X299 has probably become the most popular of its time these days and GIGABYTE seems to be taking full advantage of it. Numerous tiers of the X299 platform have been revealed till now and each one of them looks much better than the previous one. Even the recent release of GIGABYTE, the Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard has been already beaten by the company’s own new offering, the X299 Aorus Gaming 9.

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GIGABYTE Concurrent With Intel

Processors market is already full of a tough competition and AMD is giving a very tough time to Intel. Taking advantage of the scene, companies are having a good time in developing compatible hardware for the new processors. Especially since after the release of AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Intel Core i9, GIGABYTE seems to be enjoying the scenario. It feels like GIGABYTE has more of a scheduled plan with Intel. If you don’t believe it, accept the fact that X299 platform is already flaunting 10 different motherboards at the moment. Each model is for the different Intel processors out there in the market. (We don’t need to tell you about the 8th gen Intel processors. Do we?)


Aorus Gaming 7

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The £400+ motherboard is probably one of the most expensive things that you can imagine of buying for your gaming PC. Here’s what you need to know about the extreme performance motherboard.

  • An ATX motherboard to pack more of those necessary additional slots
  • New and unique combinations of the RGB Fusion lights to make your board come to life (Ahh the feeling you get when the vacuum between all memory lanes, the PCIe slots, the chipset heatsink, the rear I/O shield and the audio area is filled with those heart drooling LEDs
  • Eight SATA III and a clear CMOS button and a USB 3.1 port at the front
  • A new addition to the board is the ECO Button which the manufacturers describe as:

GIGABYTE’s unique ECO button provides power-saving features by automatically reducing the overall power consumption according to current system load. The OC button helps enthusiasts and overclockers not only get the most performance from their hardware, but also the absolute most enjoyable OC experience.

Other On-Board Components

  • Realtek ALC1220 codec
  • ESS ES9018Q2C Digital Analogue Converter (DAC)
  • Nichicon Gold Series capacitors
  • Five PCIe 3.0 X16 lanes
  • Three different M.2 slots
  • Dual 8-pin EPS connections
  • A real heat pipe based heatsink
  • A 10-phase (8+1+1, VCore+VCCSA+IO) design linked with an Infineon IR35201 chip
The newest version of the Razer Blade Gaming Laptop with the graphics chip upgraded to GTX 1060

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Here comes the most important collection for most of us:

  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 4 x USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) ports
  • 2 x RJ-45 (Ethernet) ports
  • 2 x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)