Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Pro AX Review
Published: 26th April 2021 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: |
The last of our Gigabyte motherboard reviews for the Z590 range comes in the form of the Aorus Pro AX. We've been waiting patiently whilst Gigabyte kick their BIOS engineers up the bum in the hopes of producing a BIOS which backs up their excellent hardware design, but even we eventually need to move on to the next product. We're a review site after all, and that means telling you of our experiences, for good or ill.
So far the results have been a mixed bag, with the Aorus Ultra ITX proving the standout performer, and the Aorus Master having some issues that haven't yet been solved.
We could tell you all that we're hoping to get from the Pro AX, but we already know the results and we don't want to waste any words postulating when we know the truth. Strap yourselves in, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Any time you see a motherboard with the word Pro in the name it tends to either be something at the lower end - for professionals rather than gamers - or actually a product which is deserving of such a lofty moniker. In the case of the Gigabyte Aorus Pro AX it's fairly clear from the specifications that it falls into the latter camp. Nearly every USB port is the high bandwidth 3.2 Gen2 type, there are 4 NVMe M.2 sockets to ensure you can enjoy blazing transfer speeds from your storage, and with a 12+1 90A Smart Power Stage there is enough juice to ensure even the most enthusiastic overclocker has plenty to work with. When you add to that the UD Armor on the DDR4 and PCIe 4.0 slots, some serious effort taken to ensure that the VRMs remain cool even under hefty loading, and extra effort put in to the ALC4080 Audio the latest addition to the Gigabyte Z590 Aorus range is most definitely living up to being called the Pro AX.