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Intel Z590 Motherboards Roundup – 11th Gen Rocket Lake Ready Designs From MSI, ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte & More

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Gigabyte Z590 Motherboard Roundup

The Gigabyte / AORUS motherboard lineup will be featuring a total of 13 motherboards. The Z590 AORUS lineup comes with more enthusiast and gaming-specific features than the Gigabyte lineup while the Vision series is more so focused on the content creation segment.

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Select AORUS boards would be featuring Tantalum Polymer Capacitors which offer 50% faster recovery from a transient situation, reducing voltage spikes and offering a more stable and efficient power delivery to the CPU. AORUS's new Xtreme Memory technology includes Shielded Memory Routing which enables more stability and less interference when running high-frequency DDR4 DIMMs on AORUS motherboards. And lastly, we have the updated Direct Touch II & Fins Array II design that adds thicker heat pipes and finned heatsink blocks for higher thermal performance.

Gigabyte's Z590 lineup of motherboards include:

  • Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Xtreme
  • Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master
  • Gigabyte Z590 AORUS TACHYON
  • Gigabyte Z590 AORUS PRO AX
  • Gigabyte Z590I AORUS Ultra
  • Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Elite AX
  • Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Elite
  • Gigabyte Z590 Gaming X
  • Gigabyte Z590 UD AC
  • Gigabyte Z590 UD
  • Gigabyte Z590 Vision D
  • Gigabyte Z590 Vision G
  • Gigabyte Z590I Vision D

Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Xtreme

Starting with the specifications, the Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Xtreme is designed from top-to-bottom to support Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake Desktop CPUs. It features the LGA 1200 socket that can be used to house both 10th Gen Comet Lake and 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs (depending on your own preferences if you're going for more cores/threads or a better overall performing chip).

The board packs an insane 20+1 phase digital VRM design with 100A power stages. This VRM delivery system is cooled off by two large aluminum-finned heatsinks which are interconnected by a solid copper Heatpipe with nickel-plating. There's a good chance that Gigabyte is using an active cooling solution that could be hidden underneath the I/O plate. The I/O plate itself features an RGB lit design with the AORUS Eagle engram.

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There are the four standard DDR4 DIMM slots that feature metal-shielding around them and will be able to support up to 128 GB capacities with some insane speeds of around 5000 MHz (OC+). In terms of expansion, the board houses triple PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, all of which are also metal shielded.

The motherboard also features triple M.2 slots which are covered by the heatsink armor plating but only two of them run over the Gen 4.0 protocol. The Z590 PCH is hidden beneath a large heatsink with a stunning RGB LED-lit accent plate over it. In addition to these features, the motherboard also has 10GbE + 2.5GbE LAN support, Thunderbolt 4.0, WiFi 6,E, and will also get the latest ALC4080 audio chipset from Realtek.

Gigabyte Z590 Motherboards:

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