Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review



/ 11 months ago

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Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review

Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming

It’s Z370 launch day and that means we’re back with yet another feature packed motherboard! This one is from Aorus, the flagship gaming moniker from Gigabyte. The Ultra Gaming is, as you might have guessed, a gaming-focused motherboard. It features support for multiple graphics cards, high-performance memory, overclocking of the CPU, and blazing fast storage solutions. So let’s dive in and take a closer look at what it has to offer.

Features

With 8th gen Intel Core Processor support, the new somewhat new Z370 platform is a small upgrade on the Z270 platform. Pretty much everything is what you will be familiar with, with the addition of a revised socket that allows the use of the new CPUs and their increased core counts, such as the 6-core i5-8400 and i7-8700K we reviewed.

  • Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • ASMedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ Header
  • Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone AMP and WIMA audio capacitors
  • Intel GbE LAN Gaming Network with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design, support digital LED & RGB LED strips
  • Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

What’s in the Box?

There’s really not a lot with this motherboard, and I guess there doesn’t need to be. You’ll get the usual documentiation, a driver disc, a black backplate, and a few basic cables. That does cover all the basics, but there’s no stickers and other fun stuff we often see (obviously, not a big deal).

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