Best in Class VRM: The new Infineon digital PWM controller (XDPE132G5C) supports up to 16 true phases (14+2), and it's really a game-changer when it comes to this whole debate over whether or not vendors should use doublers, but it's also a pricey part. Infineon's TDA21472, are also quite pricey, and support up to a huge 70A of current. Together in a 14+2 phase configuration, with improved heat sinks and PCB, GIGABYTE offers one of the most powerful VRMs on the market.
10G LAN and Networking: A lot of mid to high-end X570 motherboards offer 2.5Gbit LAN from a Realtek controller, but in this case, we get an Aquantia 10Gbit NIC, which also supports 100Mbit, 1Gbit, 2.5Gbit, and 5Gbit LAN. We also find the new Wireless AX WIFI controller capable of up to 2.4Gbps speeds, and a 1Gbit NIC from Intel.
Aorus RGB Fan Commander: With a $700 price tag the X570 Aorus Xtreme better come with some bells and whistles, and in this case it does. We find that the motherboard has an expansion unit that can support up to eight RGB LED fans (either normal RGB or addressable), offers two extra temperature inputs, and acts as a USB 2.0 internal header hub.
It's not a small board: From its weight to its stature, the Xtreme is one tough motherboard. However, it's a bit wider than other motherboards, and on top of that all of the connectors on the right edge area right-angled. That means buyers will need to use a case with enough room to plug things like their 24-pin power connector and internal USB 3.0 headers.
The X570 Aorus Xtreme is very expensive, with a price tag that makes it more expensive than the CPUs that it's compatible with. However, it's not alone; there are a few other high priced, extremely high-end motherboards.
The Xtreme offers an excellent VRM, a special low loss PCB to better support PCI-E 4.0, and is one of the only X570 motherboards without the need for active chipset cooling, which is something a lot of people have complained about since fan longevity is a thing.
Overall, we are impressed with this motherboard, it has everything you might want in a high-end X570 motherboard with the quality, durability, and performance to take your Ryzen processor to its Xtremes.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for a motherboard that has everything but the kitchen sink with quality and durability to back it up, give the X570 Aorus Xtreme a look.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and X570 Aorus Xtreme Overview]
- Page 3 [GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme Circuit Analysis]
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- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]