Gigabyte has announced its new high-end motherboard, the Z590 AORUS Tachyon. This board targets all CPU and memory overclocking enthusiasts. It is designed with an optimized layout for open-air test benches. The Z590 has a powerful CPU VRM solution that uses two 8-pin EPS connectors and 12 direct VRM phases to power itself.
It also the memory topology that allows it to achieve the highest frequencies: 1-DIMM-per-channel (1DPC) memory over just two DDR4 DIMM slots. It also comes equipped with a lot of overclocker-friendly features, which include cold-restart, manual BIOS ROM selection, BIOS profile selection, LN2 optimization, etc.
The Z590 AORUS features four PCI-Express x16, out of which two are Gen 4 (when paired with 11th Gen “Rocket Lake”), that operate at either x16/NC or x8/x8; and the other two are Gen 3 x4/x1, wired to the Z590 PCH. As far as the connectivity is concerned, it includes three M.2 NVMe slots, one Gen 4 x4, while the other three are Gen 3 x4. It also has a Realtek ALC1220-VB CODEC Audio solution, a 2.5 GbE wired network interface powered by an Intel i225-V controller, and an 802.11 ax (Wi-Fi 6E), powered by an Intel AX210 controller.
Gigabyte hasn’t given any information on the pricing yet.