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Gigabyte shows off AORUS AM4 motherboard for Ryzen CPUs

With the launch of AMD’s Ryzen CPUs just a few weeks away at this point, motherboard manufacturers around the world are starting to debut their supporting hardware. Gigabyte has now done so in a recent Facebook post, showing off its new AORUS AM4 motherboard, complete with orange LEDs and large heatsinks for various important components.

Gigabyte didn’t release a lot of information about this board, only stating that it’s known as the GA-AX370-Gaming 5 and is designed with AMD’s Ryzen CPUs in mind. We can infer a few details from the pictures though.

The board features three, full size PCIExpress ports, as well as a trio of NVME M.2 PCIE connectors. The layout is very clean, with the IO ports and SATA connectors confined to the edges of the PCB.

 

Orange LEDs light up the four DIMM slots and each of the top two PCIExpress x16 ports. There are large heatsinks on the chipset and PWM areas and an, EMI shield for the backplate IO connectors.

The rear panel has a PS/2 combi port, what looks like four USB 3.0 ports, some USB 2.0 ports, and a reversible USB 3.0 Type-C connector. There are also three additional USB 3.1 connectors. There are twin Ethernet ports, which look to be controlled by an on board Killer NIC and Intel Gigabyte Ethernet, and five gold plated 3.5mm audio ports which are handled by Gigabyte’s on board AMP-UP audio solution.

It also features a dual boot UEFI BIOS.

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  • Ricky Tian Prasetya

    well, price leaks?

  • 458 speciale

    No dicrete op amp in the gaming 5 like the gamingz270…and the k5 have standard capacitor (not black military class like the z270 k5..). And where are the gaming 7 amd 8?

  • as well as a trio of NVME M.2 PCIE connectors

    I only see one, immediately south of the first PCI-E x16 slot. Where are the other two?

  • Federico Barutto

    I think that they said 3 m.2 because the board has 1 m.2 plus 2 u.2 (which are basically m.2 in a different form)

  • I’m only seeing one U.2 port, above the SATA ports. Anyhow, calling a U.2 connector an “M.2” connector is misleading. They use the same protocol but they are not the same connector.

  • Federico Barutto

    My bad, there’s only one U.2…
    About calling the M.2 U.2, yeah, you’re right, it was only a (quite a bit) stupid idea😅😅

  • yourma2000

    Still waiting for the Gaming 7 board…

  • Rintarou Okabe

    I want a good micro-atx motherboard. Is it too much to ask?

  • Scott Winterringer

    so…. still a ps/2 connector

  • TacticalTimbo

    As every mobo should, especially high-end boards! Keep your hands off my ps/2!!

  • Some of us, are still using Microsoft Intelli 3.0 as a main mouse. Why ? CUZ DOPE !

  • Joseph Oprysko

    Probably back from when they were trying to keep further backwards compatibility (Win 7 support, and likely earlier) but now both Kaby Lake and Ryzen both require only support Windows 10 officially.

  • James Stephen Edge

    It also has a U.2 port (plus two SATA-Express ports, so a total of 8 SATA-3 ports) so bonus points for connectivity. Think I will go with this board for my build 🙂

  • James Stephen Edge

    High end keyboards are pretty much all PS/2 due to issues with USB like NKRO.