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Old 20-05-20, 01:18 PM
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Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Xtreme Review




In keeping with the "all flagship motherboards" theme of our Z490 launch reviews, the Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme is in the bench system and ready for action.


Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Xtreme Review

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Old 25-05-20, 09:30 AM
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Nice review!

Missing a 'nude' pic with the covers off though. Love the closeups, but please give us a full frontal also :-)
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Old 25-05-20, 10:05 AM
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Nicest board I have seen in a long time.

Makes me want to upgrade from the 7700k and get a 10900k just to use it.
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Old 26-05-20, 10:21 AM
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Nice review!

Missing a 'nude' pic with the covers off though. Love the closeups, but please give us a full frontal also :-)

Just didnt get time for that before NDA - as it was I had to do 18 hour days because of some bios issues with the initial CPU review system
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Old 26-05-20, 10:53 AM
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Just didnt get time for that before NDA - as it was I had to do 18 hour days because of some bios issues with the initial CPU review system

I can only imagine the insane scramble before deadlines. I know that is part of the game. I hope you know we are many that appreciate you direct style, the honesty and thoroughness you bring to your work. Especially the 'so what does it all mean / add up to' after all the numbers. Thanks man.
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Old 26-05-20, 12:23 PM
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Nicest board I have seen in a long time.

Makes me want to upgrade from the 7700k and get a 10900k just to use it.

Much can be saved, by having a case with no glass :-) I look at all these things, because i like the combination of aesthetics and electronics, but at the end of the day I get a bare-bone system that ticks off my functional requirements. And actually, that has a certain appeal as well; knowing you have 'needed stuff' and not tons of fluff.


TBH I can't imagine many people that actually need (not "want") these super expensive products. I mean - what is the use case here?
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Old 27-05-20, 12:27 AM
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On a platform with a very doubtful use case I'd think you'd want your version's flagship board to be terrific out of the gate. This isn't; instead we have weird boot issues, peculiar tuning issues, and no one picking up the 'phone. The weird boot issues I've seen similar before with a couple of boards. Those boards didn't improve with fresh bioses; they were both dead within a couple of months. "Good" board? At half the price I wouldn't bother; at the actual price I would have to be nuts.
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