Later this week AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen processors will launch, and releasing with them will be new motherboards based on the X470 chipset. While the new CPUs are compatible with the X370-based motherboards released last year, the X470 chipset offers multiple improvements and exclusive features. For those looking to build a new system or upgrade an existing one, Gigabyte has revealed its Aorus X470 Gaming motherboards: Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi; Aorus Gaming 5 WiFi; and Aorus Ultra Gaming.
While all three boards use the X470 chipset, there are some notable differences between them, setting the Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi above the other two. What the three boards have in common are their ATX form factor, two PCIe 3.0 slots (1 x16, 1 x8), three PCIe 2.0 slots (1 x4, 2 x1), Intel 211AT LAN controller, front USB 3.1 Gen 2 header, and ALC1220-VB audio. The boards also all have a healthy amount of RGB that can be controlled through RGB Fusion. Setting the Gaming 7 apart is its 10+2 power phase design, backplate, power/reset/clear CMOS button, two m.2 heatsinks, and ESS Sabre DAC to compliment the ALC1220-VB audio. The Gaming 5 has an 8+3 power phase design and only has one m.2 heatsink while the Ultra Gaming is similar but lacks the Intel Wi-Fi 802.11 ac Wave 2 with Bluetooth 5.0 support of the others. The Gaming 7 also does not have a video output while the other two include an HDMI port.
If any of these boards interest you, my guess is we will see at least the Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi reviewed alongside the Ryzen processors later this week, when the embargo lifts.
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