AORUS Z690 Xtreme WaterForce motherboard will be priced at $2,200

It is true that PC components come in both low-end, mid-range, and high-end with that a huge variety of prices. And in some cases, there are components that are worth a full PC. That is the case with the AORUS Z690 Xtreme WaterForce motherboard from Gigabyte. The motherboard is high-end or rather very high-end for the new Intel Alder Lake CPUs.

Many times a very high price is synonymous with extreme quality, and with this motherboard, you will hardly get a better one, as it costs almost $2200.

The board has a unique design where every nook and cranny is covered. It comes with a liquid cooling block on top of the LGA1700 socket with a display that shows hardware monitoring.

The motherboard supports DDR5 memory and has the fastest memory on the XMP 3.0 list which is DDR5-6666.

The AORUS Z690 Xtreme WaterForce is equipped with two PCIe Gen 5 x16 slots. If both slots are occupied, the second slot will run at x8. The motherboard offers four M.2 slots that support PCIe Gen 4 SSDs. As for rear panel connections, it offers multiple USB 3.2 Ethernet ports, ThunderBolt, 2.5G and 10G, and two WiFi antennas.

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Gigabyte hasn’t officially announced when this model will be on sale, but it was found on Aussie that they are selling it for $3,000 AUD, which is about $2,191 USD. All indications are that the AORUS Z690 Xtreme WaterForce will be available in very limited quantities.