Gigabyte recently revealed four upcoming AM5 motherboards designed for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs. These are the X670E Aorus Xtreme, Gigabyte’s flagship AM5 motherboard; followed by the X670E Aorus Master. Gigabyte also shared details on its X670 Aorus PRO AX and X670 Aorus Elite AX motherboards. The X670E are, according to AMD, “Extreme” versions of the X670 motherboards; offering more features than the typical X670 motherboard. Check out more detail below.
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Xtreme and Master Motherboards
The Gigabyte X670E Aorus Xtreme is the company’s flagship AM5 motherboard that supports AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. It features a direct 18+2+2 phases digital VRM. Meanwhile, the Aorus Master features a 16+2+2 phases digital VRAM solution. Both support DDR5 memory and next-gen NVMe SMD PCIe 5.0 x4 interface.
The X670E Aorus Xtreme has better audio components as well as it features an Aquantia 10GbE LAN and Intel WiFi 6E wireless connectivity. The X670E Aorus Master features ALC1220 CODEC HiFi Audio with DTS;X. But it only has an Intel 2.5GbE LAN, similar to Asus’ Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard.
Both motherboards also feature a USB4 interface and a Thunder U4 header as well. Looking at both motherboards, both features debug LED and both look aesthetically better compared to the regular X670 motherboard. Speaking of the X670, let’s see what the two motherboard offers.
Gigabyte X670 Aorus Pro AX and Elite AX Motherboards
The Aorus X670 Aorus Pro AX and X670 Elite AX are Gigabyte’s mid-range AM5 motherboards. They don’t have a ton of features compared to the X670E motherboards, but both the X670 Aorus Pro AX and Elite AX have the same 16+2+2 phases digital VRM configuration as the X670E Aorus Master. Although, Gigabyte used different chips on these X670 motherboards; only SPS 70A and SPS70A for the power design, and Infineon XDPE192C3 PWM controller.
Both X670 AM5 motherboards support PCIe 5.0 x4 as well, but there’s only one port for each motherboard. They don’t seem to have a debug LED as well. Based on the looks and aesthetics alone, I’m guessing that the X670 Aorus Elite AX will be the cheapest among the four motherboards Gigabyte revealed.
We will learn more as we move closer to the official launch date of the AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen4 CPU and AM5 motherboards. According to rumors, AMD will announce the new CPU and motherboards on August 29 and will launch or release it on September 15.