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GIGABYTE H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI (Intel H370) Review (Page 10)

Steven Bassiri | Apr 3, 2018 at 10:00 am CDT - 2 mins, 5 secs time to read this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Here are key points about the GIGABYTE H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI.

What's Hot

Looks and feels High-end: The H370 Aorus Gaming 3 WIFI is has an H-series chipset and is a gaming 3, but it oddly looks much more like a gaming 7 and offers many features we would expect from a premium motherboard. It has tons of LEDs and LED features, dual M.2 slots, shields, and heat sinks over everything. If you are an enthusiast with a non-K 8th Gen CPU, then you could go with this and just tell people it's a Gaming 7.

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Intel's new WIFI: Intel's new Wireless-AC solution integrated into the chipset offers very good performance in theory. While we don't have the hardware to test it over standard 5GHz 2x2, we are told by a 3rd party that they are seeing close to 1Gbit speeds in real testing, so it's should be able to offer as much throughput as a Gbit NIC when we get routers capable of handling the 160MHz band.

Dual BIOS: Dual BIOS is a feature GIGABYTE had on every motherboard at one time, but ROM costs forced them to only provide it on high-end motherboards. The good news here is that the Gaming 3 has it!

What's Not

A bit low on USB 3.0: The rear IO panel only has two USB 3.0 ports (although it does have two USB 3.1 ports, one being type-C) and internally you get one USB 3.0 header. Instead you get four USB 2.0 ports. As things go we can't expect as much from H370 as we do from Z370, I would have liked to see some of that USB 2.0 turned into USB 3.0.

Final Thoughts

If it looks like a high-end motherboard and offers premium features like a high-end motherboard, then it most likely is a high-end motherboard. The GIGABYTE H370 Aorus Gaming 3 WIFI is what I would consider a pretty high-end H370 motherboard. It offers Intel's premium WIFI controller technology, USB 3.1, dual M.2 slots, and a solid layout for gamers.

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It didn't skimp in the VRM area, its VRM looks very similar to what I have found on GIGABYTE's Z370 Gaming 5 motherboard, and you can't overclock CPUs on this motherboard so the VRM isn't that important for performance but rather longevity. If you want a solid performing H370 motherboard, give the GIGABYTE H370 Aorus Gaming 3 a look.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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Performance90%
Quality95%
Features93%
Value90%
Overall Rating92%

The Bottom Line: If you are looking for an H370 motherboard with the same quality and features as many more expensive Z370 motherboards, give the H370 Aorus Gaming 3 WIFI a look.

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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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