Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Review

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The Aorus is certainly a recognisable box thanks to the combination of bird like logo and bright orange colouring. Since the SOC Force Gigabyte have used Orange on the majority of their premium motherboards and the Gaming 7 continues this trend. Yes as single bright accent colour is somewhat limiting, maybe they are just hoping to sell it to those that want orange or those of you out there that don't really care about how it looks? The rear of the box shows all the major features you'll receive should you base your Ryzen system around the AM4 X470.

Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview  
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview  

We will look at the various features more in depth on the next page, but for now just bask in the looks of the X470 Aorus Gaming 7. We think that the combination of a huge amount of lighting - which we'll show you in a couple of pages time - and heatsinks that combine obvious utility with nice aesthetics lead to a very attractive motherboard.


Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview  

VRM temperatures have been the weak link in some Gigabyte motherboards in recent years so it's great to see them commit so much of their resources and effort into producing a motherboard with some serious fin acreage. The heatsinks absolutely dominate proceedings at the top end of the board. At least until it's turned on.


Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview 

Continuing the theme of keeping things cool, the Gaming 7 has two heatspreaders to keep your M.2 drive cool and operating at peak efficiency. Unlike a lot of these we've seen Gigabyte have gone all in on maximising surface area too, instead of just having a plain flat heatspreader. 


Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview 

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19-04-2018, 13:07:02

Greenback
Maybe because I'm old but i do like the heatsinks on this boardQuote

19-04-2018, 16:30:39

DavidG
I had really annoying issues with the predecessor of this board, the Gigabyte Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming K7 and my Soundblaster xzr, which is the current PCI soundcard from Creative.

It sometimes takes several reboots until the soundcard is properly detected by windows which seems to be BIOS related, because there isnt such a problem with the other brands and their X370 boards for Ryzen. The soundblaster problems is known by over a year by Gigabyte but they seem to ignore it. I cannot recommend the predecessor therefore, not because of the hardware, but because of the poor service quality of gigabyte BIOS team.Quote

19-04-2018, 16:43:13

AlienALX
palm+face. Not again...Quote

20-04-2018, 04:09:11

WoodroweBones
In the conclusion it talks about a voltage/LLC issue but I didn't see anywhere in the review where it's elaborated on. Can anyone shed some more info on this? I haven't used gigabyte in a long time and finally a friend convinced me to try it again so I pre-ordered this board and this issue concerns me (though it sounds fixable which is good)Quote

20-04-2018, 05:22:33

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by WoodroweBones View Post
In the conclusion it talks about a voltage/LLC issue but I didn't see anywhere in the review where it's elaborated on. Can anyone shed some more info on this? I haven't used gigabyte in a long time and finally a friend convinced me to try it again so I pre-ordered this board and this issue concerns me (though it sounds fixable which is good)

Im currently working with Gigabyte on getting the LLC fixed - thats also why there isnt a video atm.Quote
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