GIGABYTE X570 Gaming Motherboard Review

Mini-ITX motherboards are the smallest and are ideal for more compact PC designs. A Mini-ITX motherboard, such as the Gigabyte X570-I AORUS Pro Wi-Fi, is required if you wish to use a compact form factor chassis. These motherboards aren’t meant for many expansion cards and accessories because they only have one PCIe slot. Read more about ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Review

Intriguingly, the mini-ITX form factor enables users to build compact form factor systems with the capacity to incorporate some of the best desktop technology. The GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI, which has a competitive price of just $220 compared to the competition in the X570 market, aims to break the conventional wisdom that a tiny form factor costs more. Check out GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS Review

With characteristics such as an Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface, DDR4-4400 memory compatibility, and dual HDMI 2.0 video connectors, the X570 board appears to be aimed at the mid-range market.

GIGABYTE X570 review

Pros:

  • Compact design
  • Excellent memory overclocking
  • Good BIOS support
  • MD Ryzen 3000/5000 CPU support
  • Stable power delivery
  • Well-engineered M.2 heatsinks

Cons:

  • No front panel USB-C
  • Mini-ITX limitations

Design

When you look at the X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI’s appearance, GIGABYTE chose a relatively understated black and grey colour theme with just one integrated RGB Lighting feature. The RGB Fusion 2.0 software from GIGABYTE may be used to control this, located on the motherboard’s right side. For clients who wish to add more, there is a set of connectors with a combined ARGB LED and a single RGB LED. Check out ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII HERO Review

The VRM heatsink also serves as a back panel cover, with enough bulk to thermal resistance from the 6+2 power delivery. This board uses six Infineon TDA21472 powering phases for the CPU component of the power delivery, which are the same power stages used by the premium GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme, but in a compact package with fewer phases.

On the right, there are dual memory spots available that can each hold up to 64 GB of DDR4-4400 memory. It is well known that AMD advises DDR4-3600 or DDR4-3733 for the highest overclocking performance. Therefore this is more than suitable for a board of this size. There are three video outputs on the back panel: two HDMI 2.0 outputs and one DisplayPort 1.2 output. Check out ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming Review

This model is ideal for consumers looking for a small form factor HTPC or entertainment system because it can drive up to three displays from a Ryzen CPU with integrated graphics. The Realtek ALC1220-VB onboard audio codec is the preferred option, although it only has three 3.5 mm audio ports on the back panel.

Performance

When it comes to performance, the GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI is entirely consistent and comparable with other models under consideration. The power efficiency demonstrated in our lengthy idle, idle, and full-load power testing was noteworthy. POST time, for example, demonstrates how well this board runs, with our computational and gaming performance tests demonstrating that mini-ITX versions may perform just as well, if not better, than larger-sized ones.

Overclocking

The Ryzen 7 3700X chip performed well when overclocked with the GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI. We comfortably got 4.3 GHz with a CPU VCore of 1.350 on our test platform, Ryzen 7 3700X; the GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI did this with a little lower load VCore of 1.348 V.

The CPU VCore voltage level stayed continuously within 1.206 and 1.212 V from 3.6 GHz to 4.2 GHz, although with 1.250 V configured in the BIOS, demonstrating the superior VDroop correction for a board of this caliber. The board’s firmware features an automated overclocking option. However, it was ineffective. We discovered no anomalies in our POV-Ray benchmark performance when we evaluated each frequency.

With just a few mini-ITX and compact form factor alternatives on the X570 chip, the GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI is the most affordable, retailing for $220. This compares to the $299 ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming or the $240 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 variant, which features an Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller and is likely the significant competitor here. 

The GIGABYTE features two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, but the ASRock only has one. The GIGABYTE is thus the less costly alternative in the mini-ITX sector, but it stands up exceptionally well with cues from GIGABYTE’s more expensive boards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the X570 Aorus worth it?

The under-$200 X570 Aorus Premium provides a cost-effective entry point into AMD’s newest platform. Some features are missing, such as USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, and many RGB. However, it easily overclocked our Ryzen 7 3700X and performed admirably in our testing.

Can Ryzen 5000 be used with the GIGABYTE X570?

GIGABYTE, a leading provider of boards, GPUs, and troubleshooting tools, recently announced that the X570, B550, A520, X470, B450, and A320 motherboards can support the recently released Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 4000 series CPUs without the need for BIOS updates.

Is it necessary to update the BIOS on the X570?

To enable compatibility for these new CPUs on your AMD X570, B550, or A520 motherboard, you may need to upgrade the BIOS. With an AMD Ryzen, 5000 Series Processor installed, the machine may fail to boot without a suitable BIOS.

Is the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro suitable for gaming?

The X570 AORUS pushes the edge again, with a Full PCIe 4.0 Design, incorporating PCIe 4.0 slots and PCIe 4.0 M. 2 connections, and delivers highly optimized performance and versatility required by power users and intense gaming aficionados.

Conclusion

The Aorus Pro board should easily blend into most build schemes with some RGB lighting accents. Two onboard headers will come in handy if you want to utilize extra RGB strips, but their location is a little strange owing to real estate constraints. Like the rest of Gigabyte’s X570 range, the rear IO panel is integrated, giving the board a premium appearance and feel while eliminating the traditional fragile IO panels.

Regarding head-to-head comparisons with the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3, the only discernible difference is the ASRock’s Thunderbolt 3 capabilities vs. the Gigabyte’s two M.2 slots. Both are more than capable of pushing the CPU to its thermal limitations. If you need a thunderbolt or two M.2 slots, both are friendly motherboards for the money, and your decision is determined.

Mathew Robinson
Mathew Robinson is an IT professional who has worked for 5 years in gaming PC industry. He has completed his MSc from Australia in advanced manufacturing and has a good grip in his field. He currently works on websites related to computer components to provide valuable information to buyers.