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Finally! Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Revealed from Gigabyte, with 4.6 GHz Overclock Tease!!!

Posted April 18, 2018 by Josh Jackson in CPU & Motherboards

There’s a ton of great motherboards to choose from for any platform nowadays. I still remember shopping for a solid board for my FX-8350 and of all the ones I tried, there was one that stood out above the rest. Thankfully, I believe the competition is a lot tighter when it comes to performance. This allows me to pick my favorite on looks. I’ve longed for a Gaming 7 motherboard for Ryzen since before the initial release. Finally, Gigabyte is bringing a Gaming 7 X470 board to their Aorus lineup and it looks even better than I imagined it.

Images speak for themselves, but one thing I really enjoy about Aorus is the lighting; specifically on the light bar, the RAM slots, and the PCIe slots. To this day it’s my favorite design among motherboards, but the Gaming 7 doesn’t stop there. I love the performance features and in particular, a very juicy bit of info that shows a 4.6 GHz overclock on a 2700X. Yes! You read that correctly!!! In the promotional materials, Gigabyte clearly shows a 4.6 GHz CPU-Z validation and all the information indicates that it’s across all 8 cores with hyper-threading enabled. I have so many questions! Is this conventional cooling? Is this LN2 cooling? How much cooling is this!?! Is it just a promotional stunt??? One can only hope that 4.6 GHz is achievable on a daily use basis with a 2700X, but I’ll curb my enthusiasm a bit before I lead myself to some disappointment. Regardless, this board has so many great features working for it. A 10+2 VRM, NVMe heat sinks, heat sink fins for the VRMs, Precision Boost Overdrive to further push XFR 2, a durable base plate on the back, and I’m barely scratching the surface!If I haven’t made it clear enough yet, I’m very excited for the Aorus X470 Gaming 7 from Gigabyte. I’ll include a gallery of some of the highlights I mentioned so you can easily sort through them. However, if you want the full gambit of details, check out the links below. Not only will you make it to the official page, but you’ll also find links you can use to pre-order if you want. There’s less than a day until release! Even if you’re still rocking a 1800X, I think this board would be a worthy upgrade for any Ryzen platform.




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