- About the AORUS Z370 Gaming 7...
- Motherboard Design
- Motherboard Design Continued...
- Installation Experience, BIOS and Utility Overview
- How its tested??
- PCMark 8 and Memory Profile benchmark
- SATA Performance Testing
- Boot Load Timings
- Transfer Test
- Online Purchase Links
With the Noctua NH-U14S and the AORUS RX 580 XTR, there’s ample of space to access the PCIe x16’s clamp to remove the graphic card from the Z370 Gaming 7. I’ve tested the ease of access after installing it in my case and I was able to remove the card easily. The CPU cooler does not overlap the top end of the motherboard’s PCB The rear I/O would probably allow you to install the NH-D15s provided the fans are not placed above where the I/O plastic bracket is installed.
AORUS has two interface types- Easy Mode and this classic version.
The auto overclock presets here include Core i3-8350K, Core i5 8600K and Core i7 8700K overclock presets. AORUS also includes the 5 GHz which is impressive to run from the Core i7 8700K on air….which I did. There are two new interesting settings under Advanced CPU Core settings: Turbo per core limit control which lets you set turbo speed per core of the processor. Another (which is not in the manual) is the enhanced multi-core performance.
In BIOS, there were two options that caught my eye- Fast Boot option which has a new subsetting and mouse speed. Fast boot is self-explanatory. Mouse Speed allows you change the mouse cursor movement speed.
Smart Fan 5:
Smart Fan 5 allows you to monitor and set speeds and alarms for its functions or any break down, including fans and pumps.
Like utilities for over the top lighting setups on peripherals, you can do this via the BIOS. It also controls the lighting via the RGBW/Digital LED headers to do all such LED nonsense such as the following:
AORUS has a lot of utilities but needs APP Center to run them. It would make sense if it either had a single utility or have multiple utilities that can run independently. Anyways…
We’ll take a look at two of its utilities- Easy Tune and DAC UP 2!
DAC UP 2:
I did not bother to check out the LED effects, except the white coloured accents. The illumination is more than enough to brighten up the entire internal area of the PC case. I can only imagine the RGBW/Digital LED headers will be more used outside the system, such as pimping up your system setups. Why else anyone would need 2 meters to 5 meters support per header- and a 5/12v jumper for the digital LED headers. You can sync with the lights inside the PC. Of course, nothing more than LED bling.