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ASUS Launches AMD X470 Series Motherboards

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ASUS is ready for the second wave with a fresh family of motherboards based on the new AMD X470 chipset. The X470 chipset is designed to enhance the performance of the next generation AMD Ryzen 2000 s...

    ASUS Launches AMD X470 Series Motherboards
     
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    spajdrik Maha Guru

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  3. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    This has to be one of the best looking and featured unveiled X470 motherboard.
     
  4. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    I would prefer MSI, as I like their "BIOS"es. All those things one can tune. Their description is meaningful. With ASUS, they sometimes name stuff in their own weird way.
    But for that price... I had different cooling in mind... Choices/Choices.

    Edit: Btw. all ASUS boards on czc.cz come with same cooling.

    Edit2: ML240L reviews are rather mixed.

    Edit3: Not bundled only by czc.cz, ML240L comes on other shops w/ ASUS X470 boards too.
     
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  5. Pawel04

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    That Mini ITX looks great! A bit disappointing it doesnt have USB-C but thats something i can live with for a few years i think. Thats plus a 2600 looks to be my next build.
     
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    Gotta love it... "Optional stealth mode" - meaning you can actually turn off all the silly lights you had to buy.

    Nothing against the mobo or Asus (I like my Crosshair VI) - it's the almost mindless marketing.
     
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    mikeysg Ancient Guru

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    Waiting for someone at Asus to twit/FB a post about these AMD boards being subpar....
     
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    NewTRUMP Order Master Guru

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  9. mtrai

    mtrai Master Guru

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    Just a heads up...if you are planning on using 2 M.2 drives and 2 gpu you will have issues with the way ASUS has set this up.

    Per Elmor from ASUS at OCN:

    "It's the only way to achieve 2x M.2 at x4 PCIE Gen 3 without a PCI-E bridge chip (very expensive). Any other solution would use x4 PCIE Gen2 from the chipset, which will slow you down significantly especially if using NVMe RAID.

    If M.2_1 is used, PCIEX16/X8_1 will run at x16/x8 depending on if there's a card plugged in PCIEX8_2 (as usual).

    If M.2_2 is used, PCIEX16/X8_1 will run at x8, and PCIEX8_2 will run at x4."
     
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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    I've read manual for ASRock MB I have chosen. And there use of 2nd M.2 slot disables lowest PCIe 3.0 x16 sized slot which is wired as 2x.
    So, in CF/SLI 2 upper PCIe 3.0 x16 sized slots work (1st wired as x16, 2nd as x8).

    But there was other issue :D
    MB has Two ATX connectors for CPU, one 8-pin and one 4-pin. So, I had to look for adequate PSU.
     

  11. mtrai

    mtrai Master Guru

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    The 4 pin connector is not required or needed it is for overclocking actually. And depending on your overclocking may not be needed for a modest overclock.
     
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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    I went through their forums. While some members stated same thing, some stuff members mentioned that on some boards it is needed as 4-pin is used for memory.

    So, I think it is better to have decent power delivery there too :D Manual was quite mute about 4-pin being optional or not.
     
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    It is better to use it IMO even if not overclocking.
     

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