Review: Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this review we check out that delicious Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 motherboard, we'll pair it with the six-core Core i7 8700K. Yes, this is the new Coffee Lake platform. Read the review right ...

    Review: Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7
     
  2. Reddoguk

    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    I love the very high end black caps they use on this board, plus the anti-sulfur resistors design.
     
  3. Daftbrown

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    Hi Hilbert

    I recently purchased this motherboard and a 8700k processor, with 2x8gb DDR4 at 3200mhz.

    Could you please explain your reasoning behind your comment highlighted below? Thank you.

    "For Coffee Lake (8th Gen Intel procs) DDR4 may be clocked a notch faster at 2400 MHz as per Intel reference. We always say, volume matters more than frequency. A 3,200 MHz kit for example is far more expensive and does offer better bandwidth but the performance increases in real-world usage will be hard to find. Unless you transcode videos over the processor a lot. As always, my advice would be to go with lower clocked DDR4 memory with decent timings, but get more of it. Don't go for 8 GB, get four DIMMs and in total a minimum of 16 GB. The reason we test at 3200 MHz is simple, we do the same for AMD Ryzen and want to create a fair and equal playing ground for both.
     

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