Pictures of the PCB of the upcoming Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K3 socket AM4 motherboard have hit the web. These photos are of the bare PCB of the motherboard with all of the traces and printed markings, but at the stage before surface-mount components can be soldered on. You can still make out quite a lot about the board based on these photos. The X370 is AMD’s upcoming high-end desktop chipset, which will be launched alongside the Ryzen 8-core processor in February 2017.
The AX370-Gaming K3 is an ATX motherboard. Being an AM4 motherboard it supports the upcoming Ryzen “Summit Ridge” CPUs as well as the 7th generation A-Series “Bristol Ridge” APUs. The board will draw power from both 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors and looks to have a 7-phase VRM for the CPU. The AM4 socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots. For expansion slots you have one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, a second gen 3.0 x16 slot (that’s electrical x4), and three gen 3.0 x1 slots. Storage includes eight SATA 6GB/s ports and one 32 Gb/s M.2 slot. It looks like you will also get 8-channel HD audio as well as USB 3.1 with this board. It will feature Gigabyte’s signature Dual-UEFI as well.