The AORUS line from Gigabyte spans a broad range of products: laptops, peripherals, and core components. Across the enthusiast spectrum, the AORUS name denotes Gigabyte’s gaming-focused products, with the AORUS motherboard range featuring a consistent naming scheme that includes the Pro, Elite, Ultra, Master, and Extreme motherboards. Within this lineup, the AORUS Pro AX is Gigabyte’s mainstream offering with a strong feature set and palatable price.
The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Pro AX features an impressive direct 13-phase VRM utilizing 90 A power stages and Gigabyte’s signature finned cooling solution. An ample helping of USB ports as well as 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet and four M.2 slots promote superior connectivity, while Gigabyte’s signature AORUS styling provides an attractive, neutral platform to build on. The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Pro AX is promising on paper, so let’s see how it performs in practice!
The Gigabyte Z590 Vision G is a striking motherboard. Gigabyte has once again done a good job of creating a white theme that stands out visually, but still fits a wide array of components. While the RGB LED implementation lags behind some other boards in terms of complexity, brightness, and customization, diffusion is excellent, and the placement blends in seamlessly with the board’s theme. Combined with the great storage options including four M.2 slots, the Gigabyte Z590 Vision G makes for a compelling package.
Some Z490 motherboards are designed for more general use, while others are specifically for gaming. Gaming motherboards boast higher performance than regular motherboards, with enough power to run the most demanding processors. Most Z490 gaming motherboards have high RAM capacity and several M.2 and PCIe slots to add NVMe drives and graphics cards. High-end Z490 motherboards even have built-in wireless adapters with up-to-date Wi-Fi 6 capability and optical ports for sound.
GIGABYTE went into designing this board with one thing in mind, leaving nothing on the table, and judging by the board’s design, we can undoubtedly say they accomplished their goal. Top to bottom, this board supports both 10th and 11th Generation Core processors with memory support ranging from DDR4 2133 through 5400 with an overclock. This is across four slots, 288 pin DIMMS max capacity 128GB.
Power design is huge on the Waterforce, 20+1 phase all SIC840 100A power stages with an ISL69269 PMIC to control the group.
June 17th, 2021 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions announced the launch of the newest X570S AORUS series motherboards primed to unleash the potential of the recently released AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series desktop processors with enhanced DrMOS direct power design and 6 layers and above ultra cool PCB for higher stability. The whole series equip with a brand new passive chipset thermal design and up to four sets of high thermal efficiency armored PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots with M.2 Thermal Guard III, which ensures effective heat dissipation of full operation on chipsets and 7000MB/s high speed operating on NVMe SSDs without throttling by overheating. The brand new X570S series motherboards kick off the PCIe 4.0 era with extensive feature sets. The flagship X570S AORUS MASTER motherboard is fitted with a 16-phase direct digital power design for the more solid power management and optimized overclocking performance. With advanced heat dissipation technology of Fins-Array II Stacked Fins Heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe II and Smart Fan 6, GIGIABYTE X570S motherboards can maintain cool and high performance under high loading operation. Furthermore, GIGABYTE Active OC Tuner technology integrated in select motherboards to provide a more flexible performance improvement.
“AMD is excited for the launch of new and innovative X570 motherboards, bringing even more offerings to the AMD socket AM4 platform,” said Chris Kilburn, corporate vice president and general manager, client component business unit, AMD. “These new motherboards will continue to showcase the groundbreaking performance of the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors, maximizing the potential for enthusiasts, gamers, and content creators alike.”
The entire X570S lineup integrates a 2.5 GbE high speed LAN while select X570S AORUS motherboards feature WIFI 6 with blazing fast 2.4 Gbps connection speeds, and even WIFI 6E 802.11ax wireless network, as well as front USB 3.2 Type-C® interface for more convenient usage. Moreover, select X570S AORUS motherboards equip USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C® for a more speedy data transfer up to 20 Gbps. GIGABYTE also release X570S AERO G for creators. With built-in the same level power materials, thermal planning, high-speed network, and 4 sets of PCIe 4.0 M.2 interfaces as other X570S motherboards, X570S AERO G also features the VisionLINK function that is well-received by the creators to provide them a more effective transform from ideas to creation.
“Providing users with the best product has always been Gigabyte’s mission, while the top-quality AMD platform motherboards with excellent compatibility, high efficiency and low temperature demonstrates our strong strength in the development of AMD motherboards. “said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “ GIGABYTE’s X570S series motherboards are developed by gamers and professional designers who pursue performance, and are enhanced by the features of 16-phase direct digital power design, advanced VRM thermal design, silent cooling design without chipset fan, several PCIe 4.0 interfaces, blazing fast LAN, updated BIOS, and R&D’s adjustment. This series definitely impress the performance chaser by the performance and stability and become the perfect choice for high-end users who plans to assemble AMD platforms. ”
We applaud Gigabyte for using a VRM that is high quality and practically bulletproof, however we wish they had given more consideration to the overall package. While we would like to see Wi-Fi 6e, POST code debug and micro buttons we understand those features would add extra cost. On the other hand it would surely cost nothing to give the BIOS an overhaul and ditch those anonymous Auto settings that tell the user practically nothing about the inner workings of this enthusiast motherboard.
The B560M AORUS ELITE is an affordable way to be able to use Intel’s latest 11th Gen CPUs. Offering great performance at an affordable price while not diminishing on quality and design. The M-ATX form factor is going to allow for slightly smaller builds overall vs ATX but it still has dual PCIe x16 slots and two M.2 slots as well. While it may only have a single Gen4 slot of each, this should be enough for most current users wanting to make the leap to the latest Intel platform. Overall the smaller M-ATX form factor hasn’t missed out on much that the bigger boards would have, and performance is still on point as well.
Gigabyte was one of the first to make motherboards specifically made for creators. If you remember they had their “Designare” boards, but when Z490 launched they switched the naming from that to “Vision”. Now with Z590 the “Vision” naming is back and today we are going to be taking a look at the Z590 Vision G. This board of course supports the latest Intel 11th generation Core processors and has PCI-Express 4.0 connectivity, but definitely has some creator-specific features like four M.2 slots, USB 3.2 gen 2×2 connectivity and Gigabyte’s Vision LINK I/O, a DP-in port, and a very sleek white and silver design. Is this the motherboard to get for all of your creative needs? Read on as we find out!”
For Z590, GIGABYTE is focusing on several key features for the Master, the first being the Extreme Power Design using 90A SPS for each phase along with high current MOSFETS and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors. This allows the AORUS Master to run with lower temperatures and improved transient response to changes in load.
Another significant feature of the Z590 AORUS Master is improved memory performance and compatibility with DDR4 5000+ kits that are being released into the market for Rocket Lake S CPUs. This rolls us into the PCIe 4.0 hardware design with tighter tolerances than PCIe 3.0; this means less signal loss and more stability on ports and slots designed for Gen4 devices.