I think that this board brings with it many great features gamers and enthusiasts alike will enjoy, especially if you are an AORUS fan. I think that Gigabyte has done a really good job defining their AORUS brand with their board designs and of course the RGB LEDs. Like the AORUS boards we’ve reviewed in the past this board has multiple RGB LED zones, which allow you to really customize your board to match your build the way you want it. And if you decide you don’t like the colors you can just go into the RGB Fusion software and change things up. One other thing that I did like was the large AORUS logo that stretches across the board.
Besides looks this board has a great feature-set. You have support for multiple graphics cards, USB 3.1 (internal and external), two Turbo M.2 slots, Intel LAN, and a really great audio solution. There really is not much you can ask for in a board in this price range.
As I’ve said before Gigabyte has really stepped up their game in terms of software support and all of the Gigabyte Apps reflect that. I love that they all are under the “App Center” which gives you a launcher for all the apps, keeps them up to date, and easily allows you to download them if they are not installed. You can use EasyTune to overclock your system within Windows and SIV to use Smart Fan 5 to calibrate and tune your fans for the best performance. With that said the BIOS Gigabyte is using could use an update, at least for me it feels a little dated.
Another thing I would have liked to have seen is a least one M.2 cooler included with the board. You have to step up to the Z370 Gaming 7 board to get one, which is a little disappointing.
Z370 boards are not all that exciting. We are not seeing a ton of new technologies on these boards, so basically they are a rehash of Z370 board. That is more on Intel than the board manufacturers, but Gigabyte was able to bring out a great board in the AORUS Ultra Gaming for the Z370 platform. Also the aesthetic changes are definitely welcomed as well.
Right now you can pickup this board at our favorite online retailer for $169.99, which really does not break the bank at all. Overall ThinkComputers gives the AORUS Z370 Ultra Gaming Motherboard a 9 out of 10 score.
– New aesthetic changes are welcomed
– Two Ultra M.2 slots
– Steel reinforced DDR4 and PCI-Express slots
– Lots of RGB lighting
– Great software package
– No M.2 coolers included
– BIOS seems dated