Gigabyte has delivered a fine motherboard in the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi. It is fair to say the UEFI is nothing special, which might sound bad for overclockers, and to an extent that is true. The fact of the matter is that we do not feel there is much to be gained from overclocking the latest Ryzens and as the BIOS in this motherboard does an acceptable job, we are happy enough.
The hardware is very good, both in terms of the quality as well as the features. There is nothing significant we want to change as the list of features is exemplary. You get eight PWM fan headers that are controlled by Smart Fan 5 with the fan stop feature.
Networking is a strong part of this motherboard as it sports Intel Gigabit, Bluetooth 5.0 and Intel 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi.
Gigabyte has worked hard on the RGB. The board itself is a disco light show that covers the I/O shroud, PCIe slots, DDR4 slots and accent plate, and in addition the RGB Fusion software controls two RGBW headers along with support for 5V Digital 300 LED strips.
Further information on the board on Gigabyte’s site here: http://bit.ly/2HWC9Qu
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- Very good value
- Superb VRMs and cooling
- Dual BIOS (one is socketed)
- Eight 4-pin fan headers
- Fixed I/O shield
- Heaps of RGB including RGBW header and cable
- M.2 covers rattle if an SSD is not installed
- You only get one RGBW cable in the package
- UEFI is uninspired
- Gigabyte software is overdone
- OC Button is pointless
- Power button on I/O panel is curious
KitGuru says: X470 Aorus Gaming 7 knocks it out of the park.