The folks over at VideoCardz.com have gotten their hands on a few images of the upcoming Gigabyte AORUS Z370 motherboards, and we have to say, they look pretty nice. These boards will not only support Intel’s upcoming Socket 1151 Coffee Lake CPUs, but may also support older Skylake and Kaby Lake chips as well, although this has not yet been confirmed.
The three boards shown are the Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming, the Z370 AORUS Gaming 5, and the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7.
Starting off the grouping is the Ultra Gaming, a budget-minded board that lacks some of the additional features found on the more advanced boards. Instead of three M.2 slots, we only see two, and there is no shielding covering the audio circuits. Once nice feature not found on a lot of lower-priced motherboards is the inclusion of an I/O cover, which makes any motherboard look much better when included.
Next up is the Gaming 5, a mid-tier Z370 board. This board adds an additional M.2 slot, and what we assume is RGB lighting on the I/O cover. Also bundled is what looks to be built-in WiFi, as well as protective shielding over the AMP-UP audio circuits.
Rounding things out is the Gaming 7, which steps up to two RJ-45 ports, and includes the RGB-lit I/O cover and protective shielding for the audio portion of the board. Also seen is a heatsink for one of the M.2 slots. We did notice that there does not appear to be any built-in wireless on this board, which we assume was replaced by the additional NIC.