Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming K3 Motherboard: Greatness Within!
Gigabyte Builds Their AMD Based GAMING Motherboards To Win!
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
- 5x Fan / Water Pump Connectors
- 6x Temperature Sensors
- All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
- For High Current Fans up to 24W (12Vdc @ 2A) w/ Over Current Protection
- Intuitive UI for Fan Control
All Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
- All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode
- Has up to 2A with built-in overcurrent protection for high-end high current fans
New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
Interoperable Sensors and Fans:
Each fan can be customized to operate at different speeds according to any defined temperature source input (except the CPU fan).
Customize fan curves based on specific temperatures with the intuitive graphical UI.
This AORUS AX370 Gaming K3 Motherboard supports the latest features that Modern Gamers need and want to compete at a higher level:
- Supports AMD Ryzen™ & 7th Generation A-series / Athlon™ Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Turbo B-Clock, Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC
- Fast 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-A
- 2-Way CrossFire™ Multi-Graphics Support w/ Dual Armor & Ultra Durable™
- Ultra-Fast PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with PCIe NVMe & SATA mode support
- ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp
- Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network
- USB DAC-UP 2 Ports with Adjustable Voltage
- High Quality Audio Capacitors & Noise Guard w/ Ambient LED Trace Lighting
- Smart Fan 5 features 6 Temperature Sensors and 5 Hybrid Fan Headers
- GIGABYTE™ UEFI DualBIOS™
- APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
Enhanced BIOS Interface
The enhanced BIOS interface also has the advanced features seen in the Smart Fan 5 UI, such as: the ability to set triggers based on different temperature sensors on the board, fan curve definition and the temperature interval setting, which can prevent fan rotation noise caused by sudden temperature change—all without having to load Windows®.
Refreshed BIOS Easy, Smart, and Friendly
The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.
Gigabyte's popular Ambient LED Lights are now custom programmable. You can have them beat to the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to create an atmosphere that enhances the environment of your game, movie or music better than ever.
ALC 1220 Codec w/ 120dB SNR HD Audio w/ Smart Headphone Amp
The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone Amp, 114dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC. Automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio dynamics; preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
High-End Audio Capacitors
AORUS Gaming motherboards use high-end Japanese Nichicon audio capacitors for the best possible reliability and longevity. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects, music and speech for serious gamers.
Smart Headphone Amp w/ Imdedance Sensing and Matching
Automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio dynamics—preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
USB DAC-UP 2: Adjustable Voltage USB Port w/ Dedicated Power
AORUS improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2. USB DAC-UP 2 continues to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drop.
Virtual reality pioneers and gamers alike can rest assured that their expensive accessories and peripherals will not encounter connectivity or power deficiency issues with the AORUS USB DAC-UP 2. With Gaming Gear drawing large amounts of power and having firm specification requirements USB DAC-UP 2 is up for the challenge.
Immersive VR Gaming Experiences
- VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90+FPS
- Only the biggest modern Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experiences
To create a seamless VR experience AORUS Motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality. With technologies such as NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 and a one piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards it's obvious that AORUS has the tools you need to start your journey in VR. To set the mood AORUS Motherboards include RGB Fusion to put you in the center of action.
Recommended Configuration for AMD Based VR Gaming PCs:
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1050+ / AMD RX 290+ Compatible HDMI 1.4 video output
- CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 7 series processor
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE AMD X370 / B350 Motherboards
- Memory: 8GB RAM or greater
- USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports + 1x USB 2.0 port
- OS: Windows® 10, 64 bit or newer
Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network
Killer™ E2500 is a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and media performance compared to standard solutions.
Give yourself the competitive edge:
Optimize your network performance with the all-new killer Control Center.
Fast Onboard Storage: NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 (Up to 32 Gb/s)
AORUS' M.2 solution offers considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interfaces for M.2 SSD devices.
Turbo B-Clock Technology
Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC in the AORUS X370 series motherboards enable overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK frequency to a desired value of their choice. With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 100MHz to 300MHz are now possible.
Turbo B-Clock overclocking range varies according to CPU Model.
Hardware Troubleshooting at a Glance
Onboard LEDs controlled by the system BIOS indicate if a malfunction is occurring, allowing users to quickly diagnose which major component (CPU/DDR/VGA/HDD) is malfunctioning so they may take action promptly.
GIGABYTE APP Center
The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.
GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system’s behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system’s BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.
3D OSD automatically detects and displays your system information during games, allowing you to easily get a hold of your system information without switching between screens.
GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ Design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
Easy to Install "G-Connector" Design
The tiny cables of the front panel connectors can be hard to manipulate as space is restricted and indicators being tiny. With the G-Connector, you can connect all the FP cables at once, simplifying the process of building your next PC and saving you some frustrations.
4K Ultra HD Support
4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today's standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated AMD Radeon® Graphics via HDMI.
X-Split Gamecaster + Broadcaster:
Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere
Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!
Free 1 year XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License
TriDef® SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding
To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS motherboard includes TriDef® SmartCam software, you are now able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.
This Motherboard matches the following hardware:
- AMD® AM4 RYZEN™ & A Series / Athlon Processors (Socket PGA 1331)
- DDR4 RAM Kits
- Support for Windows® 10 64-bit or Windows® 7 64-bit
- Download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website and install it before installing Windows® 7.
|Make and Model||Gigabyte AX 370 Gaming K3 Motherboard|
|Part Number||GA-AX370-Gaming K3|
|CPU Support||AMD® AM4 RYZEN™ & A Series / Athlon Processors
on Socket PGA 1331
|Chipset||AMD® X370 Chipset|
|Memory||4x DDR4-2400 / 2133 MHz Dual Channel Slots
Supports Overclocked RAM up to DDR4-3200
64GB Maximum (4x 16GB)
|Expansion Slots||1x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
1x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x4
3x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slotsUsing x1 slots can reduce the 1x PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot from x4 down to x2 bandwidth.
|Multi-GPU Support||Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™
Support for AMD 2-Way CrossFire™
|Storage||1x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
2x SATA Express connectors
|LAN||Rivet Networks Killer™ E2500 LAN Chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 codec:
2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
HD Audio Output
1x S/PDif Output port
|USB||1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-C back panel port
3x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A back panel ports (red)
10x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type-A ports
|Back Panel I/O||1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1x HDMI port
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
6x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x Killer™ E2500 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port
1x Digital Optical S/PDIF Out connector
5x 3.5mm Audio Jacks
(Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x CPU fan header
1x water cooling CPU fan header
2x system fan headers
1x system fan/water cooling pump header
2x SATA Express connectors
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x M.2 Socket 3 connector
1x front panel header
1x front panel audio header
1x S/PDIF Out header
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
2x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1x serial port header
1x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1x Clear CMOS jumper
Xpress InstallSupport for APP Center:*
System Information Viewer
USB DAC UP 2
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
|I/O Controller||iTE® I/O Controller Chip|
|Hardware Monitoring||Voltage detection
Fan speed detection
Fan Fail warning
Fan Speed control
Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install
|Software Included||Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)|
|BIOS||2x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||305 x 244mm|