GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

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Posted by Michael Pabia on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 8:00am

Introduction

GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 9 Teaser

Intel’s latest HEDT offering features support for the Intel Core-X Series processors which includes the first-ever i9 processor series from Intel. Today, we will be checking out the top-of-the-line X299 motherboard from GIGABYTE, the X299 AORUS Gaming 9 motherboard that features tank-line sturdiness, latest generation technologies, cooler than ever RGB lighting customization and more.

Proclockers would like to thanks GIGABYTE-Philippines for sending us the X299 AORUS Gaming 9 motherboard to review.

The GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 9

It is an Intel X299 Gaming motherboard with RGB Fusion, Digital LED, Triple M.2 with Thermal Guard, ESS SABRE 9018K2M DAC, Killer DoubleShot™ Pro, packs front and rear USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports along with other premium features supported by the HEDT X299 chipset. For a full list of the features and specifications of the motherboard, visit the product page at the GIGABYTE website.

Key Features

  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family
  • Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs, DDR4400+(OC)
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • Intel® VROC ready
  • ASMedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Header
  • 3-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • Ultra Durable™ Base Plate Armor and Integrated I/O Shield Armor Design
  • Server-Class Digital Power Design
  • 127dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9018K2M DAC, LME 49720 and OPA1622 OP-AMP, WIMA audio capacitor
  • Sound BlasterX 720°, the top-of-the-line audio engine solution for 4K gaming and entertainment
  • Killer DoubleShot™ Pro and Intel® GbE LAN for the best gaming networking experience possible
  • Killer 2x2 802.11ac Wireless – AC 1535
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design, support digital LED & RGB LED strips
  • Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and Thermal Guard
  • PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Add-In Card with Thermal Guard
  • NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 U.2 adaptor
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • Precise Digital USB Fuse Design for Stronger Protection
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 support by option AIC
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB port

 

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