GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI

The GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI is the vendors only small form factor model in its X570 product stack. GIGABYTE introduces its X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI model into the mid-range segment with a nice variety of features including a mini-ITX frame with a 6+2 power delivery, an Intel Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface, and a Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec.  

Firstly, there are two DDR4 memory slots which support up to 64 GB. Storage is provided by four SATA straight-angled ports, with two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, one of which includes a thermal guard which works in collaboration with the actively cooled X570 heatsink; the other is located on the rear of the PCB. The X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI has a single full-length PCIe 4.0 slot which has a coating of metal armor reinforcement. In the top-right corner are two memory slots which support DDR4-440 with a maximum capacity of up to 128 GB. For enthusiasts and performance junkies, the GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI has an 8-phase power delivery using International Rectifier MOSFETs in a 6+2 configuration. The rear panel cover is also quite elegant with a metal finish further adding an element of premium to the board. 

It's the controller set which makes this board a more mid-range offering with a single Intel I211-AT Gigabit port, a Wi-Fi 6 capable Intel AX200 802.11ax interface, as well as a Realtek ALC1220-VB HD audio codec which drives the three 3.5 mm audio jacks. Also on the rear panel is dual HDMI outputs with a DisplayPort too, making this board suitable for multi-display capable for use with Ryzen based APUs. Aside from a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, and Type-C, the rest of the boards USB capabilities come from USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports.

With a solid blend of aesthetics, a neatly packed in active cooled M.2 and X570 chipset heatsink, the GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI has a decent feature set. The GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI is also a bit of a mouthful, so I'm not too keen on such a longly named product SKU, but for users looking for a competitively priced mini-ITX model, this board has an MSRP of $219 at launch.

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  • Marlin1975 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    How soon before you can test the x570 boards? Really curious how pcie 3 m.2 cards perform in them with 2000 and 3000 series cpus. Does the new chipset help performance for 2000 cpus or even 3000 cpus compared to x470 and b450 boards?

    And any word on future mATX boards? Only 1 so far seems weird and also a monoply for asrock.
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  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    I think the only advantage of using a 2000 series CPU with an X570 board will be PCIe 3.0/4.0 support. The X370/X470 only supported PCIe 2.0. In theory, the connection from the 2000 processor to the X570 chipset should run at PCIe 3.0 speeds. Reply
  • FreckledTrout - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    The x370 chipset and x470 both supported PCIe 3.0 with either a 1xxx or 2xxx Ryzen CPU. If you are not running a 3xxx CPU in the x570 board there isn't any major feature that should cause one to want to upgrade. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    @FreckledTrout - Yes and no. The interconnect between the CPU and the chipset is PCIe 3.0 on X370 / X470, but all the PCIe lanes that come off the chipset are 2.0. Running a 2000 series CPU in an X570 board would give you a PCIe 3.0 link between the CPU and the chipset, with either PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 lanes coming off the chipset (depends on if AMD drops everything to PCIe 3.0 with a 2000 series processor). Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    It looks like they still allow the chipset lanes to be 4.0. So you'd have 3.0 link to cpu, but 4.0 from chipset to devices. Reply
  • Targon - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    Since you have at least one or two PCI Express slots that are connected to the CPU, not chipset, that almost becomes a non-issue. On my Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero(X370), you have PCI Express 3.0 x16 for the first slot, or x8/x8. The third PCI Express x16 slot is a 2.0 I believe, which is still enough to get the job done for many devices. Even with the X570 board with a first or second generation Ryzen processor, the most you end up with is an extra 3.0 supporting slot. Note that many boards may have x16 slots, but they are x8 electrically, so you won't see the full bandwidth anyway in those slots. Reply
  • sorten - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Thanks Gavin! This is a great resource and is exactly what I needed to help build my new system. Reply
  • willis936 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    The return of the 40mm fan! Those are the most obnoxious components ever. No one has missed them in the past ten years. Reply
  • Kastriot - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Buy Asrock aqua and problem solved. Reply
  • npz - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Well, you do have one choice, the GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme is fanless.
    I doubt they are that loud as they were in the past though, as it's a variable speed fan now.
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