Product Comparison: MSI X470 GAMING PLUS vs Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
Gigabyte
Model
X470 GAMING PLUS
X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING
Origin
China
China
About the Product
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard for AMD Socket AM4 Processors. Synchronize other RGB solutions for customization. Lightning Fast Game experience: TURBO M.2 with M.2 Shield, StoreMI, AMD Turbo USB 3.1 GEN3.
GIGABYTE X470 AORUS Gaming motherboards based on the AMD X470 Chipset, support 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors. These selections of boards come with new ID design and covers a wide spectrum of price points.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
AM4
AM4
Chipset
AMD X470
AMD X470
Supported Processors
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
  • There is a need for microATX, but I've always preferred the old reliable ATX formfactor.
  • This has been the easiest ATX build I've had.
  • I purchased this to have a full ATX motherboard with lots of options.
  • The BIOS is very explicit and easy to use, which I like.
  • I HIGHLY recommend this board. Good form factor.
Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX Motherboard
  • Mounted with a R7 2700x and 16gb of corsair vengeance, I have no problems with operation.
  • Sober, very good quality, chipset x470, that makes it a very good base for a big configuration!
  • All the components are now running without issue on an Asus X470 board, that clocks higher with lower voltage on both CPU and DRAM.
  • Bought this for a new Ryzen build (2700x) and it worked out of the box perfectly. And the rgb Fusion app to change the led's is cool too!
  • No display, keyboard not responding then CPU fan decides to start and stop and go slow and repeat.
Size & Weight
Height
11.96 in.
12 in.
Width
9.61 in.
9.61 in.
Depth
1.96 in.
1.18 in.
Weight
1.1 lbs.
3.3 lbs.

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MSI X470 GAMING PLUS

Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3466 MHz
3600 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
128 GB
64 GB

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MSI X470 GAMING PLUS

Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING

MSI X470 GAMING PLUS

Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING

What customers say about "Memory"
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
  • I'm using this with a Ryzen 2700 and 32 GB of ram. Good memory speed.
  • Also very useful I've found, the board will overclock your memory for you.
  • Makes memory overclocking very easy.
  • CPU and memory were discovered and set to rated speed right out of the box.
  • Memory compatibility is good as well and the board does its job.
Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX Motherboard
  • This motherboard will run DDR4 memory over 3600 speed, which is why I bought it.
  • I like that this motherboard supports excellent speed for memory.
  • It turned out to easily overclock the memory to the advertised speed.
  • If you're using fast RAM, which is essential for Ryzen, your memory will require 1.35V and will randomly crash when fed the lower voltage.
  • Descent motherboard. Not for overclocking. I can't get my RAM stable over 3033.
Connectivity
PCI
6
5
PCI-E
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3x PCIe 2.0 x16, 2x PCIe 2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 8x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB 2.0
2x USB Type-C, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, USB 3.1 Gen2, 8x USB 2.0/1.1
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
2x M.2, DVI-D port, Optical S/PDIF out, PS/2, RJ-45, 5x audio jacks
2x M.2, Optical S/PDIF out, RJ-45, 5x audio jacks

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What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
  • There's a good variety of slots and they all connect well.
  • Great motherboard so far! It has all the USB 3.0 ports and fan connections.
  • It has all the connections I needed for my build and looks great inside the case.
  • It is a great motherboard easy to hook up Easy Connect lots of space for everything I needed.
  • Only downside is that a pci graphics card connected to able to work even it has hdmi without graphics card won't work.
Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX Motherboard
  • The possibility of installing SSDs in the M2 format is also a big plus and the board is not poorly loaded at the back connectors.
  • The board brings good specifications for its price, multitude of connections usb, rgb, sata, m2 etc.
  • There is a connector strip on the motherboard where you can plug the entire front ports.
  • The board is lovely - Plenty of headers for fans, RGB, sata/M2 devices.
  • It's a beast with all the connectivity you want, good audio onboard sound card, top cooling for VRM and very good overclocking capabilities and fancy looking.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC1220-VB
Additional Accessories Included
2x SATA cable, I/O Shield, Label stickers, Driver disk, MSI case badge, M.2 Screw
2x Velcro Cable Ties, Driver disk, 4x SATA cable, 2x M.2 Screw, Wi-Fi antenna
Extras
PCI-E Steel Armor, Golden Audio Jacks, Gaming heatsinks, Optimised traces and isolated memory circuitry
3D OSD, AutoGreen, Cloud Station, EasyTune, Fast Boot, Game Boost, RGB Fusion, Smart Backup, 2-Way AMD CrossFire
What customers say about "Features"
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
  • It has the basic feature set (USB 3.1 gen 1 front-panel connectors, decent audio).
  • Features are documented and the built-in memory profiles make overclocking your memory quite easy.
  • Many Features not found on other-even more expensive boards.
  • RGB LED lights on board, plus red lights showing memory.
  • If you're looking for features like USB-C, wireless, more than 6 SATA connectors, or something else, it may be a good idea to look elsewhere.
Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX Motherboard
  • The assembly is very simple, nothing new on this side and the Gigabyte logo illuminates in yellow/orange, it gives a small RGB side without any abuse.
  • RGB LEDs on the motherboard, are spot on for brightness, you will not be needing sunglasses to look at your PC!
  • The LEDs are very bright, so bare that in mind if you are a fan of RGB.
  • I was pretty impressed with this motherboard when I purchased it for my new build. Great performance.
  • The problem is that the software does not accompanies at all.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V, 4-pin ATX 12V
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, KCC, VCCI
CE, FCC
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