Gigabyte uses the X570S chipset update without the fan to update its creator-centric motherboard options through the X570S Aero G. According to Gigabyte, the Aero series motherboards are “…created by creators who optimize the development of content functions.” Unlike the motherboards that we usually test that focus on games or ultra-locking, the goal here is to provide A reliable, expandable motherboard with ultra-fast storage and multiple connection options. This is the motherboard that creators (think 3D rendering, video production, etc.) want. If this sounds like an updated Vision series board for the X570 platform, then you are on the right track.
for USD 349.99, Aero G has received an updated appearance, but still adheres to the black and white theme of Gigabyte’s creator-centric motherboard that we are familiar with.This time, some angles were smoothed, and the lower part (radiator and shield) was covered by more circuit boards, which produced a better appearance (from Z590 Vision Model).The board meets its target population and includes an ultra-fast USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C port that can double as VisionLink port (Similar to Thunderbolt in the way of transmitting video/data/power through the port). In addition, the board includes four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots for fast NVMe storage-all of which help build fast storage and high-end peripherals.
In terms of performance, Aero G is generally average. It performed well in some tests, such as Corona, Cinebench, and POV-Ray (multi-core), while it was slower in other tests, such as 7Zip’s compression or LAME results. The memory bandwidth is above average, but the latency is slightly higher. The power consumption of Aero G is the highest we have seen so far, but only a few watts.
During overclocking, the VRM does run very hot, but it is still in the working range at normal speeds.We see an improvement to 5 GHz on our device Ryzen 9 5950X, So when using optimized default values, you will get the price paid. Read on, we will delve into the performance results and other features of the X570S Aero G motherboard designed for creators.
Specifications-GIGABYTE X570S Aero G
|Stabilizer||14 phases (12+2, 50A MOSFET for Vcore)|
|Video port||(1) HDMI (v2.1)|
|(1) USB Type-C (Displayport 1.4)|
|USB port||(1) USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, Type-C (20 Gbps)|
|(1) USB 3.2 Gen 1, Type-C (10 Gbps)|
|(4) USB 3.2 Gen 2, Type A (10 Gbps)|
|(2) USB 3.2 Gen 1, Type-A (5 Gbps)|
|(2) USB 2.0|
|Network jack||(1) 2.5 GbE|
|Audio jack||(5) Analog + SPDIF|
|PCIe x16||(1) v4.0 (x16)|
|(1) v4.0 (x8)|
|(1) v4.0 (x4)|
|Crossfire/SLI||AMD Quad CrossfireX and CrossFireX (2 channels)|
|DIMM slot||(4) DDR4 5100+(OC), 128GB capacity (5000 series)|
|M.2 slot||(1) PCIe 4.0 x4 / SATA + PCIe (maximum 110mm)|
|(1) PCIe 4.0 x4 / PCIe Only (maximum 110mm)|
|(1) PCIe 4.0 x4 / SATA + PCIe (maximum 110mm)|
|(1) PCIe 4.0 x4 / SATA + PCIe (110mm)|
|SATA port||(6) SATA3 6 Gbps (RAID 0, 1, and 10)|
|USB connector||(1) USB v3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C)|
|(2) USB v3.2 Gen 1|
|(2) USB v2.0|
|Fan/pump connector||(8) 4-pin|
|RGB header||(2) aRGB (3-pin)|
|(3) RGB (4-pin)|
|Diagnostic panel||Release status checker (4 LEDs, CPU/RAM/VGA/start)|
|Internal buttons/switches||CMOS reset|
|Ethernet controller||Intel i225 (2.5 GbE)|
|Wi-Fi/Bluetooth||Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (ax, 2.4/5 GHz, 160 MHz)|
|USB controller||ASMedia 3242|
|HD Audio Codec||Realtek ALC1220-VB|
|DDL/DTS connection||✗ / DTS:X Ultra|
Starting from accessories, Aero G includes typical SATA cables, Wi-Fi antennas, M.2 screws, etc. Although this is not the richest accessory pack, it has what you expect and most of what you need to get started. Below is a complete list of included attachments.
- (4) SATA cable
- (4) Screw for M.2 socket
- Wireless antenna
- (2) Temperature sensor
- RGB extension cable
- G connector
- Installation/User Guide
- Disk drive
Take the circuit board out of the package, and what you see is a matte black PCB and a white heat sink and shield covering the VRM, audio and PCIe areas. Cooling the two M.2 slots is a black heat sink that extends to the chipset. The chipset radiator has a unique appearance, and the color can be changed according to the viewing angle. If you want to use integrated RGB lighting, or use one of the four RGB/ARGB connectors, you must look at a different circuit board.Overall, the beauty of X570S Aero is better than B550 And the Vision board based on Z590.
The upper half of the circuit board is mainly covered by the shield and heat sink around the socket area. The off-white finish gives way to the quarter tube radiator in the left VRM group, and the smaller black radiator has a white accent plate covering the top VRM. Above all shields and heat sinks are the 8-pin EPS power connector and the optional 4-pin connector for CPU power. On the right side of the slot are four unreinforced DRAM slots. Aero G supports 5000 series processors (lower than 4000 G series and Ryzen 3000 series) with speeds up to DDR4 5100(OC) and capacities up to 128GB. As always, your mileage may be far from DDR4 3600/3733 (AMD’s self-described sweet spot).
Above the DRAM slot are the first two (eight in total) fan headers, CPU_Fan and CPU_OPT. All fan headers support 3-pin DC and 4-pin PWM devices, and each connector can output 2A/24W (enough to run most pumps and carry several fans). If you want to add LEDs, you will find the first 4-pin RGB and 3-pin ARGB connectors in the upper right corner. Just above the M.2 socket is another 4-pin LED of the CPU, and the other two RGB/ARGB connectors are located on the bottom edge of the circuit board.
Moving down the upper right edge is the 2-pin noise sensor connector, the QFlash-Plus button (used to flash the BIOS without a CPU), and the board’s 24-pin ATX power connector. On both sides of the ATX connector are four 4-pin system fan headers and a 2-pin temperature header. You can use these to control the fan speed based on temperature data from the sensor. Last but not least, protruding from the board is the front panel USB 3.2 Gen1 connector.
The power supply on Aero G is composed of 12+2 phases in a combined configuration. The power is sent through the EPS connector to the high-quality Intersil ISL229004 8-channel (X+Y=8) PWM controller and 14 60A (according to Gigabyte-I can’t find the data sheet) Vishay Sic649A Dr.MOS MOSFET (Vcore is 720A). This setting has enough charm to support our flagship Ryzen 9 5950X during inventory and overclocking operations.
Shift the focus to the lower part on the left, we start with the audio part. Hidden under the shield are the advanced Realtek ALC1220-VB codec, as well as gold Nichicon and red WIMA audio caps. Most users should find the audio quality very suitable for typical use. Creators who pursue original audio may wish to upgrade to professional audio hardware.
Occupying the middle of the motherboard are three full-length PCIe slots and up to four M.2 slots. The two PCIe slots on the top are reinforced to better support heavy graphics cards and provide EMI shielding. The main (top) slot can run up to PCIe 4.0 x16, while the bottom slot can run up to PCIe 4.0 x8 speed. If the second slot is filled, the first slot will also be reduced to x8. This configuration supports AMD Quad-GPU Crossfire and 2-Way AMD Crossfire. The bottom slot is connected to the chipset and also runs at PCIe 4.0 x4 speed. The M2C_SB slot shares bandwidth with this slot, which causes the PCIe slot to be disabled when devices are installed in this slot.
Around and between the PCIe slots are four M.2 slots, all of which have heat sinks (called M.2 Thermal Guard III by Gigabyte). The top slot (M2A_CPU) gets bandwidth from the CPU and runs at PCIe 4.0 x4 speed. M2A_CPU is suitable for up to 110mm PCIe and SATA-based modules. M2B_SB, M2C_SB and M2D_SB all get bandwidth from the chipset and can also run up to PCIe 4.0 x4 speed. Each slot also supports drives up to 110 mm. If you need more than four M.2 modules, you may need to purchase server-grade hardware or choose add-on cards.
Sockets M2A and M2B do not share their bandwidth, but M2D_SB shares its data pipe with the SATA port. When using PCIe devices in M2D, SATA ports 4/5 are disabled. You can use up to four PCIe-based M.2 modules, and four SATA ports will be provided. Or, if you run a SATA-based module in an M2D slot, you can run all four M.2 (3x PCIe, 1x SATA) and six SATA ports. In short, there are many fast storage options on Aero G. If you need more, you should probably consider using Threadripper gear.
Finally, along the right edge are six SATA ports that support RAID0, 1, and 10. Just below it is the front panel USB 3.1 Gen1 connector to provide more USB ports.
There are several connectors at the bottom, including RGB, USB, etc. The following is a complete list from left to right:
- Front panel audio
- 3-pin aRGB and 4-pin RGB connectors
- Fan head
- TPM header
- COM header
- 2-pin temperature connector
- (2) USB 2.0 connectors
- Front panel USB 3.2 Gen1 connector
- (2) Fan connector
- Fan head
- Front panel connector
The rear IO area on Aero G maintains the white theme of the board itself and includes a pre-installed IO board. Outside of the white background, the first thing you may notice is the 10 USB ports here, including two USB Type-C ports (USB 3.2 Gen2x2 w/VisionLink and 3.2 Gen1). The VisionLink port, like Thunderbolt, provides a simple single-cable solution to transmit data, video, and power (up to 60W), while supporting up to 10 daisy chain devices. For example, for creators, connecting other displays or pen devices is essential for many workflows.
In addition to these ports, there are four USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, two Gen1 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports. In other words, there are many USB connections. Aero G has an HDMI port (output) and a DisplayPort enter Video port. In addition to the 5-plug plus SPDIF audio stack, there is also a 2.5 GbE port and Wi-Fi 6 antenna connector.
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