On April 30 at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT, Gigabyte is planning to stream a special event known as AORUS Direct on its YouTube. Nobody knows *what* specifically will be revealed just yet, but it looks like it’s going to be something big.

During AORUS Direct, Gigabyte is likely going to reveal some new top-notch motherboards that could hit the market soon. Though Gigabyte manufactures laptop devices and custom graphics cards, its production of motherboards is what the company is best known for. April 30, the company might just show off brand-new ones.

This could be exciting news for PC gamers. As the backbone of a computer, motherboards are one of the most important parts in any rig. And as the market for motherboards has become increasingly varied in recent years, as one of the largest motherboard manufacturers Gigabyte has been able to use its size to deliver a wide range of boards. These days motherboards don’t just vary in size – from towering EATX boards to tiny mini-ITX builds – but also ever-expanding feature sets such as USB Type-C ports, M.2 slots, Wi-Fi, and even RGB lighting controls.

As well, overclocking continues to remain popular, with performance-focused boards getting extra cooling and support for higher RAM speeds in order to maximize their performance potential. Based on what they’ve accomplished so far, whatever Gigabyte has to offer with a new line of motherboards should be pretty interesting to see.

Make sure to save the date and time so you can catch the AORUS Direct stream. If some fantastic motherboards are announced, you won’t want to miss it. If you can’t make it, don’t worry — a post-stream recap highlighting everything you need to know will also be available.

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Source: Gigabyte AORUS Direct

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  • close - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    DTX is a weird middle ground between mATX and mITX. It's not sufficiently small for a true SFF, and it probably doesn't save enough space (~1"?) to make the loss of expandability worth it. It's probably why it didn't take off.
  • Dug - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    Because it was expensive.
  • close - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    There's nothing inherently "expensive" about a PCB that is 1-2" shorter than a mATX. If anything they were expensive because nobody wanted them. So pretty much nobody made them. And whoever did charged more for "the niche".

    mDTX was slightly more popular, as it was basically a mITX with an extra PCIe slot and even cheaper than mITX. But DTX was that kind of compromise nobody really wanted: too small to offer expandability and too many features (like mATX and up), and too large to make a real SFF (mITX, mDTX).And it was also shot in the foot by the market for cases. You don't want to buy a DTX board to put in a mATX case. and DTX cases were just as rare sightings as the boards.
  • Operandi - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    Basically I look at it like this...

    mATX should be the new ATX, and iTX should be the new mATX. Sure if you are building a Threadripper workstation and really need the space then ATX has a place but ATX is a stupid waste of space for 99% for what people are building.
  • alufan - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    if the image is true then it almost looks like a thread ripper socket or even an Intel not an AM4
  • Valantar - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link


    Clearly non-2xxx Intel socket, huge 2-sided VRMs, RAM only on one side, looks like water cooling on the VRM on the right side board (difficult to see without zooming, but there's a blob there that looks like a g1/4 port). Giant shields covering the PCBs and m.2 slots.

    Move along, nothing to see here.
  • nevcairiel - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    Its Intels Z470, multiple motherboard vendors have been putting out teasers for a April 30 reveal.
  • Byte - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    It's gonna be YUGE! It will have 8, not 14 USB 3.2* ports!!!! And pci-e lanes* up the WAZOOOOOO!!! Also LED dianostics. This time in OLED! Oh, did you say you like phasing? For the FIRST TIME EVER 32bit, er i mean 32x VRM phases!! Did you say bandwidtch? Is 800Gbps fast enough for your 10Mb line? No? Well too bad, wait for starlink!!!!

    * Gen1
    * up to what the lowly consumer cpus support
  • Spunjji - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    I did lol 👍
  • Dug - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    I'm so tired of the huge ATX form factor and giant cases.

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