Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Gigabytes updates to the X299 platform show as a much more effective VRM cooling solutions, a little less RGB and a sleeker aesthetic profile. We continue to love the pre-installed Rear I/O shield and full board backplate, as well as all of the armored PCIe and memory slots.
What doesn’t show is some serious updates under the hood. We were quite impressed with the results of automatic overclocking with Easy Tune. It pretty well matched what we normally get out of manually overclocking. Granted, automatic overclocking tools have been getting better and better over the years, but this is the first time we are satisfied with a few button presses and down really see a point of trying more by hand.
And that’s just the CPU. Memory overclocking was quite fun, we merely picked a speed we wanted to run at, and the Aorus Master made it happen. While we did finally go beyond what our memory kit was capable of and saw some issues, the fact that we got nearly 1GHz more out of it blew us away.
Amazing Job Gigabyte!