Z790 Aorus Xtreme X Ice, a big WTF !


After telling you all about the RX 4080 Super Xtreme here, we can now set our eyes on the motherboard of the same name, the Z790 Aorus Xtreme X Ice. Hold on to your hats, as this is a resolutely high-end model!

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Xtreme X Ice: a resolutely high-end motherboard!

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Xtreme X IceAs you can see, the board in question boasts a meticulous design in shades of white and silver-grey. There are also a few hints of gold, notably on the socket. Otherwise, as with the graphics card, the serial number will be noted on a plate in the form #XXX. Note that this is a limited series of 300 units, and will only be available as a bundle with the aforementioned graphics card.

As you can see, connectivity is very limited, with a single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. It’s hard to say how many RAM slots we’ll find. Finally, what appears to be a waterblock turns out to be no more than a cache, according to our colleague.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Xtreme X Ice

Otherwise, we note that all connectivity is at 90°. Depending on the case, this will allow you to take care of the wiring, although it can be a disadvantage depending on the model.

Finally, the board features a small display on the I/O cover. This displays various system-related information: CPU temperature, CPU_FAN speed, etc.

For the moment, the price is not yet known, all the more so as the complete bundle : motherboard, graphics card and AIO promises to be particularly expensive. All that remains is to discover the watercooling kit.