Monday, January 11th 2021

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master OC Edition Pictured

In a move that's possibly triggered by the MSI MEG B550 Unify X, GIGABYTE unveiled a limited edition variant of its X570 AORUS Master motherboard targeting overclockers—the X570 AORUS Master OC. This board does away with much of its aesthetic cladding, sheds the rear I/O shroud, and exposes its bare PCB for the most part. A much simpler fan-heatsink cools the X570 chipset. The CPU VRM area is cooled by a pair of aluminium fin-stack heatsinks that are joined by what looks like a flattened heat-pipe.

Perhaps the biggest design change with the GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master OC has to be its memory set-up. The board has just two DDR4 DIMM slots, or one DIMM per memory channel. From a memory overclocking standpoint, this is the most optimal memory topology, and the reason why memory overclocking records are usually set on Mini-ITX motherboards (that have 1DPC memory configuration). Elsewhere we see a pair of PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slots wired to the CPU (x8/x8 with both populated), a third PCI-Express 4.0 x16 (electrical Gen 4 x4, wired to the X570 chipset), and three M.2 NVMe slots, each with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring.
Source: HXL (Twitter)
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8 Comments on GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master OC Edition Pictured

#1
TheinsanegamerN
Wait...a board without all the flourishing bullshit that adorns modern motherboards, and a FUNCTIONAL VRM heatsink? AND two USB 3 headers isntead of the useless type C header?

I LOVE IT
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Supercrit
TheinsanegamerN
Wait...a board without all the flourishing bullshit that adorns modern motherboards, and a FUNCTIONAL VRM heatsink? AND two USB 3 headers isntead of the useless type C header?

I LOVE IT
Still has chipset fan that will eventually fail instead of a larger passive heatsink.
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TheinsanegamerN
Supercrit
Still has chipset fan that will eventually fail instead of a larger passive heatsink.
True, that is a negative point. OTOH, you can get passive heatsinks from frozenCPU that obliterate these tiny fan sinks in temperatures.
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#4
jesdals
Why cant they move that chipset heatsink away from the GPUs hot air
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#5
claster17
TheinsanegamerN
AND two USB 3 headers isntead of the useless type C header?
It has two USB 3.0 headers and a 3.1 type C header.
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#6
Octopuss
I bet it will only cost $999.
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#7
Gmr_Chick
Pfft, somebody who already owns the Master could literally take the rear IO shroud off and create the same result. Granted, this "new" Master only has 2 DIMM slots, but still.

And I bet GIGA will price this "naked" version of the Master at $400+, to boot...
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Caring1
Gmr_Chick
Pfft, somebody who already owns the Master could literally take the rear IO shroud off and create the same result. Granted, this "new" Master only has 2 DIMM slots, but still.

And I bet GIGA will price this "naked" version of the Master at $400+, to boot...
That looks exactly what they have done, you can see the wi-fi is no longer shielded and traces of shielding around the lower left region of the board.
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