- B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0)
- B450 AORUS PRO WIFI
Socket / CPU
Black / Silver
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 19 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build smol boi
I was a little wary of this board, to be honest. But I found a great deal on it and the MIR brought it down below $90, all in. (It also helped I was getting reimbursed as an Xmas gift)
I wanted a B450 chipset with onboard wifi just in case I needed the connectivity. This was the cheapest full sized option from a recognized name that I could find.
But, I have been (mostly) quite pleased with it.
Only issue I've had, really - I can't seem to update the BIOS past the F2 Aug 2018 release... (there's an F3 from Dec 2018). I am using the @BIOS application from Gigabyte that runs in Windows. I haven't tried flashing from a USB stick just yet. I'll update if that works out. On a related note, the Gigabyte App Center is kind of a trash application. I haven't used it to download anything else Gigabyte offers and I don't plan to...
Would I buy this again? At the current retail/sale pricing, maybe not. For the <$90 that this ended up costing me? Absolutely.
- 16 points
- 13 months ago
from completed build Mystique VR Gaming PC
Good overall MOBO. Wasn't a fan of the BIOS with Gigabyte.
- 15 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build AMD Air-cooled Build, very high performance per dollar
my only complaints are with Aorus Fusion RGB software.
PvP games that use Easyanticheat software wont launch unless you endtask on the LED program running, which is stupid as hell, but apparently all the RGB boards have that issue. Also, Aorus Fusion keeps running over my trident z's program, which is also stupid since my ram will be color shifting beautifully then all of a sudden go mono red :/.
As far as actual functionality, its a great mobo with built in wifi and realtek soundcard, and built in IO shield.
UPDATE: so i did the sensible thing and deleted the aorus app center and rgb software. went to controling the rgb through the BIOS. super basic, but it works now. no more ending the SeLED task before logging into games, no more monocolored g.skill ram.
- 13 points
- 11 months ago
from completed build 1st Gaming PC for kids
I'm pleased with this board for the most part and don't have any complaints about the hardware aspects. I'm glad I chose a MB with 2 M.2 slots and heat sinks. I do wish the manual was a little better at explaining certain items since this was my first time using a Gigabyte board. The biggest negatives are probably the Gigabyte App Center and not being able to view some of the applications I've downloaded and installed. The RGB Fusion could use just a few more options for controlling lighting and it would be great (e.g. flow effects for items connected in certain order and multi-color options per fan at any given point in time). As it is, I ended up disabling the sync feature for system fan LEDs to get the ultimate RGB unicorn vomit my kids love. Some have complained about the overclocking ability and voltage limitations but I found it fine for increasing 300MHz with only stock CPU cooler.
- 12 points
- 2 months ago
from completed build Black Friday $1000 RGB AMD Ryzen 7 2700x Build
Great easy to work with value motherboard. Lighting software could be better
- 11 points
- 17 months ago
from completed build My Gaming Rig
If it was just the board this would be rated higher, but since this board comes with built in RGB I'm adding the required Gigabyte software into this. The board itself works fine. All parts are cooperating and the chips sets are staying cool. The RGB looks nice, but so far I've only been able to change it in the bios. Gigabyte does offer software called RGB fusion to control this without having to go to the bios, but loading it was such a pain I gave up. You first have to load the Gigabyte app center which keep showing a driver error at boot up and would not load any updates when I clicked on the live update button. I googled it and there are solutions, but it seemed like more work then just using the bios. I'm not going to change the color that often and did not add any other compatible RGB to the system to make it worth the effort.
- 11 points
- 15 months ago
from completed build First AMD rig, simple and powerful
I am quite satisfied with this board. It comes with WiFi, supporting 2nd gen Ryzen CPUs, supporting AMD StoreMI, equipped with dual M2 slots and SSD shields, equipped with ALC1220 sound chip and RGB light effects. It even has backlit logo in the IO shield! What can I expect more about it with this price?
The only thing to blame it is the quality of GIGA bios, the bios is a bit poorer than I expected, and also the APP center from GIGA is of poor quality. However, these things are all upgradable, I hope GIGA would update BIOS and APPs in the future.
Note: The first M.2 slot that support PCIe x4 SSD will be disabled if you are using the two SATA slots which shares the channel. So if you want to use this M.2 slot, plug your SATA cables of other storages into the four SATA slots located in the left-bottom corner.
- 11 points
- 10 months ago
from completed build A Black Box with Splashes of Blue
Has overclocking capabilities and some RGB. The IO shield is built in, which is nice. It's kind of expensive though, which is why I took off a star.
- 11 points
- 24 days ago
from completed build Work and Play
I can't rate this as perfection because it didn't exceed expectations. And sometimes, especially at this price point, that's what you want. It did exactly what it said it would on the box. The bios is not the best on the planet, but it is user friendly enough. The wifi works well. I can't think of anything else to say. I suppose if you like RGB, it's got that. I'll add a picture of it with the lights on for those that want to see.
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