Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce announced

Flagship model

Gigabyte has unveiled their high-end Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce motherboard which comes with pre-fitted AORUS branded monoblock. This motherboard is aimed at liquid cooling enthusiasts that want add water cooling on almost every component. As you can guess, the only difference between this and regular model is about the monoblock.


The Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce is based on an E-ATX form factor. There is RGB backlight underneath each heat sink as well as in close proximity to the audio implementation. There is a total of three full-sized PCIe 3.0 x16 slots with metal reinforcements and two PCIe x1 slots. Furthermore, like the Aorus Master, the Aorus Xtreme Waterforce sports a rather thick backplate which should improve overall stiffness.

The most interesting part of this motherboard is the full cover block placed on top of the CPU socket. At this time we don't know what company is behind the monoblock, but we believe that might be Bitspower. This monoblock design is not only very good looking it also features only one inlet and one outlet for coolant maintaining a clean loop. If you were to cool your setup with a separate block for the CPU and the VRM that would mean you’d have twice the number of connectors and more tubes resulting in a more crowded build.

Storage wise, there are six angled SATA-III ports and the three M.2 slots allow for installing differently sized SSDs. While two M.2 slots are compatible with 22110 units, the third one supports 2280 SSDs. Looking for additional features it seems that this board will also be a decent choice for overclocking, since we see several OC buttons, debug LED and additional 6-pin power connectors for more stability.

At a first glance this is certainly a good looking motherboard but as always with high-end products, the price is going to be high-end as well.




Source: wccftech

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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