Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The X299 Aorus Gaming 3 offers quite a bit for its’ price. 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 also has the performance to match its looks. 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 GHz is just a click away via the BIOS.
The BIOS feels extremely polished. The multiple software utilities are intuitive and have a unified feel. The layout of the X299 Aorus Gaming 3 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 X299 Aorus Gaming 3 is listed for $279.99 on Newegg at the time of this review, making it one the least expensive X299 ATX motherboards on the market. However it lacks some of the features that some of the other X299 motherboards in that price range have.
- Excellent Overclocking Ability
- RGB LED Lighting with I/O and Case Lighting Control
- No U.2 Connectivity
- No USB 3.1 Front Panel Connectivity