GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY announces that the GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE motherboard has won a Taiwan Excellence Silver Award. The Ultra-Durable flagship motherboard impressed the judging panel with its groundbreaking, cutting-edge design. The X570 AORUS XTREME also won an award, taking home the Taiwan Excellence Award for its next gen design.

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GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE based off the Intel® Z390 chipset features an AIO monoblock with cooling coverage for the processor, VRM, and even the chipset. The state-of-the-art thermal design enables all cores 5.1GHz performance from the Intel® Core™ I9-9900K processors.

The board’s exclusive leakage detection ensures that the protective mechanism is immediately activated if the system detects any liquid coolants on the monoblock. Customizable digital LED lighting with different lighting modes and Smart Fan control gives the user full customizability. The flagship motherboard delivers the most impressive performance, Ultra Durable components, and ultra cool aesthetics, making it the perfect motherboard for watercooling enthusiasts.

For users who don’t prefer to build a system with open-loop water cooling, the feature-rich X570 AORUS XTREME boasts the best power design, thermal design, and Ultra Durable components on an AMD platform motherboard. X570 AORUS XTREME offers the best balance between noise and thermals with its low noise, ultra-effective cooling, which earned a Taiwan Excellence Award.

“It’s an honor for us to receive a Taiwan Excellence Silver Award for the Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE and a Taiwan Excellence Award for the X570 AORUS XTREME. Winning the awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication we put forth into developing these two motherboards,” said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Product Development Division. “Rising core counts and increasing performance potential are the norm for multi-core CPUs nowadays so the need for robust power designs and effective thermals has never been more important for power users. Many modders and watercooling enthusiasts are building systems with AORUS motherboards so we’ve put a lot of focus on the case modding and enthusiast segment. Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE enables users to adequately cool the processor, chipset, and VRM with an AIO monoblock, allowing for impressive overclocking. X570 AORUS XTREME features an incredible power design and passive cooling, making it perfect for those who don’t need to build an open loop watercooling system. Both boards come with RGB lighting which adds the gaming aesthetic and is fully customizable so that the user has full control over his/her motherboard’s style.”

The Taiwan Excellence Awards judging panel declared: “Winning products must showcase exceptional design quality and impressive innovation. Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE and X570 AORUS XTREME GIGABYTE both exemplify the finest engineering and innovative design, leading the way for future innovation and addressing the needs of PC DIY enthusiasts. The quality, design, performance, functionality, and innovation of these products are all very impressive and show that GIGABYTE is truly an international leader in product development, manufacturing, design, and is highly dedicated to their craft.”