Gigabyte has released a brand new motherboard made for Intel’s latest processors called the B250M-Gaming 5 or GA-B250M-Gaming 5 if you like calling things by its official name. This motherboard, while not very attractive in the specifications department, still serves as a worthy option to consider for PC gamers who are looking for a decent motherboard that won’t burn a hole in their wallets.
Gigabyte’s B250M-Gaming 5 will come with RGB lighting throughout its body. More specifically, LED elements are found on the motherboard’s heatsink and audio component areas. Design-wise, aside from looking trying to look like a rave party, Gigabyte’s B250M-Gaming 5 does, unfortunately, come with an overused black and red colour scheme – but some people do prefer this colour combination.
Being based off of Intel’s B250 Express chipset means that Gigabyte’s B250M-Gaming 5 will not support overclocking and Nvidia SLI technology. But good news for AMD fans, this board does support CrossFire (2-Way), because why not, right? Interestingly, despite being a ‘budget’ motherboard, the B250M-Gaming 5 packs four ‘reinforced’ DDR4 DIMM slots, which helps greatly if one owns ‘heavy’ RAM sticks.
Expansion slots include one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot that runs at PCIe x4. In addition, the Gigabyte B250M-Gaming 5 is also equipped with six SATA 6Gbps ports and one M.2 32Gbps slot. Besides that, Gigabyte has also bestowed its newest motherboard with six USB 3.1 ports along with five USB 2.0/1.1 ports.
Those aside, Gigabyte has not mentioned the pricing of the B250M-Gaming 5, but sources expect it to be priced around US$100 (about RM430). Gamers on a budget looking to upgrade their motherboards to support Intel’s 7th generation processors should keep an eye out on this one.