Gigabyte Z790 AORUS XTREME X w/ DDR5-8266(O.C.), PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 10Gb + 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3

MX00127240 Z790 AORUS XTREME X w/ DDR5-8266(O.C.), PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 10Gb + 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3
MX00127240 Z790 AORUS XTREME X w/ DDR5-8266(O.C.), PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 10Gb + 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3 MX00127240 Z790 AORUS XTREME X w/ DDR5-8266(O.C.), PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 10Gb + 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3 MX00127240 Z790 AORUS XTREME X w/ DDR5-8266(O.C.), PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 10Gb + 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3 MX00127240 Z790 AORUS XTREME X w/ DDR5-8266(O.C.), PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 10Gb + 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3

Product Info


X Gen Designed for Next Gen

X marks the next generation! Introducing the AORUS Z790 X Gen Motherboards, the most powerful platforms ever built for the next generation of Intel® Core™ 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.

  • Supports Intel® Core™ 13th and next-gen 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




Direct Digital VRM Design
To ensure maximum Turbo Boost and overclocking performance of Intel's new generation CPU, GIGABYTE AORUS series motherboard equip the best VRM design ever built with the highest quality components.

Deign Ready for PCIe 5.0
The PCIe 5.0 Design supports double the bandwidth of PCIe 4.0 and ensures that compatible with cutting-edge SSDs and GPUs released in the next few years to their full capability.

Xceed in DDR5 performance
AORUS is committed to enabling the unparalleled next-gen performance. That is why every Z790 AORUS EXTREME X motherboard is engineered with industry-leading technologies to achieve the best-in-class DDR5 performance on the market.

Gigabyte PerfDrive
PerfDrive technology integrates multiple GIGABYTE exclusive BIOS settings to allow users to balance between different levels of performance, power consumption, and temperature according to their needs easily when using 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors.


Xtreme Thermal Design
GIGABYTE Motherboards' unparalleled performance is guaranteed by innovative and optimized thermal design to ensure the best CPU, Chipset, SSD stability and low temperatures under full load application and gaming performance.

Fins-Array III
Gigabyte's third gen Fins-Array III delivers the ultimate thermal performance by using Extended Irregular fins to fill all available space and vastly increases surface area. A piece of Fins-Array III heatsink surface area is larger than 2 full size ATX motherboard PCB, therefore it tremendously boost thermal efficiency and heat exchange performance.

M.2 Thermal Guard Xtreme II
The most powerful built-in M.2 heatsink brings you remarkable Gen 5 SSD throttle-free performance!

Smart Fan 6
You get several unique cooling features that ensure gaming PC maintain its performance while staying cool and quiet. Multiple fan headers can support PWM/DC fan and pump, and users can easily define each fan curve based on different temperature sensors across the board via intuitive user interface.

Xtensively versatile

The Z790 AORUS EXTREME 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.

Marvell® AQtion 10GbE BASE-T Networking
The Marvell® AQtion AQC113C is a high-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T / 5GBASE-T / 2.5GBASE-T / 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, 10x faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.

Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection!
Powered an Intel Thunderbolt™ controller the new Thunderbolt™ 4 protocol, which is available on 2x USB Type-C Connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS XTREME, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s; 2x fster than USB 3.2 Gen2x2! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.4a* and it is compliant with the new USB 4 Type-C Standard, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.2 Gen1 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities for faster data transfers.

Thunderbolt™ 4 Daisy-chains to Multiple Devices
Support for DisplayPort 1.4 makes Thunderbolt™ 4 a must have for any enthusiast. The Z790 AORUS XTREME is able to support two displays in 4K resolution at 60 FPS or one display in 8K resolution. In addition, Thunderbolt™ 4 over USB Type-C has revolutionary industry-first features such as Power Delivery 2.0, USB4 specification compliance, and the ability to daisy-chain up to 10 devices thanks to the Z790 AORUS XTREME's 2x USB Type-C ports.

Play it by Ear
ESSential HEX USB DAC reduces the pre-ringing and provides higher reverberation strength to achieve width and depth on the sound stage. The sound is clearly portrayed making directional sounds clearer and more accurate when playing FPS games.


Digital LCD Monitor
The all new Full Color 71mm / 2.8 inch LCD Displays the lighting patterns of AORUS Logo as well as real-time system information, including:

RGB Fusion Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
Note: Actual LED Lighting Effects may vary by model.

  • Friendly User Interface
    The EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan
  • My Favorites
    Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access
  • Storage Information
    Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface
  • Changelog
    List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification
  • Intuitive Load Line Curve
    Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

GCC is a unified software for all GIGABYTE supported products. It provides newly designed intuitive user interface to control all essential function.

  • Unified software platform for all Gigabyte supported products
  • Intuitive user interface for an eased experience
  • Modularized control components only for installed hardware
  • Auto update function to keep system up to date and support future products

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


GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ design provides product durability and high-quality manufacturing process. GIGABYTE Motherboards use the best components and reinforce every slots to make each of them solid and durable.

EZ-Latch Plus
With GIGABYTE EZ-Latch Plus, you can DIY your PC in no time, quick and easy.

Q-Flash Plus: Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're good to go!

Additional Information:

Visit the Manufacturer Product Web Page for Full Details


Intel® Processor Support:

This Gigabyte Motherboard supports Intel® Core™ Processors for Socket 1700.

Operating System Support:

Windows® 11


Make and Model Gigabyte Z790 AORUS XTREME X Motherboard
Part Number Z790 AORUS XTREME X
Color Black
Operating System Supports Windows® 11 / 10, 64-bit
Chipset Intel® Z790 Express Chipset
CPU Support Socket 1700 support for the 13th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
Memory 4x DDR5 DIMM RAM Sockets support 128 GB (4x 32GB) of system memory

Support for Stock Clocked DDR5 RAM: DDR-4800 / 4000 MHz memory modules
Support for Overclocked DDR5 RAM: 8266(O.C) / 8200(O.C) /DDR-8000 / 7950 / 7900 / 7800 / 7600 / 7400 / 7200 / 7000 / 6800 / 6600 / 6400 / 6200 / 6000 / 5800 / 5600 / 5400 / 5200 MHz memory modules

Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8 / 2Rx8 / 1Rx16 memory modules
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8 / 2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
Expansion Slots CPU:
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 5.0 and running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* The PCIEX16 slot shares bandwidth with the M2C_CPU connector. The PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode when a device is installed in the M2C_CPU connector.
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 3.0 and running at x4 (PCIEX4)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, supporting PCIe 3.0 and running at x1 (PCIEX1)
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD CrossFire™ technology on the PCIEX16 and PCIEX4 slots (x16 / x4)
Onboard Graphics 2x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 Connectors / USB 4.0 Type-C Combo ports*
Supports DisplayPort v1.4 and Thunderbolt™ video outputs up to 5K UHD (5,120 x 2,880 @ 60Hz) with 24 bpp
* Because of the limited I/O resources of the PC architecture, the number of Thunderbolt ™ devices that can be used is dependent on the number of the PCI Express devices being installed.
Storage CPU:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 25110/2280 PCIe 5.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2C_CPU)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 22110/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU)
2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 22110/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB, M2Q_SB)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2280/2260 SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_SB)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10 support for NVMe SSD storage devices
RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10 support for SATA storage devices
USB Chipset+Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 Controller:
2 x USB Type-C® ports on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
2 x USB Type-C® ports with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support, available through the internal USB header
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
Chipset+2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Hubs:
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
Chipset+USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hub:
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB headers
Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hubs:
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers
LAN Marvell® AQtion AQC107 10GbE LAN Chipset:
1x RJ-45 10Gbps LAN Port
(10 Gbps / 5 Gbps / 2.5 Gbps / 1 Gbps / 100 Mbps)
Intel® 2.5GbE Chipset
1x RJ-45 2.5Gbps LAN Port
(2.5 Gbps / 1 Gbps / 100 Mbps)
Wireless LAN Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 7 QCNCM865
802.11a, b, g, n, ac, ax, be, supporting 2.4/5/6 GHz carrier frequency bands
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.3
Audio ESS ES9280AC DAC chip + 2 ESS ES9080 chips
DTS® Sound Unbound™ + High Definition Audio
2 Channel Output
1x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
1x 3.5mm Microphone In jack
1x 3.5mm Line Out / Headphone Out jack*
The 3.5mm Line Out jack and the Optical S/PDIF Out connector can not be used at the same time.
Back Panel I/O 1. 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
2. 1 x OC Ignition button
3. 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
4. 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 connectors (USB Type-C® ports, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support)
5. 10 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
6. 2 x RJ-45 ports
7. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
8. 2 x audio jacks
Internal I/O Connectors 1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2. 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors
3. 1 x CPU fan header
4. 1 x CPU fan/water cooling pump header
5. 1 x system fan header
6. 1 x system fan extension cable header (can extend three system fan headers through one cable)
7. 1 x system fan/water cooling pump extension cable header (can extend three system fan/water cooling pump headers through one cable)
8. 1 x noise detection header
9. 1 x integrated extension cable header for addressable RGB Gen2 LED strips and RGB LED strips (can extend three addressable RGB Gen2 LED strip headers and three RGB LED strip headers through one cable)
10. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
11. 5 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
12. 1 x front panel header
13. 2 x USB Type-C® headers, with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
14. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers
15. 1 x integrated extension cable header for system fan/water cooling pump and USB 2.0/1.1 headers (can extend one system fan/water cooling pump header and two USB 2.0/1.1 headers through one cable)
16. 2 x temperature sensor headers
17. 1 x power button
18. 1 x reset button
19. 1 x Clear CMOS button
I/O Controller iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring Voltage Detection
Temperature Detection
Fan speed Detection
Water Cooling Flow Rate Detection
Fan Fail Warning
Fan Speed Control
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
Noise Detection
Unique Features GIGABYTE Control Center*
* Available applications in GCC may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
Q-Flash Plus
Smart Backup
Bundled Software Norton® Internet Security (OEM)
LAN Bandwidth Management Software
BIOS 1x 256Mb Flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Form Factor E-ATX Form Factor
Dimensions (LxW) 305 x 285mm
Weight N/A