Gigabyte X370 Aorus Gaming 5 Aorus Review

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Grab a checklist and let's see what the Gaming 5 ticks off. Firstly it looks really good with the white heatsinks popping against the black PCB. Add to this the excellent lighting options that you get from the Aorus range and there is no quibbling about the aesthetics. All the sockets, DIMM and PCI Express, have the metal bracing that has quickly become the de facto standard on modern motherboards. Storage is catered for by all the fastest techs. There is an M.2 socket for your blistering OS drive, although curiously placed below the main GPU slot. Keep an eye on your temperatures. As well as M.2 there is a U.2 port, and eight SATA ports, including SATA Express. Add that to the plentiful USB 3.0 ports and a Type-C USB 3.1 and high bandwidth isn't going to be an issue for those of you who move large files about regularly. Elsewhere there are the usual selection of fan headers, USB 3 front panel connections, on-PCB buttons and the like. It's amazing what a change of socket can bring to the table.

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Most Recent Comments

05-03-2017, 10:25:54

AlienALX
You spoil us sir !

I like it. It is kinda a cross between the X99 Deluxe and the new shaped Nvidia coolers.Quote

05-03-2017, 10:45:53

AngryGoldfish
I'm very excited to see more motherboard reviews, but I do hope they are staggered to allow for BIOS and driver maturity from each developer. If all BIOS' and drivers suffered from similar issues then all results will be similar and may not reflect the future of Ryzen.Quote

05-03-2017, 15:05:08

Subs
Hey Guvnor I have enjoyed your informative reviews for years now and I always leave here more informed. Thanks for that. I am for the first time since 2005 taking the plunge into AMD territory. I have chosen this board to insert my 1700x into. I'll be putting this baby together on Tuesday and thanks to this review I feel a lot more confident about it. Looking forward to those F3f bios you mention that you'd post. Thanks again.Quote

05-03-2017, 17:14:37

Bartacus
I'd like to see more info on the temp sensor that Tom barely mentioned. That is IMPORTANT for us water coolers. If this is the same setup on the GB Z270 Gaming 5, it means us water fowl can set up fan curves based on liquid temps, and that has been either difficult or expensive up until now (eg using an Aquero fan controller, which is bloody expensive). I'm shocked TTL didn't even MENTION this, but I suspect the poor lad has been overworked with all this Ryzen stuff. More info is needed on that front!Quote

11-03-2017, 17:52:38

Hobby Gamer
Is styling the only difference between the GA-AX370-Gaming 5 and GA-AX370-Gaming-K7 ?Quote
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