GIGABYTE Announces AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards for Next-Gen Intel Processors

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GIGABYTE has announced that it will be ushering in the arrival of 14th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake-S Refresh” processors with a brand-new lineup of motherboards in the AORUS Z790 X Gen series. There appears to be six models in total, headlined by the Z790 AORUS XTREME X, a flagship option that counts a 24+1+2 Twin Digital VRM Design, 5x M.2 slots, and support for up to 8,266 MT/s DDR5 memory among its feature set. The Z790 AORUS PRO X will be available for those seeking a motherboard in white.

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  • DDR5 Performance Redefined
    • GIGABYTE’s commitment to achieving unparalleled next-gen performance shines through in the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards. Equipped with cutting-edge technologies, these motherboards deliver best-in-class DDR5 compatibility and performance. With support for up to DDR5 XMP-8266 or higher, the DDR5 XMP Auto Booster allows users to effortlessly boost native DDR5-5600 to 6000 with a single click. Furthermore, the newly introduced Back Drilling Technology enhances signal integrity, leading to improved system performance and heightened reliability.
  • Innovative DIY-Friendly Features
    • The AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards present a myriad of innovations designed to streamline the building process for users. The M.2 EZ-Latch Click introduces screwless installation for the M.2 heatsinks, while the M.2 EZ-Latch Plus simplifies M.2 SSD installations. The PCIe EZ-Latch (Plus) offers easy detachment for graphics cards. Additionally, the Sensor Panel Link, exclusive to the Z790 AORUS PRO X and B760M AORUS ELITE X models, simplifies sensor panel setup with cable-routing-free installation. The Z790 AORUS XTREME X boasts a 5″ LCD Edge View display, showcasing real-time system information and captivating images.
  • Efficient Thermal Design
    • Built to handle intense workloads, the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards feature an advanced, full metal thermal design. The AORUS XTREME X and AORUS MASTER X models showcase the VRM Thermal Armor Fins-Array design resulting in a heat dissipation area amplified by up to 10 times. Enhanced with Nanocarbon Coating, this distinctive design further optimizes 10% thermal performance. These models also boast the M.2 Thermal Guard, available in XTREME and XL variants, ensuring optimal cooling specifically tailored for PCIe Gen 5 SSD operations. Furthermore, the I/O Vent Design significantly contributes to temperature reduction, providing an impressive decrease of up to 7°C in overall system temperatures.
  • Ultra Durable Technology
    • GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable Technology sets the highest standard for reliability and strength in gaming platforms. Within the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards lineup, the PCIe UD Slot X stands out as an exceptional achievement. With a seamless, one-piece design securely fastened to a dedicated backplate, it raises load-bearing capacity by an impressive 10 times. This feature, coupled with the Inner Lining Rubber Strip that protects your graphics card’s PCB from potential scratches, provides an unwavering foundation for graphics cards, ensuring enhanced durability and performance. Together with other advanced features like the UD Memory Slot D5, UD M.2 Slot PG5, and the UD Nanocarbon Backplate, these motherboards flourish in even the most demanding gaming scenarios.
  • Intuitive Customizations and Partnerships
    • GIGABYTE’s relentless pursuit of BIOS optimization comes to life through the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards. The new UC BIOS offers a redesigned UI and UX, including Quick Access with customizable option slots. PerfDrive technology integrates exclusive BIOS settings from GIGABYTE, enabling easy balance of performance, power consumption, and temperature with Intel® Core™ processors. The partnership with HWiNFO enhances hardware information accuracy and introduces innovative features. The collaboration introduces the AORUS-themed skin for HWiNFO, a Memory Timings Monitor, and detailed BIOS information available in real-time.

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Tsing Mui
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