GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard Review

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Posted by Paul Malfy on Monday, January 30, 2017 - 8:00am

Introduction

THe Z270X Gaming 5 Supports both 6th and 7th grn Core processors from Intel.

It’s no secret that technology advances very fast these days. There are few areas in which this is more apparent than computer hardware. It was in late 2008 that Intel brought us the first generation of the Core series of CPUs on their LGA 1366 socket and x58 chipset. Now, with the launch of the 7th generation of Core series chips rumored to be around the corner, Intel introduces their latest chipset, Z270, on the LGA 1151 socket. However, the socket is about all the Z170 and Z270 Gaming 5 motherboards share. GIGABYTE has completely changed the design of their Gaming 5 motherboard. Was this just an aesthetic over haul, or is it worth an upgrade from the Z170X Gaming 5 board? We’re going to take an in-depth look at GIGABYTE's new AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 motherboard and see what the differences and similarities in looks and performance when side by side with their previous generation Z170X Gaming 5. Now let’s see if what improvements GIGABYTE has brought to the table.

About GIGABYTE

“We’re putting ideas into action.”

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“Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE is committed to providing top-notch solutions that “upgrade your life”. We are regarded as a pioneer in innovation with groundbreaking excitements such as Ultra Durable a revolutionary technology that redefines the industry, WINDFORCE exclusive heat dissipation design that builds for extreme performance, and BRIX series a versatile mini-PC in the palm of your hand. We have also invented a premium gaming brand, AORUS a full spectrum of gaming products for gamers and enthusiasts. GIGABYTE has continuously brought unique new ways of digital world and created marvelous products that empower you with meaningful and charming experiences.”

About AORUS

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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.

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