X5X570 Aorus Elite Motherboard Features
The X570 Aorus Elite is one of the few entry-level motherboards out there. It comes with all the basic necessities which include PCIe 4.0 support, dual PCIe 4.0 m.2 slots, an integrated I/O shield and front panel USB Type-C support.
|Voltage Regulator||12+2 phase (doubled – 7 phase, actual)|
|USB Ports||USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps): 2x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps): 4x Type-A USB 2.0: 4x Type-A|
|Network Jacks||(1) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio Jacks||(5) Analog + SPDIF|
|PCIe x16||(1) v4.0|
|PCIe x4||(1) v4.0|
|PCIe x1||(2) v4.0|
|CrossFire/SLI||AMD Quad-GPU Crossfire and 2-Way AMD Crossfire|
|DIMM slots||(4) DDR4|
|M.2 slots||(1) PCIe 4.0 x4 / SATA + PCIe (1) PCIe 4.0 x4 / SATA + PCIe|
|SATA Ports||(6) 6Gb/s|
|USB Headers||(1) v3.x Gen2, (2) v3.x Gen1, (2) v2.0|
|Fan Headers||(4) 4-Pin|
|Other Interfaces||FP-Audio, RGB-LED, TPM|
|SATA Controllers||Integrated (0/1/10)|
|Ethernet Controllers||Intel GbE LAN|
|Wi-Fi / Bluetooth||N/A|
|HD Audio Codec||ALC1220|
The appearance of the X570 Aorus Elite is made of an all-black PCB. On the left-hand side, we see the AORUS branding on the VRM heatsink along with the shroud the covers the rear IO plate. All the heatsinks are covered with a brush-aluminium finish while the AORUS falcon sits proudly on top of the small fan.
The upper half of the board contains three fan headers on top while the fourth is just above the m.2 slot next to the rear IO shroud. All fan headers support both PWM and DC-controlled fans.
On the lower part, we find the PCIe area containing two full-length slots and two 1x size slots. The top-most PCIe connector utilizes Gigabyte’s armour around the slot to prevent cutting with heavy video cards. It runs at a full PCIe 4.0 x16 sourced from the CPU while the bottom slots are limited to PCIe 4.0 x4.
Here we also find around the PCIe slots are two M.2 connectors. Both connectors support SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4 and x2 SSDs up to 110mm.
Lastly, the rear I/O ports which have an already installed I/O plate giving the board a more premium feel and cleaner look. AORUS has made it easily accessible with a total of 10 USB ports: 4 USB 2.0 (black, 4 USB 3.0 (Blue and White – The white one for bios flashbacks/Q-Flash) and finally, two USB 3.1 ports. Unfortunately, there is no USB Type-C ports, but this is to be expected of an entry-level motherboard. For APU purposes, AORUS equipped this with a single HDMI 2.0 port as well.
RGB FUSION 2.0
Gigabyte’s RGB controller application is called RGB Fusion 2.0. The software gives access on the integrated RGB LEDs on the board as well as any compatible devices that are able to be plugged into the board like RAMs, video cards, and any LEDs attached to the board through the four headers.
The Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite is definitely a decent board with sub-15,000 Peso price. This particular board showed promising performance overall and was able to handle everything we threw at it while running stock clock speeds. It fits the regular requirements of a board at the entry-level.
AORUS also has an X570 Elite WiFi version that costs a little bit more than the one without it.