Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview

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Similarly to the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master we've also looked at today the Aorus Pro has the now very recognisable Aorus packaging. If you're a long-time reader you'll know how much I appreciate orange, and it's nice in these monochrome days that Gigabyte have stuck with the colour we first saw on their UP7 range back in the day.

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview  
Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview  

Although the accessories aren't as plentiful as they were on the Master, you still get enough to be up and running. Driver CD, manual, RGB LED extension cable, SATA cables and the WiFi antenna. Heck you even get two Aorus branded velcro cable ties.


Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview  

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview  


If the Aorus Master was an X570 looking motherboard only given away by the B550 stamped next to the AM4 socket, then the Aorus Pro is a little more obviously an affordable option. It's still a good looker, but things like the smaller north heatsink and slightly less curvaceous IO/Heatsink combination show that this is little bit below its bigger brother. Still a good looker and long way ahead of the B-series PCBs of yore.


Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview  

Whilst the Master had three M.2 slots the Pro makes do with two, which should be more than enough for all but the most well heeled user. For those of us who run a single GPU, M.2 OS drive, and SSDs for the rest of it you'll not find the Aorus Pro wanting, and most of all you'll not use up all those valuable PCI Express 4.0 lanes.


Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview  

Starting as ever at the top left and working clockwise we begin with a single 8pin 12V CPU power input next to a system fan header for those of you with fingers that could double up as needle-nose pliers.


Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview  

Moving around there are the two fan headers that are such a feature of modern setups with our 120mm AIOs dominating the cooling world. Alongside them is an addressable and regular RGB LED strip headers to help you show of your hue of preference.


Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview  

 

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04-06-2020, 13:04:51

demonking
Only reason I can think of for PS/2 to be making a come back is security.
I have worked in business where the IT department have disabled all USB connections to reduce the risks of data theft and malicious software being uploaded. I have heard that this connection is better for competitive gaming too due to the reduced latency and ability to send multiple key strokes simultaneously, I have not noticed a difference but there again im not s1mple lolQuote

04-06-2020, 13:46:44

Greenback
Are they bringing out an Artic version?Quote

06-06-2020, 08:46:37

spolsh
somethings gone wrong lol ... 3 of the B550 previews have the same comment sets attributed to them ... unless a couple of long time members have suddenly decided to spam the forums Quote

06-06-2020, 13:02:30

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Are they bringing out an Artic version?
No. Apparently there was too much cross talk on the traces. It would have been a big issue for 4000. Well, that is what I have been told any way.

Shame, they were stunning boards.Quote
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