The GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME flagship motherboard gets the GIGABYTE WATERFORCE treatment thus creating the GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE motherboard. The Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE has an identical set of features with the Z390 AORUS XTREME motherboard with the addition of the custom-made monoblock that provides direct cooling to the CPU, VRMs, and the motherboard PCH which contains the Intel Z390 chipset.
The Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE also gets an additional set of headers to support the monoblock and monoblock RGB lighting. The motherboard has two additional system fan/water-cooling pump header and a water cooling kit Chipset LED header for the RGB lighting on the PCH area. The motherboard's form factor, rear I/O ports, and features are identical with the Z390 AORUS XTREME motherboard. The motherboard's RGB lighting is powered by the proprietary GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software.
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE
The GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE is the new definition of a flagship motherboard with its state-of-the-art aesthetics, innovative design, and superior thermal design compared to the Z390 AORUS XTREME. The monoblock delivers direct superior cooling to the CPU, VRMs, and PCH for greater stability to achieve higher overclocks. The monoblock uses the standard G1/4 threads that support the majority of fittings and water cooling components available today. The Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE features the same 16-Phase IR Digital VRM design like its non-watercooled counterpart. It also comes with the ultra-fast Intel Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, high-fidelity audio powered by the ESS SABRE 9018K2M DAC, high-speed AQUANTIA 10GbE LAN, the GIGABYTE RGB FAN COMMANDER, and OC Touch.
GIGABYTE claims the motherboard’s Extreme Power Design and Extreme Thermal Design are engineered to harness the full potential of the new 8-core Intel processors like the Intel Core i9-9900K and achieve extreme overclocks of 5GHz+ on all cores. The Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE features the exclusive OC Touch Panel, supports high-frequency XMP memory, and full SSD thermal guard to deliver maximum full system performance as quick and easy as possible.
GIGABYTE didn’t reveal the pricing and availability of the motherboard but considering that the Z390 AORUS XTREME is priced around £630/$550, this motherboard could come in at £750/$930 more or less. Learn more about the GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE motherboard here.
The GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE motherboard is now available for pre-order at Newegg for the US region with a very limited quantity. MSRP is $899.99 USD plus shipping.