Z370 AORUS Gaming 5: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs
Supercharged to Outperform
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 5 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 5 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
- ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone AMP and WIMA audio capacitors
- Sound BlasterX 720°, the top-of-the-line audio engine solution for 4K gaming and entertainment
- Intel® GbE LAN Gaming Network with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
- Intel® 1x1 802.11ac Wireless – AC 3165
- 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 & SATA interface
- USB DAC-UP 2 with Adjustable Voltage
- 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
With 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.
RGB Fusion (Advanced Mode)
With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colors. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature. For true lighting experts there is an Advanced Mode, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects and color transitions, along with specific duration and transition times.
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
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.
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 Durability
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.
ALC1220 120dB SNR HD Audio
The ALC1220 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with up to 120dB SNR for crystal clear audio!
Smart Impedance Headphone Amplifier
This audio chipset 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.
Smart Headphone AMP
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 with Dedicated Power Design
AORUS improves upon USB DAC-UP technologies with USB DAC-UP 2 to provide clean, isolated and low-noise power while adding the ability to compensate for voltage drops without quality issues.
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.
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.
- 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
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
Turbo B-Clock Overclocking Chip
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.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4133MHz and Beyond with Intel® XMP
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4133MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please visit www.aorus.com to see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.
What is XMP?
DDR4 memory modules are available at a stock frequency of 2133MHz, but as frequency tweaking requires a considerable amount of effort and knowledge, memory vendors encode XMP profiles which can automatically modify the timings of the supported memory modules to work with your CPU and to achieve increased performance.
Broad DDR4 Compatibility: Support List of 1000+ DDR4 RAM Validated！
AORUS partners very closely with memory vendors from around the world to ensure that modules offered by popular memory brands are compatible with AORUS Motherboards. AORUS has verified over 1000+ different modules to ensure performance in a AORUS built system.
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
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.
Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator + Intel 802.11ac WiFi!
Intel® GbE LAN features cFosSpeed, a network traffic management application which helps to improve network latency and maintain low ping times to deliver better responsiveness in crowded LAN environments.
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.
AORUS ULTRA DURABLE
GIGABYTE's Patented Double Locking Bracket
Keep your Video Card(s) Secure with this exclusive 2 Stage, Double Card Locking Brackets. Soldered into the Motherboard, these solid Metal Pins ensure your PCIe 3.0 x16 Card Slots stay put, providing a strong foundation to attach your heavy, high end Video Card(s) to.
ULTRA DURABLE PCIe Armor
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
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 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.
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 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 Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.
HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
HDMI™ 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
Environmental Friendly Energy Savings
The Z370 Motherboards are now ready for CEC 2019! The California Energy Commission(CEC) regulation measures PC systems’ level power consumption.
Gigabyte's Z370 Motherboards with selected key components fulfill CEC 2019 power saving requirements more than a year ahead of schedule!
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit.
This Gigabyte Z370 Motherboard supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors. At time of release, this Motherboard initially supports these processors:
|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
|Storage||6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors w/ RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10
2x M.2 NVMe 22110 SATA and PCIe x4 / x2 SSD connectors
All M.2 Slots are Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
|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 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
|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:
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 (5Gbps) port via internal USB header
6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps) ports (4 on back panel, 2 via 1x internal USB header)
6x USB 2.0/1.1 (480Mbps) ports (2 on back panel, 4 via 2x internal USB header)
Chipset + ASMedia® Controllers:
|LAN||Intel® LAN chipset:
1x Gigabit LAN port w/ cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator
|WiFi||Intel® AC3165 Chipset:
Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac w/ 1x1 Antenna
Up to 433Mbps data transfers
|Bluetooth||Intel® AC3165 Chipset:
Bluetooth v4.2 Dual Mode w/ BLE
Supports Bluetooth v4.2, 4.1, 3.0 and 2.1 + EDR
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 codec:
High Definition Audio
Sound BlasterX 720° Support
2, 4, 5.1 & 7.1-channel
5x Gold Plated 3.5mm Audio Jacks
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
2x SMA Antenna Connectors (2T2R)
1x DisplayPort v1.2 port
1x HDMI v1.4 port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0/1.1 Type-A ports
1x 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 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ header
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 for GC-TPM2.0_S only
1x Clear CMOS button
2x Temperature Sensor headers
|I/O Controller||iTE® I/O Controller Chip|
|H/W Monitoring||Voltage detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
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 InstallSupport for APP Center:
Platform Power Management
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.
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm|