Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 8 Motherboard Review: Page 10 of 10

Posted by Heath Coop on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

The Aorus Z270X-Gaming 8 is a sight to behold. It just looks great from any angle and gives off a definite Darth Vader like vibe. The black heatsinks will go with just about any build. Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion lighting system has more than enough customization features to satisfy just about any user. Having two RGB headers is a must for those who want to do some serious case lighting customization.

The Aorus isn’t all flash though. It performed near the top of our battery of tests the vast majority of the time. No matter what we threw at it, it performed admirably. Overclocking was just as impressive as. 5 Giza is just a click away via the BIOS. Manually overclocking bested that with 5.3 GHz, the best we’ve seen from our Core i7 7700K to date.

The BIOS feels extremely polished. The multiple software utilities are intuitive and have a unified feel. The layout of the Aorus Z270X-Gaming 8 is just as intuitive as the software and BIOS. Every jack, header, and connector is placed exactly where one would expect it. The addition of a second M.2 socket is a real bonus for those looking for compact size and PCI-E 3.0 x4 speed.

The Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 8 is listed for $399.99 on Newegg and Amazon at the time of this review, making it one the most expensive Z270 ATX motherboards on the market. That is going to put it well outside the price range of most enthusiasts.

Likes

  • Excellent Overclocking Ability
  • RGB LED Lighting with I/O and Case Lighting Control
  • Built-In VRM Watercooling Capability
  • Six USB 3.1 Rear Ports
  • Dual U.2 Ports with PCI-E 3.0 x4 Support
  • Dual M.2 Sockets with PCI-E 3.0 x4 Support
  • RAID Up To Three PCI-E 3.0 x4 Drives

Dislikes

  • Expensive

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