Gigabyte has announced the X670E Aorus Pro X motherboard featuring an internal HDMI Port, dual Gen 5 M.2 slots, and DDR5-8000 support.
Powered by AMD’s high-end X670E chipset, this ATX board boasts impressive specs. It supports up to 192GB of DDR5-8000 memory via EXPO or XMP profiles, which wasn’t possible until just recently. That said, you can only use 8,000MT/s using two modules, which limits the maximum capacity to 96GB.
Moreover, as AMD’s AM5 socket is still in its debut, we should see one or two more compatible CPU generations. AMD and Gigabyte will likely support this through BIOS updates. A follow-up to the gaming powerhouse Ryzen 7 7800X3D would be great, powered by the board’s Digital twin 16+2+2 phases VRM solution.
While we are on the subject of gaming, this board carries three PCIe x16 slots. The main Gen 5 x16 handles the graphics cards, and two Gen 3 electrically run at x4 and x2, respectively. Four SATA III and four M.2 slots cover storage, with the latter split into two Gen 5 and two Gen 4. Each M.2 slot has a heat spreader, with the main one boasting a larger cooler. This is particularly important since Gen 5 tends to run hot.
For the I/O, Gigabyte has packed four USB 3.2 Gen 1, three USB 3.2 Gen 2, one USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, four USB 2.0, one HDMI 2.1, and 7.1 audio. Not to forget the Intel 2.5GbE LAN plus Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 7. These are powered by either Qualcomm’s QCNCM865 chip or MediaTek’s MT7927/RZ738, probably depending on regions.
One unique aspect of this board is the inclusion of an internal HDMI port to use with chassis’ window-mounted displays. This offers a simple solution to show system statistics like temperature, or something more stylish like animations or videos. Just keep in mind Gigabyte limits this to 1080p 30Hz, which isn’t a big deal for its intended use.
While Gigabyte has not yet shared any pricing, we expect this board to retail for above £350 looking at its feature set.