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GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro & X570 Aorus Pro WIFI
The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro is offered in two versions, with and without Wi-Fi and represents its mid-range product stack with a Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec, Intel Gigabit LAN, and an HDMI 2.0 output on the rear panel. Both models share the same PCB, aesthetics and overall circuitry, with the only difference coming in the wireless connectivity; users can sacrifice Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 and BT 5.0 wireless interface for a small price reduction. The positioning in GIGABYTE's X570 product stack slots it between the more premium X570 Aorus Ultra ($299), and the more cost-effective X570 Aorus Elite ($199 to $209).
The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro uses a strong looking 14-phase power delivery which is suitable for enthusiasts looking to squeeze out some extra performance from the new Ryzen 3000 series processors; it should be noted that GIGABYTE is using the same power delivery as the more expensive X570 Aorus Ultra ($299). A total of four RAM slots with support for DDR4-4400 and up to 128 GB sit towards the right-hand side, while the bottom area is dominated by three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots which operate at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4. For storage, there are two M.2 slots each with their own individual heat shields as well as six available SATA ports.
On the rear panel is a single Intel I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet port with a Realtek ALC1220-VB HD audio codec driving the five 3.5 mm audio jacks and the S/DPIF optical output. In terms of rear panel USB, there is single USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, two USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, three USB 3.1 G1 Type-A, and four USB 2.0 ports. A single HDMI 2.0 video output is also present for users looking to utilize one of AMD's Ryzen based APUs, with the X570 Aorus Pro WIFI variant adding antenna connectors for the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless interface; this also has support for BT 5.0 devices.
The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro WIFI has an MSRP of $269 which offers users with a solid feature set, and all-in-all is a slightly cut-down version of the more expensive X570 Aorus Ultra ($299). For the $30 drop in the cost of the GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Ultra, the X570 Aorus Pro WIFI drops one of the PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, but for users looking for a model without the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface, the non Wi-Fi enabled X570 Aorus Pro looks set to come in with an MSRP of $259.