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GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming 5 (AMD X370) Motherboard Review (Page 1)

GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming 5 (AMD X370) Motherboard Review

Our next AMD Ryzen motherboard review focuses on GIGABYTE's AORUS AX370-Gaming 5 (AMD X370). Should you consider it? Let's see.

Steven Bassiri | Mar 27, 2017 at 10:40 pm CDT - 1 min, 11 secs time to read this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Introduction

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As our second AMD X370 motherboard review, I will be putting the GIGABYTE/Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 under the microscope, and dissect its secrets. The AMD X370 chipset provides a decent amount of IO expansion over the basics provided by the CPU. Most notably, the X370 chipset offers two USB 3.1 ports, which is a first for a platform chipset. The CPU will provide extra USB and storage, and the chipset compliments it. The X370 chipset is also one of only two that provides multi-GPU capabilities such as SLI or CrossFireX for your Ryzen CPU.

GIGABYTE's subsidiary, Aorus, is positioned to readily target the high-end gaming segment with premium features and aesthetics. Aorus's first motherboards appeared for the Intel Z270 chipset launch, and they addressed many of GIGABYTE's shortcomings in areas such as the UEFI, fan control, and overall aesthetics. I will add that if you love RGB LEDs, then this motherboard is for you, it is loaded to the brim with RGB LEDs and headers. Don't worry you can disable them if you don't want them. Without further delay, let's take a look at the AX370-Gaming 5.

Specifications

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The AX370-Gaming 5 features dual NICs, M.2 and U.2, eight SATA6Gb/s ports, support for SLI/CrossFireX, and offers an interesting high-end audio setup I will cover later in the review.

Pricing

The AX370-Gaming 5 costs around $194.99.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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