Although the announcement of the updated Intel Raptor Lake processors is not expected until next month, Gigabyte has already officially unveiled the Aorus Z790 X-series motherboards designed for the upcoming 14th Gen Core. The manufacturer offers support for faster RAM modules, BIOS optimization, as well as the use of some innovative solutions in the updated models of motherboards.
Gigabyte Aorus Z790 X motherboards support memory modules up to DDR5-8266 when using Intel XMP 3.0 profiles. The boards are equipped with the DDR5 XMP Auto Booster feature, which allows you to run DDR5-5600 memory modules in DDR5-6000 mode with the push of a button. In addition, Gigabyte points out that the quality of signal transmission between the components of the new boards has been improved, which contributes to improved performance, stability and reliability of the entire system.
The new Aorus Z790 A similar mechanism appeared in the main PCIe x16 slots. It simplifies the installation and removal of large graphics cards. The connector is also structurally reinforced by a metal plate on the back of the cards and serves to prevent sagging of large and heavy graphics cards installed in this connector.
Z790 Aorus Pro X and B760M Aorus Elite X board models received POST code displays. The Aorus Z790 Xtreme X features a large 5-inch color LCD display that provides a variety of useful system information. Different images can also be displayed.
The updated Gigabyte Aorus Z790 X motherboards use new heatsinks. The manufacturer claims that the total area of dissipated heat increased tenfold, and the use of a special nano-carbon coating on the radiators increased their efficiency by 10%. In addition, the manufacturer has slightly changed the position of the holes on the back of the connectors to improve ventilation efficiency. In general, all this allowed the new motherboards to reduce the overall temperature in the area of \u200b\u200bthe elements of the VRM power subsystem by 7 degrees Celsius, according to the company.
The updated boards received a visually and functionally refreshed BIOS. It received a new user interface, quick access settings and a new exclusive PerfDrive setting that allows you to choose a balance between performance, power consumption and operating temperatures of Intel Core processors. Gigabyte also notes that cooperation with the developers of the HWiNFO monitoring program made it possible to integrate some functions of this utility directly into the motherboard BIOS.
Another key feature of the Gigabyte Aorus Z790 is the complete lack of Wi-Fi support. -Fi.
The TechPowerUp portal visited a private exhibition of new Gigabyte products and learned their prices. As expected, the updated models have become more expensive than their predecessors. For example, the cheapest Z790 Aorus Elite X WIFI 7 model costs $289.99. The Z790 Aorus Pro X received a suggested price of $549.99. The flagship Aorus Z790 Xtreme X costs $999.99.