Other than the aesthetic colour change and use of 24-carat gold foil on the heatsinks – plus a cleaning cloth – both regular and bling editions are the same from an electrical and features point of view. Unlike the regular black version, however, there’s no RGB on the dragon logo or chipset heatsink for the Gold edition, so bear that in mind if onboard lighting is important.
It’s built like a tank, too, with every cover aluminium rather than plastic. Adding to the heft is an aluminium backplate which acts as a brace. Though gold is an obvious draw in the name, the board’s heatsinks are mostly silver, and it’s certainly an acquired visual taste.
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