Showcasing a state-of-the-art design, excellent functionality, an impressive thermal design, next generation network connectivity, a Hi-Fi level audio system, and AORUS aesthetics, the flagship Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE motherboard dominates the competition.
EXTREME THERMAL DESIGN
Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE uses exclusive CPU/VRM/PCH watercooling monoblock to ensure stability and low temperature under full loading application and gaming.
EXTREME POWER DESIGN
To unleash the full potential of the new Intel 10-core CPU, the motherboard requires the best CPU power design. With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE is a true beast among motherboards.
Hungry for better performance? Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE has a full PCIe 4.0 design, supports high frequency memory, and comes with full SSD thermal guards to make sure you get the maximum full system performance.
NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
A Flagship product needs to be future-proofed so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
GIGABYTE ID team designs Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE from the drawing board. After countless hours of conceptualizing ideas, fine tuning details, and engaging in discussion, GIGABYTE has produced a board that is equal parts beast and beauty.
Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
Still think motherboard audio is just "basic sound output" ? We put a 100% full Hi-Fi sound card and all audio-grade components into the Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE to ensure the best, crystal clear sound quality. Furthermore, an exclusive bundled ESSential USB DAC means users not longer have to endure bad audio quality from ancient Front Audio interfaces.
GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high quality manufacturing process. Needless to say, we use the best components we can find for the Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.
GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.
Support for 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/ Intel® Core™ i5 processors/Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/ Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1200 package
2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 connectors (USB Type-C™ ports), supporting DisplayPort and Thunderbolt™ video outputs and a maximum resolution of 5120 x 2880@60 Hz with 24 bpp
* Because of the limited I/O resources of the PC architecture, the number of Thunderbolt™ devices that can be used is dependent on the number of the PCI Express devices being installed. (Refer to Chapter 1-7, "Back Panel Connectors," for more information.)
* Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@30 Hz