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Gigabyte AORUS and Gaming Series AM4 Motherboards Unleashed – See Features, Specs and Availability

Gigabyte recently announced the rise of AORUS Gaming Series motherboards on the new AM4 Ryzen platform from AMD; basically Gigabyte’s AORUS AM4 motherboard has “Ryzen”. Gigabyte will be releasing several AM4 socket motherboards; from the high-end models designed for the enthusiasts, down to budget friendly motherboards. I’m pretty sure Gigabyte will release more AM4 motherboards in the following weeks (or months) to come, but for now they have announced their first set of AM4 motherboards. Find out more about Gigabyte’s AORUS AM4 motherboards below.

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Gigabyte AORUS Motherboards Arise with the New AM4 Ryzen Platform

Gigabyte is proud to announce the rise of the AORUS Gaming Series Motherboards on the New AM4 Ryzen Platform from AMD. The AM4 Platform will host the X370, B350 and A320 Chipsets which all support the Ryzen CPUs. GIGABYTE will have all three chipsets available, each fully optimized for CPUs with 8-Cores and 16 Threads, for consumers who are interested in any segment of the platform. With user-centric features exclusive to GIGABYTE, consumers will find RGB Fusion, Smart Fan 5 and Dual Audio Chips that provides a solution like no other.

With anticipation building for the new platform, GIGABYTE has made no compromises with its innovative technologies. The fully customizable RGB LEDs from RGB Fusion will allow users to customize their system exactly the way they want. Smart Fan 5, an intuitive user interface, works in tandem with hybrid fan headers for optimum cooling performance and system protection. Moreover, RGB Fusion has made its way onto many accessories and peripherals already in the market. RGB Fusion Ready devices allow enthusiasts to control all of their RGB lit products from a single interface.

According to Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit: “This is an exciting time for GIGABYTE as Ryzen processors will bring new technologies and innovations that many of our consumers have longed for,” “Even more so, GIGABYTE has continued to improve upon the platform adding exclusive GIGABYTE features that enthusiasts demand.”

Ryzen – Powerful in Purpose. Efficient in Design.
The new GIGABYTE Gaming and AORUS Gaming Motherboards will be built with support for Ryzen. Ryzen, built on the AM4 platform, has crucial technologies that ensure users have the most efficiency when it comes to performance and power consumption. With features like Pure Power, Precision Boost, Neural Net Prediction, Smart Prefetch and an Extended Frequency Range, Ryzen is ready to address the needs and demands of gamers and enthusiasts.

Gigabyte AM4 Motherboards Price and Availability

The AMD Ryzen processors are already up for pre-order now, and will be released by March 2, the same can be said with all AM4 motherboards. Gigabyte’s Aorus AM4 motherboards and the B350 Gaming motherboards will start shipping this coming March 2. Check out the links below for the latest pricing and availability.

AMD Ryzen Processors available at Newegg.com and Amazon UK here
Gigabyte AM4 Motherboards available at Newegg.com and Amazon UK here

Gigabyte AM4 Motherboards Specifications

ModelAX370 GAMING K7 AX370 GAMING K5 AX370 GAMING K3 X370 GAMING 5 AX370 D3 
CPU SupportRyzen and Bristol RidgeRyzen and Bristol RidgeRyzen and Bristol RidgeRyzen and Bristol RidgeRyzen and Bristol Ridge
Form FactorATXATXATXM-ATXM-ATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
Power Phases10 Phase6+2 PhaseTBD10 Phase6+2 Phase
CPU Power Connectors8-Pin8-Pin8-Pin8-Pin8-Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4 Slots (64 GB Max)4 Slots (64 GB Max)4 Slots (64 GB Max)4 Slots (64 GB Max)4 Slots (64 GB Max)
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports6 SATA III + 2 SATA Express Ports10 SATA III + 2 SATA Express PortsTBD6 SATA III + 2 SATA Express PortsTBD
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Slots1 x16 / 2 x81 x16 / 2 x8TBD1 x16 / 2 x8TBD
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Slots33TBD3TBD
M.2 PCI-e Slots11TBD1TBD
USB 3.1 Ports (External)2 (Type A + Type-C)2 (Type A + Type-C)2 (Type A + Type-C)2 (Type A + Type-C)2 (Type A + Type-C)
USB 3.0 Ports (Internal / External)4+ 8 (2 USB DAC)4+ 8 (2 USB DAC)TBD4+ 8 (2 USB DAC)TBD
USB 2.0 Ports (Internal / External)2 (Internal)2 (Internal)TBD2 (Internal)TBD
Wireless Connectivity + Bluetooth ModuleDual Ethernet PortsDual Ethernet PortsDual Ethernet PortsDual Ethernet PortsN/A
Display ConnectionsHDMIHDMITBDHDMITBD
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Model AB350 GAMING AB350 GAMING 3 AB350M GAMING 3B350M D2  B350M D2
CPU SupportRyzen and Bristol RidgeRyzen and Bristol RidgeRyzen and Bristol RidgeRyzen and Bristol RidgeRyzen and Bristol Ridge
Form FactorATXATXM-ATXM-ATXM-ATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
Power Phases7+1 Phase7+1 Phase7+1 Phase7+1 Phase7+1 Phase
CPU Power Connectors8-Pin8-Pin8-Pin8-Pin8-Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4 Slots (64 GB Max)4 Slots (64 GB Max)4 Slots (64 GB Max)2 Slots (32 GB Max)2 Slots (32 GB Max)
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports66644
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots1 x16 / 1 x81 x16 / 1 x8 / 1 x41 x16 / 1 x81 x161 x16
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots32122 (+1 PCI Legacy Slot)
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots111N/AN/A
USB 3.1 Ports (External)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
USB 3.0 Ports (Internal / External)2+62+62+62+42+4
USB 2.0 Ports (Internal / External)2 + 22 + 12 + 22 + 22 + 2
Wireless Connectivity + Bluetooth ModuleN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Display ConnectionsDVI / HDMIDVI / HDMIVGA / DVI / HDMIVGA / DVIVGA / DVI
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