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Scan code: LN114520 Manufacturer code: Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE

Gigabyte Intel Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Open Box E-ATX Motherboard

Open Box Gigabyte AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, ax WiFi/BT5.1, E-ATX

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Scan code: LN114520 Manufacturer code: Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE
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Product Overview

AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE

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 is a true beast among motherboards.

16 Phases Digital Power Design

Z490 AORUS XTREME motherboard uses a pure digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM Controller with Smart Power Stages and is capable of providing 90A of power from each phase for a total of 1440A. This 100% digital controller, new Tantalum Polymer Capacitors array, and additional 8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision and stability in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum overclocking performance from the new 10-core 10th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors.

2x Copper PCB

GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.

Thermal Reactive Armor

Z490 AORUS XTREME uses an unprecedented and innovative thermal design to ensure the best CPU, Chipset, SSD stability and low temperatures under full load application and gaming.

Fins-Array II

Fins-Array II uses brand new louvered stacked fins technology which is usually only used on industrial equipment that need compact heat exchangers. It has a special secondary fins structure that enhances heat transfer performance.

Louver Directed Flow

Heat flow that goes through fins will enter from the leading edge of the louver and is then directed by other louvers or fins. This louver directed flow can greatly improve heat transfer performance.

Right-Angled Connectors

Z490 AORUS XTREME uses revolutionary Right-Angled Connectors design, 90% of pin headers and connectors on motherboard are right-angled and relocated to one side of PCB. The never-seen-before design help easier cable management and better in-chassis air-flow when installing great number of devices.

NanoCarbon Baseplate

• Base plate made of aluminum instead of traditional iron ensures 3X thermal conductivity.
• A thin layer of NanoCarbon is coated on the base plate through electrostatic adhesion to enhance thermal radiation capability.
• Transfer heat from the back-side PCB to the base plate so the NanoCarbon base plate can dissipate heat passively.
• Effectively lowers backside PWM component temperature by 10%.

AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard II

With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a new thermal solution for large capacity M.2 SSD devices with double side flash. The M.2 Thermal Guard II uses a double-sided heatsink design and prevents throttling and bottlenecks on high speed M.2 SSDs by dissipating heat before it becomes an issue.

Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

Unparalleled Performance

Hungry for better performance? Z490 AORUS XTREME has a full PCIe 4.0 hardware design, supports high frequency memory, and comes with full SSD thermal guards to make sure you get the maximum full system performance.

XTREME MEMORY

Z490 AORUS XTREME uses revolutionary "XTREME MEMORY" technology, which includes Shielded Memory Routing, SMT DIMM, and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Array to minimize all noise and electrical interference and reach the highest memory clock.

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4800MHz and Beyond

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4800MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.

Extreme Performance with Gen3 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs

Z490 AORUS motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 3551 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.

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 provides all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.

Next Generation Multi-Gig Gaming

The AQUANTIA ® AQC107 is a high-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.

Intel Thunderbolt 3

Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over two USB Type-C™ connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS XTREME, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.2 Gen2, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.2 Gen1 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.

New Introduce Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module

Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

AORUS Antenna

• All new antenna supported 802.11ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz, 4dBi signal gain.
• 2x signal strength compared to traditional antenna design.
• Two antennas with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting.
• Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location.

USB TurboCharger

GIGABYTE patent pending USB TurboCharger technology allows users to recharge their mobile devices with stunning speed, up to 50% in less than 30 minutes*. By connecting Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A cable of chassis to our motherboard, USB TurboCharger can recharge both Android devices with QC 3.0 and Apple devices with Apple Fast-Charge function.

Hi-Fi Audio

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 to ensure the best, crystal clear sound quality. Furthermore, an exclusive bundled ESSential USB DAC means users no longer have to endure bad audio quality from ancient Front Audio interfaces.

ESSential USB DAC

Complete Digital to Analog Signal processing on front-access USB Type-C ports gets rid of any possibility of distortions and provides superb sound stage recreation so users can experience the vocal cohesion. Enjoy the depth of the music and the immersive sound profile.

DTS:X Ultra

Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.

Definitive Aesthetics

GIGABYTE ID team designs Z490 AORUS XTREME 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.

RGB FUSION Software

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

Ultra Durable

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 and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.

Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor

The innovative one-piece stainless-steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor

AORUS' exclusive one-piece stainless-steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

Solid Pin Power Connectors

Z490 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Q-Flash Plus

With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. Z490 AORUS XTREME bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.

BIOS

New User Interface: All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
My Favorites: Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Storage Information: Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
Changelog: List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
Intuitive Load Line Curve: Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

APP CENTER

GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.

EasyTune™

GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

Features
CPU Support: 10th Generation Intel Core i9/i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron.
Socket: LGA 1200.
Chipset: Intel Z490 Express.
Memory Support: DDR4 up to 3200MHz (2666MHz for Core i5 and lower).
LAN: 10GbE & 2.5GbE.
Wireless: 802.11ax & Bluetooth 5.1.
Storage: 3x M.2 & 6x SATA III 6Gb/s.
Form Factor: E-ATX.
Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE
Form Factor E-ATX
CPU Socket 1200
Chipset Intel Z490
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) ECC/Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2933
  • DDR4 - 3000
  • DDR4 - 3200
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB (4x32GB)
Audio
Audio Realtek ALC1220-VB 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi/NVLink
AMD CrossFire Support 2-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • HDMI 1.4
  • Thunderbolt 3
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen3/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen3x4
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via SATA3 / M.2
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 2 x Addressable Digital RGB Header
  • 2 x BIOS switches
  • 1 x CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x Noise Detection Header
  • 1 x OC button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 2 x RGB Header
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 4 x System Fan header
  • 2 x System Fan/Water Pump Header
  • 2 x Temperature Sensor Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Front Panel Header
  • 1 x Voltage Measurement Points
  • 1 x Water Cooling Fan Header (CPU_OPT)
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax WiFi LAN
  • Wired 10G LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000/2500)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x AQUANTIA AQC-107 (10GbE LAN)
  • 1 x Intel (2.5GbE LAN)
  • 1 x Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (ax WiFi, BT5.1)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus Button
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 2 x RJ-45
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled Yes
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 271 mm
Note  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN114520
Model Number Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE
GTIN 4719331808549
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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Telephone:
0871 472 4747
Gigabyte Intel Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Open Box E-ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte Intel Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Open Box E-ATX Motherboard