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Review: Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Wifi

by Tarinder Sandhu on 19 April 2018, 14:05

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Conclusion

The Gaming 7 Wifi is the best of the bunch and is packed to the gills with lights and has a good smattering of features.

The release of a new series of CPUs is usually enough pretext for a revised chipset. X470 is very much a case in point. There's no real need for it, as X370 is more than fine as a home for 2nd Generation Ryzen chips, but one can argue that it does make sense if a prospective purchaser is thinking of making a fresh start in the AMD ecosystem.

You might as well pair the best chips with the best chipsets. This means X470 is largely a known quantity. Better power regulation at high(er) speeds and free StoreMi technology are the sweeteners.

Aorus has used the arrival of the chipset to usher in a trio of boards. The Gaming 7 Wifi is the best of the bunch and is packed to the gills with lights and has a good smattering of features. There's plenty to like, from heaps of fan headers, good VRM cooling, RGB everywhere (if it's your thing), super-fast Wifi, integrated I/O, solid audio, and dual heatsink-clad M.2.

About the only negative is what feels like a BIOS a step or two behind the best, but if you can live with that and want a top-notch Ryzen build, the Aorus X470 deserves a good look.

The Good
 
The Bad
Integrated I/O
Good looks
Super-fast Wifi
Rock-solid stability
 
Pretty expensive
BIOS not the best


Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Wifi

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When doing a motherboard benchmark, any chance of seeing if ECC memory is enabled? These are stonking home workstation/server chips for the money but I don't want to lose ECC as a feature.
I think after a good read around that my long in the tooth X58 and X5645 work pc are going to be Zen based later this year. I like the look of this chipset - fits my needs well
No comparisons to Zen1 or an x370 board?

Alright.
What is the purpose of the backplate behind the VRMs?

It doesn't seem to make contact with the motherboard for extra cooling, is it needed for extra support for the heatsinks or just something completely unnecessary?
Why no comparison between this and a x370 and/or b350 with the same CPU for the benchmarks?