GIGABYTE Unveils X570 Mini-ITX Motherboard: X570 I Aorus Pro WiFiby Gavin Bonshor on June 4, 2019 10:00 AM EST
In the midst of all the current AMD announcements such as the Ryzen 3000 series of processors, and the announcement of the new X570 chipset, GIGABYTE has prepared a series of different X570 models. The GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI features a mini-ITX frame with a Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface, and a Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec.
The mini-ITX small factor is very popular on consumer desktop and it's normal for a motherboard vendor to launch at least one or sometimes two models onto the market. GIGABYTE introduces its X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI model into the mid-range segment with a nice variety of features. Firstly, there are two DDR4 memory slots that will likely support up to 64 GB of total memory capacity, but this hasn't been officially confirmed. Storage is provided by four SATA straight-angled ports, with two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, one of which includes a thermal guard which works in collaboration with the actively cooled X570 heatsink. The X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI has a single full-length PCIe 4.0 slot which has a coating of metal armor reinforcement.
For enthusiasts and performance junkies, the GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI has an 8-phase power delivery using International Rectifier MOSFETs. Due to the design of the power delivery, it allows the heatsink to work more effectively at cooling the power delivery. The rear panel cover is also elegant with a metal finish further adding to the boards premium aspect. It's the controller set which makes this board a more mid-range offering with a single Intel-based Gigabit LAN port, a Wi-Fi 6 capable Intel AX200 802.11ax interface, as well as a Realtek ALC1220-VB HD audio codec. On the rear is dual HDMI outputs with a DisplayPort too, making this board suitable for multi-display capable for use with Ryzen based APUs. Aside from a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, and Type-C, the rest of the rear panel is using four USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports.
The GIGABYTE X570 I Aorus Pro WIFI will be available from 7/7, with an expected MSRP of $219 at launch.
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sing_electric - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkOf course this is announced right after I said that consumers who wanted Zen 2 in a small system were left in a tough spot after AMD's announcement that PCIe 4 wouldn't be ported back to 400-series chipsets, given that I don't think there were any X470 (or 370) ITX boards.
jeremyshaw - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkThere are X470 and X370 ITX boards, though ASRock (the OEM) noted those boards basically had no benefit (from the chipset) over the B450/B350. People wanted them, so they delivered it and bundled a better Intel WiFi card to compensate.
Konservenknilch - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkAt least Asus and Asrock have X470 ITX boards. Can't remember for X370.
Valantar - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkThere are quite a few ITX X370 and X470 boards. Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI and Biostar all have at least one. There are usually B3/450 models that are very similar for cheaper (which made sense with those chipsets as the feature difference didn't matter), but there are X-series ones too. I should know, I'm typing this on a computer with one in it.
Duraz0rz - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkI just bought a B450 mITX board, but I think Asus had an X470 mITX board when I was shopping. Not that I need X470.
Although now I'm questioning my purchase :(
Meaker10 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkBuildzoid did a VRM analysis on it, looks strong.
eddieobscurant - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkSince ryzen is a soc, why manufactures don't release motherboards without the x570 chipset? Sure it will have less usb/sata/etc ports, but for mini-itx, like this one it makes sense.
Mr Perfect - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkIf that would get rid of the active cooling, then so be it.
Dug - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkI hope they make one with TB3. Or at least a micro atx so I can add a tb3 card.
imaheadcase - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - linkThat back plate would cause lots of issues in SFF systems for sure. Never saw one so big like that to fit in a case, not sure dimensions on it, but even the basic silver looking ones are hard to get in just right.