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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  • msvojsik - Friday, January 31, 2020 - link

    Exactly one half :) Reply
  • Rukur - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    What are the 16 phase VRM's for ?
    So far we have 65W and 105W parts. Less than the 2xxx series on power with even more cores. A Threadripper 2950X is a 180W part. The 7nm version should be less.
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  • Death666Angel - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Some mainboards are just flagship ones designed to be run by (semi) professional overclockers. And seeing that this is the second generation Zen core and the first 7nm CPU core, it will feature in a lot of (attempted) world records. One needs a good base for this kind of thing. Reply
  • R7 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    16 core Zen2 engineering sample has been shown to consume ~250W.

    Granted the 16x70A powerstages are massive overkill since even heavily overclocked 16+ core will likely not pull over 400-500A. Unless we're talking about LN2 overcloking. Then...maybe.

    Same reason the dual 8pin EPS connectors are largely pointless for most people. Single 8pin will have no trouble feeding 16 core chips.

    Could also be that Gigabyte is future proofing for 24 and 32 core AM4 CPU's possibly coming with Zen3 or Zen4.
    Reply
  • Death666Angel - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    "16 core Zen2 engineering sample has been shown to consume ~250W."
    Really? Got a link for me? Everything I found had no mention of the power consumption. And considering the TDP of current TR CPUs, 250W does not make much sense.
    Reply
  • haukionkannel - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    I have seen leaked ”info” about 300w when extreme watercooled. Sound very plausible. When you push someth8ngsomething very high, it will xomsume a lot of ebenrfy and temperatures goes sky high!
    But yeah even then 16 phases is huge owerkill! It is normally used in servers!
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  • Alexvrb - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - link

    A friend told me that he read about a guy who heard from his drug dealer that this other guy had privileged information, and it's definitely looking like 293W for the 16 core, but that might just be for the 3999XXX model. Anyway there's really no refuting the facts, Death.

    Just like all those ridiculous leaks that I called bull on when they first dropped. Any time anyone mentions AdoredTV rumors like they're anything but hilarious BS, they will be laughed at.

    With that being said, I am looking forward to picking up a 3600 and doing a mild OC at stock or near-stock voltage. I might even try fiddling with Ryzen Master for once.
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  • haukionkannel - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    Heh! :)
    That 300W is from motherboard vendors, so more legitimate than AdoredTV.
    And that is when heavily overclocked. Most likely normal TDP is 105W. or max 120W.
    But 16 cores can eat a lot, when you really push it! Normal user is newer even near that! He will run to temperature problems much earlier than that!
    Reply
  • sonny73n - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    The ESS Sabre DAC is nice but it depends on the board maker to implement it correctly and I don’t think Gigabyte can. This DAC costs $20 max. $600 for an AMD motherboard is insane, let alone made by Gigabyte. I wouldn’t pay $150. Reply
  • martinbrice - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    10Gbe + passively cooled chipset....wish it was from Asus, but it's the only board that checks the boxes I wanted checked. Reply

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