Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Preview

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Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Preview

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Whilst there are many elements to the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme that could be considered party pieces, we think that this is one that will find appreciative agreement amongst the largest part of the audience. Having massive power delivery is something that most people know they need but maybe don't fully understand why, but we all know that we need the largest amount of fan headers possible to not only keep our system cool but provide us with the widest set of options when it comes to placement. Although the area above the heat pipe and DIMM slot arrangement is where you will find the two fan connectors that the air-cooled brigade need, if you move around the side beneath the Thermal Armor you'll find a sizeable selection of hybrid headers.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Fan  
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme RGB  

Tucked away on about the only piece of PCB that isn't covered by the Armor is the front panel USB header that brings all the high bandwidth joy you could wish for to the easily accessible frontal area of your chassis.


Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Front Panel USB  

With the 24 pin ATX connector being the bane of the life of anyone who likes to keep their cabling tidy we are massive fans of the horizontally mounted type as found here on the X570 Aorus Xtreme. It's still very much the sign of an expensive option, but hopefully in due course it will become the standard across all motherboard types and price ranges.


Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Horizontal Headers  

Away from the somewhat novel 90 degree connectors we saw above, the USB front panel headers and SATA 6 Gbps connectors are more usually found in this orientation. When everything else along the side is too though it does make for a more consistent aesthetic.


Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme SATA  

Gigabyte are famous for their DualBIOS system and this latest Auros Xtreme motherboard is no exception, with easy to reach DIP (Dual In-Line Package) switches letting to swap between a daily configuration and something a little more extreme.


Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme BIOS Switch  

We like the way that Gigabyte have solved the problem of covering as much of the PCB as possible whilst retaining the ability to utilise all the features if needed. One area that is a little unloved on most people's systems is the front panel audio, so by covering it up it makes the whole package have smoother lines, and yet it is the work of a moment if you wish to utilise either the front panel audio connector or supply extra power to your system with the additional ATX power connector. The best of both worlds.


Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Audio Cover  
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme FPA  

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Most Recent Comments

02-07-2019, 14:39:49

Greenback
I'll probably not be able to afford it but that has to be the best looking board so far, lets hope gigabyte get the bio's right this timeQuote

02-07-2019, 15:20:45

Bartacus
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
I'll probably not be able to afford it but that has to be the best looking board so far, lets hope gigabyte get the bio's right this time
This is the Achilles heel for Gigabyte. And it's also what Asus tends to do better than any other mobo maker. Bring on the Crosshair 8 review!Quote

02-07-2019, 16:00:22

NeverBackDown
I'm just waiting for an ITX board. Didn't like the Gigabyte one shown the other day. But this board here is damn nice.

Shame the itx just didn't suit me personally.Quote

03-07-2019, 01:17:01

Dawelio
Damn, this is a tough choice for me... Either this or the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero.Quote

03-07-2019, 02:30:23

Daiyus
Damn. I've got the AX370 Gaming K5 right now which looks the business (even if the power delivery is a little meh). I've not found a board that has the same restrained, clean styling since I bought it so an upgrade has never been tempting. This though. This might just go on the wish list, along with the CPU bump.Quote
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