AMD’s X570 chipset has been around for a while now, but is still a solid platform to build a system on. Recently we’ve seen a sort of re-launch of the X570 chipset with X570S, with the “S” standing for silent. The biggest change with the X570 chipset is that it required active cooling, so on almost all motherboards at launch we saw an active cooling fan on the chipset heatsink. While X570S is essentially the same chipset, it does not require active cooling and we’ve seen quite a few new boards launch, or rather re-launch using this nomenclature. Today we are taking a look at the Gigabyte X570S AORUS Master, which brings with it a 14+2 digital power phase design, four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, USB 3.2 gen 2×2, WiFi 6E and of course a passive cooling design. Is this the board you need for your next Ryzen build? Read on as we find out!
Special thanks to Gigabyte for providing us with the X570S AORUS Master Motherboard to review.
The X570S AORUS Master comes in the typical Gigabyte motherboard packaging we are used to. On the front of the box we have a large AORUS logo. Flipping over to the back many of the features of the board are detailed, there is a list of specifications, and an overview of the rear I/O connections.
Getting everything out of the box as far as accessories we have a WiFi antenna, set of AORUS stickers, two thermal probes, four SATA cables, RGB extension cable, AORUS case badge, Q-connector, two AORUS velcro straps, M.2 screws, and a user’s guide.