Product Comparison: ASUS PRIME X370-PRO vs Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
Gigabyte
Model
PRIME X370-PRO
GA-AX370-Gaming 5
Origin
China
China
About the Product
ASUS Prime is the next evolution of the ASUS motherboard, born of a pedigree that stretches back to 1989. Our team of world-class engineers are passionate about empowering everyone to enjoy the benefits of customization and tuning, and the driving force behind the development of Prime is to make advanced enthusiast controls easily accessible — maximizing performance, stability and compatibility for the very best DIY PC experiences. Simply stated: it's time for Prime.
AMD introduces the latest Ryzen™ 2000 series processors to provide the computing power for budget gaming need. GIGABYTE's full line of AMD AM4 chipset motherboards perfectly fit the latest AMD Ryzen™ 2000 series processors computing performance and integrated graphics output. Users can enjoy the benefits brought by AMD Ryzen™ 2000 series processors by just simply downloading and upgrading the latest BIOS.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
AMD AM4
AMD AM4
Chipset
AMD X370
AMD X370
Supported Processors
AMD AM4 Socket AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics, Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/Ryzen™ 1st Generation, 7th Generation A-series/Athlon X4 Processors
AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics, Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation/ 7th Generation A-series/ Athlon X4 Processors
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS PRIME X370-PRO Mainboard Socket AM4
  • Great board, good quality and no problems with compatibility.
  • Updated the bios as soon as it was installed. have not come across any issues so far. (BIOS 0805) Ram is running at 3200 no overclock on the CPU.
  • It's good that it is compatible with many processors and I have already seen this.
  • Going with intel i5 7600k now, because I know it will work but I'll be come back to amd in maybe a couple of generations when they have there issues sorted.
  • Terrible motherboard, compatibility is poor, I do not recommend!
Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5
  • You can set the Gen 3, Gen 2 and Gen 1 in motherboard bios and this gives makes the motherboard very flexible and easy to troubleshoot compatibility issues.
  • I noticed that the maximum clock speed measured on my cpu was 4100mhz - 100mhz over the turbo clock of the 1800x, even though I never overclocked the CPU.
  • The board has good power usage and I was able to overclock my ryzen 1600 with ease with low voltage.
  • This board bricked itself and possibly fried a CPU.
  • Working fine for over a month and then without any warning CPU fault light on reboot.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
1.18 in.
1.18 in.
Weight
2.2 lbs.
2.2 lbs.

ASUS PRIME X370-PRO

Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5

ASUS PRIME X370-PRO

Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5

ASUS PRIME X370-PRO

Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5

ASUS PRIME X370-PRO

Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3200 MHz
3200 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
64 GB

ASUS PRIME X370-PRO

Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5

ASUS PRIME X370-PRO

Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5

ASUS PRIME X370-PRO

Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5

What customers say about "Memory"
ASUS PRIME X370-PRO Mainboard Socket AM4
  • As with every other AM4 motherboard, bios updates are still going on to improve memory compatibilty/speeds which is to be expected given this is a relatively new platform.
  • I bought 2 of these boards for 2 builds and have a stable 4ghz overclock on both machines with ryzen 1600 so I am very pleased with my purchase.
  • This board and any ryzen chip, and you will be very happy, I use it with r5 1600 and 16gig 3200 memory.
  • I have it running with a R7-1700X overclocked to 3.9GHz, 16GB of Corsair LPX3200 that I can only get stable at 2933, and that's after 3 or 4 BIOS updates.
  • The memory product code is not the list of approved memory (although similar memory is).
Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5
  • The motherboard will run Corsair Vengence LPX 16GB Kit DDR 3000 and post with the XMP profile - so support for the less expensive Micron memory is good up to 2933 speed - not all motherboards will post with 8GB modules at that speed.
  • Memory QVL is magnificent. Running a 2600X with 3466CL16 @1.35 Volts.
  • This board runs my 16GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix memory at 3200Mhz speed with a flick of a switch (enabling XMP in the BIOS) without any trouble at all.
  • Turning to Samsung memory and DDR 3200 Class 14 16GB dual 8GB modules, the current F5A bios is pretty buggy and generates a Triple Beep Error, before posting successfully with every change of hardware and reset reboot.
  • Supported memory list is incorrect. It did not work with Corsair or Team 30000mhz memory as stated best it would run at was 23000.
Connectivity
PCI-E
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4), 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
HDMI
1
1
USB
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (teal blue)Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB Type-C, 5 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin), 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red), 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
SATA
8
10
Other Interfaces
1 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & PCIE mode), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin), 1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x W_PUMP+ connector (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP), 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector, 1 x COM port header, 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s), 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s), 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x U.2 connector, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector, 2 x SATA Express connectors, 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, 1 x CPU fan header, 1 x water cooling CPU fan header, 4 x system fan headers, 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x S/PDIF Out header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header, 1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip extension cable header, 1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header, 2 x temperature sensor headers, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x power button, 1 x Reset button(s), 1 x Clear CMOS button(s), 1 x OC button, 2 x BIOS switches, 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, 2 x RJ-45 ports, 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector, 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASUS PRIME X370-PRO Mainboard Socket AM4
  • Excellent. Lots of connectivity, RAM to rated 3200C14 with A-XMP, no manual tuning.
  • The board has a good layout, decent sound, plenty of SATA ports, 2 PCI express slots.
  • Great mobo was pretty easy to setup apart from updating the bios or being able to download the bios.
  • Board have many ports and connectors that works fine without any issues.
  • Randomly acts like theres no boot drive connected, tried moving sata ports but it just happens again sometime during bootup, shows drive but doesnt want to boot it.
Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5
  • You have full control over the PCI-E system on this motherboard, all of the slots are routed to CPU.
  • The motherboard can support 5 GPUs via USB 3 riser kits. Decent i think.
  • I have 2x bluray drives, 1x nvme ssd, 1x 2.5 ssd, 3x 3.5 SSHD and i still have 2x sata and 2x sata express ports spare.
  • Only bad point so far is the placement of the m.2 port as its way to close to the main pci-e port.
  • The GPU on primary PCI-Express slot needs to be a lesser GPU.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
2 x Realtek® ALC1220 codecs
Additional Accessories Included
User's manual, ASUS Q-Shield, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s), 1 x M.2 Screw Package, 1 x Supporting DVD, 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M), 1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1)
User's manual, I/O Shield, SATA Cable x2
Extras
5-Way Optimisation, ASUS Aura Sync technology, Refined Audio, ASUS SafeSlot, 5X Protection III
3D OSD, AutoGreen, Cloud Station, EasyTune, Fast Boot, Game Boost, RGB Fusion, Smart Fan 5
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS PRIME X370-PRO Mainboard Socket AM4
  • Best feature filled board for the price. Unlike many other AM4 motherboards the M.2 slot is not right below the graphics card slot( possibly the hottest part of the case during gaming).
  • Onboard audio is very decent on this board, better than the £40 dedicated sound card on my previous build in my opinion.
  • I think it's really only a board that's good for a mild overclock, or no overclock at all. It's very stable once you get it settled, so probably good enough for a workstation or family PC.
  • If you're tinkering with your CPU clock and RAM timings and voltages there is is no quick-CMOS clear button on this board.
  • Not the best for overclocking, fan controls are OK but not up to the controls you get on a ROG or STRIX boards.
Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5
  • Fan controls via the bios work perfectly. And, the RED LEDs are very pleasing on the eye, without being overly bright for people installing in a Windowed PC case.
  • The onboard sound chip can run 2 seperate inputs at the same time (i use my rear for main 7.1 speakers and the frount ports for dedicated headset/mic combo) is that good i dumped my sound blaster Z pci-e card as it just wasnt nessary any more.
  • This has been the best motherboard ive owned in years, the rgb is great and has so meny options, lots of fan headers and loads of sata ports.
  • I also bought an Aorus GTX 1080ti Xtreme edition, which is another Gigabyte product that claims to support RGB Fusion, but over the course of six months I have never succeeded in getting the RGB on this motherboard to sync with my 1080ti.
  • When I first got this motherboard and plugged in the 1800x, I didn't realise the BIOS was a much older version than the current one Gigabyte had released for this board.
Power
Power Connectors
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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