Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Preview

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Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Preview

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The design of the fins on the VRM heatsink isn't usually something we'd draw your attention to particularly, but with the addition of a heat pipe connecting the main heatsink by the IO section to the one above the AM4 CPU socket, and that is in turn connected to the chipset heatsink on the bottom half of the Xtreme, we thought it worth noting.

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Lastly the backplate section of the Aorus Xtreme contains everything you would desire on a flagship motherboard. There is a button to help you clear your CMOS without fumbling about for a jumper or trying to remove the battery. We also have the Q-Flash Plus button where you put a new BIOS on a USB drive, plug that it, press the button and hey presto, new BIOS. There are loads of USB ports in every type as you would expect to find on any modern product. Networking is handled by the usual Gigabit RJ45 connector, and if you're particularly riding the wave at the forefront of networking technology then there is a 10G Network connector to go along with the Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax to ensure that the most cutting edge home network can be utilised to its fullest potential without resorting to additional measures.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Preview  
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Preview  

So often Gigabyte motherboards have got close without quite solving their issues in recent times that when we saw the efforts they had gone to so as to bring you a motherboard that is absolutely worthy of the Xtreme name we had to take the unprecedented step of giving them an award in a preview. We've had more than a decades worth of experience handling motherboards in every price bracket from dozens of manufacturers, but we don't need to plug the Gigabyte in to tell a quality product when we feel one. The thickness (thicc'ness?) of the PCB, the class leading power phase design - probably the first time in an age that Gigabyte are playing the role of pied piper to the other major names who will surely follow - and the attention that has been paid to every little aspect of the X570 Aorus Xtreme makes it worth our OC3D Innovation award. After all, where else can you get 16 power phases without doublers or wiring them in parallel? Exactly.

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Most Recent Comments

02-07-2019, 14:39:49

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

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

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

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

03-07-2019, 02:30:23

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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