Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master Motherboard Review

Testing – SATA, USB, Network & Power

To test SATA, M.2, and USB speeds we make use of CrystalDiskMark hard drive benchmarking tool. First up is our SATA drive which is the Crucial MX 300.


For M.2 testing we will test both PCI-Express 3.0 and PCI-Express 4.0 drives. First we use the WD Black SN750 which is a PCI-Express 3.0 drive.


Next is the PCI-Express 4.0 drive, which is the AORUS NVMe Gen 4 SSD (review coming soon!).

nvme pcie4 heatsink

For the USB 3.1 test we use the ORICO M.2 Solid State Drive Enclosure. We used the Type-C connection on the board.

usb3 typec

To test the network adapter performance we use LAN Speed Test. Sadly we do not have the hardware to properly test either the 2.5 GbE port of WiFi 6 properly. But here are the results using the Synology RT2600ac Router. First we test the 2.54 GbE LAN port.

lan 25g

For WiFi we connect first at 5GHz.

wifi 5ghz

Then at 2.4 GHz.

wifi 24ghz

Power consumption for a system is of course very important. To measure power consumption I used a killawatt meter. The idle test is taken on the Windows 10 desktop and the load test is taken while running AIDA64’s system stability test with GPU’s enabled. Remember these values are for the entire system.

aorus master power idle

aorus master power load

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