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GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Master (AMD X570) Motherboard Review (Page 2)

By Steven Bassiri from Jul 15, 2019 @ 22:53 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AORUS

Packaging and Overview

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The box and packaging are very similar to those of other GIGABYTE Aorus motherboards. The packaging is very well done on this model.

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The accessory package includes four SATA6Gb/s, WIFI antenna, RGB LED extension cable, addressable RGB extension cable, dB detection cable, two thermal probes, case badge, G-connector, two Aorus Velcro cable straps.

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GIGABYTE put in seven fan headers circled in red, and they can all work in either DC or PWM mode. All the headers offer up to 2A of current. There are two headers circled in green, and you can plug in the temperature sensors that are included and use them for reference.

There is also a new feature circled in orange, and you can plug in what is essentially a microphone used as a dB meter and use it to control your system's noise level. The motherboard has a backplate as well that stiffens the motherboard but also provides cooling for the back of the CPU VRM.

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The rear IO panel features two USB 3.0 ports, three USB 3.1 (10Gbps) type-A ports and one type-C, clear CMOS button, Q-Flash Plus button, WIFI antenna, 2.5G LAN, 1G LAN, and 7.1 gold plated audio outputs with S/PDIF out.

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Here we find the PCI-E slot arrangement, the first two slots are wired to the CPU at x16 PCI-E 4.0 and operate at x16/x0 or x8/x8. The bottom x16 slot is electrically x4 PCI-E 4.0 routed to the chipset, and we also have an x1 PCI-E 4.0 slot. There are three PCI-E x4 M.2 slots, the top one is routed to the CPU and should be used with any PCI-E 4.0 drives, the middle and bottom slot area routed x4 PCI-E 4.0 to the chipset, but if you use a PCI-E M.2 drive in the bottommost slot will disable two SATA ports.

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All of the six SATA6Gb/s ports are routed to the chipset. The USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Type-C header here is routed to the chipset. We also find some boot LEDs here.

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Both USB 3.0 internal headers are routed to the chipset. We also find two USB 2.0 headers, an addressable RGB LED header, and an RGB header at the bottom of the motherboard.

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The motherboard features a POST code display, a BIOS selection switch, a dual BIOS disable switch, a reset button, a power button, an addressable RGB LED header, voltage read points, and an RGB LED header at the top right corner of the motherboard. The motherboard also features two 8-pin CPU power headers.

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The heat sinks are very optimized for the CPU VRM on this motherboard, everything from the copper fins to the thermal pads have been specially selected.

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