Review of Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard
bluetooth 4 Oct 2017
Today, Intel launches it’s 8th generation Intel Core processors. Also known as “Coffelake”, the new processors will require a new generation chipset Z370. The 8th generation processors e.g. Intel Core i7-8770K won’t be compatible with the existing Z270 chipset motherboards.
With competition from the AMD Ryzen 7 series processors, Intel is sure to bring forward better platform chipsets and processors to the market.
Gigabyte, being the leader of motherboard technology also see this as an opportunity to bring out their best on their high end desktop motherboard, Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard.
Based on the Intel Z370 chipset, this new motherboard supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors with Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs. The board comes with 3 full length PCIe 3.0 gen slots for Multi-Way Graphics Support. As for the audio, it comes with a 121dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 & High-End ESS SABRE 9018 DAC with WIMA audio capacitors.
Sound BlasterX 720°, the top-of-the-line audio engine solution for 4K gaming and entertainment. Pairing up with that is Dual Gigabit Ethernet – Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network + Intel® Gigabit LAN for serious gamers.
In terms of expansion, it comes with Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and Thermal Guard. It is also Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready. It also uses ASMedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A and Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ Header.
Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion makes the board more eye pleasing in the dark with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design, support digital LED & RGB LED strips.
For the overclockers, the BIOS also comes with large ranges of voltage and frequencies for your fine tuning. BCLK adjustments allows you one to change the CPU CLK instead of bring locked at 100MHz.