Review : Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX




We are coming to the end of this test, and Gigabyte is hitting hard in the mainstream motherboard range. The motherboard tested here is very powerful for overclocking at a price more than twice lower than motherboards intended for this exercise. However, the board has some shortcomings and for users who don’t want to touch overclocking, it would not be the wisest choice. These main weaknesses would be its connectivity with its outdated sound card and the Realtek network card. However I think that for the informed gamer who will read this article, the gain on the memory in 1 click and its attractive overclocking capabilities make it a very good choice for a gaming use. You may have to switch to wireless headphones or an external DAC. For gaming, the latency of the Wi-Fi 6E works wonders and it’s been a long time since I plugged an Ethernet cable.

At about $259.99, this Z790 Aorus Elite offers a complete solution for those who want a powerful gamer PC at a lower cost or to try overclocking.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX

We liked:

  • The overclocking capabilities
  • The intuitive and complete Bios
  • The Biscuit score in the Bios
  • The tools on the PCB to overclock
  • PCIe and M.2 Q-Latch
  • The multi-key button

We would have liked :

  • A better sound card
  • A better network card
  • A larger Q-latch PCie for big backplate graphics cards.

Gigabyte offers us here the perfect motherboard for gamers who are concerned about the performance of their machine and do not want to cut the budget of other components. For about 340 €, we have a perfect motherboard for this use or to learn about overclocking. This leaves us dreaming about special overclocking motherboards at $259.99 in 2 dimm even if we can always dream? In any case, it’s a favorite for this Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX!