Socket / CPU
Black / Orange
- 2-Way SLI Capable
- CrossFire Capable
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 67 points
- 12 months ago
from completed build Burning Ice (PC Build by 13 year old)
This motherboard is a steal for the price I got it for. I am not all crazy about all the RGB effects, but RGB Fusion sucks and App Center does too, so if you care about that, don't get this motherboard.
- 20 points
- 18 months ago
from completed build RY23480V3
One of the best X470 motherboards that was available, it's still very expensive and not really worthwhile to buy because there are better X570 motherboards with overkill power delivery systems.
- 15 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build Third Time's a Charm!
BIOS is a bit weird, however, the build quality and features of this board is top notch. It provides me with everything that I could possibly need.
- 9 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build Winter is Coming (Ryzen 4K Gaming Build)
Nice design and well built(Buildzoid breaks down the PCB and it looks solid), plenty of RGB zones but the orange accents can bother some. The backplate obstructed the motherboard from seating and aligning with my ATX mid tower case, I had to remove the backplate in order to screw in the motherboard. The Wi-Fi and ethernet network connections both work great. The power button and CMOS reset button in the back aren't easily pressed and don't feel flimsy.
The bios design could be better but it functions well and has many features. I updated to the latest bios on first time boot with no issues. Also enabled XMP profile 1 to clock my memory at 3200mhz and stock auto PBO with no issues. A lot of Gigabyte motherboard owners on Reddit have commented that they're known to have a corrupted bios easily, I updated to the latest bios upon first boot with no issues. There's a dual bios switch as well if there are any issues. I researched brands' recent bios support and performance before settling on Gigabyte. Asrock, MSI, and Gigabyte are the brands that have updated their top X470 boards to a bios with AGESA 22.214.171.124.
The app center for RGB fusion is straightfoward and simple with multiple custom profiles, although there is one motherboard LED bug that can be frustrating but can be completely ignored. When the computer is forced shut down manually with the power button, the motherboard LED lights stay on even if you have set the lights(through RGB fusion and bios) to turn off when computer is powered off. After the computer is powered off, you can switch your power supply on and off to turn off these lights manually. Or you can just shut down your computer through Windows and the lights will automatically turn off when powered off.
There is one more bug that has affected users of this motherboard but I still chose to buy this motherboard because I don't believe I will be affected. Randomly during booting up, any audio device connected to the front audio port will have a low volume audio bug that can only be corrected by restarting the computer. I asked other users if this affects audio through HDMI, I was told no and so far I haven't experienced any audio issues.
Gigabyte has been a top motherboard provider for years despite its X370 and B350 issues, this motherboard delivers and I'm hoping that it'll last for as long as the sockets are still supported.
- 8 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build Fire Cat
FYI It's hard to update the BIOS because you make to the F32 then to the F35 then if you try to do the next change threw the Gigabyte software, it says no further update available. Go to the website and you find that the new Zen 3000 CPU's are to run with the F42a BIOS so I did it with my 7-2700X installed and did the update in the UEFI bios setup. I had a x470 Gaming 5 WIFI and it was great. When I started planning for the Ryzen 3000 I decited to go with the X470 since the X570 was new, unproven and expensive. This Board holds some records and I love this board.
- 5 points
- 12 months ago
from completed build Constance - Ryzen rebuild
Got this based on solid reviews of the power delivery and the real finned heatsink design. No real issues but the BIOS could use some work to make finding settings a bit easier.
- 4 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build Aorus Amd pc
Looks good and does everything i need and more just wish i had a case that had a usb 3.1 gen1 front panel to use everything this broad has but i do not sadly!
- 3 points
- 1 month ago
from completed build First build in two decades
A great Mb overall but with a few badly placed connections. One of the most annoying, which I have yet to get under control is having a temperature probe connector right next to the debug LED, obscuring it partially. An abundance of fan headers, having 2two USB 3 headers is great as well. Thermals are fine, even with a 3900x on it. Slapped 4 x 8GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum on it and even though they aren't on the vendors list they were recognised instantly with XMP and haven't given any problems. The Bios is somewhat clunky and some things aren't where you'd want/expect them to be, but easy enough to get used to though (it's not as if many of us swap MB That often after all).
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