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Review: Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7

by Tarinder Sandhu on 9 October 2017, 09:00

Tags: Gigabyte (TPE:2376), AORUS

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Conclusion

...the Z370 Gaming 7 takes last year's model as a base but features a far more overt makeover than most of the competition.

Aorus is staking an early claim for providing a feature-rich, premium Z370 chipset-based motherboard that's home to Intel's new 8th Gen Core processors.

The Z370 Gaming 7 takes last year's model as a base but features a far more overt makeover than most of the competition. We like the new aesthetic yet are left a little deflated by the removal of Thunderbolt capability and some storage capability, set to a backdrop of price increasing from £220 to £275.

One can argue that adding additional features to Z370, particularly storage, don't make a lot of sense - the limited number of platform expansion lanes means that inevitable compromises have to be made when filling all slots.

That said, the sample board provided the highest overclock and this is therefore a board for enthusiasts who wish to run a Core i7-8700K at, or near, 5GHz on a long-term basis.

Bottom line: fast, effortlessly easy to overclock and looking the business, this is about as premium as Z370 can get. Recommend to enthusiasts who indulge in long-term overclocking.

The Good
 
The Bad
Looks great
Overclocks well
Robust feature set
Good audio
 
Price



Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7

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The review has ceased to be!

It is an ex-review!!
Hello Gigabyte, if you see this post, a lot of folks hope you come out with a mini atx of this. Please do!
Please Gigabyte don't make a mini-ITX one - its bad enough its a ripoff £275 when the Z270 one was already £225.

If you make a mini-ITX one it most likely be £300 and then you will use it as an excuse to push up the price of all your other mini-ITX motherboards,and the B360 one will be £100+ too.
Hello Gigabyte just ignore CAT-the-D-bag. hes just a looser troll and a proud to be.
Seems like a good board, shame about the price but I'm not currently in the market.

I just don't like the visuals on these Aorus boards, they should either strip back all the LED/RGB stuff for people who don't want it, or if they insist on being flashy and following the “gaming” hype, then they need to up their game. For example, asus rog boards have far more pleasing visuals if that is what you want.