The new generation of Intel processor has high thermal cooling requirements, and high-end processors require cooling cooling solutions if they are to be used properly, especially with processes that use Thermal Velocity Boost technology, which increase the efficiency of its operation if the temperature allows.
For this reason, Gigabyte has decided to combine a Cool all in one on this boardboard, which is the second best in its current catalog, so that users don’t think about it – think that the radiator fits in its box- or thermal performance, because it ensures performance in high temperatures
Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Master WaterForce, and liquid refrigerator
The main reason for this board is that its liquid cooling heatsink does not cover the CPU block as such, but has more features than thought so that it can not only heal the processor itself, but also the VRM of the mother.
The radiator has a size of 360 x 120 mm (exactly a distance of about 40 cm including the tank) and comes out of the factory with three PWM fans of 120 mm with light that can be seen to be adjusted, monitored and controlled by the mother board. In fact, the CPU + VRM block itself incorporates RGB light with the AORUS and X flexible logo visible only on the sides, while the heatsink chipset also has adjustable brightness.
So far, Gigabyte has not disclosed any operating numbers for this liquid cooling system, but hopefully the Core i 9-10900K has enough money to add extra over this heatsink.
As for the technical specifications of the Z490 AORUS Master WaterForce, they are similar to those versions “no WaterForce”. With the new Intel LGA1200 socket, it supports Intel 10th generation ammunition and highlights its excellent 14 + 1 phase VRM capabilities capable of delivering up to 90A power with high current power, 6-layer PCB with durability large and two layers of copper alike. In fact, it is a motherboard that already comes with two 8-pin EPS connectors to be able to provide more power to the processor.
Highlighting ESS SABER Hi-FI audio solution with DAC 9118, three M.2 connectors for NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs and Thermal Guard heatsinks, Dual BIOS, USB TurboCharger with dual USB 3.211 ports front and Intel WiFi 6 communication. 802.11 ax 2T2R with built-in Bluetooth 5.0.
Gigabyte has announced the launch of the new board, but it has not yet been listed on their website, so they have not yet said when it will be available in stores or at prices. Obviously, because it includes a 360mm AIO heatsink and the “no WaterForce” model now costs 400 euros, we can easily expect it to cost between 500 and 600 dollars.