Review: ASRock X370 Gaming Professional Fatal1ty

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    For our next X370 review we look at the brilliant ASRock X370 Gaming Professional Fatal1ty. This enthusiast class line of Ryzen motherboard is not just stylish, it has 5 Gbps Ethernet, AC WIFI, dual M...

    Review: ASRock X370 Gaming Professional Fatal1ty
     
  2. xafier

    xafier Master Guru

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    I originally was looking at this one but settled on the Taichi in the end as I wasn't too bothered about the 5Gbit ethernet which was the main difference between the two as they both seem to have the same VRM setup and other features.
     
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    warezme Master Guru

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    This is a horrible design. If you use the M.2, which I would plan to use, this disables the last PCIe slot which if I plan to use two older GTX970's in SLI would leave me only 1 - 4X PCIE slot available. Since I would also like to use a PCIE tuner board and a PCIE sound card because any built in sound card no matter how good the caps are using software processing is pure crap. FAIL board.
     
  4. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    How many people are planning to have four PCIe cards in use? Replace the two 970s with a single Pascal card.
     

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    Fan headers: these are important to anyone going with air in a case. Reviewers work on an open bench and often forget all about fans. I only see provision for about four fans, and the control characteristics available aren't described. Asus has been doing much better than this for at least ten years.

    M.2 headers: I wonder why nobody yet stands these on edge, instead of flat. That would be a much better use of mobo space which is always at a premium. I think they would cool as well as (if not better than) flat.
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    I guess the flat orientation has been the default one because the M.2 have always(?) had the functionality of using a screw to fasten them to the mobo.
     
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    xafier Master Guru

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    Assuming it's the same my Taichi then they are all 4 pin and fully controllable, I'm powering 6 Noctua fans in my system with no problem, just got Y splitters on two of the headers, simples.
     
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    bios 2.00 is out

    mem oc can now achieve 3600 with 32gb kits
     
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    i tought why he did´nt updated the BIOS... :infinity:
     
  10. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Perhaps he tested these motherboards a week and a half / two weeks ago when the newer bios wasn't out just yet ?
     

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    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Great review as always Hilbert , top notch. This is one feature rich motherboard worth every penny. The wifi and BT it's what i miss the most out of my Asus CH 6.
     
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    No, Ihave ASRock X370 Gaming Professional Fatal1ty, and there is no cahance yet. We need more memorydeviders.

    I run 3200cl 14-13-13-13-33-1t. Using G.skill 3600 cl15 2x8GB.
     
  13. SuperAverage

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    I wish you'd post DPC latency tests on mobos.
    FOr those of us who use our machines for more than just gaming, DPC latency can be an issue.
    Right now I'm trying to decide between a ryzen setup and an older intel xeon setup for music and video production, and DPC latency can be a dealbreaker for me.
     
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    The review mentioned two SATA3 ports connected to processor and 4 connected to x370 chipset. Which SATA3 ports are these?

    Also is mentioned that using M2_1 and using more PCIe cards or SLI or the two SATA3 ports connected to processor will hurt M2_1 performance. How much of a performance hit? worse than using x370 SATA3 routed ports?

    Is there a diagram or other information that explains this? The manual says nothing in this regard.

    Thank you.

    edit: I think the review may have confused B350 chipset limitations with x370 chipset.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2017

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