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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
By: Mike Mullan
Cheap x570 board
One memory slot failed within 2 months due to bad traces.
Was running 3600 DDR memory that was on the QVL list with XMP profile, within 2 months system became unstable. Upon testing the memory and slots found out one of the slots was not able to run at the XMP profile of the memory after time causing system to become unstable. Read multiple people that have had this problem with this board (1.0) model and gigabyte came out with a 1.1 revision but they are still selling this board.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
PCIE 4, onboard NVME connector, Ram connectors in the perfect spot,windows RGB control, Windows OC control, support for Ryzen 9
Initially the Gigabyte utilities would automatically install bloatware when you installed utilities. They have fixed it later versions, prompting you on what you want to install. Make sure you install the latest version of the utility from online.
I was very impressed with this Mobo! I do definitely recommend this for your next build. Since I do some video and audio editing, this board is well built. With the microphone connector on some PCs, there is sometimes a buzz from the input on mic or line in. I usually have to do some shielding the the connector to prevent the buzz. This one was clean and well shielded. The connectors for the fans, power, cpu power, and cpu pumps, and memory were well thought out. I did not struggle with cable routing or fan connections. I love that it has an onboard rgb control and plan to use this to control all the lighting in the case. I just need to get a proper controller that talks to the various connections. I was impressed as my system runs fast and clean! Since I use my systems heavilly, I tend to crash them. So far this system has NOT crashed with this MOBO! I was so impressed, I purchased a second one and built my wife a system as well!
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
From: Moose Jaw, SK
- Okay thermals - Intuitive BIOS - Easy to use software - Less expensive than other X570 boards - PCIe 4.0 slots - Lots of SATA ports
- Bizarre stock fan curves - No USB 3.1 or 3.2 headers - No RGB controller or headers - Oddly placed system fan headers - Feature poor for a high end chipset
While it represents an affordable and simplistic foray into X570 and PCIe 4.0, this board is found wanting on several fronts. The stock fan curve is maddening and creates needless noise and revving. You'll definitely want to use the Smart Fan feature to customize your curve. If you're looking to build a sweet looking RGB rig, then you're barking up the wrong tree because you get no RGB software or headers. If your front ports are USB 2.0 or 3.0, then you're set. Beyond that, you're out of luck. There is no onboard USB-C either, so expect to fork out for a card if you want it. That said, it has two PCIex16 slots that run on 4.0x4 and could do CrossFire. It has 1 PCIe 3.0x16 port at x8 and 2 additional PCIex1 slots that can run at either 3.0 or 4.0, so expansion is there for the taking. With a Ryzen 7 3800X, this board performs reasonably thermally under moderate workloads and gaming. I managed to maintain mid to high 40s on the CPU and low 40s on the rest of the board while putting the system through its paces. Bear in mind that I didn't OC the CPU, and haven't really put it through the wringer in terms of stress testing yet though. I'm sure that it will get hotter, but for most, it will suffice. All in all, it does what it's supposed to do competently, but not much more than that. You can get more and better features in B450 and X470 boards for less money if you don't need/want PCIe 4.0. If you're just wanting basic X570 function with PCIe 4.0 though, then this board should suffice...but only suffice. There are several options within a $30 range up or down from this which offer much more. Additionally, you may want to wait for the B550 boards to launch in late May/early June if you want PCIe 4.0 that badly.
Monday, April 06, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Durable Does everything you need it to.
Personally have had zero issues overall. VRM temps are fine, drivers are fine, ram speeds and timings are fine. I use an external Amp/DAC so i didn't need anything with good onboard audio.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
When I first purchased this I had a ton of problems (blue screen every 30 ~ 45 Min). Turns out you can't just buy any ram that meets the specs for the MB and CPU, you have to figure out which ram will actually work. After 2 weeks of trying to figure out why my system was crashing I finally figured out that it was probably the ram. When I went into the store and held up the ram the support person immediately said "AMD? I recommend the G.Skill ram", didn't even have to tell him what the problem was because he's seen it so many times. I finally have the system running mostly stable now but the sound has issues. Most of the time the sound direction is reversed. When your playing a game, anything in front of you sounds like it's behind you, anything on the left comes from the right. Same with movies and music but it's less of a problem there.
If you like spending 80% of your time trying to debug problems with your computer, go AMD. If you want a working computer, stay away. All my issues have been driver related which means there is no option to return it and nothing you can do to fix it. Just wait and hope that one day the AMD chipset drivers will get better.