Intel's latest and greatest consumer series chipset just launched, and while the hype might not be as great as Z170 launch because the Z270 chipset is just a refresh, there are some major improvements across the platform that should get some excited.
Intel's Z270 chipset offers two main features over its Z170 predecessor, four extra PCI-E 3.0 lanes, and support for Intel's Optane technology. The latter won't be launched until later this year, and four extra PCI-E 3.0 lanes is a nice addition, but not something to make you consider upgrading for Z170, so motherboard vendors went back to the drawing board to give their products more value.
Some of you might be wondering what or who AORUS is; simply put, it is GIGABYTE's high-end brand for notebooks and now motherboards. The AORUS brand was launched a few years ago, and they produce some of the best gaming notebooks on the market, so it makes sense for GIGABYTE to re-brand their premium motherboards with the AORUS name.
The AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 does bring more to the table than the GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7, and I am not talking about chipset features. RGB LEDs are everywhere now, aside from that the Z270X-Gaming 7 offers very robust fan control, a new UEFI, new USB power technology, and multiple IC generational upgrades.
Let's take a look at what the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 has to offer.
The Z270X-GAMING 7 has two M.2 ports, U.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (I will now refer to this as USB 3.1, and USB 3.1 Gen 1 will be referred to as USB 3.0), ThunderBolt 3, Creative Core3D audio, Intel and Killer LAN, and a slew of other high-end features.
The Z270X-GAMING 7's price is $239.99.
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