During Computex 2019, GIGABYTE unveiled a wide variety of X570 motherboards stretching from the entry-level X570 Gaming X to the very high-end flagship, the X570 Aorus Xtreme. The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Master slots in below the X570 Aorus Xtreme and has a range of high-end features such as 2.5 Gigabit LAN, three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, and Intel's Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless interface.

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Master could be considered its flagship for general consumers with a price tag of $349 which situates it towards the top of the X570 range at launch. Included is support for up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory across its four slots, with three PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots each with its own individual M.2 heatsink, and six SATA ports. The boards networking capabilities include a Realtek RTL8125AG 2.5 G port with an assisting Intel Gigabit port, as well as an Intel AX200 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface which also includes support for BT 5 devices. There are three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which operate at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4, with a single PCIe 4.0 x1 slot.

On the power delivery front, GIGABYTE is using a formidable setup with a 12+2 design with power stages rated for 50 A, and with two 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs. The onboard audio is handled by a Realtek ALC1220-VB HD audio codec and is complemented by an ESS Sabre 9118 DAC chip to enhance the auditory quality. On the rear panel is a Q-Flash Plus button for updating the firmware, a clear CMOS button, three USB 3.1 G1 Type-A, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, two USB 3.1 G1 Type-A and four USB 2.0 ports. 

GIGABYTE's X570 Aorus Master targets gamers and enthusiasts looking to push their processors further than the rated specifications, and will likely have good memory support for fast memory to make the most of the AMD Ryzen 3000 series Infinity Fabric Interconnect. The pricing reflects this with a price tag of $349 which puts it in the upper echelon, and the second most expensive X570 model from GIGABYTE set to launch on 7/7.

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  • GreenReaper - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    Arguably if you only need 1x it might be better to take it out of the case altogether and use USB 3.0 or suchlike. What use-case requires a card, and do you really need more than one of them?
    (A PCIe riser might also be a useful approach.)
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  • TheUnhandledException - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    It does have a x1 slot and how it is it a "waste" to use a large slot. That is the whole point of PCIe. The second and third x16 physical slots are actual x8 and x4 anyways. So you have two x8 slots, an x4 slot, and an x1 slot. Also how many SATA devices do you have? The board comes with 6 and fast storage is moving to m.2 (which the board has 3). If that isn't enough you could use one of the x8 slots to drop in a PCIe to m2 adapter and gain two more. SATA is being relegated to slow devices (like bulk HDD and optical drives). Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Friday, June 14, 2019 - link

    @npz got it correct. As for what you'd use them for, I have a GPU, an audio card, an adapter for older PATA drives (which comes in *really* handy,) a modem card (yeah, I'm on the old DSL,) and I'm hoping to get a working TV converter card for older tape recorded content.
    That's 5. So yes, I really do want 7x PCIe slots of various sizes.
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  • npz - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - link

    The motherboard does have one PCIE x1 slot though. It's the black slot above the bottom metal x16 slot. Reply
  • WaltC - Saturday, June 15, 2019 - link

    If this has the dual bios--this might be the ticket for me! I don't care about RGB--turn it off when I can...! Christmas time is great--but I only need a tree once a year, thanks...;) Reply
  • WaltC - Saturday, June 15, 2019 - link

    Appears the master also has dual bios support--so it's likely the Master for me. Reply
  • Gastec - Saturday, June 22, 2019 - link

    USB 3 point what? G1, G2? On Aorus Master's web page it's written: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2*/Gen 1 Type-A ports (red), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red), etc ,etc. We don't even know for sure what speeds these "USB 3" ports have. Which one is which and what the heck is going on? :) Reply

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