AORUS shows-off Z390 XTREME WaterForce 5G Bundle and AD27QD monitor

We’re seeing companies that traditionally make motherboards, graphics cards and gaming components getting into the peripheral market. Unlike peripherals and many components, monitors have to justify the word ‘gaming’ with its onboard features, whether its to match features that established gaming-centric monitors like BenQ makes- or have something newer. ASUS ROG has been successful in doing that. MSI seems to be doing that for a while. Better late than never for AORUS.

Panel Size (diagonal)27”
Display Viewing Area (HxV)596.736 x 335.664 (mm)
Panel Backlight/ TypeEdge type LED backlight
Display Surface(non-glare/ glare)Non-glare type
Colour Saturation95% of DCI-P3
True Resolution2560 x 1440
Pixel Pitch0.2331 (H) x 0.2331 (V) (mm)
Brightness (Max.)350 cd/m2 (TYP)
Contrast Ratio (Max.)1000 (TYP)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio12M:1
Viewing Angle178°(H)/178°(V)
Display Colors1.073G
Response Time1ms (MPRT)
Refresh Rate (Max.)144Hz
Flicker-freeYes
Signal Input
  • HDMI 2.0 x2,
  • Display port 1.2 x1
Earphone JackYes
USB port(s)x2
Analog Signal FrequencyN/A
Digital Signal Frequency30k~222kHz
Power Consumption75W(Max)
Power Saving Mode0.5W
Power Off Mode0.3W
VoltageAC 100V~240V
Tilt(angle)-5°~+21°
Swivel(angle)-20°~+20°
Pivot(angle/direction)+90°
Height Adjustment (mm)130mm
VESA Wall Mounting(mm)100*100mm
Kensington lockyes
Phys. Dimension with Stand(WxHxD)W 614.9*H 484.7*D 236.9mm
Phys. Dimension w/o stand  (WxHxD)W 614.9*H 371.1*D 60mm
Box Dimension (WxHxD)W 720*H 565*D 279mm
Net Weight (Esti.)8.0kg
Gross Weight (Esti.)9.7kg
Accessories
  • Power cable
  • HDMI cable
  • DP cable
  • USB cable
  • CD/QS
  • G

AORUS is pretty much getting into a spirit of things, with its AD27QD ‘tactical gaming’ monitor. On paper, the specs look impressive. This is a 10-bit IPS panel such as Aim Stabilizer, Dashboard (to display system temperature and other information), black equalizer and GameAssist. It supports QHD resolution, a 144Hz framerate and a refresh rate up to 144 Hz. Just like the much older monitors, the power build is within the monitor. It also allows 5V/1.5A power charging via its USB ports.

Personally, I am sure why aesthetics on the monitor matters since the only way to have that is on the back of the monitor. With most of the people, it will just face the wall and unlikely to have a setup where people can around it. It comes down to practicality and preference for a buyer. In India, its sold for Rs. 56,500/-. The pricing is not listed in AMAZON US and AMAZON UK.


AORUS Z390 Xtreme Waterforce 5G  with Core i9-9900K

Gigabyte is also bundling its Z390 Xtreme Waterforce 5G with a binned Core i9-9900K. according to sources that posted this press release, these bundled Core i9 guarantees clock speed up to 5.1 GHz. The Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE 5G Premium Edition Bundle is Rs. 1,40,000/-. The MSRP in the US is $1,599.

The other main selling point of the Z390 Xtreme Waterforce 5G is the provided waterblock which overlaps the CPU, VRMs and the chipset. This motherboard variant doesn’t appear to be sold separately, but its non-bundled non-liquid cooled block version is available:

US

UK

Obviously, these will be very limited. But the availability of these units is not to be seen in AMAZON US and the UK.

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