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GIGABYTE X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WIFI Motherboard Review (Page 11)

Steven Bassiri | Apr 26, 2018 at 10:00 am CDT - 2 mins, 32 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

What's Hot

Beefed Up VRM: With a small push from AMD vendors have started to really beef up their top level motherboard VRMs, and GIGABYTE's is very well equipped. You get 10 phases with IR3553 at 40A each, and inductors with high enough rating to allow all that current through. Now, components aren't the only thing you need to focus on, you also need solid cooling, and the new motherboard offers a more effective traditional fin-type heat sink that greatly improves temperatures.

1.733Gbps WIFI: GIGABYTE didn't really touch on this much in their marketing, but they are employing the new Intel Wireless-AC chip that supports the 160MHz band on top of the currently supported bands, and that offers up to 1733Mbps in bandwidth. We are hearing reports from other companies that work with this NIC that they are hitting GBit speeds, which is very impressive. When newer routers come out, the new WIFI card will be able to take full advantage of the new 160MHz support.

Audio: Using the latest ALC1220 with improved input SNR, an ESS Sabre DAC, and proper hardware on the motherboard, the integrated audio on the Gaming 7 is good enough to make you happy with onboard audio.

Tons of Cooling and RGB: Eight fan headers, full control, two 2A headers, and two extra external temperature input headers are what the motherboard offers in regards to cooling. They even provide two temperature sensors for those headers, so you can put one in your GPU and use your GPU temperature as a reference for fan control. We also find two RGBW headers, one RGB header, and two 5v/12v digital (addressable) RGB LED headers, so RGB support is top notch.

What's Not

Pricey: At $300 the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WIFI is one of the most expensive X470 motherboards. Pricing has since been updated to $239.99

Final Thoughts

The GIGABYTE X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WIFI is a very well equipped motherboard with top of the line features and solid circuit execution. The motherboard is very feature rich apart from the chipset; it offers a wide variety of 3rd party controllers and a lot of customized chips to achieve certain things such as expanded fan and RGB control. Overclocking was simple and easy, and memory overclocking was solid as well.

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We love the new VRM heat sink, which makes direct heat pipe contact with the heat pads that touch the power stages, and it might be one of the best VRM heat sinks we have seen on a while outside of workstations and servers. GIGABYTE did rethink and re-design their X370 Aorus Gaming 7 into the X470 Aorus Gaming 7, and those improvements are worth noting. If you want a solid X470 motherboard with a wide variety of features, quality, and performance, give the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WIFI a look.

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

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Overall Rating93%

The Bottom Line: GIGABYTE loaded the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WIFI with the very latest in technology and solid quality components in a complete high-end package.

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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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