We took a look at the Gigabyte's most prestigious motherboard for the modern resident of AMD - To understand what makes it so special
The 2019 year will be remembered in the hardware world as a year of AMD Mainly. This year is the time when unquestionably many doubts about ability were broken AMD launch Processors Powerful desktops that give Intel strong competition in various types of uses.
One of the most important indications for a healthy processor residency is the selection of motherboards and investment in ultra-luxury models. Up to X570 generation of AMD Launched this year were advanced AM4 motherboards for previous processors, but not as prestigious as we have seen from this summer. We see price and investment levels reaching a whole new level for historically standard processor residences, even when compared to better periods of Intel.
Each manufacturer of motherboards introduced a plethora of motherboards with the X570 chipset for the bracket AM4, And each manufacturer started at less than $ 200 and moved beyond the $ 500 line.
This time we are talking about what is definitely worth calling "the most advanced motherboard for AM4 chassis" for many reasons. GIGABYTE Went far, very far with X570 and came with a model with a price tag of 699 dollars, which is the X570 AORUS Xtreme.
To the best of my understanding, these are unconfirmed rumors, this motherboard is so advanced that it was initially decided to price it at 599 dollars, but afterGIGABYTE Seeing the prices of its competitors she said "it is possible to add $ 100, and we will still conquer this market". At a price of about 3700 shekels or 699 dollars, this is a motherboard that lied from every processor that exists for this bracket, and is expected to be as expensive as the processor.RYZEN 9 3950X has 16 cores to be launched soon.
The amount of accessories that come in the packaging of this motherboard is huge. Can't remember when I saw such amount of cables, adapters and various accessories in motherboard packaging. Don't think I've seen anything like this in the boards either ASUS ROG Dearest. Packaging includes the controllerRGB This is for fans and LED strips, SATA cables, WiFi antenna, temperature (thermistor) sensors and more.
The X570 Aorus Xtreme is Motherboard In EATX (or Extended ATX) configuration, this is because of the width that goes beyond the standard ATX Standard, 27 inches versus 24.5 inches possible. The height of the motherboard is up to standard ATX Of 7 expansion interfaces, or 30.5 inches total.
As far as design is concerned, the X570 Aorus Xtreme is one of the simple and smooth looking motherboards. Thick aluminum sheeting covers a very respectable part of the motherboard including the various M.2 interfaces. The X570 Aorus Xtreme, a little weird and puzzling I must admit, is the only motherboard with this chipset that contains Cooling Completely passive, with no fan at all. The huge heat sink that sits on this motherboard is mainly designed for cooling the chipset.
There is even a nickel-plated copper tube to the body connected to the chipset that leads to the body Cooling additional. Much emphasis has been placed on maintaining proper operating temperatures on this motherboard.
Like many motherboards, the X570 Aorus Xtreme also supportsDDR4 At speeds of 3200MHz and above and a total volume of 128GB.
By the way GIGABYTE Hindsight this motherboard, it seems to appeal mainly to those who really hate to see cables when they look at their computer. Never seen Motherboard That includes so many 90-degree connections at the end Motherboard. There are fan connectors, 24PIN power connector, SGB RGB connections andUSB Front of chassis. The goal, of course, is to transfer cables through holes in the chassis directly to these connections.
The X570 Aorus Xtreme does not save on back ports and includes what I would call a perfect array, or at least close to it. There is a right combination of ports USB 2.0 (in black) for things not sensitive to traffic speeds like keyboard, mouse or headphones. Also there are USB 3.2 Gen2 (in red) andUSB 3.2 Gen1 (in blue, white). There's a threaded connection to the WiFi and Bluetooth antenna that gets packaged, as well as the Bios reset buttons and the Bios record from Disk On Key that plug into the white interface. For clarification, the term USB 3.1 GenX replaced, and now all the interfacesUSB The types are called USB 3.2 GenX, where Gen1 allows 5Gbps, Gen2 type allows 10Gbps and Gen2x2 type allows 20Gbps, a type that has not yet reached the motherboards.
The Q-Flash Plus is a function that all it requires from the user is to insert an on-disk disk with updated BIOS into the white interface, push the button and a new BIOS will burn on the motherboard if it does not support a new processor to be launched. No CPU in the bracket is required to perform this operation at all.
Fast Ethernet Fast 10Gbps In addition to standard 1Gbps is the icing in the whipped cream for such a motherboard, and quite frankly the high price. Personally, I'm also glad that the 1Gbps chip is from home Intel And not Realtek, they have a slightly lesser reputation in Ethernet chips. A good yes reputation that Realtek has in the audio board for motherboards. The new Aorus Xtreme is equipped with ALC1220-VB along with proper indicator and amplifiers for dealing with headphones High Resistance from ESS.
The motherboard has two bios chips and two switches that allow playing between them. One switch selects the chip you want to use, and the other switch allows for another bios if there is no proper reboot. In fact, the purpose of one of the switches is to prevent a specific phenomenon in the boards GIGABYTE Which can be a little annoying for those who are overlocked, since the motherboard doesn't operation Initial boot, it simply moves to BIOS II, which may be out of date and contains no good settings. To the extent that some bios are locked, only this specific bios will try to boot.
Parts of the motherboard's aluminum bezel can be removed. The set contains three M.2 interfaces for drives SSD When everyone is working on the PCI-Express 4.0 standard, the Ryzen 3000 processor is used in architecture Zen 2. The top connector is connected directly to the processor, and the two underneath are connected to the chipset.
Around the condenser bracket produces the most advanced power supply system available for the bracket AM4. In fact, this is the most advanced system I can remember… ever in a standard bracket. A huge portion of the motherboard’s production budget goes to this area. Through two 8PIN power connections (only one can be connected), power comes from the power supply and is converted from 12 V to the voltage needed for the processor. On the voltage control is an Infineon XDPE132GSC controller. This is the first true 16-stage controller of its kind in the industry. The CPU cores are designed for 14 and the IO controller is designed for two. The stages contain Tine21472 OptiMos voltage regulators from Infineon. They actually do a DC-DC voltage conversion that goes into the desired voltage. These are the most expensive and advanced stabilizers in the printed circuit board industry.
Just to explain a little about the price of such a system, most advanced motherboard power systems cost an average of between 12 and 16 dollars on average, including stabilizers, capacitors and controllers. The cost of such a system is about 4, on the 60 dollar line. The price of a standard voltage stabilizer is about one cent to one dollar, while all such TDA80 will cost around one dollar.
Not only are these stress absorbers with absolutely absurd efficacy, but Gigabyte increased to do and also included fixtures Cooling Owners of aluminum fans and copper pipes. This is the summit in the readiness to deal with power from the resident.
I'm a Form over function type, but I have to admit that from a design standpoint, Gigabyte did a really simple job. An 980A electrical system like this one can easily provide processors that will never see the AM4 bracket. This is an electrical system that I would love to see in Table X399 for processors with 32 cores, and no doubt that liquid nitrogen preparedness is a major part, not that liquid nitrogen will ever require more than 500A from this system, not even using Ryzen 9 3950X having cores. Typical power consumption in the effort of chip Such an ass Cooling Air or water is only about 175A.
The motherboard has a thick aluminum backplate with thermal pads that connect it to hot areas of the board such as the chipset and voltage stabilizers. Just another addition to the existing X570 absurdity AORUS Xtreme.
There's a new bio!
One of the recurring complaints in recent years to me GIGABYTE Usually the "hardware is good, but the BIOS needs improvement". It appears that-GIGABYTE Listening to feedback and after a lot of changes we get a completely new and fresh bio, which by the way also updated to existing motherboards such as the chipset Z390 And Z370.
B-GIGABYTE Take Asus' approach, which is not a bad thing at all. The BIOS opens on a general page for system component information such as processor, version, fans, and storage media. The only complaint I have is the relatively low 12-15 per second display rate. Reactivity still feels a little slow and I would be happy if -GIGABYTE Can increase the frame rate per second in BIOS to at least 30.
There is an advanced situation that reaches the columns we know from the previous bios. Options for overclocking are plentiful on such a motherboard and everything that is really needed to speed up a processor even under Cooling liquid nitrogen. There is also a description of options at the bottom of the screen, though one thing that bothers me is that some of the options have no description at all. If you add a description to explain to the user what settings do, it actually becomes most useful in the less common settings. I really hopeGIGABYTE Wait and add a description to options that don't include it.
The favorites option is back, with just a tab for that and easy markup for favorite options in BIOS, but all the most common options for you can spend in one place without a long browse. For example, for standard overclocking you can enter a core voltage, XMP profile and voltage זיכרון for example.
Experience in use and performance
First of all, it is important for me to emphasize that we are far from the day when choosing a motherboard directly affected processor performance. Although, to be politically correct, various motherboards did show very uneven use of the Turbo function of Ryzen 3000 processors. There appear to be relatively large non-large frequency differences of 25-50MHz at operating frequency Processors Between different motherboards. As of this writing, a new version of BIOS has emerged which should flatten the differences between the various motherboards. Anyway, according to independent tests, the X570 Aorus Xtreme is at the top of the list of motherboards for AM4 bracket at operating frequency Processors. Processors RYZEN 3000 operate at the highest frequency while on this motherboard.
Ask the chipset temperature, X570. As mentioned, this motherboard is the first and only currently used body Cooling Completely passive to the chipset and relies on the sheer size of the aluminum chassis and the copper tube to cool the voltage stabilizers which, somewhat ironically, should be cool thanks to their much efficiency.
When I docked two SATA drives in addition to two M.2 drives and ran traffic exams for drives, I measured the surface temperature on the chipset. I am happy to say that this motherboard does a fantastic job and in no case did the chipset temperature exceed the 66 degree of Celsius in my exams. This is a fairly comfortable temperature, given that this chip can withstand 90 degrees Celsius with no problem at all. Cooling of GIGABYTE - Employee.
As far as the overclocking of Processors - Currently theRYZEN 9 3900X with the core 12 is the most serious consumer-available processor for this motherboard, and to tell the truth, it's a pretty serious overkill. This is to use a processor that cannot stretch beyond the 200A line to an 980A-capable electrical system and maximum voltage conversion efficiency in the 400A area. It's like taking a standard X570 board and installing it RYZEN 3 3200G. Anything underRYZEN 9 3900X in my opinion is a complete waste of such a crazy motherboard, unless you are serious pants of silence, durability and the bombshell vibe that X570 has AORUS Xtreme.
Memory support is also worthy, though it is important to remember that it also depends on the memory controller in the processor. Working with four memory sticks together at 3200MHz speed CL14 works without any problem at all. 3466MHz frequency upload unfortunately does not work in this configuration, but only with two memory sticks. Maybe you have a people Processors Others will be more fortunate on the subject. Still, not a bad feat at all.
It is not easy to justify a NIS 3,700 motherboard, but this is the case when you are the most advanced, highly engineered, and most expensive motherboard in the AM4 bracket. I totally see such a motherboard starring in girls Cooling The most serious water along with the Ryzen 9 3950X processor that will soon be out in the world. Even then it will be overkill, but at least the price of the processor and board will be similar. It is important to emphasize again that there are significantly cheaper products with amazing capabilities such as X570 Aorus Master's GIGABYTE Itself that can also handle theRYZEN 9 3950X battle.
It is a little difficult to put into words the impression on me in the engineering face of such a motherboard. Your work spends quite a few hours these days learning and working with printed boards, signals and the entire production process itself. This is the investment in the small details, in that there are connections that will be important in 90 degrees, in the electrical system and in the rear ports, in the serious indication of the board itself. Of course there is also fast 6 WiFi, there is RGB and what not. It is to know that it is possible to passively cool Motherboard This is all about its components, and do so with serious amounts of aluminum. The X570 AORUS Xtreme is the heaviest motherboard I ever got to meet a standard bracket.
The X570 Aorus Xtreme is one generation. In fact, I'm not sure what else Gigabyte can do that she didn't make beyond very small changes to produce an advanced motherboard even in the next generation. I do know that I would love to see such engineering madness for boards as well Intel And for X399 boards for processors Threadripper In the future, simply because we have not yet seen such an electrical system even in the extreme boards. A little more work on the bios, and this would be perfect.
Gigabyte's X570 Aorus Xtreme is the best of all worlds for AM4. It lowers the fear of fan mechanical failure on the chipset and adds a lot Cooling. Advanced power supply system in addition to advanced overclocking functions probably makes it the most invested product of GIGABYTE currently.