You have read about new incredible CPUs, impressive upcoming graphics cards, and innovative memory kits. All that sounds great but what else do we need to make a great gaming computer? A beast motherboard! Lean in and let’s explore the new X399 AORUS XTREME and understand why it is the top choice to pair with 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors.
This motherboard is the result of multiple engineering teams working together to create the perfect match for such a powerful CPUs, high-end graphics cards, and gamers’ demands. It’s equipped with signature technologies as well as features that result from the feedback from experts and power users from all over the world.
As a true fan of this motherboard and platform, it was difficult to list only 5 reasons to buy the X399 AORUS XTREME.
Power design always is one of the key points that separate regular motherboards from champion motherboards. The X399 AORUS XTREME definitely is one of the latter with real 10+3 digital power phases built using only industry leading components.
The way these new CPUs are designed means they can draw a lot of power to reach peak performance across all cores. The motherboard and, specifically, its power design, is what stands in-between the expensive processor and the power supply, acting as the driver and filter to deliver whatever amount of power is required while accommodating quick and precise voltage adjustments.
The rise in popularity of AIO coolers caused a considerable reduction in airflow inside the chassis and VRM temperatures stole the show. Although it’s fair to say stress tests are often times unrealistic, we decided to tackle the issue by significantly increasing the dissipation area with the Fins-Array Heatsink and accelerate heat transfer even further using the Direct Touch Heatpipe. The effectiveness of this design has been proved in multiple applications and our X470 AORUS Gaming 7 WIFI, the chosen one to pioneer such technology, was praised by international media.
Along with Fins-Array Heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe and the exclusive Smart Fan 5 technology, X399 AORUS XTREME includes 2 fans under the I/O armor that operate automatically when a temperature threshold is reached, bringing great performance and style back to the spotlight.
Everything is in place. The hardware looks great. The cable management is surprisingly on point. We take a deep breath and snap a quick picture to share with friends. It’s time to connect the peripherals. But only then we realize... Something is missing: The I/O shield is still in the motherboard box.
It’s difficult to hide the excitement of building a new gaming computer. We want to make it look awesome and finally enjoy the beauty of ultra settings of our favorite titles. With all that rush, it’s easy to forget the basics. We’ve all been there.
The X399 AORUS XTREME saves you the trouble and embarrassment with gracefully integrated I/O shield requiring one less step and making sure the motherboard looks fantastic in every step of the way.
Ultimately the performance of any computer is determined by its slowest component just like your gaming team is just as good as its worst performing member. While SATA SSDs have been referred to as one the best improvements in the recent years, PCIe SSDs are the go-to option if you want to be ahead of the curve and enjoy the cutting edge of technology. However, disk controllers need to work hard to read, write and copy files at blazing fast speed and temperature can get in the way of maintaining the highest performance at all times.
The X399 AORUS XTREME includes three M.2 connectors and adds NVMe RAID capabilities for free. No matter how fast you plan to go, the temperature won’t be an issue because super effective Thermal Guards are set in place to protect and cool each of the connectors. Besides clear performance benefits, these thermal guards mesh beautifully in the overall design of the board resulting in an eye-catching solution.
The number of connected devices present in our lives is increasing by the day, and our home networks are getting intricate as a result. All top-of-the-line AORUS motherboards are equipped with extensive networking options but, the X399 AORUS XTREME goes the extra mile.
For a start, you can enjoy the convenience of a high-speed wireless configuration with Intel Dual Band 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2. If you want to go faster, you have two Ethernet ports on the back of the board that use Intel i210AT GbE controllers. You are a speed junkie and want to go 10 times faster? Take advantage of the included 10 GbE port powered by an exceptional AQUANTIA chip and never look back.
Let’s finish by celebrating the incredible milestones computer hardware has reached in recent times! We can now have CPUs with 32 cores and 64 threads in desktop PCs and elevate our gaming or working experiences to a whole new level. Disclaimer: This blog post is only visible if the X399 AORUS XTREME is the motherboard for you.
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