Gigabyte Z490 Aorus PRO AX review
Game like a PRO bro.
In this review, we look at the Gigabyte Z490 Aorus PRO AX. The new series is aimed to become the more high-end solution at 269 USD, it comes with AX WIFI, and has that intel 2.5 Gbps ethernet jack. That and some pretty fancy design choices from an aesthetic point of view.That and some pretty fancy design choices from an aesthetic point of view. Ready for 10h Gen processors this board is about performance and aesthetics, the CPU socket has a metal reinforced 6+8-pin connectors. The dual pin connectors already indicate a strong VRM, and this motherboard as such has 12+1 phases backed by 50A power stages. Gigabyte applies a fancy dark-colored PCB. It has two hidden/cooled M2 slots and on visible, so three of them. The motherboard has been fitted with the usual suspects and then some, including a 2.5 Gigabit ethernet and then WIFI6 in the form of AX. When it comes to the audio you will run into an ALC 1220-VB Codec from Realtek.
With the new Comet Lake-S you can expect a handful of K model processors predominantly become popular in demand for the PC gamer, as each and every one of the processors will offer proper gaming performance if your graphics card is fast enough. Intel is able to boost the Turbo frequencies towards that 5.3 GHz domain for the flagship processor, the Core i9 10900K. Intel is releasing these series processors initially with a spread of CPU core choices:
- Core i5-10500K (4 Core / 8 Threads)
- Core i5-10600K (6 Core / 12 Threads)
- Core i7-10700K (8 Core / 16 Threads)
- Core i9-10900K (10 Core / 20 Threads)