Friday, February 16th 2018

GIGABYTE Outs Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2.0 with Improved VRM

GIGABYTE released a major revision of Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming motherboard. This isn't just marked "Rev 2.0" in some obscure corner of the PCB, but is part of the model name - Z370 Ultra Gaming 2.0. It replaces the 7-phase CPU VRM of the original with a new 11-phase setup that uses stronger ferrite-core chokes that don't whine when stressed. The company is also including one M.2 SSD heatsink for the upper M.2-22110 slot, which the original lacks.

Besides these, the Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2.0 is identical to the original, including its RGB LED diffusers, multiple RGB headers governed by GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software, two reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x8 when both are populated) with NVIDIA SLI support, one gigabit Ethernet interface driven by an Intel i219-V controller, and a premium onboard audio solution with a headphones amplifier and 120 dBA SNR CODEC (Realtek ALC1220); and a price ranging between $150-$170.
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10 Comments on GIGABYTE Outs Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2.0 with Improved VRM

#1
Upgrayedd
How it should be the first time.
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#2
haxzion
never again Gigabyte...cheap products, trash vrm "on my board" trash vrm cooling and trash support answering only with excuses.....
Never ever again...
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#3
Joss
Upgrayedd said:
How it should be the first time.
There, you said it for me.
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#4
Vayra86
Its no secret that GB still has some of the worst Z370 lines apart from their flagship board.

They put this one out so they can compete with the very popular MSI Gaming Pro Carbon and basically everything AsRock has in mid/high range - because that offering still is much, much stronger minus the overkill in RGB. Asus is too expensive overall and doesn't really turn heads in any way this time.

This board... waste of time IMO
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#5
nickbaldwin86
no one has asked if this can be fixed with a BIOS update? :lovetpu:
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#6
Blueberries
With all the heat sinks and mumbojumbo "esd guards" these days how is anyone supposed to know what they're buying?

Stick with the tried and true... if you want VRM performance buy an XPOWER.
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#7
R-T-B
nickbaldwin86 said:
no one has asked if this can be fixed with a BIOS update? :lovetpu:
A bios update can't magically add VRMs.

Blueberries said:
Stick with the tried and true... if you want VRM performance buy an XPOWER.
The X370 XPOWER was Nikos crap, ironically. It's like MSI forgot what the name was about...
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#8
nickbaldwin86
R-T-B said:
A bios update can't magically add VRMs.
EXACTLY!

That is why I am saying I love TechPowerUp... because no one asked if it could be fixed with a BIOS flash. I was NOT asking if it could be.
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#9
Enterprise24
ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 at the same price = much better VRM plus DDR4-4300 CL16 is stable. No others lower mid range board can do this. But it lag "RGB everywhere" so many people doesn't seem to interest.

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#10
bug
This isn't just marked "Rev 2.0" in some obscure corner of the PCB
Of course it isn't, the corner clearly says "Rev 1.0" :D
And yeah, I don't know what that means, you just didn't pick the right wording for the article ;)
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