Key Features

  • Supports Intel® Core™ 14th and 13th processors
  • Digital twin 24+1+2 phases VRM solution
  • Dual Channel DDR5:4*DIMMs with XMP 3.0 memory module support
  • PCIe UD Slot X: PCIe 5.0 x16 slot with 10X strength for graphics card
  • EZ-Latch Click:M.2 heatsinks with screwless design
  • EZ-Latch Plus:PCIe 5.0 x16 slot & M.2 slots with quick release design
  • UC BIOS:User-Centred intuitive UX with Quick Access function
  • Ultra-Fast Storage:5*M.2 slots, including 1* PCIe 5.0 x4 
  • Efficient Overall Thermal:VRM Thermal Armor Fins-Array & M.2 Thermal Guard XTREME
  • Fast Networking:10GbE + 2.5GbE LAN & Wi-Fi 7 with Ultra-high gain antenna
  • Extended Connectivity:Dual Thunderbolt 4™, Dual Front USB-C® 20Gb/s
  • DTS:X® Ultra Audio:ESS ES9280A DAC and ESS ES9080A with Front ESSential USB DAC Bundled
Gen Designed for 14th Gen

X marks the 14th generation! Introducing the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards, the most powerful platforms ever built for the Intel® Core™ 14th Gen processors. With the leading performance in DDR5 memory, the upgraded DIY-friendly innovations, and the all-new BIOS redesigned as user-centered, the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards are built to fully unleash the next-gen power.

OVERVIEW

Performance

Thermal

Connectivity

DIY Friendly

  • 24*+1+2 Twin Digital VRM Design

    • 8-Layer PCB
    • Low Loss PCB
    • 2X Copper PCB
    • Premium Choke and Capacitor
    *12+12 phases parallel power design
    *Power stage maximum current capacity is based on VCORE Phase.
  • Full-length PCIe slots

    • 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 with PCIe UD Slot X
    • 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 with PCIe UD Slot
  • Intel Core™ 14th Processors Support

  • UD Power Connector

    • 24 pin ATX with UD Solid Pin
    • 8+8 pin CPU with UD Solid Pin
    • Stainless-steel shielding design
  • 4 x DIMMs, Dual Channel DDR5
    with Memory UD Slot

  • 5 x M.2 Slots

    • 1 x Gen 5 M.2 UD Slot
    • 4 x Gen 4 M.2 Slots
    • VRM Thermal Armor Fins-Array

      • Fins-Array with NanoCarbon Coating
      • 8 mm Direct-Touch Heatpipe
      • 12 W/mk Thermal Pad
      • Aluminum I/O Cover
    • M.2 Thermal Guard XTREME

    • M.2 Thermal Guard Ext.

    • UD Nanocarbon Backplate

    • Noise Detection

      • I/O Shield Vent hole Design

      • Q-FLASH PLUS

      • OC Ignition

      • Wi-Fi 7 with Ultra-high
        gain Antenna

      • 10 x USB 3.2 Gen 2

      • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB4)

      • 2.5 GbE LAN

      • 10 GbE LAN

      • RGB FUSION

        • 3 x Addressable LED Header
        • 1 x RGB LED Header
      • Front USB-C 20Gb/s

      • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s

      • Immerse in ESSential Audio

        • ESS ES9280A
        • 2* ESS ES9080 for left and right channel
        • Precisión Audio Stream
        • Audiophile Grade Capacitors
        • Up to 118db DNR
        • Up to -107db THD+N
        • LCD Edge View

        • M.2 EZ-Latch Plus

        • Status LEDs

        • Clear CMOS

        • Power Button

        • Reset Button/Multi-key

        • Right-Angled Connectors

        • PCIe EZ-Latch Plus

        • M.2 EZ-Latch Click

          Memory

          Xceed in DDR5
          performance

          GIGABYTE is committed to enabling the unparalleled performance of the Intel® Core™ 14th Gen processors. That is why every Z790 AORUS XTREME X motherboard is engineered with industry-leading technologies to achieve the best-in-class DDR5 performance on the market.

          Best-in-class Compatibility

          DDR5 Overclocking Up to
          8266 MT/s
          QVL List

          *Memory overclocking and XMP support may vary. Please refer to the qualified vendor list (QVL) for details and note that product features may vary by model.

          BIOS Engineering

          Feature-rich BIOS functions that enable easy access to the best-in-class DDR5 performance.

          DDR5 XMP Booster

          one click to auto boost your DDR5 module by the highest profile

          DDR5 Auto Booster

          one click to boost native DDR5-5600 to 6000

          High Bandwidth

          one click to increase DDR5 bandwidth

          Low Latency

          one click to shorten DDR5 latency

          XMP 3.0 User Profile

          optimizes memory settings and achieve the best performance for the system

          Learn more about BIOS optimizations

          Hardware Craftsmanship

          Maximize DDR5 performance with our advanced technology for an unparalleled gaming experience.

          Shielded Memory Routing

          Isolated Memory Routing

          8-layer Server-grade PCB

          Back Drilling Technology

          Revolutionary DDR5 Technology

          Robust VRM Design

          Xtraordinary
          power delivery

          The Z790 AORUS XTREME X motherboard is equipped with the all-digital power design to achieve peak performance of the next-gen processor while providing the best stability under heavy workloads.

          Digital Twin VRM Design

          * 12+12 phases parallel power design
          24
          VCORE Phases 105A SPS

          to unleash full potential of multi-cores CPU performance

          1
          VCCGT Phase 105A SPS

          for CPU integrated GPU performance

          2
          VCCAUX Phases

          provide stable power for CPU integrated PCIe & Memory controller

          Efficient Overall Thermal

          Xpress your
          cool

          Every Z790 AORUS XTREME X motherboard is armored with the most advanced, full metal thermal design. These solid heatsinks are forged to keep your system cool while running fast.

          VRM Thermal Armor Fins-Array

          These solid heatsinks are forged to keep your system cool.

          10x
          more surface area
          10%
          lower temperature

          M.2 Thermal Guard XTREME

          with M.2 Thermal Guard Backplate

          * Test results are for reference only and may vary in different circumstances.
          50X
          more heat dissipation surface than conventional heatsink
          50°C
          cooling down temperature when Running Gen 5 SSD at full speed

          Small Vents,
          Big Cooling Power

          * Test results are for reference only and may vary in different circumstances.

          Up To
          7°C
          lower temperature

          M.2 Thermal Guard Ext.

          with M.2 Thermal Guard Backplate

          4x M.2
          slots coverage

          Smart Fan6

          Cool. Quiet. Customized.

          DIY-friendly Innovations

          Xpeditious building process

          Building your own PC is meant to be joyful and effortless. Now we introduce a variety of innovations to make the Z790 AORUS XTREME X motherboard the most DIY-friendly ever.

          EZ-Latch Designs

          Effortless mechanisms that enable easy installations of components.
          * For reference only; actual appearance may vary.

          M.2 EZ-Latch Click

          screwless installation for M.2 heatsink

          M.2 EZ-Latch Plus

          screwless installation for M.2 SSDs

          PCIe EZ-Latch Plus

          easy detachment for graphics cards

          LCD Edge View

          Quick Control Elements

          Reset, Update, Innovate

          Multi-key
          Q-FLASH
          PLUS
          PCB Crafting

          Xtra layers for excellent players

          As the very foundation of the motherboard, the PCB plays a subtle yet critical role in the capabilities. No gamers should overlook the details lie within the PCB layers.

          8-Layer PCB

          Enables dense integration, signal quality, power integrity, and low EMI for high-performance systems.

          2X Copper Enhancement

          Enhances system performance with improved heat dissipation, power handling, and seamless overclocking support.

          56% Lower Dissipation Factor

          Elevate signal integrity in high-frequency circuits with our pioneering technology, setting a new standard for high-speed electronic design.

          Ultra Durable™

          Xpect everything UD

          GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ Technology represents our highest standards to provide a platform for gamers that is not only powerful but also durable and reliable. The Z790 AORUS XTREME X motherboard is built to last longer and stand stronger.

          PCIe UD Slot X

          The latest PCIe UD Slot X offers unprecedented strength, providing enhanced protection for your graphics card.

          10X load-bearing capacity
          seamless, one-piece design and screwed onto a dedicated backplate
          Inner Lining Rubber Strip
          protects your graphics card’s PCB from potential scratches
          Zinc Alloy
          provides effective electromagnetic shielding for high-speed signals

          Memory UD Slot D5

          The one-piece, stainless-steel shielding design reinforces the Memory Slots, and maximizies signal integrity and overclocking potential.

          1.3x
          increase in anti-plate bending
          5000+ Times
          plug and unplug operations
          Reduced Signal Degradation
          with SMD Technology

          M.2 UD Slot PG5

          The one-piece, stainless-steel shielding design reinforces the M.2 Slots, and maximizies signal integrity.

          1.3x
          stronger in X-axis strength test
          1.5x
          stronger in Y-axis strength test
          Reduced Signal Degradation
          with SMD Technology

          UD Nanocarbon Backplate

          Experience the ultimate in support, protection, and heat dissipation with the UD Backplate.

          3X Higher Thermal Conductivity
          with the backplate made of Aluminum
          10% Temperature Reduction
          from the nanocarbon coating

          UD Power Connector

          The unique design provides better conductivity for power and better dissipation for the heat generated from it.

          Solid Pins
          provides superior conductivity & signal transmission, reducing metal loss from repeated plugging
          Stainless-steel Shielding Design
          provides the ultimate protection and heat dissipation
          Connectivity

          Xtensively versatile

          The Z790 AORUS XTREME X motherboard offers a wide range of versatilities from the cutting-edge Wi-Fi 7 support with a redesigned antenna, to an array of USB ports.

          Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 Compatible USB4

          Boasts 40Gb/s speed, supports DisplayPort 1.4a, and enables connection of up to 10 devices, including 4K/8K displays, all while providing charging capabilities.

          Seamless Connectivity

          Wi-Fi 7
          Ultra-high Gain Antenna
          10GbE LAN

          Immerse in ESSential Audio

          ESSential USB DAC
          Audiophile Grade Capacitors
          Intuitive Customization

          Xplore infinite utilities

          The Z790 AORUS XTREME X motherboard is the embodiment of our relentless pursuit of BIOS optimization. And thanks to our new partnership from the community, we now make the next-gen performance more accessible in even more intuitive ways.

          UC BIOS

          Redesigned as user-centered and provides intuitive performance tweakers.

          Redesigned UI and UX
          an intuitive operation interface with an aesthetically pleasing design
          Quick Access
          9 customizable option slots for effortless access in Easy Mode
          PerfDrive
          exclusive BIOS settings that optimize the performance based on the cooling configuration

          HWiNFO

          Exclusive
          Partnership
          introduces innovative features for computer enthusiasts and professionals

          GIGABYTE Control Center

          A unified software platform across a variety of GIGABYTE products.

          RGB Fusion
          customize the RGB lighting on the motherboard or devices that connect to it.

          Wi-Fi 7 brings you the Ultimate VR experience

          Wi-Fi 7 provides significant benefits to the realm of virtual reality (VR). With its high bandwidth and low latency capabilities, Wi-Fi 7 ensures a smooth and immersive VR experience.

          320/160 MHz channels

          Wi-Fi 7 supports up to 320 MHz channels, providing a significant increase in bandwidth for faster data rates.

          Multi-link Operation

          With MLO(Multi-Link Operation) technology, you can allocate the 2.4GHz band for streaming and the 5/6GHz band for gaming, resulting in a higher quality network experience with fewer interruptions.

          4K-QAM

          With 4K-QAM technology, Wi-Fi 7 improves data throughput, resulting in faster file transfers and seamless streaming.

          Deterministic low latency

          Deterministic low latency ensures minimal delays, making it ideal for real-time applications like video conferencing and online gaming.

          GIGABYTE Ultra-high Gain Antenna

          Experience enhanced signal strength with the GIGABYTE Ultra-high gain Antenna, which incorporates a smart antenna function to optimize Wi-Fi signal transmission.

          Direction signal
          Up to
          5dBi
          Omnidirectional signal
          Up to
          4dBi
          Magnetic Base

          Multi-key

          A multi-function reset button that can be reconfigured to other function in BIOS for different user scenarios.

          RGB Switch

          Turn off all lighting effect on motherboard.

          Direct-To-BIOS

          Boot into BIOS menu directly without pressing any keyboard button.

          Safe Mode

          Boot into BIOS safe mode to change specific option without losing other BIOS settings.

          Q-FLASH PLUS

          Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.

          STEP 1

          Plug 24pin & 8pin power supply cable on motherboard.

          STEP 2

          Download motherboard BIOS file and rename to "gigabyte.bin", save to USB flashdrive, and plug USB flashdrive into Q-FLASH PLUS USB port.

          STEP 3

          Press Q-FLASH PLUS button, and motherboard will start updating BIOS automatically.

          New 5" LCD display

          Real-time system info

          - CPU Temperature

          - VRM Temperature

          - CPU Voltage

          - CPU Clock

          - Memory Clock

          - FAN PUMP RPM

          Dynamic AORUS logo

          Unique startup video

          Smart Fan 6

          ensures optimal cooling and quiet operation for your gaming PC, with support for PWM/DC fans and pumps, customizable settings, and intuitive temperature monitoring.

          High Current Support

          Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water Cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection.

          Precision Control

          Multiple temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve.

          Dual Curve Mode

          Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario.

          Fan Stop

          Fan can stop completely below users' specified temperature point.

          Noise Detection

          Monitor device noise levels in real time using our accurate sound pressure measurement and privacy-respecting Noise Detection cable, allowing you to adjust fan speeds accordingly for optimal noise control.

          Smart Fan 6 BIOS UI

          Note: The image shown is for reference purposes and may vary depending on the specific model.
          Enhance Fan Curve UI

          Enhance fan curve control with an expanded number of control points, from 5 to 7, and a larger fan speed graph, enabling users to have more precise and effortless control over fan curve settings.

          Slope/Stair Dual Graph Mode

          Switch between Slope and Stair modes to adapt to various user scenarios. Slope mode provides a linear fan speed curve, while Stair mode maintains a constant fan speed within specified temperature intervals.

          Manual Input

          For advanced users, manual input of fan speeds is available for fine-tuning and precise control over the cooling system.

          EZ Tuning

          Simplify the process with EZ Tuning by setting 4 points on a rough temperature/fan speed scale. Smart Fan 6 will quickly generate a fan curve based on these points.

          Fan Curve Profile

          Save your customized fan curve profile in the BIOS ROM, ensuring it remains intact even after BIOS updates.

          M.2 Thermal Guard XTREME

          The most powerful built-in M.2 heatsink brings you remarkable Gen 5 SSD throttle-free performance.

          * Test results are for reference only and may vary in different circumstances.
          50X
          More heat dissipation surface than conventional heatsink
          50°C
          Cooling down temperature when Running Gen 5 SSD at full speed

          Full Riveting Process

          Efficient thermal management is achieved through improved heat conduction, optimized heat dissipation via Direct-Touch Heatpipe, and eco-friendly practices that eliminate soldering and plating, reducing pollutants and solder paste.

          VRM Thermal Armor Fins-Array

          GIGABYTE's Fins-Array Heatsink Design, featuring irregular fins, louvered stacked-fins, and Nanocarbon coatingdelivers exceptional thermal performance by maximizing surface area for improved heat efficiency.

          10x more surface area

          Extended Irregular fins design to increase more surface area 10X total heatsink surface area.

          Nanocarbon Coating

          Applying a 200μm Nanocarbon coating to the entire Fins-Array heatsink improves thermal radiation and accelerates heat dissipation, leading to a notable 10% temperature reduction in tests.

          Direct-Touch 8mm Heatpipe

          Direct-Touch 8mm Heatpipe with refined manufacturing minimizes the gap between the heatpipe and heatsink, ensuring efficient MOSFET heat transfer and enhancing thermal performance.

          12 W/mK Thermal Pad

          Achieve unparalleled cooling capabilities with our top-of-the-line 12 W/mK thermal pad for high-performance systems.

          Full Riveting Process

          Efficient thermal management is achieved through improved heat conduction, optimized heat dissipation via Direct-Touch Heatpipe, and eco-friendly practices that eliminate soldering and plating, reducing pollutants and solder paste.

          Achieve Higher DDR5 Memory Frequencies with Ease

          DDR5 XMP Booster function provides optimized pre-defined profiles, based on memory IC and PMIC vendor analysis, for effortless performance enhancement and elimination of manual configuration for overclocked DDR5 memory kits.
          *DDR5 MEMORY UPGRADE involves DDR5 memory overclocking, overclocking capability depends on users' hardware configuration.
          Accelerate instantly

          Boost memory performance instantly.

          Streamline overclocking

          Easily overclock Native and XMP 3.0 DDR5 memory to higher frequencies.

          Automate input

          No need to manually configure multiple memory parameters like clock, voltage, and timings.

          Integrate database

          Built-in database of pre-tuned profiles for different memory IC vendors.

          Maximize DDR5 performance with your memory settings

          XMP 3.0 User Profile empowers you to optimize your memory settings and achieve the best performance for your system.
          SPD Re-defined or retrieve from database

          Users can define two empty SPD profiles and transfer them to another computer.

          Performance Simulation

          Simulate memory performance quickly by inputting clock and timing parameters.

          Save/Load Profile

          Save and load memory profiles for online sharing.

          Boost non-overclockable DDR5 memory frequency

          Increase the frequency of non-overclockable DDR5 memory.

          One-click Clear Profile

          Reset memory settings conveniently.

          Revolutionary DDR5 Technology

          Maximize DDR5 performance with our advanced technology for an unparalleled gaming experience.

          Shielded Memory Routing

          Memory routing is shielded within the PCB's inner layer to protect against interference.

          Isolated Memory Routing

          Memory routing isolated on dedicated inner layer to prevent interference.

          Impedance-Optimized Topology

          Optimized memory trace width, length, and style lower the overall impedance between the CPU memory controller and modules, enabling higher DDR5 speeds.

          Daisy-Chained Routing

          Optimized routing eliminates the stub effect, enabling higher memory frequencies and providing professional gamers with a faster and denser system memory experience.

          8-layer Server-grade PCB

          Selecting server-grade PCB material minimizes signal loss within the PCB, ensuring high-speed transmission for DDR5.

          Back drilling Technology

          Enhances signal integrity in high-speed PCB designs by reducing signal reflections and timing issues, thereby improving system performance and reliability.

          Immerse in ESSential Audio

          The ESSential HEX USB DAC replaces outdated front audio interfaces, delivering improved sound quality with reduced pre-ringing, higher reverberation strength, and a superior sound stage, making it an ideal choice for immersive audio experiences on various devices.

          Replace PC Ancient Front Audio Interfaces
          USB Type-C for Laptop and Android Devices
          ESSential USB DAC
          Audio Format Up To 32-bit/384KHz PCM data, DSD128
          Output 2 Volts @ 300Ω / 1.4 Volts @ 32Ω
          DAC Chip ESS SABRE HiFi ES9280CPRO
          Compatibility Windows® 10 build 19021 (and later) Android 5.0 (and later) Apple OS Mojave 10.14.6 (and later)
          Interface Input: USB Type-C™ Output: 3.5mm, support impedance sensing
          SNR Up to -131dB (A-Weighting)
          DNR Up to 118dB (A-Weighting)
          THD+N Up to -118dB (1.4Vrms@300Ω load)
          Up to -109dB (34mW@32Ω load)
          Frequency Response 20Hz~40kHz

          EMI Absorbent Material, Dual Grounding Protections

          Premium WIMA Audio Capacitors

          HDI (High Density Interconnect) PCB with layer separation L/R Routing

          Ultra Low-Noise Linear Power Design

          High Precision Passive Components

          ESS SABRE HiFi ES9280CPRO

          Immerse in ESSential Audio

          Deliver you a highly immersive listening experience with strong technical specifications.

          Cohesion up to 99.999% FreqAcc
          Recreation up to 117dB DNR
          Low Distortion up to -111dB THD+N
          Frequency Response up to -0.04dB @50kHz
          ESS ES9280A DAC

          8x8-ch DAC Line Driver Simultaneous Mode for Stereo Channel

          ESS ES9080A
          Audiophile Grade Capacitors

          WIMA and Premium Grade Audio capacitors provide stable current, delivering a studio-quality experience.

          Precisión Audio Stream

          TXC OSCILLATOR offers precise time triggers for Digital-Analog Converters, while also providing excellent resistance to corrosion and oxidation.

          Hi-Res Audio

          Hi-Res Audio certified, which indicates the product‘s ability to reproduce frequencies up to 40kHz or higher, always ensures the user of the best audio quality.

          DTS :X® Ultra

          DTS Sound Unbound delivers immersive 3D audio for gaming on headphones or speakers. It supports various formats, calibrates devices, and utilizes Microsoft Spatial and DTS Headphone:X for precise and immersive sound. Explore the immersive gaming sound of DTS Sound Unbound at https://dts.com/sound-unbound.

          *DTS Sound Unbound requires the latest Windows fixes in Windows 10 (Build 18898 or later). Please upgrade your Windows 10 OS to ensure compatibility with DTS Sound Unbound.

          Enhanced Intuitive UX

          GIGABYTE User-Centred(UC) BIOS has enhanced the BIOS UX to provide users with an optimized experience featuring an intuitive operation interface and an aesthetically pleasing design.

          Quick Access Function

          GIGABYTE UC BIOS' Quick Access function selects 9 practical preset options from ADVANCE MODE and places them in EASY MODE for effortless access without switching or searching.

          GIGABYTE PerfDrive

          PerfDrive technology integrates exclusive BIOS settings from GIGABYTE, enabling easy balance of performance, power consumption, and temperature with Intel® Core™ processors.

          * Features and function vary depending on Motherboard and CPU specifications, image is for reference only.
          Optimization Mode

          Ensuring high-speed operation of Intel® Core™ CPUs without throttling due to overheating.

          Instant 6GHz+

          Enabling easy overclocking beyond 6GHz on compatible Intel® Core™ CPUs (i9-13900K, i9-13900KF, i7-13700K, and i7-13700KF) through a simple BIOS setting.

          Spec Enhance Mode

          Allowing Intel® Core™ CPUs to achieve a fine balance between performance and temperature.

          E-Core™ Disable Mode

          Exclusively allocating CPU resources to the P-core to enhance overclocking and gaming performance while reducing overall power consumption.

          Default AORUS skin

          *AORUS skin auto-applies when detecting a GIGABYTE motherboard.

          When running HWiNFO on a GIGABYTE motherboard, a unique, AORUS-themed skin will be automatically applied as default that is available in bright or dark mode. This AORUS skin can also be manually applied on non-GIGABYTE motherboards.

          Memory Timings Monitor

          As a result of the great efforts of expert developers from GIGABYTE and HWiNFO, this advanced readout application shows the most detailed memory timing settings ever, and help users monitor their memory performance and gain valuable insights.

          Detailed BIOS information

          GIGABYTE motherboard users can now check out the detailed BIOS information in real time via HWiNFO, such as status of toggles or tweakers, and the BIOS versions. No more reboot for BIOS check!

          Showcase your style

          Unleash your creativity with GCC's customizable lighting effects for your motherboard. Personalize your system with stunning visuals that reflect your individuality and style.

          Note: The depicted lighting effects are for demonstration purposes only, and the actual lighting effects may vary depending on the model.

          Supercharge your lighting options

          Addressable RGB LED headers allow you to customize each LED individually (for ARGB GEN2 devices), and you can easily accomplish this using GCC.

          *The information provided is for reference; please prioritize your specific setup and specifications.
          1x RGB LED header
          3x ARGB LED headers

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          * Product specifications and product appearance may differ from country to country. We recommend that you check with your local dealers for the specifications and appearance of the products available in your country. Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photographic variables and monitor settings so it may vary from images shown on this site. Although we endeavor to present the most accurate and comprehensive information at the time of publication, we reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.