Gigabyte Z370 AORUS GAMING 7 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, Dual GB LAN, SLI / 3-Way CrossFire

MX68736 Z370 AORUS GAMING 7 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, Dual GB LAN, SLI / 3-Way CrossFire
MX68736 Z370 AORUS GAMING 7 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, Dual GB LAN, SLI / 3-Way CrossFire MX68736 Z370 AORUS GAMING 7 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, Dual GB LAN, SLI / 3-Way CrossFire MX68736 Z370 AORUS GAMING 7 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, Dual GB LAN, SLI / 3-Way CrossFire MX68736 Z370 AORUS GAMING 7 w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Triple M.2, Dual GB LAN, SLI / 3-Way CrossFire

Product Info

Z370 AORUS Gaming 7: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs


Supercharged to Outperformfeature

The AORUS Z370 enthusiast motherboards are faster and more powerful than any other motherboards the world has seen. With aggressively redesigned armor and thermal heatsinks, its performance capabilities and durability are second to none. Performance is no stranger to AORUS Motherboards, with exotic cooling and an ability to be tuned to peak performance levels, AORUS motherboards will exceed your expectations at work and play.

Take Advantage of the Full Potential of Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs


Overwhelming Power. Indisputable Supremacy. Unrestrained Potential.
The Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard along with the Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors go farther and do more than previous Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever could with more Cores and higher clock rates. Do everything, do it all at the same time, and do it without sacrificing responsiveness or modern I/O options that increase your performances.

The latest 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake Processors for the Z370 Chipset start initially with 4 cores and threads and ramp up from there. With enhanced higher clock rates, improved caching and increased per core IPC performance, you have all the computing horsepower you have been dreaming of.

Now you can fly through your inbox of work tickets at the Office and / or gain a significant tactical advantage in online multiplayer Games. Feel free to Stream your victories to your legions of fans without fear of lower frame rates, stuttering and other low performance issues associated with lesser hardware.

Render. Stream. Compile. Encode. Work or Play.
Real-World Productivity or Virtual Reality Entertainment. The Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard has the support features to let your Intel® Coffee Lake Processor overwhelm your most daunting workloads with more advanced features and options than ever!

  • Exceptional Performance & Responsiveness
    • Excellent multi-thread performance with up to 6 Processor Cores
    • Enhanced core & memory overclocking
    • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Impressive Media & Display
    • Rec.2020 & HDR Support
    • HEVC 10-bit HW decode/encode and HDCP v2.2
    • VP9 10-bit HW decode
    • Premium UHD/4K content support
  • Compelling Platform Integration
    • Support for next generation Intel® Optane™ Memory


  • Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • ASMedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type-C™ and Type-A
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ Header
  • Multi-Way Graphics Support with Dual Armor and Ultra Durable™ Design
  • 121dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220 & High-End ESS SABRE 9018 DAC with WIMA audio capacitors
  • Sound BlasterX 720°, the top-of-the-line audio engine solution for 4K gaming and entertainment
  • Killer™ E2500 Gaming Network + Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone Digital LED Light Show design, support digital LED & RGB LED strips
  • Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
  • Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Triple Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and Thermal Guard
  • USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
  • Precise Digital USB Fuse Design for Stronger Protection
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities

RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs


featureWith AORUS Z370 Motherboards, RGB Fusion is even better with Digital LEDs.* RGB Fusion offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGBW/ Digital LED light strips for their PC.

Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion on Z370 Series AORUS Motherboards are now upgraded with Digital LED support.

With external digital LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.
*Digital LEDs are available only on select Motherboards, external LED Strips, Digital LED Strips are not included with this Motherboard.

AORUS Gaming Motherboards will support either 5Vdv or 12Vdc digital LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs comes with 9 new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

Supports RGBW & UV Light Strips

Independently Programmable Onboard Pin Header for RGBW/-UV LED Strips.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design


Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

Surround Lighting
Multi-light zones are equipped with high brightness RGB LEDs, namely the CPU, Memory, Armor, Audio, PCI-Express and Swappable Overlay for Accent LED. When it’s all set and done, your system will shine like never before.

Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
AORUS brings even more color and life to your system with an Accent LED Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in AORUS Motherboards adding more flare and style to your gaming machine. With the swappable overlay users can utilize different patterns and designs to make their system their own.

Advanced Anti Sulphur Durabilityfeature

Sulfur compounds in the air can damage, pit and penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical changes that cause these resistors to open or short out their circuitry over time. If either of these wear conditions occur, your expensive motherboard will fail, stopping you in your tracks.

Equipping AORUS Z370 Motherboard Resistors with a unique Anti-Sulfur Design gives Gigabytes' Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning with increased durability and reliability.



ESS Sabre HiFi DAC


AORUS AMP-UP Audio now offers ESS SABRE with a DAC that adopts the concept of a high-end audiophile sound system design into a micro system within the motherboard. It provides a pure yet powerful sound, resonating classical orchestral sounds or blasts in your virtual warzone.

  1. ESS SABRE Reference DAC
    • Hypertream Dynamic Range: DNR 121dB
    • High-Res Music: 32bit / 384kHz PCM
    • Super low THD+N: -115db
  2. True Hi-Fidelity Music
    • Provides surround sound audio and enabled DSD music playback
  3. Audiophile Grade Capacitors
    • Deliver True Acoustic Sound
  4. Independent Analog Power
    • Drives clean analog power for audio components to ensure minimal noise
  5. Precision Audio Stream
    • Provides precise time triggers to Digital-Analog Converters High resistance to corrosion and oxidation
  6. Gold Plated Audio Jacks
    • High resistance to corrosion and oxidation

AORUS Cooling

Smart Fan 5
featureWith 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.

  • 9 Temperature Sensors
  • 8 Hybrid Fan / Water Pump Headers
  • All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
  • Interoperable Fans and Sensors
  • Intuitive UI for Fan Control

Fan Stop
chieve fan silence. With Fan Stop map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature; all of it can be customized to your liking.

Hybrid Fan Pin Headers & Temperature Sensors
Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.

  • All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode
  • Includes support for one High-Current Pump up to 3 Amps with built-in overcurrent protection—a must for high-end high current fans

AORUS Performance

Server-Class Digital Power Design
AORUS Z370 series motherboards use an all digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controllers and Smart Power Stage controllers. Intersil is the world leading provider for high performance power IC solutions, capable of providing up to 60A of power. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors.

Turbo B-Clock Overclocking Chipfeature

Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC
The Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC in the AORUS Z370 series motherboards enables overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK frequency to a desired value of choice.

With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 90MHz to 500MHz are now possible, so that overclockers are not limited to the 5% ranges of traditional straps.
*Turbo B-Clock overclocking range may vary according to CPU, chipset and used devices capabilities.

AORUS Connectivity

Triple PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Slots
AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential. Imagine transfer speeds up to 32Gb/second (4GB/second) with the fastest M.2 SSD Cards, even faster in certain RAID setups.

3x PCIe 3.0 x4 Card Slots, rated at 32Gb/second each

  • 2x PCIe 3.0 x4 Type 22110 Card Slots
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x4 Type 2280 Card Slot

Triple NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
AORUS Z370 motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS has an unique design which can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 3,551 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.

  • Sequential Reads: 3,551 MB/s
  • Sequential Writes: 3,063 MB/s

AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 drives—Thermal Guard. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from M.2 devices as it helps to reduce and dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.

Optane Performance Upgrade

The AORUS Z370 Platform is the first enthusiast platform that supports Intel's latest Optane™ technology. Optane™ fuels storage performance by acting as a cache drive giving users a significant boost compared to traditional mechanical drives.


Killer™ E2500 Gaming Networkfeature
The Killer™ E2500 is a high-performance, adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers better online gaming and media performance compared to standard solutions.

Intel® Gigabit LAN
Intel® Gigabit LAN networking, a popular choice with gamers, delivers performance enhancing features such as advanced interrupt handling to reduce CPU overhead and Jumbo Frame support for large data packets.

Industry Leading Static-Electricity & Surge Protection

USB with Precision Digital Fuse
Utilizing a digital fuse, motherboards are able to avert against over-current damage by reacting faster, with greater precision, and avoid unexpected voltage from external devices.

USB with Precision Digital Fuse
Utilizing a digital fuse, motherboards are able to avert against over-current damage by reacting faster, with greater precision, and avoid unexpected voltage from external devices.

Digital Fuse Design
Activates when the current reaches its trigger point, this design is much more precise than traditional fuses.

USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps): PURE SPEED

AORUS Extreme USB 3.1 Gen2 Motherboards
The ASMEDIA 3142 USB 3.1 controller utilizes 2 PCIe Gen3 lanes, offering a total of up to 16 Gb/s, which means you have extra bandwidth to take full control of the 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0, the much improved USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C™ and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

USB Type-C™ Front Panel Connector
Equipped with next generation connectivity onboard AORUS Z370 Gaming Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C header for USB 3.1 Gen2 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.1 Gen2 drive or charging your new mobile device.


The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from AORUS reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor

AORUS exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion and twist, plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications

Refreshed Dual BIOSfeature
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.

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.

Overclocking to Boost Your Frame Rates
Get the highest levels of performance from your PC with easy-to-use GIGABYTE overclocking features.

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.

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.
*Free 1 month TriDef® SmartCam License.

4K Ultra HD Supportfeature
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 Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.

HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
featureHDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable.

HDMI is able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.

CEC 2019 Ready: Saving energy, Environmental Friendly
The Z370 Motherboards are now ready for CEC 2019! The California Energy Commission(CEC) regulation measures PC systems’ level power consumption. The Z370 Motherboards with selected key components fulfill CEC 2019 power saving requirements.

Additional Information:

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I/O Ports



Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit.

Processor Support:

This Gigabyte Z370 Motherboard supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors. At time of release, this Motherboard initially supports these processors:

  • i7-8700K
  • i7-8700
  • i5-8600K
  • i5-8400
  • i3-8350K
  • i3-8100

View the Manufacturer's current CPU Support List


CPU Support Supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors in the LGA1151 package
Chipset Intel® Z370 Express Chipset
Memory 4x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 Stock clocked Unbuffered Memory, 64GB Max RAM (4x 16GB)

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Overclocked Ram: DDR4 4133, 4000, 3866, 3800, 3733, 3666, 3600, 3466, 3400, 3333, 3300, 3200, 3000 and 2800

Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) RAM

Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip

1x DisplayPort v1.2 port, up to 4,096 x 2,304 @ 60Hz
Supports HDCP 2.2 and HDR technologies

1x HDMI v1.4 port, up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 30Hz
Supports HDCP 2.2
Storage 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10

2x M.2 NVMe 22110 SATA and PCIe x4 / x2 SSD connectors
(Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1x M.2 NVMe 2280 PCIe x4/x2 SSD connector
(Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 support)

All M.2 Slots are Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
(Only 1x Optane™ Memory Card supported at once)
Expansion Slots 1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot

1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot operates at up to x8 mode

1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
* The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the M2P_32G connector. The PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x2 mode when a PCIe SSD is installed in the M2P_32G connector

3x PCI Express x1 slots
* The PCIEX1_3 slot shares bandwidth with the SATA3 1 connector. The SATA3 1 connector becomes unavailable when the PCIEX1_3 is populated.

Multi-GPU Support Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies (x16/x8)

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies (x16/x8)

USB Ports Intel® Z370 Chipset:
5x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps) ports on the back panel
4x USB 2.0/1.1 (480Mbps) ports via 2x internal USB headers

Chipset + 2 ASMedia® Controllers:
1x USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen2 (10Gbps) port via internal USB header
1x USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen2 (10Gbps) port on the back panel
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen2 (10Gbps) port on the back panel

Chipset + Realtek® Hub:
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports via internal USB header
LAN Intel® LAN chipset:
1x Gigabit LAN port (LAN 1)

Rivet Networks Killer™ E2500 Chipset:
1x Gigabit LAN port (LAN2)

Audio Realtek® ALC1220 codec:
ESS ESS9018Q2C 32bit DAC
High Definition Audio
Sound BlasterX 720° Support
2, 4, 5.1 & 7.1-channel

5x Gold Plated 3.5mm Audio Jacks
1x S/PDIF Out port

Back Panel I/O Ports 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI port
5x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
2x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet ports
1x S/PDIF Out Optical connector
5x Gold Plated 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
4x system fan headers
1x 3 Amp fan/water cooling pump header
1x System fan/water cooling pump header
2x Digital LED strip headers
2x Digital LED strip power select jumpers
2x RGB (RGBW) LED strip headers
3x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x Front panel header
1x Front panel audio header
1x S/PDIF Out header
1x USB Type-C™ header, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
2x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
1x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1x Power button
1x Reset button
1x Clear CMOS button
1x OC button
2x Temperature Sensor headers
I/O Controller iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Overheating warning
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install
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
Unique Features Support for Q-Flash

Support for Xpress Install

Support for APP Center:
BIOS Setup
Color Temperature
Cloud Station
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
Platform Power Management
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
Smart Keyboard
Smart TimeLock
Smart HUD
System Information Viewer
USB Blocker
Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
Operating System Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
Form Factor ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm