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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  • rocky12345 - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    Even though I like to get a great deal even I think spending only $100 on a board is low. The mainboard is the back bone of th system and as such it shoyuld be one of the best built parts in the computer so the rest of the system will also work as it should. The next one would be POwer supply which supplies the juice to run everything. The power supply should be at least top tier and be 80+ rated at least gold. Just my opinion though.
  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - link

    B450 boards that are well-rated, like the GPC, are up to $150. From what I've seen, if one cares at all about VRM one has two choices in B450: GPC and Tomahawk.
  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - link

    MSI, according to Buildzoid, is the only brand with B450 boards that have decent-quality FETs. However, I recently read about MSI swapping quality FETs for low-grade ones in a 2.0 revision of one of its boards so, as always in our unregulated tech world, caveat emptor.

    There is also the issue of RAM speed. One of the big selling points of these new Zens is faster RAM support. Who knows if the B450 boards will keep up with their ability, especially now that Samsung B die is no longer being produced.

    It's a bad time to be a PC gaming enthusiast. We're getting tons of small cores instead of large powerful cores, small dies instead of dies closer to the reticle limit, smoke and mirrors like Tensor "AI" instead of real advances, slower RAM, higher prices — and all this after the mining pricing insanity stopped. Companies must feel that mining pricing proved they can set prices higher. Since duopoly and oligarchy reigns in the tech world there isn't much competition to save us.

    It has been a bad time to be a PC gaming enthusiast for quite some time. The needs of enterprise are drifting further from the needs of the desktop gamer and the process nodes are becoming less of a gain. Not only are they tending to move toward high-density low-power designs instead of lower-density higher-performance designs, the number of design rules (cost to design) keeps increasing — so markets like enthusiast/gamer get leftover scraps. That's what Bulldozer/Piledriver was and that's what all this tiny cores stuff is. Even Radeon VII has a small die, although that's probably more a matter of naked margin-chasing, in conjunction with Apple's deal to use AMD or something.

    Imagine if there would be a GPU company that produces a no-compromises GPU that is designed purely for gaming. Not designed for compute (beyond what developers can use for games). Not designed for AI that has no relevance. Not designed to scale from mobile through "high performance". This is something that could exist if there were more competition. A high-performance node would have to be available for such a company, instead of a density-driven low-power one. And, as the design rules complexity increases, the cost of developing and updating such a GPU becomes ever-more onerous.

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