Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming motherboards leak

Three models

Intel's Z370 platform is right around the corner and during the upcoming weeks vendors might launch quite a few new products. Thanks to Videocardz, we can already have a glance at Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming series of motherboards, coming with plenty of new features and lots of LEDs - apparently.

At the moment there are only a few details known but as it always is before launches, we expect the full list of specifications as well as detailed pictures to surface rather sooner than later. So far Gigabyte’s Z370 Aorus Gaming series will include three models: the Z370 Aorus Gaming 7, the Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 and the Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming. While the first two models are high-end boards, the third model is targeting the mid-range market.

Comparing to the high-end Z270X Gaming 8, Gigabyte is keeping the same color scheme in the case of their Z370 models. Apparently all the boards come with an armada of features, such as up to three M.2 slots for example. Apart from that they’re all based on an ATX form-factor, with black PCB and there are the usual four DIMM slots. Apart from that the RGB lighting has been improved and now we find several RGB strips all over the motherboard. Although these boards address different market segments, they come with the same number of full-sized PCIe slots.

A closer look reveals that the Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 and the Gaming 5 feature a black color scheme with four DIMM slots. There are three PCIe Gen 3.0 with steel reinforcements and RGB lighting. On the storage side we see three M.2 slots and six SATA ports. Furthermore we also see all the bells and whistles you'd ask for in the event of overclocking. Last but not least there should be a dedicated audio chip which might be Creative’s Sound Blaster ZxRi or ALC1220 with ESS Sabre32 DAC. According to the pictures, the main difference between these two models is the fact that the Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 packs M.2 heat sinks and more I/O ports.

The Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming comes with a less "overcrowded" design. Like the other two models we find the same black PCB with several RGB LEDs. Overall there are less plastic covers and connectors. On the storage side we see two M.2 slots and six SATA ports. In the case of the audio it appears that Gigabyte is using ALC1220 chip instead some dedicated or improved audio system.
  • Z370 Aorus Gaming 7
  • Z370 Aorus Gaming 5
  • Z370 Aorus Gaming Ultra

Source: Videocardz

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Paul Görnhardt - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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