Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 Specification:

Brand Gigabyte
Model Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 (rev 1.0)
CPU Socket Type LGA 1151 (300 Series)
CPU Type Only Support for 8th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors in the LGA1151 package
* Not backward compatible with older generation of LGA 1151 CPUs
Chipset Intel Z370
Onboard Video Chipset Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel HD Graphics support:
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2304@60Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version, HDCP 2.2, and HDR.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@30Hz
* Support for HDMI 1.4 version and HDCP 2.2.
Maximum shared memory of 1GB
Number of Memory Slots 4×288pin
Memory Standard DDR4 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3800(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3666(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3300(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133
Maximum Memory Supported 64GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
PCI Express 3.0 x16 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
* The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the M2P_32G connector. The PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x2 mode when a PCIe SSD is installed in the M2P_32G connector.
PCI Express x1 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
* The PCIEX1_3 slot shares bandwidth with the SATA3 1 connector. When the PCIEX1_3 slot is populated, the SATA 3 1 connector becomes unavailable.
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
SATA 6Gb/s 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
M.2 2 x M.2 connectors (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2M_32G, M2A_32G)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_32G)
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN Chipset Intel GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless LAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 433 Mbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
Bluetooth BLUETOOTH 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
Rear Panel Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x HDMI
1 x RJ45
1 x DisplayPort
1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
Internal I/O Connectors 1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
1 x 3 Amp fan/water cooling pump header
1 x system fan/water cooling pump header
2 x digital LED strip headers
2 x digital LED strip power select jumpers
2 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2×6-pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1 x Thunderbolt add-in card connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
2 x temperature sensor headers
Form Factor ATX
LED Lighting RGB
Dimensions (W x L) 12.0″ x 9.6″
Power Pin 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Features Multi-Graphics Technology:
Support for NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI technologies
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire technologiesI/O Controller:
iTE I/O Controller ChipH/W Monitoring:
Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Overheating warning
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.BIOS:
2 x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0Unique Features:
Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
3D OSD
@BIOS
AutoGreen
BIOS Setup
Color Temperature
Cloud Station
EasyTune
Easy RAID
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
Platform Power Management
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
Smart Keyboard
Smart TimeLock
Smart HUD
System Information Viewer
USB Blocker
USB DAC-UP 2
V-Tunerr
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress InstallBundle Software:
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
cFosSpeedOperating System:
Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 BIOS:

The Auros Z370 Gaming 5 comes with dual bios so you’re safe from any bios update going wrong. The BIOS is accessed by pressing the DEL key on the keyboard like on any other system.The Bios in this case is updated to F5e.

By default, you’re taken to the easy mode of the bios that can be changed in the advanced mode. In the easy mode, you can see some system information, CPU temperature, and voltage. Drives and DRAM information. Then you also have the EZ OC, Intel RST switch, and smart fan 5 utility. You can also change the boot sequence from here and see the fan profiles.

The advanced mode is accessed by pressing F6 on the keyboard or clicking on the Classic button in the Easy Mode. And doing so lands you in the M.I.T section. There are two pop-ups on the bottom right and right side of this BIOS menu. In the right menu, you can view different stats of the system while from the bottom menu, you can switch back to easy mode, change the language and access the Q-Flash and Smart Fan 5 utility. And at the top is where you’ll find the other sections of the BIOS.

This is what the Q-Flash utility looks like. From here you can update your bios.

This is the Smart Fan 5 menu. From here you can set different curves and play around with fan settings.

And that’s the rest of the BIOS. Do note that the BIOS is the latest version at the time of review, F5e.

Ahmed Kazim

Ahmed Kazim

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