The motherboard with the Golden Socket – Meet the Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Xtreme X ICE

Gigabyte has revealed their ultra-premium AORUS Z790 XTREME X ICE motherboard

Gigabyte has revealed what may be their most premium hardware bundle to date. This bundle is “The Xtreme Prestige” bundle, and it includes both a limited edition motherboard and a limited edition graphics card from the AORUS Xtreme ICE range.

The highlight of this bundle is Gigabyte’s AORUS Z790 XTREME X ICE motherboard. This Intel LGA1700 motherboard features a gold plated CPU socket, an OLED screen, and crystalised titanium textured elements. The motherboard also features a HUGE M.2 heatsink, and a PCIe 5.0 16x slot.

Out of the box, this motherboard features a “mist aesthetic” cover for its CPU socket and DDR5 memory slots. This cover isn’t a heatsink, it’s just a cover. It may look like a CPU liquid cooling monoblock, but users will have to remove it and install their own heatsink.


(Images from Duy Manh – Gigabyte Vietnam)

These components have been made with a premium look and feel. All of them will have a “Exclusive Gold Serial Plague”, and it is claimed that these hardware bundles will be in “extremely limited quantity”. According to Gigabyte Vietnam, there are only 300 bundles in existance.

There’s also an AORUS Xtreme ICE RTX 4080 SUPER GPU

Alongside their Z790 motherboard, Gigabyte has also created an Xtreme ICE RTX 4080 SUPER GPU. Gigabyte has claimed that this is the highest frequency RTX 4080 SUPER on the market. The GPU boasts a 2700 MHz core clock speed and has the same aesthetic as other Xtreme ICE products.

At this we do not know how much Gigabyte’s “The Xtreme Prestige” bundles will cost. All we know is that they will cost a lot. These hardware bundles will be available in Q2 2024, and they should sell fast given their limited availability.

You can join the discussion on Gigabyte’s gold accented AORUS Xtreme ICE hardware on the OC3D Forums.

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