Final Thoughts & Conclusion
I made it very clear in my Z270X GAMING 5 review that I absolutely love the design of that motherboard and the AORUS branding as well. So, it shouldn’t be any surprise that I love the look of the board as well. Seeing as they look very similar. I especially love the falcon head logo. To me it makes me think of speed and power and fits great with the overall lineup.
As I come across the more the RGB features are starting to grow on me, especially when done right. GIGABYTE did an excellent job with their RGB fusion software. It’s easy to use and I love that it’s compatible with more than just GIGABYTE products. Lighting on the board itself is an overwhelming. The lighting accents the right spots on the board to highlight some of the best features.
The stability and performance of the board was top-notch. It’s even performed better than more expensive boards that I’ve tested on this platform. I love the fact that this is a dual BIOS board. This is an excellent feature to have in can come in very handy in the future, if issues arise with the board. I’m still a huge fan of the PS/2 port. You never know when you going to need to plug in an old keyboard or mouse.
I’ve been accustomed to many of the features of this motherboard on higher-end boards, that usually cost $300 or more. At the time of this review, you can pick up the X370 GAMING 5 on Newegg for only $194.99. For a board packed with this many features, that’s a great deal. Not to mention I achieved my highest overclock on my 1800X with this motherboard. The combination of the beautiful aesthetic, excellent feature set and reasonable price has earned the AORUS X370 GAMING 5 from GIGABYTE the Proclockers “Editor’s Choice Award.” Since I know many of you will be building a Ryzen system in the near future, do yourself a favor and grab this board. I promise you will not regret it.