Gigabyte X370 Aorus Gaming 5 Aorus Review

Gigabyte X370-Gaming 5 Aorus Review

Test Setup

Gigabyte X370-Gaming 5 Aorus
F3F BIOS

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3000MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

Overclocking with the Gaming 5 manages to squeeze out a little more performance from the Ryzen 7 1800X than we obtained on the ASUS Prime. The CPU itself gets up to 4.1 GHz on all eight cores although things did get toasty. You need a serious amount of cooling to keep this level of overclock happy, 4GHz with lower volts is much more sensible for 24/7 usage whilst the DDR4 performance is greatly improved up to an excellent 3200 MHz which just goes to show early restrictions were actually all bios related.

The Memory speed was the on area we hoped that the manufacturers would find improvements in during the early days of the Zen architecture and Gigabyte are already giving air to our hopes. Once you break the 3000 MHz barrier there are lots of performance benefits to be found and it’s probably the sweet spot between raw speed and entry cost.

Gigabyte X370-Gaming 5 Aorus Review