Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 review - good board for the buck

The third contender in our X299 reviews is Gigabyte with their new line of Aorus motherboards. I admit that I am very curious to get my hands on the SOC Champion version, but until then let’s check out the Gaming series.

I will start with X299 Aorus Gaming 3 review and continue with other Gigabyte boards as they come.




Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3


- Intel Socket 2066 for Intel Core X-series

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0


- Intel X299


- 8x DDR4 memory slots,

- supports 128GB in quad channel at 4400MHz+ (Skylake-X)

- supports 64GB in dual channel at 4400MHz+ (Kabylake-X)

- Quad & Dual channel memory architecture


- Realtek ALC1220 HD

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- 1x Intel i219V Gigabit


- 5x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16


Intel X299 chipset:

- 2x Ultra M.2 Socket 3

- 8x SATA3 ports

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology, Intel Optane

USB ports

Intel X299 chipset:

- 6x USB 3.1 ports

ASMedia USB 3.1:

- 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A + Type-C)

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 9.6 inch (30.5 x 24.4 cm)




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