Review: ASUS STRIX B550-I Gaming

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Meet one of the nicer and smallest B550 Chipset based motherboards we review, the Mini-ITX based ASUS STRIX B550-I Gaming, at 17x17cm ASUS loaded this B550 motherboard with some good features includin...

    Review: ASUS STRIX B550-I Gaming
     
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  2. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Been trying to buy one for the last two weeks. No stock here in the states.
     
  3. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    On that board the water block is almost close to be a full cover mobo block.
     
  4. tunejunky

    tunejunky Master Guru

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    this is a sweet spot what with all the goodness (I.e.. durability) one would hope for and nothing over the top. well, maybe twenty ducats less would work:p.
    this can be the basis of a kick ass system for work and play
     

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    Could you check the revision of I225-V? I can imagine people are interested whether its the old one that may fall back to 1Gbps with some switches or the new one that does comply to the spec.
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Retail units will all have the revised version.
     
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    slicer Member Guru

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    In the Network performance part of the review there is written...

    Note: the default driver that Windows installed did not show good performance. once we installed the Realtek driver from the Gigabyte website, the performance kicked in as expected at 2.5 Gbps.

    But is'nt that an Intel chip for 2.5Gb network port? Does not make sense to use Realtek driver...
    Is this a relic of copy paste from some other review?
     
  8. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Probably has both, Intel 1GB/s and Realtek 2.5GB/s depending on port used possibly Intel WLAN support and then the high-end stuff has a 5 or 10 GB/s LAN but I forgot what the manufacturer for that was.
    Device specific drivers beyond generic Microsoft ones do tend to work best though unless the OS can pull (a miracle...) err a somewhat recent driver from the update repository Microsoft has for device drivers.
    (Intel and Realtek should both also be on the DCH support list for most of their newer devices while also maintaining the previous driver model support.)\

    EDIT: Though I am fairly certain Intel has 2.5 or possibly even 10 Giga-bita-bytes whichever it is again chips for network connectivity, maybe a pricing thing for soldering a single one of those instead of using multiple devices.
    (Multiple physical ports might be nice I suppose.)


    EDIT: Should look it up a bit better, maybe the B550's strip down some other stuff too plus what different vendors go for and connectivity stuff.
    (Like the overly complicated USB 3 and then different gens and what's actually on there and how it's listed. ~ )

    EDIT: Looks like 1x Intel indeed and also a Intel WIFI.
    EDIT: Wait...

    Gigabyte website?
    Asus B550 Strix.

    Well I probably should have noticed *that* earlier. :p
    (Nice of them to use the same compatible chips though whoever actually updates their driver software listings to something newer besides every once in a while when a new bios rolls out ha ha.)
     
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  9. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    So tiny and still managed to retain the ARGB and RGB headers. :D
     

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