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Solid little board - but hot chipset, some teething issues
Submitted on Friday, August 09, 2019
Strengths of the product
- In my case ITX size is a plus, however small size means also hotter components. Make sure it's in the well ventilated case. - Good build quality and solid VRM - it should be able to handle 16core upcoming Ryzen chip. It also feels heavy for its size - Very good BIOS and an option to upgrade it without CPU or RAM (for future AM4 CPUs) - I'm running Ryzen 5 3600 with 3rd party cooler rated at 200W and the installation was seamless. CPU is cool and rarely reaches 60° C at real life load. - Two m.2 ports for SSDs. Front one is under the X570 chip heatsink and at the other on the back
Weaknesses of the product
The X570 chip is hot and averages around 70° C when PCI lines are in heavy use - gaming, M.2 ssd transfers, etc. This is not the board issue rather AMD overall X570 design I've put the M2 ssd on the back of the motherboard for this reason and added extra fan to blow over this area which dropped temps.
Very good compact solution for new line of Ryzen 3000 chips. The only downside is hot running X570 chipset. AMD improve your designs please. As I've jumped from Intel's Z97 with Haswell to this platform I've experienced some issues with moving virtual machines. The use of Ubuntu 18 VM in Virtual box managed to crash my system - I believe it is more Win10/CPU combination issue than motherboard itself (teething issues) I really hope it's gonna get ironed out by MS and Oracle in next OS/software upgrades.