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 motherboard dominates the competition. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 of beast and beauty. 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. 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.