Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 ... Review?

VRM Temperatures

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 ... Review?

VRM Temperatures

In the video we mentioned how we let the VRM temperatures cool before we pushed the system and here is the important section of the hardware monitoring tool that shows how seriously toasty the VRMs are getting on the AUG 2.0. The important figure is TMPIN4 which, reading from left to right, covers current, minimum and maximum temperatures. This is read from a probe mounted between the actual power elements themselves. Most motherboards either thermally shut down or seriously underclock everything before they reach this point. The Ultra Gaming 2.0 would have happily kept going until it turned into a puddle.

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 ... Review?  

You saw our Blender results on the previous page, and if you've seen the video then you can see what Blender - a very popular freeware rendering tool - has to do. Once again that score of 119°C is ludicrous, and completely intolerable. To the point that we wonder if anyone in the R&D department even tested their design. It's so obviously too hot.

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 ... Review?  

This is clearly an issue with the Z370 design team at Gigabyte, as both ASUS and MSI don't get anywhere near to these temperatures on their products. Most surprisingly this was an issue on the original Z370 Aorus, which begs the question what exactly has been so revised that this motherboard is deserving of a 2.0 suffix?

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 ... Review?

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 ... Review?  


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11-05-2018, 14:19:12

Honest reviews ... knew there was a reason I keep coming back here.

Good work, hopefully saved some people from making a mistake. Funny, adding a 2.0 moniker really does make you think "improved" not just "different".Quote

11-05-2018, 14:30:17

Is the AM4 stuff just as whack Tom?

Gigabyte have really started to self destruct since they scrapped the dank green Assassin brand, I'm not even a "green" kind of guy and I loved the look. The assassin brand can make a really popular board imo with the current market share of Nvidia's GPU's and samey motherboards. Stop competing with ASUS, You will never win!Quote

11-05-2018, 16:46:43

This is SUCH a good review and I'm seriously happy I decided to read it. I just was picking parts for a PC build I'm doing for a friend and I read this article and I'm like....nope that gigabyte auros mobo can be removed right now.

I will not do a build with a time-bomb in the pc. I went with an MSI board, which I have used many times in the past (the brand not a specific board), and have never once had a problem with it.

Gigabyte on the other hand....I've had 4 boards in the past 3 years (two being my brothers PC builds) and all 4 have crapped out in less then a year, been beyond hot at idle (like the MOSFET and heat sink covers were junk), or just had random parts on it 3 fan headers in 2 months go bye bye for no reason.

I was going to give Gigabyte another chance...but not with this board and with the likes and looks of MSI/ASUS boards probably never again now haha.

Swing and a miss gigabyte, you dropped the ball hard....why is this a 2.0 release when nothing at all has been addressed... .__________.Quote

11-05-2018, 18:33:09

I was actually looking at getting the V1 for my Coffee Lake build but decided against it going by your 1.0 review and went with the Maximus X Formula instead.Quote

11-05-2018, 18:52:11

Well... this is disappointing, I was hoping that Gigabyte would be able to fix their issues with their 2.0 release.Quote

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