Gigabyte’s X570 Aorus Master Motherboard Offers More Bang For The Buck At $300 Range

Gigabyte’s X570 Aorus Master Motherboard Offers More Bang For The Buck At $300 Range
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Gigabyte’s X570 Aorus Master is sliding nicely in the mid-market segment with its high-end specs with the affordable price tag.

The motherboard actually has four memory slots for DDR4 and three slots for PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2. That’s good news for those who always want something extra for their computers. Meanwhile, it’s also equipped with 2.4 Gb/s Wi-Fi controller, USB3 Gen2 ports, 2.5Gbps Ethernet, and a very quiet fan.

Of course, a fast fan is always noisy. But what the company did was to tinker with the RPM-to-temperature profile to reduce the noise.

Those are features that you can find in a high-end product, not a 300-dollar motherboard.

It’s actually somewhat surprising that Gigabyte managed to bring down the cost with all the features it threw into this product. It’s not cheap to produce PCIe 4.0 motherboards. Also, the company seems to have put in money to make sure all the ports are very accessible. The I/O panel, for instance, also features four ports for USB 2.0 and two ports for USB3 Gen1. There are five audio jacks (analog), S/PDIF, and two black buttons to update and clear the firmware.

The one drawback to all those PCIe 4.0 slots is the lack of extra SATA ports. In fact, two SATA ports need to be disabled when you use the lower M.2 slot. Nevertheless, there are four active SATA slots that you can find on the front edge.

The X570 Aorus Master was launched by Gigabyte in June this year. It targets the mid-market segment as the specs and price lie just short of the Aorus Xtreme. It features a lesser phase count compared to the Xtreme, for instance, at just 12+2. For comparison, the Xtreme features a true 14 phase VRM. Nevertheless, a true 12 phase is something that you don’t always see from a Gigabyte product, so this is a nice departure for the company.

But when you consider the price between the two variants, it would be easy to cop the Aorus Master. The Xtreme, after all, is selling for $700 while this one sells starting at $300.

The X570 Aorus Master is probably one of the best motherboards your money can buy that supports the 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs. Here’s a comparison review of the Aorus Master and the Aorus Xtreme, which should help you in your decision.