB, and also features a right angled 24-pin 12 V ATX motherboard power input; the CPU uses two 8-pin 12 V CPU power inputs.
It is no secret that motherboard vendors are focusing heavily on its models ahead of the launch of X570. The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus is an example of just that with a high-end feature set and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity as well as Bluetooth 5. It also has a single 10 GbE port (edit: corrected).
The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme will be available at launch, with an MSRP of $600.
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fallaha56 - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkworth doublechecking your specs, board appears to have 10Gb Ethernet
ywyak - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkgot a proof?
liu_d - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkhttps://www.aorus.com/X570-AORUS-XTREME-rev-10
AQUANTIA® 10GbE LAN+1GbE LAN
WaltC - Monday, June 3, 2019 - linkYup--Aquantia 10GbE + the standard 1GbE Ethernet
ant_in_pnc - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkSeems to confirm:
Cygni - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkhttps://www.aorus.com/X570-AORUS-XTREME-rev-10
"AQUANTIA® 10GbE LAN+1GbE LAN"
FabricioGS - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkSeems like a great board. Shame that the BIOS (UEFI actually) of most Gigabyte boards these days are just horrible.
svan1971 - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - linkAgreed, horrible bios and horrible Hawk looking emblem thing.
Lord of the Bored - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkThe eagle head looks awesome, don't hate.
R7 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - linkIt's not the head. It's the odd arm that makes it look gimmicky. Yes that thing sticking out is an arm. Atleast i hope it is - PG13 guys. Atleast it's better than MSI's dragon.