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Sunday, February 02, 2020
Very stable. No complaints. BIOS is easy to navigate, and board is pleasing to look at.
No matter what I do, it won't run 3200mhz ram, I had 3600 but returned it trying to fix my issues, to no avail (I am currently using cosair vengeance 3200mhz c16, qvl says it's good to go) . I started with 2 sticks, wouldn't go past 2866 without crashing and requiring a cmos reset. DOCP doesnt work, XMP didnt either. So I thought maybe 4 should help.. nope. Now it wont go higher than 2666 without crashing games saying something about an access error, or it will crash the board, again needing a cmos reset. My processor is running at 3600 mhz, but my ram wont go past 2166 on auto and cant Oc or change profiles higher than 2766. Kinda lame, qvl sheet says I should be good. Not sure what's up with this.. and icue - aura sync dont link together like asus claims their drivers allow it to. So you'll need different apps for each rgb component.
Still a great board. X570 mobos are tanks. Love the board, just wish the ram speeds could be better without needing to adjust timings and what-not. Even then, it doesnt help anything. If my friends are broke I'll reccomend this board but otherwise spend the extra $ 50 ~ $100 and get something more capable. 3/5.
Friday, January 24, 2020
- stable - affordable - excellent I/O... like all X570 MBs - really good VRMs, according to the YoutTube reviewers. Bring on the 4950X... - good trouble shooting lights, but you have to look up in the meaning manual. Numbers would be nicer, but lights are OK. - Dual M.2 slots - I love having Wifi and BT on the MB, even though I generally have a wired Ethernet connection. Really handy for the one time you don't or you need to steal the cable for another machine.
I just went through a whole session of trying to get RAM to run at full speed (3600 MHz in my case). I'll cut to the chase... DOCP only works if the RAM sticks are in slots A2 and B2 if you are running 2 sticks of RAM. It will not work if you put the RAM in slots A1 and B1. It will only run at full speed if you enable DOCP, which is like XTM for an Intel MB. With the RAM sticks in A2 and B2 and DOCP turned on and nothing else, no voltage tweaks, my RAM runs at full speed, 3600MHz. Prior to this it was running at 2133 MHz and would not POST in slots A1 and B1 with DOCP on. There s a big difference in system speed when RAM is running at 3600MHz. A front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C port would have been outstanding. It does have a USB 3.2 Gen1 connector on the board. And it has a Gen2 on the backplane. Fan control in Linux isn't 100%, but the BIOS does an OK job. FWIW, the instruction manual mentions that the first RAM is to be installed in A1 and B1. RTFM ??? Ha !
An excellent board for the price, great value. Very stable, no issues running Fedora 31 for hours on end with high loads at stock clock speeds with a 3600X. I'm not an OCer, so I can't comment on OCing it. General comment... even the 3600X was a nice step up from the i7 I was running. Background tasks are now a realistic option without interrupting my work. I'll update to a 16 core processor when they are available and the price comes down. This machine made a big improvement in my workflow because it is just so darn snappy. An upgrade to 16 cores will just allow me to run more stuff in the background - compiling, simulations, 50 Firefox sessions, etc. I highly recommend the Zen2 Ryzen processors and a good X570 MB. AMD has really raised the bar.
Monday, December 09, 2019
Excellent power delivery, enough fan headers for me, has on-board Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, 2x M.2 x4 PCIe Gen 4 & SATA mode Slots. I like the minimal LED lighting.
Providing an integrated back plate along with a front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port would of made this motherboard near perfect.
I choose this motherboard as my entry into X570. Zero issues in an upgrade from an ASUS B350-F motherboard, everything worked perfectly after assembly & setup. Flashed BIOS to latest version with no issues using EZ update, runs cool and silent with my Ryzen 7 2700X. A little touch of LED bling on motherboard .
Monday, October 07, 2019
Cheap compared to other X570 boards Good VRM Worked first try!
No post code display No Bios Flashback No clear CMOS (I didn't need any of the above things)
Way more stable than my X470 Crosshair VII wifi. Used cheap Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3200MHz works great, don't know if it's on the QVL but no issues! It took considerable time and re-boots to get the ram running on my X470 board, not with the TUF worked right away.