Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Review

Up Close Part 2

Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview

Up Close Part 2

Gigabyte are the only company who support the WRGB type of LED strip, and anyone who has attempted to get white from a regular RGB strip will understand how hard that is and how much of a boon having a dedicated white channel is. At the top we find two fan headers and no dedicated pump header. That's off to the side and on the picture below this one. A strange decision but the space for the RGB strip on the right hand side of the PCB has to be found from somewhere.

Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview  

Just because there are only two where we'd normally find the CPU fan headers doesn't mean that Gigabyte have scrimped on them though. A careful bit of cable routing will allow you to take full advantage of the three below the ATX 24pin and just above the USB 3.1 front panel.


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The front panel connector has always been easy to use on a Gigabyte motherboard. It might seem like a small thing, and if you build your system once and forget about it then maybe it is, but for those of us who build these things all the dang time or if this is your first time then it's a little touch that's much appreciated. For those of you with SATA III storage the Gaming 7 is equipped with six 6Gb/s ports.


Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview  

There are yet more fan and pump headers on the bottom edge of the Gaming 7. It might be a small thing but we've always been fans of the Gigabyte headers which have what they're for imprinted in the middle. It certainly beats peering at tiny font printed on a dark PCB in the darkness of our case internals.


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Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Preview  

Lastly around the back we find the usual selection of connection options, from the power switch and BIOS clear at the top, via the 5 GHz AC WiFi and USB 3.0 ports, to USB 3.1 Gen 2 in both flavours and even the DAC Up feature which lets you tweak the onboard sound to your own personal preferences.

Let's have a quick look at the lighting before move on to the all important benchmark results.


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Most Recent Comments

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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