Best Gigabyte motherboards in 2023

Gigabyte is one of the most popular PC component manufacturers in the space, and is one of the big four motherboard manufacturers. The company offers a wide variety of different boards from the lowest of the low-end to the top-end, rather than focusing on any particular segment. Since PC is at the crossroads between the last generation and the current generation, there’s a ton of Gigabyte motherboards to choose from, whether it uses the AM5 socket, LGA 1700 socket, or an older one.

These are the best Gigabyte motherboards in 2023

The Z790 chipset is essentially the Z690 chipset with just a few extra PCIe 4.0 lanes; it still uses the same LGA 1700 socket. Consequently, companies like Gigabyte have opted to refresh their existing Z690 motherboards, and the high-end Z790 Aorus Master is no exception. While last-generation Z690 motherboards are cheaper than their Z790 counterparts at the moment, you might as well go Z790 if you’re planning on getting one of the highest-end boards available.

The Z790 Aorus Master has a relatively busy color scheme; its black PCB is dotted with silver electrical components and white text, while everything on top of the board itself is silver and black with a brushed, metallic finish. Part of the heatsink for M.2 SSDs is reflective and sports the Aorus logo, and the housing for the rear I/O has an RGB display on top. The design is clearly premium and gamery, though doesn’t use the classic dark black plus RGB theme that’s popular these days.

The Aorus Master is an EATX board, which is a larger form factor than ATX and requires a chassis with EATX support. Thankfully, Gigabyte makes good use of all this additional space; the Aorus Master has a 20+1+2 stage VRM, five M.2 slots (one of which supports PCIe 5.0 SSDs), support for DDR5-7600, and tons of features such as an error code display and headers for fans and I/O. Rear I/O is full of USB 3.2 ports and includes a 10-gigabit Intel Ethernet port, which is very rare to see on a consumer-grade board.

The Z790 Aorus Master can power an extremely high-end PC using a top-end Core i9-13900K while having all the I/O for basically anything you want. Its price tag of $500 is certainly high for a motherboard, but among the high-end segment, the Aorus Master is actually somewhat cheap. Very few motherboards from competing vendors offer everything the Aorus Master does.

The Gigabyte X670 Aorus Elite AX motherboard.


Best overall AMD motherboard

Great bang for buck at the high-end

$280 $290 Save $10

The Gigabyte X670 Aorus Elite AX has the essentials for a high-end gaming PC, including support for DDR5-6666 memory, four M.2 slots for SSDs (one of which supports PCIe 5.0), and a 16-stage VRM.


  • Big 16+2+2 stage VRM
  • Four M.2 slots, with one at PCIe 5.0 speeds
  • Super cheap for its features

As you may be aware, AMD has two high-end chipsets for its AM5 motherboards this generation: X670 and X670E. These chipsets are so similar that instead of recommending one X670 and one X670E Gigabyte motherboard, we’re just going to recommend Gigabyte’s strongest motherboard among the X670 and X670E chipsets. The X670 Aorus Elite packs lots of features for a high-end Ryzen 7000 PC without costing as much as a similarly-specced top-end motherboard using the X670E chipset.

The X670 Aorus Elite primarily uses the color black with some minimalistic, decorative white lines and accents across the I/O housing, PCB, and M.2 heatsink. All of the heatsinks (except for the one on the top M.2 slot) and the I/O housing have a brushed, metallic finish that is often found on premium motherboards. A part of the VRM heatsink and the top M.2 heatsink sport gray rather than black or white, but they actually fit in quite nicely with the rest of the motherboard. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like the common dark black with RGB aesthetic, the Aorus Elite is for you.

The X670 Aorus Elite uses a 16+2+2 stage VRM and has support for DDR5-6666, making it good to pair with even a Ryzen 9 7950X. It doesn’t sacrifice much on other features either, as it has four M.2 slots (one of which runs at PCIe 5.0 speeds), Wi-Fi 6E, and 2.5 gigabit Ethernet, which is from Realtek and not Intel, unfortunately. PCIe 5.0 support for graphics is also missing, but since there are no PCIe 5.0 GPUs on the market yet, it doesn’t really matter. The Aorus Elite also has nine USB 3.2 ports on the rear I/O, which should be more than enough for most users.

The price is where the X670 Aorus Elite stands out. At just under $300, this motherboard matches much more expensive X670E models where it counts, and also enjoys a slight edge against its competitors’ motherboards in VRM size and DDR5 support. The X670 Aorus Elite is a good option for anyone that wants to build a higher-end Ryzen desktop on a reasonably sized budget.

Gigabyte's Z690 UD AX DDR4 motherboard.

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Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4

Best Z690 motherboard

Great for high-end CPUs on a budget

$160 $220 Save $60

Gigabyte’s Z690 UD AX DDR4 motherboard brings the high-end Z690 chipset to the budget segment with a typical price of less than $200. It has three M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs and a decently sized VRM.


  • One of the cheapest Z690 motherboards
  • Decent VRM
  • Three M.2 slots for SSDs

  • No PCIe 5.0 support for SSDs

Z690 motherboards continue to get cheaper and cheaper, despite the fact that they’re almost identical to comparable Z790 boards. Gigabyte’s Z690 UD AX DDR4 is a great choice for anyone wanting to build an upper midrange to high-end PC on a budget while not sacrificing any important features and leaving an upgrade path open to top-end chips like the 12900K and 13900K.

The Z690 UD alternates between black and gray all over the board, leaving only a few parts like the M.2 heatsink using just a single color. It’s a pretty basic look and there’s no RGB to lighten it up, which is about what we’d expect from a cheaper motherboard. It doesn’t look ugly but it’s definitely not a premium model either.

Gigabyte had to sacrifice some things to get this board to less than $200, and it was primarily the VRM. On paper, the 16+1+2 phase design sounds great, but those first 16 phases are actually two parallel 8+8 phases that basically aren’t as good as 16 real phases. It’s still probably fine to pair this with a 12900K or 13900K, but you probably won’t want to use it for overclocking.

Otherwise, there’s a good amount of features everywhere else: four M.2 slots with PCIe 4.0, support for cheap but still adequate DDR4 memory up to 5,333MHz, and 2.5 gigabit Ethernet. The rear I/O is surprisingly decent as it contains ten USB ports, Wi-Fi, and one DisplayPort connector and one HDMI port. Usually, you see I/O gutted on budget boards like this, but thankfully that’s not the case here.

At less than $200, the Z690 UD AX DDR4 packs great value for anyone wanting to build a high-performance PC on a budget. It doesn’t quite measure up to higher-end motherboards, but you are saving tens or even hundreds of dollars without giving up anything that would impact the performance of the most important components.

The Gigabyte B760 Aorus Elite motherboard.


Best B760 motherboard

Though we would rather have a cheap B660 model instead

$170 $190 Save $20

Gigabyte’s B760 Aorus Elite is a midrange motherboard for lower power 12th- and 13th-generation Intel CPUs. Its 12+1+1 stage VRM limits it to non-K CPUs and higher-end Core i5, but it does have three M.2 slots and 2.5 gigabit Ethernet.


  • Decent enough 12+1+1 stage VRM
  • Three M.2 slots
  • Cheap among B760 boards

  • No PCIe 5.0
  • No overclocking

Usually, we’d recommend a B660 motherboard here since the B760 chipset really isn’t worth it, but Gigabyte doesn’t really have any worthwhile B660 motherboards in stock. Unless you don’t think you’re ever going to upgrade your CPU, it’s basically never worth settling for a cheap motherboard with a puny 8-stage or worse VRM. The next best thing from Gigabyte is its B760 Aorus Elite, a somewhat overpriced but good enough motherboard for 12th- and 13th-generation chips.

The B760 Aorus Elite is very similar to its counterparts from different chipsets: black with silver accents. The theme is fairly basic and standard by this point, but it doesn’t look bad either and will fit in well with most components. This board doesn’t have RGB, however, which may be a selling point or a downer depending on your preferences.

The B760 Aorus Elite is actually something of a downgrade from older B660 motherboards like the Aorus Master. Its 12+1+1 stage VRM is smaller, its three M.2 slots are fewer, and it uses DDR5 rather than DDR4, which drives the total price of the build upward. The I/O is fine enough though, with six USB 3.2 ports and four USB 2.0 ports, as well as 2.5 gigabit Ethernet (Realtek rather than Intel though).

If this board wasn’t $180, it would get a more glowing recommendation here. The problem is that it’s more expensive than a good B660 while having fewer features. The only reason we aren’t recommending the B660 Aorus Master is because it’s out of stock.

The Gigabyte B650 Aorus Elite motherboard.

Gigabyte B650 Aorus Elite

Best B650 motherboard

A good choice for a midrange Ryzen build

$204 $230 Save $26

The Gigabyte B650 Aorus Elite is a midrange AM5 motherboard with a 14+2 stage VRM, support for PCIe 5.0 SSDs, and an impressive assortment of rear I/O.


  • Decent 14+2 stage VRM
  • Support for PCIe 5.0 SSDs in one of its three M.2 slots
  • Relatively good price

As you might guess from its name, Gigabyte’s B650 Aorus Elite is essentially a slightly cut-down X670 Aorus Elite, with 90% of the features for significantly less. This is similar to the difference between Gigabyte’s Z690 and B660 boards, but one important thing to note is that B650 motherboards have the same overclocking support as X670 motherboards, making the B650 Aorus Elite about as suitable for overclocking as its X670 counterpart.

The B650 Aorus Elite actually has an almost identical appearance to the X670 Aorus Elite, with only a few minor differences. The B650 board is primarily black with a white, minimalistic graphic that goes across the I/O housing, PCB, and M.2 heatsink, with some parts being colored a silver-gray. Like with the X670 model, the B650 Aorus Elite is a really good choice if you’re not into the typical gamery look with pure black and RGB.

The key features that the B650 version of the Aorus Elite gives up are some VRM stages (14+2+1 instead of 16+2+2) and a single M.2 slot, but otherwise very little else is compromised. The VRM is still sufficient for a Ryzen 9 7950X (at least at stock settings) and the three remaining M.2 slots still include one that has PCIe 5.0 support. If you use lots of USB devices, you might be disappointed that the B650 Aorus Elite has just eight USB 3.2 ports (plus four USB 2.0 ports). At least the 2.5 gigabit Realtek Ethernet is unchanged from the X670 model.

With a price tag of about $230, the B650 Aorus Elite is one of the more expensive B650 motherboards, but paying a little extra to get more VRMs and PCIe 5.0 support for SSDs is probably worth it if you plan on upgrading your PC in the future with higher-end components. You might also choose to spend an extra $50 or so to get the X670 version if you want more VRMs, an extra M.2 slot, and more USB ports.

Gigabyte's A620M Gaming X motherboard.

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Gigabyte A620M Gaming X

Best A620 motherboard

One of the cheapest AM5 motherboards out there

$110 $120 Save $10

Gigabyte’s A620M Gaming X is a low-end AM5 motherboard that’s ideal to pair with midrange Ryzen chips like the Ryzen 5 7600. It sports an 8+2+1 stage VRM, has four RAM slots, and has one M.2 slot with PCIe 4.0 support.


  • Very cheap for AM5
  • Four RAM slots
  • Decent 8+2+1 phase VRM

  • Just a single M.2 slot
  • Paltry I/O ports

A620 is AMD’s low-end chipset for the AM5 platform and it’s made the Ryzen 7000 series much more accessible to people on a budget, albeit by stripping out lots of features. There aren’t a ton of A620 boards out there so far, but of the two Gigabyte offers, its A620M Gaming X is not only the better one, it’s also a decent motherboard in its own right, though not without significant drawbacks.

Much like other budget Gigabyte motherboards, the A620M Gaming X is colored black and gray, but on this board in particular you can see almost all of the PCB. There’s just not really much going on here without components to decorate, and there’s not even any RGB to inject just a little color into this board. You just have to pay extra to get something that looks good.

Let’s start with the things this motherboard gets right. Firstly, it has an 8+2+1 stage VRM, which is firmly midrange and should give you plenty of room to start with something like a 7600 and upgrade to a 7900 or 7800X3D down the line. Second, it has four DDR5 slots, which offers more flexibility for what kind of RAM you can use. This is basically all you need for a decent gaming PC.

However, there are also two major issues on the A620M Gaming X that makes it difficult to support a PC you’d want to use in the long term. The fact that there’s only one M.2 slot really limits your storage choices and basically forces you to get some SATA SSDs or HDDs if you want multiple storage devices. Also, the rear I/O is really bad and has just six USB ports (two of which are at 2.0 speeds), a gigabit Ethernet port, and the three regular audio jacks. If you want to use this PC in the long term, these are going to be some significant hurdles.

While A620 motherboards like Gigabyte’s A620M Gaming X lower the cost to build a Ryzen 7000 PC, they compromise on some pretty important things that will be annoying in the long run. It also doesn’t change the fact that DDR5 memory is still really expensive compared to DDR4 and that AMD’s cheapest Ryzen CPU is over $200. I would recommend waiting for a Ryzen 3 chip before buying this motherboard if you want a balanced build.

The Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Elite motherboard.

Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Elite AX

Best Z590 motherboard

An insanely cheap motherboard for old Intel CPUs

The Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Elite is a high-end motherboard for 10th and 11th Gen Intel CPUs. It has a 12+1 stage VRM and support for PCIe 4.0 SSDs.


  • 12+1 stage VRM is good enough for 10th- and 11th-generation CPUs
  • M.2 slot for PCIe 4.0 SSDs
  • Super cheap

  • Very old and lacks modern features and performance

Intel’s 500 series is two years old now and it’s missing quite a few modern features, but this is actually good for people who prioritize value over raw performance. Gigabyte’s Z590 Aorus Elite is a good option for anyone wanting to build an overclockable PC using Intel’s 10th or 11th Gen CPUs without any expensive, cutting-edge memory or storage.

Visually, the Z590 Aorus Elite is very similar to other motherboards that bear the Aorus Elite brand; the PCB is pure black as are the heatsinks and I/O housing, all of which have a brushed, metallic finish. Edgy lines are etched into most of the heatsinks, which may improve thermal performance a little, but overall it’s just for looks. Customizable RGB lighting is integrated into the PCB of the motherboard next to the rear I/O and in the Aorus logo on the chipset heatsink.

With a 12+1 stage VRM and support for fast DDR4-5400 memory, the Z590 Aorus Elite is able to give high-end CPUs like the Core i9-10900K and Core i9-11900K the horsepower they need to perform optimally. The board also has three M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs, one of which supports PCIe 4.0 models. The rear I/O is the Achilles’ heel of the Z590 Aorus Elite, as there are only six USB 3.2 ports (plus four that are USB 2.0) and 2.5 gigabit Ethernet from Realtek rather than Intel, which is generally the better brand.

The Z590 Aorus Elite goes for $160 at the time of writing (though we have no idea how long this will last) and the savings add up when you consider that DDR4 is cheaper than DDR5, PCIe 3.0 SSDs are cheaper than PCIe 4.0 and 5.0 models, and that you can easily find deals for new or used 10th and 11th Gen CPUs. The obvious downside is that you’re limited to 10th and 11th Gen CPUs as well as PCIe 4.0 and 3.0 devices. If you’re mostly gaming and aren’t chasing super high framerates, this limitation probably won’t bother you though.

The Gigabyte B550 Gaming X V2 motherboard.

Gigabyte B550 Gaming X V2

Best B550 motherboard

Great for powering a cheap Ryzen 5000 build

$120 $150 Save $30

The Gigabyte B550 Gaming X V2 motherboard is a lower-end AM4 board with the bare essentials to power a midrange PC. It has a 10+3 stage VRM and support for PCIe 4.0 SSDs.


  • Support for PCIe 4.0 SSDs
  • Cheap

  • Mediocre 10+3 phase VRM
  • Terrible rear I/O

It’s getting hard to find good B550 boards at an acceptable price, and that’s especially true of Gigabyte. Additionally, sub-$200 X570 motherboards make it hard to justify buying some of the higher-end B550 motherboards since they’re barely any cheaper and have a noticeable amount of cut features. There’s really only one B550 motherboard from Gigabyte that’s worth buying, and it’s the B550 Gaming X V2.

Being a pretty cheap motherboard, the B550 Gaming X V2 doesn’t look quite as premium as more expensive Gigabyte boards. The I/O housing is pure black plastic, the heatsinks are pure black with a brushed, metallic finish, and the PCB itself is black and also mostly exposed due to the lack of heatsinks for the M.2 slots. A geometric graphic is printed all over the motherboard, which gives the Gaming X V2 some much-needed detail.

The B550 Gaming X V2 is fine for midrange Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 CPUs but might struggle a bit with higher-end Ryzen 9 chips since it only has a 10+3 stage VRM and DDR4 memory support caps out at 4733MHz. There are only two M.2 slots but thankfully one of them supports PCIe 4.0 SSDs. Perhaps the biggest downer on the B550 Gaming X V2 is the rear I/O: there’s just four USB 3.2 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and a gigabit Realtek Ethernet port. The connectivity on this board is downright paltry.

What makes up for all this is the price. At $120, it’s significantly cheaper than higher-end B550 and X570 motherboards to the point where it makes sense to buy. I’m not saying Gigabyte’s B550 Gaming X V2 is a great deal simply because higher-end boards like the B550 Aorus Elite are expensive, but it justifies its existence well enough and could be great for the kind of builder who needs something that is cheap and has just enough horsepower to keep on going for years.

Gigabyte's B760I Aorus Pro DDR4 motherboard.

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Gigabyte B760I Aorus Pro DDR4

Best mini-ITX motherboard

Surprisingly cheap and capable

$200 $210 Save $10

Gigabyte’s B760I Aorus Pro DDR4 is a midrange mini-ITX motherboard that focuses on bang for buck. It comes with an 8+1+2 phase VRM and two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, making it suitable to pair with even high-end parts.


  • Adequate 8+1+2 stage VRM
  • Two M.2 slots with support for PCIe 4.0 SSDs
  • Very cheap for an ITX motherboard

  • Not ideal for higher-end CPUs like the 13700K

Building a mini-ITX PC is often very expensive, and the motherboard is one of the primary components that can require a big budget for a small form factor build. However, Gigabyte’s B760I Aorus Pro DDR4 is a uniquely cheap and midrange mini-ITX motherboard that has everything you need for a great PC and none of the frills that tend to inflate prices on other motherboards.

There’s not a ton of room on an ITX board that can be dedicated to decoration, but Gigabyte manages to do pretty good on the B760I Aorus Pro DDR4. The board is mostly black with some silver accents and text on the PCB, M.2 heatsink, and I/O housing. There’s also a bit of RGB lighting on the RAM slot side of the board, which can help it look a little more exciting if you’re into RGB.

The features of the B760I Aorus Pro are generally good. You get two M.2 slots with PCIe 4.0 (not as many as some other models, but two is still good), two RAM slots for cheap DDR4 memory, and a ton of rear I/O ports including eight USB ports, Wi-Fi, 2.5 gigabit Intel Ethernet, and digital audio. The VRM is 8+1+2 stages (not 16+1+2 stages as seen on some retailers’ websites), and that’s not great since 12th- and 13th-generation CPUs are fairly power hungry. Ryzen 7000 is preferable for mini-ITX for this very reason, but you should be able to go up to a Core i5-13500, maybe even the 13600K, without cooling problems.

At $200, Gigabyte’s B760I Aorus Pro DDR4 is really cheap for mini-ITX and not all that much more expensive than any other comparable board. Don’t expect to put a high-end CPU in this motherboard, though if you’re building a mini-ITX PC you probably weren’t going to do that anyways since cooling is very limited in most SFF cases. Instead, the B760I Aorus Pro DDR4 is great for a cheaper mini-ITX PC with maximum bang for buck.

Best Gigabyte motherboards you can buy in 2023: Final Thoughts

Gigabyte divides its attention evenly between every segment of the motherboard market, which means it’s easy to find well-priced Gigabyte motherboards for pretty much every chipset. The top-end Z790 Aorus Master is worth pairing with a powerful Intel CPU like the Core i9-13900K, though the cheaper Z690 UD AX DDR4 also has a place.

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master

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Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master

Best overall Intel motherboard

There’s very little to dislike with the Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master aside from the price. It’s expensive, but you get a lot of features, including solid power delivery, excellent BIOS, and plenty of connections for all your components.

For AMD users, the X670 Aorus Elite has the features you’d want in a high-end Ryzen PC without the frills that jack up the price. The even cheaper B650 Aorus Elite is a good alternative for budget buyers who want to get into Ryzen 7000 for a lower price while retaining important features like M.2 slots and VRM stages.

The Gigabyte X670 Aorus Elite AX motherboard.


Best overall AMD motherboard

$280 $290 Save $10

The Gigabyte X670 Aorus Elite AX has the essentials for a high-end gaming PC, including support for DDR5-6666 memory, four M.2 slots for SSDs (one of which supports PCIe 5.0), and a 16-stage VRM.

Depending on your processor of choice, you can also check out our dedicated collections of the best motherboards for Intel chips or the best motherboards for AMD chips. These collections have some really good options and they’ll save you a lot of time combing through each unit. We also encourage you to join our XDA Computing Forums to have discussions and get more product recommendations from our community members.