Gigabyte X370 Aorus Gaming 5 Aorus Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Gigabyte X370-Gaming 5 Aorus Review

Test Setup

Gigabyte X370-Gaming 5 Aorus
F3F BIOS

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3000MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

Overclocking with the Gaming 5 manages to squeeze out a little more performance from the Ryzen 7 1800X than we obtained on the ASUS Prime. The CPU itself gets up to 4.1 GHz on all eight cores although things did get toasty. You need a serious amount of cooling to keep this level of overclock happy, 4GHz with lower volts is much more sensible for 24/7 usage whilst the DDR4 performance is greatly improved up to an excellent 3200 MHz which just goes to show early restrictions were actually all bios related.

The Memory speed was the on area we hoped that the manufacturers would find improvements in during the early days of the Zen architecture and Gigabyte are already giving air to our hopes. Once you break the 3000 MHz barrier there are lots of performance benefits to be found and it's probably the sweet spot between raw speed and entry cost.

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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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