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Product Overview

Gigabyte Z590 AORUS XTREME is a flagship ATX gaming motherboard based on Intel's Z590 Express chipset. Compared to the Z590 AORUS MASTER, it offers two high-speed LAN connections as well as two Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Designed for 10th- and 11th-gen Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the Z590 AORUS XTREME supports a large selection of expansions and I/O ports. It also features WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity. For fast disk reads and writers, the AORUS XTREME supports PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, which is cooled by Gigabyte's Thermal Guard II thermal solution that maintains the stability and durability of the drive during high-speed operations.
The motherboard is optimized for water cooling, with numerous connectors prepared for your custom water cooling loop. While the first PCIe x16 slot runs at x16, the second one runs at x8 (as opposed to x4 in many other boards), making the motherboard suitable for multi-GPU setups as well.
The power supply circuit on the Z590 AORUS comes with 20+1 phases, each of them holding up to 100 amps with the DrMOS power stage design. Gigabyte's engineers also paid attention to cooling the power circuitry, with Fins-Array II heatsink and Direct-Touch Heatpipe II together to manage VRM temperatures.
To spice up your gaming rig, the Z590 AORUS MASTER not only features RGB FUSION 2.0 RGB lighting but also comes with headers that support addressable RGB LED strips.
Alongside the XTREME, Gigabyte also unveiled the Z590 AORUS ELITE, ELITE AX, ULTRA, PRO AX, and MASTER at CES 2021.

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Specifications

Connectivity

CPU Socket
LGA1200
Expansion Slot
2x Thunderbolt add-in card + 2x USB 2.0/1.1 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2
PCI Express
1x PCIe x16 + 1x PCIe x16 (running @ x8) + 1x PCIe x16 (running @ x4)
Ports
2x Thunderbolt 4 + 8x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 2x RJ45 + 2x Thunderbolt 4 + 1x HDMI 1.4 + 5x Audio jacks + 1x Optical S/PDIF (TOSLINK)
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2

Construction

Form Factor
ATX motherboard

Dimensions

Size | Length
305 mm
Size | Width
270 mm

Function

Audio
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec, DTS:X Ultra, TI OPA1622 operational amplifier
Chipset
Intel Z590 Express
Compatibility
10th-gen & 11th-gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors
DAC
ESS ES9018K2M DAC
Graphics
Multi-GPU: Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies
Misc
Networking: Aquantia 10GbE LAN chip + Intel 2.5GbE LAN chip
Monitoring
Voltage detection, Temperature detection, Fan speed detection, Water cooling flow rate detection, Fan fail warning, Fan speed control, Water cooling flow rate detection, Noise detection
RGB Lighting
RGB Fusion 2.0, 2x RGB LED strip
Security
Trusted Platform Module header (For GC-TPM2.0 SPI / GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 modules only)

Performance

Memory | Capacity
4x DIMMs (up to 128GB)
Memory | Type
DDR4 up to 3200MHz dual channel, support for ECC memory (in non-ECC mode) and Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) modules (up to 5000MHz)
Storage
1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD, 2242/2260/2280/22110 (11th-gen Intel processor only) + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD, 2242/2280/22110 + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD, 2242/2260/2280/22110 + 6x SATA
Storage | RAID
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

Production

Debut
2021-01-12 (CES 2021)

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