Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master

The Aorus X570 Master sits right below the Xtreme in Gigabyte’s lineup of X570-based motherboards. It shares several features with the flagship model but is considerably less expensive. It’s also physically smaller as it uses the standard ATX form factor instead of the Xtreme’s uncommon E-ATX. And while the VRM has been trimmed down compared to the top model, it’s still a high-end power delivery setup that should satisfy everyone but the most extreme overclocker. 

X570 Aorus Master Key Features

While not quite as full-featured as the Aorus X570 Xtreme, the Aorus Master is still an enthusiast-class motherboard that uses exclusively high-end components. Power delivery is handled by a direct 14-phase Infineon digital VRM (12+2, 50A), which is cooled by what Gigabyte calls a direct touch heat pipe and fins-array heatsink. Like most other motherboards based on the same chipset, the Aorus Master is also equipped with a chipset fan. 

One of the key features introduced with the X570 chipset is PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0, which doubles the theoretical transfer rates for components such as GPUs and SSDs. Gigabyte has taken full advantage of the improved potential storage speed by including three PCIe 4-enabled M.2 slots, all of which can be covered by the Aorus Master’s included heatsinks. This provides an additional ultra-fast storage slot compared to other high-end offerings such as the Asus Crosshair VIII Hero

The motherboard has four RAM slots for up to 128 GB (4x 32 GB) of DDR4 RAM, operating in dual-channel mode at speeds up to 4400 MHz (OC). 

In terms of networking, the Aorus Master includes dual Ethernet controllers, including one gigabit Intel module and a Realtek 2.5Gbit chip. A Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax module with Bluetooth 5.0 is also included.

Specs: Aorus X570 Master Vs. Xtreme, Pro, Ultra & Elite

ProductAorus X570 XtremeAorus X570 MasterAorus X570 UltraAorus X570 ProAorus X570 Elite
Form FactorE-ATXATXATXATXATX
Power DeliveryDirect 16 Phases
Infineon Digital VRM
w/ 70A Power Stage
Direct 14 Phases
Infineon Digital VRM
w/ PowIRstage
12+2 Phases IR Digital VRM
w/ PowIRstage
12+2 Phases IR Digital VRM
w/ PowIRstage
12+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution
w/ DrMOS
CPU Support2nd/3rd-gen AMD Ryzen2nd/3rd-gen AMD Ryzen2nd/3rd-gen AMD Ryzen2nd/3rd-gen AMD Ryzen2nd/3rd-gen AMD Ryzen
RAM Support (up to)4400 MHz (OC)4400 MHz (OC)4400 MHz (OC)4400 MHz (OC)4000 MHz (OC)
Memory Slots/Channels (Max.)4/2 (128 GB)4/2 (128 GB)4/2 (128 GB)4/2 (128 GB)4/2 (128 GB)
PCIe X16 Slots33332
PCI-E 4.0 X1 Slots01222
SATA III Ports66666
M.2 Slots3x PCIe 4.03x PCIe 4.03x PCIe 4.02x PCIe 4.02x PCIe 4.0
RAID Support0/1/100/1/100/1/100/1/100/1/10
LAN1x Aquantia 10GbEa
1x Intel Gigabit LAN
1 x Realtek 2.5GbE
1x Intel Gigabit LAN
1 x Realtek 2.5GbE
1x Intel Gigabit LAN
1x Intel Gigabit LAN1x Intel Gigabit LAN
USB Ports2x (Gen2, Type C),
5x (Gen2, Type A),
6x (Gen1, Type A),
6x USB 2.0/1.1
2x (Gen2, Type C),
3x (Gen2, Type A),
6x (Gen1, Type A),
8x USB 2.0/1.1
2x (Gen2, Type C),
2x (Gen2, Type A),
7x (Gen1, Type A),
8x USB 2.0/1.1
2x (Gen2, Type C),
2x (Gen2, Type A),
5x (Gen1, Type A),
8x USB 2.0/1.1
1x (Gen2, Type C),
2x (Gen2, Type A),
8x (Gen1, Type A),
8x USB 2.0/1.1
SLI/CrossfireY/YY/YY/YY/YN/Y
AudioRealtek ALC1220-VB,
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel,
support for S/PDIF Out
Realtek ALC1220-VB,
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel,
support for S/PDIF Out
Realtek ALC1220-VB,
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel,
support for S/PDIF Out
Realtek ALC1220-VB,
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel,
support for S/PDIF Out
Realtek ALC1200,
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel,
support for S/PDIF Out

The Aorus X570 Master is positioned between the flagship model Xtreme and the not quite as full-featured Aorus Ultra motherboard. Compared to the Xtreme model, the VRM has been trimmed down from a direct 16-phase variant (70A) to a 14-phase Infineon VRM (50A, 12+2). The Ultra model comes with a 14-phase digital PowIRstage. All of the three top models are equipped with triple M.2 slots and Wi-Fi 6. 

Reviews

TweakTown:

GIGABYTE also added in more expensive WIFI and LAN controllers, a very nice and expensive VRM, and did a solid job with aesthetics.

Bit-tech.net:

… It handled our 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X with ease, has a ton of useful features, and offered solid performance across our spectrum of tests. 

Guru3D:

Make no mistake, Gigabyte has an appealing offering with this X570 series motherboard with an overall solid design.

Vortez:

If appearance matters but you can’t sacrifice key features like ample M.2 slots or powerful audio, the X570 AORUS MASTER is definitely worth considering.

OC3D TV:

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master (AMD Ryzen 3000/X570/ATX/PCIe4.0/DDR4/USB3.1/ESS 9118 Sabre HiFi DAC/Fins-Array Heatsink/RGB Fusion 2.0/3xM.2 Thermal Guard/Gaming Motherboard)

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Features

  • Supports AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics processors
  • Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Direct 14 phases Infineon digital VRM solution with 50a powirstage
  • Advanced thermal design - Fins-Array heatsink & Direct touch Heatpipe
  • Triple ultra-fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with triple thermal guards

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