Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 Motherboard – Price, Specifications and Overview

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With the release of AMD Threadripper, manufacturers have been releasing phenomenal motherboards. This particular motherboard by Gigabyte is no less than others and has many killer features like RGB Fusion, Quad-Channel DDR4 RAM @3600MHz+ with 4 DIMM Slots, Triple M.2 slots, and more.

Price

This motherboard is priced at $389.99 in the US, and pricing in India can be expected to be around ₹30,000. The price is pretty similar to X299 motherboards by Intel.

Specifications and Overview

CPU Support Socket TR4 AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor support
Chipset AMD X399 Chipset
Memory 1. 8 x DDR4 DIMM Sockets with support up to 128GB DDR4 RAM
2. Quad Channel Memory Support
3. DDR4 3600+(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133 MHz memory modules support
4. ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules support
5. non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules support
6. Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules support
Expansion 1. 2x PCI Express x16 slots running at x16 (PCI-E 3.0)
2. 2x PCI Express x16 slots running at x8 (PCI-E 3.0)
3. 1X PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCI-E 2.0)
Storage Interface 1. 3x M.2 Connectors
2. 8x SATA 6Gb/s Connectors
3. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10
SLI and Crossfire Support Both SLI and Crossfire are supported, up to 4-Way.
Internal IO Connectors 1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
3. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
4. 4 x system fan headers
5. 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
6. 1 x CPU fan header
7. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
8. 1 x digital LED strip header
9. 1 x digital LED strip power select jumper
10. 2 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable headers
11. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
12. 1 x power button
13. 1 x reset button
14. 1 x Clear CMOS button
15. 2 x temperature sensor headers
16. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
17. 3 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
18. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
19. 1 x front panel header
20. 1 x front panel audio header
21. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
22. 1 x USB Type-C™ header with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
23. 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
24. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
Back Panel Connectors 1. 1x USB Type-C Port
2. 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A Port
3. 8x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4. 1x RJ-45 Ethernet Port
5. 2x MMCX antenna connectors (2T2R)
6. 1x optical S/PDIF Out connector
7. 5x audio jacks
8. 1x PS/2 Port
Operating System Support Microsoft Windows 10 x64
Form Factor ATX, 30.5cm x 24.4cm
Other Features 1. Support for APP Center
2. 3D OSD
3. @BIOS
4. AutoGreen
5. BIOS Setup
6. Color Temperature
7. Cloud Station
8. EasyTune
9. Fast Boot
10. Game Boost
11. ON/OFF Charge
12. RGB Fusion
13. Smart Backup
14. Smart Keyboard
15. Smart TimeLock
16. Smart HUD
17. System Information Viewer
18. USB Blocker
19. USB DAC-UP 2
20. V-Tuner
21. Support for Q-Flash
22. Support for Xpress Install

 

The specifications are great, with support for 128GB DDR4 RAM being noteworthy. Three M.2 slots for all your storage needs. Type-C and USB 3.0 ports are present as well. AMD’s Threadripper is blazing-fast, with 16C 32T configurations. Overclocking these beasts is easy with the BIOS. RGB Fusion is amazing and a great feature, and gives the motherboard stunning looks.

Full specifications can be found at Gigabyte’s website

Conclusion

In conclusion, the motherboard is absolutely breathtaking, and the RGB Fusion features make it look phenomenal. The 128GB DDR4 Memory Support is monstrous and coupled with AMD Threadripper’s amazing performance, one can build a truly enthusiast grade desktop PC.

 

 

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