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Unboxing the Z790 AORUS XTREME

GIGABYTE announced the Z790 AORUS Motherboards lineup back on 27th September 2022. The Z790 AORUS Motherboards are made for Intel 13th Gen Core processors (Raptor Lake). And today, min min will be unboxing the Z790 AORUS XTREME, a motherboard for hardcore PC enthusiasts.


The first thing that I noticed on the Z790 AORUS XTREME is the big display panel located on the upper left, that's where you can monitor the temperature of the CPU and VRM.

Next to it is the Thermal Reactive Armor with an optimized thermal design (Fins-Array III) along with the M.2 Thermal Guard Xtreme II which must be installed separately to ensure low temperatures under a full load of applications. Needless to say, M.2 SSD is not included.


Furthermore, there is a plate on the lower part of the motherboard that lights up with the LCD Monitor when powered up. It supports RGB Fusion Multi-Zone Light that offers more customizations based on your own preferences. Min min didn’t demonstrate the lights here so you’ll have to imagine (THINK).

As mentioned above, the Z790 AORUS XTREME supports 13th and 12th Gen Intel Core processors. There will be no limitations regarding how you’re going to build your ULTRA setup on this motherboard. Moreover, there are 4 DDR5 DIMM 4800MHz Memory Slots (up to 128GB) with XMP 3.0 Memory Module Support for memory overclocking.


The Z790 AORUS XTREME comes with 3 buttons called “Multi-Key” that can be configured to other functions in BIOS such as RGB Switch, Direct-To-BIOS, and Safe Mode.

Aside from the RGBs, the Z790 AORUS XTREME offers 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 slot under the M.2 Thermal Guard Xtreme II, and 4 PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 slots under the cover. Of course, AORUS implemented one of the best features, PCIe EZ-LatchPlus, and M.2 EZ-Latch Plus. Both provide a seamless experience while detaching GPU and M.2 with ease.


About the connectivity for Z790 AORUS XTREME:

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E 2T2R & BT5 with DCT

  • ESSential HEX Audio Card

  • Intel Thunderbolt 4

  • Intel 2.5 GbE LAN

  • Marvell AQtion 10GbE LAN

  • 10x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports

  • 2x Front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C


At last, the Z790 AORUS XTREME supports the Q-Flash Plus feature. This feature allows you to update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory, and graphics card, which is a dedicated feature for AORUS motherboards only.



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