Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master Review

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The Aorus packaging has always been attention grabbing but the latest iteration is perhaps even more so. There is no doubts at all what it is, and all the new features are writ large on the front.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master Package  

Here is the X570 Aorus Master in all its glory. It is clear straight away that the Gigabyte design team have really learned the lessons from earlier motherboards and are now able to produce products which can stand proudly amongst anything you choose to compare them to. The commitment to keeping the PCB cool is one area that had previously been a little weak, but now with the combination of huge heatsinks - which we'll look at in more detail soon - and the sturdy backplate you can be assured that the Master will be robust and cool.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master Overview  
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master Backplate  

If you've seen a lot of motherboards in your life, and we've seen hundreds, you can just tell when one looks right. All the proportions are correct, nothing looks like it was a last minute addition. The X570 Aorus Master unquestionably has those boxes ticked. Whether it's the straight lines of the MOSFETs and capacitors that form the 14 phases Infineon Digital VRM Solution or the silver highlights that echo the silver of the slot armour, everything is 'just so'.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master AM4 Ryzen 3 socket  

As we mentioned in our introduction the M.2 storage solution has taken the market by storm. Initially we saw motherboards with one M.2 socket, but rapidly models with two appeared but usually with the second crammed in wherever it would fit. The Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master takes full advantage of the chance to design a PCB that is at the cutting edge of technology by having three M.2 slots and all neatly lined around the PCI Express slots. Even the slots on the supplied heat spreaders line up perfectly. It's this attention to detail which really marks the Aorus Master our as something special.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master PCI Express 4.0  

About the only area that gives us slight cause to pause is the CPU 8pin power inputs, tucked away in the corner and very nearly hidden by the plastic that connects the top heatsinks to those blended into the IO section. With the inclusion of a fan header next to them this will require a lot of manual dexterity, or perhaps a careful build order.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master Power  

It wouldn't be an Aorus board without some lighting options and the Master is no exception. Although both these shots are blue, obviously you can have, to paraphrase Henry Ford, any colour you like.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master Lighting  
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master RGB 

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Most Recent Comments

21-07-2019, 17:42:39

Gigabyte were making awful boards for a long while especially on AM3+ where users boards were popping, It's great to see them crawl back and I awarded them for there efforts by picking up this bad boy along with the 12 core Quote

22-07-2019, 13:13:16

I bought this one too, despite being an Asus fanboy for decades now. So far, I don't regret my decision yet. The RGBs are a bit dim on this one though, I can barely see the LEDs glowing under the IO shield. But if that's my only complaint, I can deal with that!Quote

05-08-2019, 18:27:03

TTL was right about these boards! What an epic fail from Asus posting BS temps.

12-09-2019, 20:48:20

(I've posted this over in the news section also as it's relevant to both)

So, I reflashed my Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master to the newly released F7a Update AGESA ABBA this morning; the following data was taken from a period of approximately seven and a half hours usage (both work and play) using HWiNFO64 v6.10-3880.

My 3900X now runs accordingly -

4,625MHz - Top core hits 4,625MHz
4,575MHz - Top 2 cores average 4,600MHz
4,475MHz - Top 6 cores average 4,542MHz
4,325MHz - Package average (all 12 cores) 4,454MHz

Yeah, I’d say I was happy with that.Quote

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