Z390 AORUS Xtreme, The Flagship and Most Beautiful AORUS Motherboard Gets Unveiled – 16 Phases, Dual 8 Pin Supply, Fins-Array Heatsink and Tons of Expandability Options

Oct 24, 2018
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AORUS has unveiled their Z390 AORUS Xtreme motherboard which is the flagship product in their Z390 product lineup. The Xtreme motherboards have always been aimed at the top-end enthusiast and gaming community and the Z390 AORUS Xtreme is no exception.

The Z390 AORUS Xtreme Motherboard Features A Beautiful Design, Enthusiast-Grade Power Delivery System and Tons of Expandability Options

Starting off with the details, we should first mention that the motherboard will be available on 2nd November for a very premium price tag over the Z390 AORUS Master which retails for $289.99 US. There are various features that the motherboard offers to the overclockers and gamers so let’s get started.

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Starting off with the design, the Z390 AORUS Xtreme will support the most advanced AORUS design to date with the LGA 1151 socket supporting either 8th or 9th Gen processors. The CPU socket is powered by dual 8-pin connectors with a solid metal armor around them. The AORUS Xtreme comes with a total of 16 IR Digital VRMs. The PWM design includes 16 TDA21462 60A MOSFETs and 8 IR3599 Phase Doublers

The top tier motherboards come with Direct Touch heatsinks that make use of a large aluminum fin array and embedded heat pipes for the best cooling performance on an Intel Z390 platform. AORUS is the only motherboard vendor to offer fin stack cooling heatsinks across all current-gen AMD and Intel platforms.

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Four DDR4 DIMM slots offer support for up to 64 GB of memory support at speeds of 4266 MHz (OC+). Storage includes six SATA III ports while expansion capabilities include three PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x4 electrical), two PCIe x1 slots and three M.2 slots. All three M.2 slots are covered by the AORUS M.2 shield which looks fantastic and has a thermal pad beneath to keep your high-end M.2 storage device running in a stable operation.

I/O on the AORUS Xtreme includes 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) ports, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A) ports, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and 8 USB 2.0 ports. On the rear panel, you can find 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) ports, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A) ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and 4 USB 2.0 ports aside from the ones mentioned above, the rest are used as internal connectors for front panel support.

Other I/O includes a power reset button, a clear CMOS button, 2 SMA antenna connectors which use the Intel CNVi interface 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band and Bluetooth v5.0 with up to 1.73 Gbps transfer rates, 1 HDMI port, 2 RJ-45 (Intel Gigabit) Ethernet LAN port, 1 SPDIF optical out port and a 5 channel HD audio jack (ALC1220-VB & ESS SABRE 9118 DAC).

AORUS Xtreme Motherboard Gallery:

In addition to the specifications, the motherboard is just one beauty to look at. In my AORUS Master review, I found out that the new AORUS designs are getting really good and the AORUS Xtreme just blows everything away. With a stunning array of RGB LEDs scattered through out the board and a fin array heatsink that helps keep the VRMs running stable all time when the board is under operation. The motherboard literally has it all. In addition to that, the 24-Pin ATX connector is right angled, allowing for neater cable management and routing within your PC case.

One feature that has returned from the Z270 series is that LED-lit rear panel plate which looks stunning. There’s also a LED light strip that runs on the back of the motherboard that offers a great display of AORUS’s RGB Fusion technology. This motherboard should really be one on the list of overclockers and gamers who want the best and are willing to pay the extra premium for it.

Gigabyte & AORUS Z390 Motherboard Lineup:

Motherboard NameAORUS Z390 XtremeAORUS Z390 MasterAORUS Z390 UltraAORUS Z390 Pro WIFIAORUS Z390 ProAORUS Z390 EliteAORUS Z390 I ProGigabyte Z390 Gaming SLIGigabyte Z390M GamingGigabyte Z390 Gaming XGigabyte Z390 UD
CPU Support9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
CPU SocketLGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151LGA 1151
ChipsetZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCHZ390 PCH
CPU Vcore Phase16 Digital12 Digital12 Digital12 Digital12 Digital12 Digital6 Digital10 Digital10 Digital10 Digital10 Digital
CPU VccGT Phase2 Digital2 Digital1 Digital1 Digital1 Digital1 Digital2 Digital2 Digital2 Digital2 Digital2 Digital
Vcore PWMIR35201 8(8)+0IR35201 6(6)+2ISL69138 6(6)+1ISL69138 6(6)+1ISL69138 6(6)+1ISL69138 6(6)+1IR35201 6(6)+2ISL69138 5(5)+2ISL69138 5(5)+2ISL69138 5(5)+2ISL69138 5(5)+2
Vcore Phase Doubler8 * IR35996 * IR35996 * ISL6617A6 * ISL6617A6 * ISL6617A6 * ISL6617AN/A5 * ISL6617A5 * ISL6617A5 * ISL6617A5 * ISL6617A
Vcore MOS16 * TDA21462 60A12 * IR3553 40A12 * Vishay DrMOS (SiC634) 50A12 * Vishay DrMOS (SiC634) 50A12 * Vishay DrMOS (SiC634) 50A12 * Vishay DrMOS (SiC634) 50A6 * IR3553 40APPak 60A - 1H1LPPak 60A - 1H1LPPak 60A - 1H1LPPak 60A - 1H1L
Direct Touch HeatpipeYesYesYesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Memory DIMMs4 DIMMs (64 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)2 DIMMs (32 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)4 DIMMs (64 GB)
PCIe 3.0 x1643333213223
PCIe 3.0 x1233334N/A3243
SATA Ports86666646666
M.2 Slots33222222221
LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LAN + 10GbEIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LANIntel Gigabit Ethernet LAN
WirelessIntel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0N/AN/AIntel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0N/AIntel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0N/AN/A
USB PortsTBD5 USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 USB 3.1 Gen 1
8 USB 2.0
5 USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 USB 3.1 Gen 1
8 USB 2.0
3 USB 3.1 Gen 2
6 USB 3.1 Gen 1
8 USB 2.0
3 USB 3.1 Gen 2
6 USB 3.1 Gen 1
8 USB 2.0
3 USB 3.1 Gen 2
6 USB 3.1 Gen 1
8 USB 2.0
2 USB 3.1 Gen 2
7 USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 USB 2.0
TBDTBDTBDTBD
AudioTBDALC 1220VB+ ESS9118ALC 1220VBALC 1220VBALC 1220VBALC 1220VBALC 1220VBTBDTBDTBDTBD
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