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

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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

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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.

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 Name AORUS Z390 Xtreme AORUS Z390 Master AORUS Z390 Ultra AORUS Z390 Pro WIFI AORUS Z390 Pro AORUS Z390 Elite AORUS Z390 I Pro Gigabyte Z390 Gaming SLI Gigabyte Z390M Gaming Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X Gigabyte Z390 UD
CPU Support 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors 9th & 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
CPU Socket LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151 LGA 1151
Chipset Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH Z390 PCH
CPU Vcore Phase 16 Digital 12 Digital 12 Digital 12 Digital 12 Digital 12 Digital 6 Digital 10 Digital 10 Digital 10 Digital 10 Digital
CPU VccGT Phase 2 Digital 2 Digital 1 Digital 1 Digital 1 Digital 1 Digital 2 Digital 2 Digital 2 Digital 2 Digital 2 Digital
Vcore PWM IR35201 8(8)+0 IR35201 6(6)+2 ISL69138 6(6)+1 ISL69138 6(6)+1 ISL69138 6(6)+1 ISL69138 6(6)+1 IR35201 6(6)+2 ISL69138 5(5)+2 ISL69138 5(5)+2 ISL69138 5(5)+2 ISL69138 5(5)+2
Vcore Phase Doubler 8 * IR3599 6 * IR3599 6 * ISL6617A 6 * ISL6617A 6 * ISL6617A 6 * ISL6617A N/A 5 * ISL6617A 5 * ISL6617A 5 * ISL6617A 5 * ISL6617A
Vcore MOS 16 * TDA21462 60A 12 * IR3553 40A 12 * Vishay DrMOS (SiC634) 50A 12 * Vishay DrMOS (SiC634) 50A 12 * Vishay DrMOS (SiC634) 50A 12 * Vishay DrMOS (SiC634) 50A 6 * IR3553 40A PPak 60A - 1H1L PPak 60A - 1H1L PPak 60A - 1H1L PPak 60A - 1H1L
Direct Touch Heatpipe Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Memory DIMMs 4 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 x16 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 3 2 2 3
PCIe 3.0 x1 2 3 3 3 3 4 N/A 3 2 4 3
SATA Ports 8 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 6 6 6
M.2 Slots 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN + 10GbE Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0 Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0 Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0 Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0 N/A N/A Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0 N/A Intel CNVi 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n + Bluetooth v5.0 N/A N/A
USB Ports TBD 5 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
TBD TBD TBD TBD
Audio TBD ALC 1220VB+ ESS9118 ALC 1220VB ALC 1220VB ALC 1220VB ALC 1220VB ALC 1220VB TBD TBD TBD TBD
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