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Review: Aorus X399 Gaming 7

by Tarinder Sandhu on 20 September 2017, 15:31

Tags: AORUS, Gigabyte (TPE:2376)

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Conclusion

Fans of RGB lighting and Aorus's aesthetic will gravitate to this board when going down the Threadripper route...

Those of you in the market for an AMD Ryzen Threadripper board will appreciate the financial sweet spot is between £300 and £350. All of the big hitters have a solid board in this category. Aorus is represented by the Gaming 7 model.

Aorus doesn't skimp on obvious features, however, with multi-zone RGB lighting, quad-GPU support, triple M.2, fast WiFi, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and decent audio. Sure, if we're nitpicking, Aorus doesn't have Killer DoubleShot Pro networking, but that's about it for our list of gripes.

Again, much like our advice from the MSI, users will base a buying decision on brand loyalty because there really isn't much to separate the TR4 boards from a specification perspective.

Fans of RGB lighting and Aorus's aesthetic will gravitate to this board when going down the Threadripper route, though anyone looking for a more conservative offering will be equally pleased by the MSI X399 Carbon.

Bottom line: there doesn't seem to be such a thing as a bad AMD X399 motherboard. Aorus produces a solid offering that is certain to play well with its established fan base.

The Good
 
The Bad
RGB lighting, if that's your thing
Decent price for TR4
Overclocks well
Well-though-out PCIe slots
 
Lacking DoubleShot Pro



Aorus X399 Gaming 7

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I find it so baffling that all the threadripper boards I have seen so far all have “gaming” and RGB attached to them when you wouldn't (or shouldn't) be choosing this CPU for a purely-for-gaming rig.
EvilCycle
I find it so baffling that all the threadripper boards I have seen so far all have “gaming” and RGB attached to them when you wouldn't (or shouldn't) be choosing this CPU for a purely-for-gaming rig.

All these companies are still in business so I'm sure they have their reasons. I suspect the “e-peen + overkill gaming” is a lucrative and profitable market even if not a huge one…
As long as you can turn these f*cking lights off, thumbs up!
I'm more baffled when companies add RGB yet still add coloured accents to the board making the RGB pointless. Like why give me the ability to change the colour of lighting if you're still going to include orange plastic or metal and a bright red debug LED?
Mason.Lyons;1229173
I'm more baffled when companies add RGB yet still add coloured accents to the board making the RGB pointless. Like why give me the ability to change the colour of lighting if you're still going to include orange plastic or metal and a bright red debug LED?
THIS. hrhhhg