GIGABYTE’s B650 AERO G, designed for creators, continues the successful experience of previous AMD X670 series motherboards. It has DDR5, 4 SATA, 3 M.2, 2.5GbE and USB-C 20Gbps and other functions. The design concept is equipped with GIGABYTE’s exclusive VisionLINK technology. Through a Type-C transmission line, it can meet the needs of audio and video, data transmission and 60W charging at the same time, giving creators the best compatibility and performance of the AMD Ryzen 7000 series, allowing creators to Focus more on the creation and complete wonderful works easily.
Dimensions: ATX (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
Processor Support: AMD AM5 socket,
Support: AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Processor CPU
Power Phase: 16+2+1 70A
B650 BIOS: 1 x 256256 Mbit flash, UEFI AMI, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Memory: 4 x DIMM, MAX 128GB, DDR5 6400(OC)/5200 MT/s
Display Output: HDMI 2.0 (4K 60Hz) , USB C DisplayPort 1.4
Expansion Slot: 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (CPU); 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 (chip)
Storage: 4 x SATA 6Gb/s, M2A_CPU 25110 (PCIe 4.0 x4), M2P_SB / M2Q_SB 25110 (PCIe 4.0 x4), M2M_SB 25110 (SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4)
Network: Intel 2.5GbE LAN
Wireless Module: AMD Wi-Fi 6E RZ616, BLUETOOTH 5.2
Audio: Realtek ALC1220-VB
USB Ports (Rear I/O): 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 2 x USB 2.0
USB Ports (Onboard): 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 4 x USB 2.0
RGB: 2 x ARGB 4-1pin, 2 x RGB 4pin
FAN: 1 x 4-pin CPU, 1 x 4-pin water cooling CPU, 2 x 4-pin Sys/Pump, 4 x 4-pin Sys Fan
Mainstream entry to meet the needs of creators!
GIGABYTE’s AERO is known to be a series designed for creators. From motherboards to notebook computers, there are traces of the AERO series, and this time it is also equipped with a brand-new B650 chipset. Players don’t need to use the high-end X670, the B650 is excellent The I/O carrying capacity is definitely a popular dark horse for entry mainstream.
The contents include a B650 AERO G motherboard, WiFi antenna module, DP IN cable, SATA cable, noise detection cable, M.2 screws/studs, and VisionLINK instructions.
B650 AERO G supports AMD Ryzen™ 7000 processor, has 4 DIMM DDR5 memory slots, supports a maximum capacity of 128GB, is compatible with AMD EXPO, intel XMP overclocked memory and has 1 PCIe 4.0 in each of the internal expansion slots x16, 1 PCIe 4.0 x4, and 1 PCIe 3.0 x1.
In terms of storage, the M.2 slot has a total of 3 sets of PCIe 4.0. M2A_CPU uses PCIe 5.0×4; M2B_CPU uses PCIe 4.0 x4; When installing the device, the PCIEX4 slot will not be available; and 4 SATA ports.
The rest of the specifications are basic specifications such as wired network 2.5GbE LAN, wireless network Wi-Fi 6E RZ616, audio chip Realtek ALC1220, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, and VisionLINK USB 3.2 Gen2 with both DP and PD 60W The transmission function only requires a USB Type-C to allow users to connect the tablet.
B650 AERO G motherboard is ATX size, AMD Ryzen™ 7000 processor adopts AM5 LGA1718 pins, the pin corners are made on the motherboard and protected by a cover, and the foolproof design is also changed to the upper left corner. The B650 AERO G uses a 19-phase power supply and a 70A power supply design, while the AMD Ryzen™ 7000 series processors focus on high-end multi-core computing capabilities. It must be terrible in terms of power consumption. Creators absolutely need a motherboard with a well-designed power supply.
Above the I/O case, the heat sink is designed with a hairline pattern as a whole, with a large area of silver and black to match, basically to achieve full coverage of passive heat dissipation. In addition to the word AERO on it, a small part of it will show different colours depending on the angle. It is indeed a motherboard designed for creators, and there is no special backplane heat dissipation design on the back.
There are 4 DIMM DDR5 memory slots in the upper right corner of the motherboard with a maximum capacity of 128GB. Next to the ATX 24-pin power supply socket is a FAN socket and a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-E front I/O expansion port. The right-hand side of the figure below is the CPU FAN and ARGB expansion pins.
Below the PCIEX4 channel, from left to right, are AUDIO, ARGB, COM expansion socket, FAN, USB 2.0/1.1 expansion socket, FAN and F_PANEL front control panel socket.
To the left and right of the four SATA ports, there are USB 3.2 Gen 1 expansion ports on the left; noise detection sockets and THB_U4 expansion card sockets are located on the right for you to install GIGABYTE expansion cards.
After removing the heat sink, the motherboard still has 3 M.2 slots, the first one from the left uses the PCIe 5.0 x4 lanes provided by the CPU for the M2A_CPU, and the second one uses the PCIe 4.0 x4 lanes provided by the CPU for the M2B_CPU. Then M2C_SB uses the PCIe 4.0 x4 channel of the chipset, AMD RZ616 MT7922A22M WiFi 6E wireless network card can be found under the M2C, and also integrates the Bluetooth 5.2 function.
Rear I/O ports, including WIFI antenna, 2 USB2.0 (black), 1 DP, 1 HDMI2.0, 3 USB3.2 Gen2 Type-A (red), 1 USB Type-C (DP alt, USB3.2 Gen2), 4 USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A (Blue), 1 RJ-45 (2.5GbE), 2 AUDIO JACK, 1 S/PDIF optical port.
Next, let’s see the mainboard materials, such as the VRM power supply of the processor, memory, and environmental control chips, as well as peripheral devices, etc., and a close-up view to introducing to you.
Clean and white bios interface design is full of sense
The BIOS of the GIGABYTE B650 AERO G is quite distinctive, with a rare white and grey colour scheme and unique fonts. The overall use is quite different from the GAMING series. If you have not used the BIOS of GIGABYTE before, it may take a little time to get used to it, but the actual text recognition will be a little difficult, but once you get used to it, it will be fine.
If the simple BIOS is not enough for you, you can also press F2 to enter the advanced mode, and there are more detailed settings to choose from. Advanced mode also has Tweaker overclocking options, with complete overclocking options, memory parameters, voltage and other adjustment functions.
The AMD platform also has a very important EXPO overclocking function, which is equivalent to the AMD version of XMP. After that, no matter what platform it is, as long as the memory has support, it can be set in the BIOS interface of Gigabyte. The T-Force VULCAN DDR5 memory was used this time. The body has support for EXPO overclocking, and you can also accelerate the memory performance by enabling XMP/EXPO High Bandwidth Support.
Another thoughtful design, the GIGABYTE Control Center will automatically pop up the setting tool when the system is installed for the first time. , and because the driver is stored in the motherboard, it also saves the problem of subsequent USB storage.
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Memory: T-Force VULCAN DDR5 8GBx2
Water Cooling: CORSAIR H510i ELITE LCD
Power Supply: HCP 850W Platinum
Hard Disk: Crucial P5 1TB
Operating System: Windows 11
First CPU-Z Detection Information, you can see in the CPU column, 170W basic TDP, Socket 1718 LGA pins and 5nm process, and 16 cores and 32 threads; in terms of the motherboard column, the south bridge chipset is B650, and LPCIO is configured with ITE of the IT8689 chip. CPU-Z also provides simple benchmarks, with AMD Ryzen 9 7950X scoring 771.3 for single-core and 15581.9 for multi-core.
CINEBENCH R20 & R23 are developed based on the MAXON Cinema 4D 3D graphics software, and the processor performance is actually tested by 3D rendering. Although the new R23 has the same situation as the R20, the two cannot be compared with the same because of the updated compiler. right.
In the R20 test, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X scored a single-core 766pts multi-core 14551pts; in the R23 test, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X scored a single-core 1851 pts multi-core 37091pts.
The memory part has been verified by AIDA64 Cache&Memory Benchmark. With DDR5, 74887 / 69963 / 67990 MB/s are obtained in writing, reading and copying respectively. There is no loss of performance. The data is very exaggerated, but because AIDA64 still There is no official support for Ryzen 7000, X670E platform memory, so the memory performance is only for reference!
Under the comprehensive performance test of PCMark 10, the comprehensive score is 9321. The daily use of App startup speed, video conferencing, and web browsing performance benchmark simulation tests have 11458 points, including productivity tests and digital media tests that rely more on CPU computing power. All have good scores of more than 10,000 points. It is not difficult to find that with the B650 AERO G as logistical support, and with the RTX 3070, no matter what operation you do, you will have no worries.
3DMark CPU Profile is a test designed for processors and continues to be tested for different executions to allow users to understand the performance of the processor in different application scenarios. In the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, it scored 1105 points in 1 thread, 7652 points in 8 threads, 13827 points in 16 threads, and finally got 16276 points in the maximum performance Max thread.
In the 3DMark game performance simulation test, in the Fire Strike DX11 game simulation test, the physical test scored 33443 points, and in the Time Spy DX12 game simulation test, the CPU score achieved 13711 points.
The X264 / X265 FHD Benchmark uses different encodings to judge the audio and video conversion performance of the processor. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X has a performance of 102.8fps on X264 and 115.2 fps on X265.
V-Ray Benchmark is developed by Chaos Group. V-Ray is a ray rendering software designed based on the laws of physics, and this tool can perform calculation tests of ray tracing rendered images for CPU and GPU respectively. This time, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X has a good score of 28844 vsamples.
VisionLINK One-line serial creation requires
VisionLINK looks similar to other typical USB Type-C ports, but with more functions, it can support USB, DP and 60W power delivery, and also supports USB 3.2 Gen2, which can be used in USB 3.2 A disk drive or any type of USB-compatible storage device to access 10 Gbps data and support 4K@60 or 1440p@120 video and audio output.
In the past, connecting a computer to a tablet required a lot of cables, a USB cable to synchronize data between the tablet and the computer, a DP or HDMI cable to output video to the tablet, and a power cable to power the tablet. At this time, GIGABYTE’s exclusive VisionLINK can come in handy. It also supports USB, DP and Type-C ports for high-wattage power transmission. Only one Type-C cable is needed to connect the tablet to the computer. Formally say goodbye to messy wires.
The overall specifications of the B650 AERO G motherboard brought by GIGABYTE this time can be said to be based on the needs of entry-level creators, not only the designed appearance or BIOS interface, but also the most designed for multi-tasking and large-scale workloads. Optimized and designed PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot with THB_U4 for players to install additional Gigabyte expansion cards.
The B650 AERO G has no flashy interface but retains the common interface and the interface that creators need, such as the 2.5G network card that more and more affordable routers and Netcom devices will support, as well as the PD fast charging power supply and video output. VisionLINK interface, front I/O and even the 10Gbps data transfer function of USB 3.2 Gen2, I believe this interface is what most budget creators will really use.
The B650 AERO G is priced at $9490. If you are a creator and want to unleash your creative talents with the high-speed bandwidth of DDR5 and AMD Ryzen 9 7000 series, this GIGABYTE B650 AERO G is absolutely unique in the market Motherboard selection.
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Title: GIGABYTE – B650 AERO G Out of the Box / DDR5, PCIe 5.0 M.2, 2.5GbE