At Computex 2019, GIGABYTE revealed various motherboard models design on AMD's X570 chipset. Its flagship, the X570 Aorus Xtreme focuses on high-end performance and is targeted at enthusiasts with a 16-phase power delivery, triple PCIe 4.0 M.2, Wi-Fi 6, and an uprated onboard solution.

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme takes a different approach to the rest of its X570 SKU list in that it's focused primarily on offering a comprehensive power delivery for users looking to overclock the latest Ryzen 3000 series processors. Across the majority of the boards we get Aorus themed armor where each of the three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots heatsinks is embedded into the design. The chipset heatsink onboard the X570 Aorus Xtreme is also one of the only models so far that relies on passive cooling; we know that the X570 chipset will run warmer than the previous X470 chipset due to a higher power draw. On the rear panel cover is an Aorus Falcon design, with multiple areas with RGB LEDs that users can customize with the Aorus RGB Fusion software.

There are three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots with no PCIe 4.0 x1 slots featured on this model. One of the aspects GIGABYTE has focused on other than the impressive 16-phase power delivery is the onboard audio solution. Adding to the implementation of a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec is an ESS Sabre 9218 DAC, with WIMA audio capacitors. The board has a dedicated power and reset switch located at the top right of the PCB, and also features a right angled 24-pin 12 V ATX motherboard power input; the CPU uses two 8-pin 12 V CPU power inputs.

It is no secret that motherboard vendors are focusing heavily on its models ahead of the launch of X570. The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus is an example of just that with a high-end feature set and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity as well as Bluetooth 5. It also has a single 10 GbE port (edit: corrected).

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme will be available at launch, with an MSRP of $600.

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  • Alexvrb - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    The chipset heatsink isn't connected to the M.2 heatsinks. See the heatpipe snaking its way from the chipset to the finned monstrosity at the top? It's not actually hard to passively cool the chipset, but it requires planning on the OEM's part, plus a little extra expense. Most of the time the chipset isn't even going to be driven that hard, mainly if you're running a RAID array of PCIe 4.0 M.2 drives, but the manufacturer has to plan for the worst case usage. Which is why a variable speed fan is the easiest solution. Reply
  • Skeptical123 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    I read some where on this site I believe that the chipset will run at 11 watts all the time going up to have 15watts when under use. So the chipset still needs a decent amount of cooling no matter what. Reply
  • Irata - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    11W is afaik the max TDP for the consumer version x570, 15W will be the commercial version's TDP.

    -> Which chip constantly runs at max power regardless of its utilization ? This does not make sense.
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  • Chaitanya - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    15W for X570 under fully loaded NVME RAID apparently. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Every current news piece about this states that 11W is the TDP of the consumer version X570 and 15W is the TDP of the enterprise version of the same controller. And that 11W is the max TDP under severe PCIe 4.0 stress. Can you present any non-rumor articles that claim what you have claimed? Reply
  • Alexvrb - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - link

    11W is a full stress load, as Death and Irata already said. As in, utilizing a bunch of chipset-connected devices and running NVMe RAID with fast PCIe 4.0 SSDs. RAID doesn't really help IOPS so it probably won't see a lot of use.

    Anyway, it absolutely drops below 11W. Most users will see 5-8W in practice, but the mainboard OEMs DO need the capability to handle the worst case scenario.
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  • FreckledTrout - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    TomsHardware has this listed as a $599 motherboard.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-aorus-x...
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  • svan1971 - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    My motherboard will never cost me more than my cpu. Reply
  • R7 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    We have yet to see 16 core price listed. Im pretty sure that will match or be higher than 599$ Reply
  • invasmani - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    How many can 1 kidney buy? Reply

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