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Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite Motherboard Leaked Ahead Of Official Launch

Intel is yet to reveal its Z390 motherboards but leaks and rumors have revealed a lot of details regarding the upcoming chipset. Now, Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite motherboard has leaked online ahead of its official reveal.

The leak comes from VideoCardz, who has acquired the picture of the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite motherboard. Aside from the picture for the upcoming motherboard the leak doesn’t reveal anything else.

Reportedly, Gigabyte Elite motherboards represent entry-level motherboards based on the Intel Z390 chipset that will replace the existing Gaming 3 motherboards.

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite

While Intel hasn’t revealed anything officially regarding its Z390 Chipset but the roadmap has leaked for the upcoming chipset. The leaked roadmap has revealed some interesting details including that built-in Wi-Fi will increase the cost by $10-15.

According to the roadmap, the Intel Z390 chipset will feature up to six native USB 3.1 Gen2 ports and built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi support while the rest will be same as the Z370 Chipset.

This also gives a bit of credibility of the earlier leak that Z390 is just a rebrand of Z370 as it brings not much new to the table and it won’t be based on the 14 nm process as promised by Intel and will maintain the 22 nm process.

Also, Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite is not the only motherboard based on the Intel Z390 chipset that has leaked online as Asus TUF Z390-Pro has leaked online.

According to the leaked document for Asus TUF Z390-Pro, the motherboard was running Intel Core i7-8700K which is somewhat disappointing as we were expecting the 8-core Intel CPU.

Furthermore, another report has been making rounds on the internet suggesting that ASUS is reportedly working on Z390 based ROG Maximus XI series motherboards.

  • ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI CODE
  • ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTREME
  • ASUSincreasingUS XI FORMULA
  • ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO

Speaking of Intel, the company has lifted its “No-Benchmarks” policy for CPU Microcode updates.

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