When we place the motherboard at an angle we see the rather familiar socket LGA1151. It will support Coffee Lake procs, these are referred to as the 8th generation Core series processors. The board has an 8-pin power header for the processor.
Storage ports then -- Gigabyte is equipping the board with six SATA3 ports. There's no fuzz with weird U2 or SATA Express connectors.
Here we see that a bit better. Just a proper six SATA3 6Gbps ports, alongside two M.2 slots that have been tucked away close to the upper PCI-Express slots. See that in the photo below.
There are two M.2 SSD slots available, one 8cm type 2242/2260/2280 and one 0cm type 2260/2280/22110 slots. Both support PCIe x4/x2 Gen 3.0. With NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, AORUS brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the M.2 solution supports RAID modes.
As mentioned on the previous page the board supports single, dual channel with support up-to DDR4 4000 (O.C.) and starts at 2133 MHz memory modules. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets can sport up-to 64 GB of system memory.