Since AMD announced its intention to release the Ryzen 3000 series processors during Computex, GIGABYTE unveiled a number of X570 motherboards to complement its release. The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro is offered with and without Wi-Fi, a Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec, Intel Gigabit LAN, and an HDMI 2.0 output.

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro and Pro Wi-Fi both share the same PCB, aesthetics and overall circuitry, with the only difference coming in the wireless connectivity; users can sacrifice Wi-Fi 6 and BT 5.0 for a small $10 price difference between both models. The positioning in GIGABYTE's X570 product stack slots it between the more premium X570 Aorus Ultra ($299), and the highly cost-effective X570 Aorus Elite ($199). The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro benefits from a 14-phase power delivery which is suitable for enthusiasts looking to squeeze out some extra performance from the new Ryzen 3000 series processors, but support is backwards compatible for the 2000 series too should users wish to use them; without Ryzen 3000 however, the PCIe 4.0 lanes will revert to PCIe 3.0.

A total of four RAM slots sit towards the right-hand side, while the bottom area is dominated by three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4, as well as two M.2 slots each with their own individual heat shields. Users can also make use of the six available SATA ports, and for networking, a single Intel Gigabit Ethernet port is present on the rear panel. Other connections include onboard audio connectors powered by the Realtek ALC1220-VB, a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, two USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, three USB 3.1 G1 Type-A, and four USB 2.0 ports. A single HDMI 2.0 video output is also present for users looking to utilize one of AMD's Ryzen based APUs.

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro has an MSRP of $249, while the X570 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi is set to cost just $10 more at $259. Both models are scheduled to be released at the same time as the AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors on 7/7.

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  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - link

    "I miss the days when $250 was considered high end."

    The real pace of inflation is being hidden in plain sight.
  • fatweeb - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    To be honest I would consider 14-phase power delivery to be high end.
  • Someguyperson - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I don't know how you can sell a motherboard at $250-$260 and have a single gigabit Ethernet port. Tons of X470 boards at $250 had something faster than gigabit.
  • schujj07 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    For whom these are designed for gigabit is plenty fast. I've had high end boards with dual gigabit connectors and never had to use more than 1. I personally would love to have my house wired with 10G/baseT, granted for the distances inside a house you can use Cat5e, but the cost of a 10G/BaseT switch is so high most people won't buy it.
  • beginner99 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Exactly. Have dual ports now, only ever use one and the ports would actually allow teaming but for what? I'm not transferring large amounts of data between devices. Even streaming 4k movies 1gbit is enough.
  • rocky12345 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I never even noticed it only had 1 1Gbit LAN port installed. This makes it an even worse buy since I use both 1 Gbit ports on my current board for access to my multi tier network in my home. For this kind of price I would expect no less than 2 LAN ports and maybe even WIFI which I would not use of coarse.
  • Skeptical123 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I highly doubt the market share that wants two ethernet jacks is that large to start with. The amount of people like your self that have "multi tier networks in [their] home" is practically zero. For those that have such high-end setups, I think it's reasonable to assume they are used to using ethernet cards and don't mind doing so. If they don't want to use addon cards they can just buy a different board $50 is not going to make or break it for most of them.
  • Chaitanya - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I dont see enterprises using 10BaseT other than in their DC.
  • RaV[666] - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    While i do understand that higher pcb quality required and a better vrm make a cost difference.
    The truth is, mainbaord prices inflated few years ago without real reason (unless you consider few led`s a "reason") .MB prices are just very high, no inflation or costs make up the diffrence that happened.
    I bought Asus M5a97 evo 2.0 for around 100$. Pushed something around 350W for overclocking tests on it (5ghz flat from FX 8320) .It had good audio, dts connect.Nowadays 200$ at the very least.Did we have 200% inflation in 6 years ?
  • rocky12345 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Welcome to the millennial age where most have no concept of what things should cost and all of those that are more than willing to pay insane prices just to be first on the block to have a shiny new product before anyone else does. Some will say well if those that pay the big prices can afford it then what's the problem. The problem is these big companies see this and adjust their product prices to match all of this which in turn screws over the common person trying to build a new system. All these companies are going to do is pretty much kill off PC gaming by having everything price inflated to the point it is not worth building a gaming PC any more and a lot of people will just switch over to console gaming. The consoles will look even more interesting in 2020 when the next gen ones come out and cost a quarter or less than a decent gaming PC does. I am not a console gamer myself I happen to like PC gaming but at at least I know the next gen consoles will be an option if I just want to spend a fair bit less and still get a decent gaming experience from them.

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