The audio solution is located at the front side of the PCIe slots and based on a Realtek ALC 1220 CODEC and a combination of Nichicon audio grade and WIMA capacitors, suited for high-grade audio equipment to provide rich sound in the bass range and clearer high frequencies. And yeah, you wonder why dedicated audio cards do not exist anymore ey?
Check the heatsinks, pretty cool Aorus design. Take note of the metal covers on the x16 PCI-Express slots as they show off a bit. They provide sturdier and stronger slots, handy for very heavy graphics cards.
The 4+8-pin connectors to power that processor of yours, just using one 8-pin connector is plenty though, in fact, you do not need to use both of them.
The motherboard phase power delivery design for the processor advertised as 12+1 based on digital power controllers. We do not expect this board to run hot at all under load. Nice and clean looks btw.