GIGABYTE AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard Review
Posted by Paul Malfy on Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Originally founded in 2014, the AORUS branding was reserved for GIGABYTE's high end gaming laptops and gaming peripherals. However, back at CES in January, GIGABYTE unveiled their AORUS branded line of motherboards and graphics cards, replacing their G1 GAMING line. Now, with AMD’s biggest launch since the Bulldozer in October of 2011, the all new Ryzen architecture brings us several all new chipsets including their high end X370 chipset. We all know that with a new chipset comes all new motherboards.
The GIGABYTE AORUS X370 GAMING 5 is more considered a mid-range motherboard. However, after looking at the feature set, one may not think so. With features such as USB 3.1 type C, M.2 and U.2 support, dual LAN ports and RGB back lighting, the AORUS X370 GAMING 5 sure feels like a board more on the higher end. The question is, can this board perform like a higher end motherboard one would expect to spend $400 or more for? We put the X370 GAMING 5 through our suite of tests to try an answer that question. So, let’s see how the GIGABYTE AORUS X370 GAMING 5 held up.
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AORUS is a gamer-focused computer company that makes SLI gaming laptops, mechanical gaming keyboards, and other gaming peripherals. It is a subsidiary of GIGABYTE Technology. Founded in 2014, their hardware is designed for their relatively slim and light gaming laptops which includes the X3, X5, and X7 series. AORUS's corporate headquarters is in Taipei, Taiwan.