Such commentary shouldn't take away from the fact that this is an excellent ultra-premium motherboard for the very well-heeled enthusiast...
Every so often a motherboard comes along that extends the boundaries of what's possible on a consumer platform. The Aorus X570 Xtreme is one of those boards. Its VRM and general power-delivery setup is without peer in the X570 chipset realm. 16 true phases, a brand-new Infineon controller and class-leading power stages all combine to outspecify every else on the market. Something has gone seriously wrong if the VRMs fail before other components.
But it's not all about power delivery. Aorus' design is also excellent. We like the rotated connectors, appreciate the lack of a chipset fan, reckon that most of the EATX board acts like a giant heatsink, and are impressed with the 10Gbps LAN and bountiful storage options.
If it sounds like we like this board, we do. It's overkill for all but the one per cent of enthusiasts who have the supporting hardware to do it justice, and if you're not heavily overclocking a Ryzen 9 CPU, the Aorus X570 Xtreme is wasted potential.
Such commentary shouldn't take away from the fact that this is an excellent ultra-premium motherboard for the very well-heeled enthusiast. Aside from a couple of layout tweaks, if you can afford it, it will take something special to topple this model off the top of the X570 charts.
Best-in-class VRM and power stages
No chipset fan
Price, in the UK
Awkward 6-pin PCIe connector location
Aorus X570 Xtreme
The Aorus X570 Xtreme motherboard is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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