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GIGABYTE X399 Aorus Xtreme (AMD X399) Motherboard Review (Page 10)

Steven Bassiri | Mar 14, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT - 1 min, 34 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: AORUS

What's Hot

VRM Quality and Cooling: With the new CPUs with very high TDPs rated around 250W, and then Precision Boost Overdrive, the CPU can pull upwards of 400W even in stock conditions where PBOC is enabled by default. In this case GIGABYTE went and got some top-exposed IR3578 PowIRstages, and put them in a 10-phase configuration controlled by the IR35201 digital PWM controller. The results are quite good with the new heat sinks with direct copper touch and optimized thermal interface material.

Networking: Apart from the two 1Gbit Intel NICs, we also find a 10Gbit Aquantia NIC and a WIFI controller capable of 867Mbps.

Aesthetics: The motherboard features addressable RGB LEDs built into its PCH, audio shield, and IO area shield. The diffusion is done very nicely. At the rear of the right side of the motherboard, sandwiched between the back shield and PCB are a bunch of addressable RGB LEDs. The motherboard also features two RGBW headers and two addressable RGB headers.

What's Not

A few fewer SATA: Most X399 motherboards have eight SATA ports, but this motherboard only offers six, presumably so there is more PCI-E from the chipset for things like the 10Gbit NIC.

Final Thoughts

The GIGABYTE X399 Aorus Xtreme is a member of GIGABYTE's Xtreme family and has earned its name in full. It's loaded with the latest over-the-top features, including the latest in 10Gbit LAN, high-end upgraded audio, killer looks, a high-end VRM, and real heat sinks.

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The motherboard's looks are quite stunning, and we really like the addressable RGB LED inclusion. The motherboard also offers a lot of fan headers, all of which can reference many temperatures, including two external probes that are included in the package. If you are looking for a high-end X399 motherboard that bares it all, give the X399 Aorus Xtreme a look.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST





Overall Rating95%

The Bottom Line

GIGABYTE's X399 Aorus Xtreme is loaded to the brim with features, quality, and craftsmanship. If you are looking for a high-end X399 motherboard capable of handling your 2990WX, give this one a look.

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