Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite motherboard supporting both AMD Ryzen 2000 and AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors. This motherboard is the second motherboard in the Gigabyte X570 product stack above the non-AORUS branded X570 gaming X.
So, and the Elite aims to give users a well-balanced platform to build on which offering up to date connectivity and a robust power delivery area capable of driving all the AMD Ryzen 3000 processors.
In addition, the full complement of 6 SATA ports, two M.2 slots, an integrated Intel 1211 Gigabyte NIC and a Realtek ALC1200 audio codec which supports 7.1 channel surround are included, and 4 DIMMs slots are capable of supporting up to 128GB of RAM memory with a fast memory speed of up to 4000MHz.
Below, there is a complete list of specifications from the Gigabyte.
- AMD AM4 CPU socket
- AMD X570 chipset
- 12+2 phase power design
- An HDMI port
- Extensive USB ports
- Gigabyte Ethernet
- DDR4 RAM memory
- 2-way AMD Crossfire
- Dual M.2 slots
- 6 SATA ports
- 4-pin fan header
- HD audio codec ALC 1200
- Intel Gigabyte LAN
- Three-years warranty from Gigabyte
As we would expect, with a budget or affordable price, motherboard included accessories are minimal, but the basics are covered. Here is a list of what ships in the box with the motherboard.
- Userâ€™s manual
- Support CD
- Installation guide
- 4 SATA cables
- Screw for M.2 slots
- AORUS sticker
- G connector
Additionally, this Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite motherboard appearance is fairly indistinct with an all-black PCB and some stenciling around the chipset heatsink and the audio area as well.
Outside of that, we can see the AORUSÂ branding on the left VRM heatsink, along with a shroud covering the integrated rear Input or output plate.
All the heatsinks on the motherboard have a brushed aluminum finish, with the chipset heatsink sporting a small fan along with the AORUS falcon, which sits proudly on the top.
Moreover, the DIMMs slots and PCIe slots are also black which matching the motherboard with the primary metal-clad PCIe slot, which Gigabyte calls ultra-durable PCIe armor. All other connectors, including the eight-pin power connectors and 24-pin ATX, and the SATA ports are all black.
Furthermore, RGB LEDs do make an appearance on this motherboard. They are found under the IO shroud by the VRM heatsink, as well as a line on the bottom left side used to separate the audio bits from the rest of this Gigabyte motherboard.
So, the latter provides a nice glow underneath, while the RGB around the VRM heatsink makes for a nice accent on top. Overall, this best Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite motherboard should fit into the most builds themes with its basic black styling and reserved use of an integrated RGB LED lighting.
Starting o9ff at the top of the Gigabyte motherboard, we get a closer view of heatsinks and shroud covering the VRMs and back of the IO area. Between the shroud and left heatsink with the AORUS branding on it where we find that the first RGB LED strip as well.
Just above thatâ€™s a single 8-pin EPSÂ connector. In addition, the VRM for the Elite is listed as a 12+2 phase system on the website.
Digging a bit deeper, we see the motherboard, which uses an Infineon IR35201 controller in a 6+1 configuration and uses the phase doublers to0 run in the 12+2 Gigabyte states, respectively. So, the VRMâ€™s should be able to handle any of the Ryzen 2 processors at stock and with some overclocking as well.
However, the top half of the motherboard also houses all 4 fan headers. Three are located across the top of the motherboard, while the fourth is just above the M.2 slot next to the rear IO shroud. All the fan headers are hybrids that support PWM and DC-controlled fans as well.
Additionally, the Gigabyteâ€™s smart fan 5 software manages all the fan headers and allows controls over them through 6 temperature sensors on the motherboard, which you can base your fan on.
In addition, toward the right side of the motherboard, we see the 4 DIMMs slots, which skip any armor but use a double-sided locking mechanism to secure the modules.
Last we can see two of the 4 RGB headers in the upper right-hand corner. Although, in each area, one header supports your basic RGB strips with a 4-pin setup, while the other supports addressable RGBs with three-pin headers.
Last but far from the least, there is a rear input or output. This Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite motherboard has an integrated rear input or output plate, which gives the motherboard a more expensive feel and a cleaner look as well.
Overall, the Gigabyte used the same design cues with an AORUS falcon on the input or output plate as well as the same lined pattern stenciled on this Gigabyte motherboard.
But, it is not just about the looks. thereâ€™re a total of 10 USB ports available. 4 USB 2.0 ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, and 2 USB 3.1 Generation 2 ports as well. One thing you would not find is a USB Type-C port of any kind, but such as life, when buying an entry-level motherboard.
You will find the integrated Intel 1211 LANÂ port here as well as the audio stack. if you happen to be using an APU on this Gigabyte motherboard, so the video comes from a single 2.0 port respectively.