Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 ... Review?
Published: 11th May 2018 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: |
Reviewing hardware is a little bit like telling a story. The nature of our workflow here at OC3D is such that by the time I'm typing these words to you, we already know how well or poorly something performs and exactly what we think of it. But giving away the ending right at the beginning isn't really a fun idea. After all, you can be dismissive of something and grow to love it as you read through, or vice versa. Some of the most memorable hardware has been the surprise packets.
This then, being the introduction, is the perfect place not to give the game away. But we're going to because the eagle-eyed amongst you will have already spotted the hints, and those of you who don't really notice the subtleties of the reviewing art form deserve to know the truth straight away. The Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 isn't very good. Probably the biggest clue to this is the paucity of pages to this review.
Usually the written review is separated from the video review because we know not everyone has the time or inclination to watch something instead of read it. The main points we have to make about the 2.0 edition of the Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Gaming are covered in this written review, but more than almost any other content we've produced we would hasten to suggest that you also check out the video as well to ensure you have the full picture. It's rare for us to go down this path, rarer still for us to need to, but we wouldn't want anyone to blindly consider this a hatchet job or anything remotely approaching that. To borrow the mantra of David Kirkaldy we are concerned with "Facts, not opinions". When all the evidence points in one direction it is impossible to come to any other conclusion.
Something we hold as sacrosanct here at OC3D is testing everything using the same methodology and use those stark results as our primary text and let the chips fall where they may. We're not in the business of misleading our audience, nor proclaiming something as the new messiah simply because it is expedient to do so. Unfortunately it sometimes leads to today's review...
The Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 should be very familiar to anyone who has seen recent Gigabyte offerings. Normally here we'd go over what you're getting for your money, but it would be futile to do so today. Nobody should buy this particular product.