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    Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Two Aorus boards with X370 chipsets, and three Gigabyte branded B350 boards in initial salvo.
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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Time to begin the search for an enthusiast AM4 motherboard that isn't horrendously gaudy.

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Scan seem to offer a board that Gigabyte don't know about - the X370 chipset gaming-K3:
    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/giga...tx-motherboard

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by el_tone View Post
    Time to begin the search for an enthusiast AM4 motherboard that isn't horrendously gaudy.
    So you'll be having a server board, then?

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    I'll be more interested in seeing a cheaper X370 board without dual slots for CrossFire/SLI or a B350 board without the APU-intended DVI-D/D-SUB/DP/HDMI outputs that take up space on the back that would otherwise be used for USB or other outputs.

    In other words, it feels like there's a middle-ground missing from the currently line-up. The X370 boards are catering to the highest-end enthusiasts but the B350 boards are clearly designed with future APUs in mind. I hope that companies remember the segment of gamers who simply do not intend to use two graphics cards.

    In any event, I'll be waiting longer still currently until I can take the plunge, so hopefully this issue will be addressed in the coming months. (Summer would probably be ideal.)

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Probably a stupid question, but why the 2x audio chips?
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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    [QUOTE=kalniel;3774874]Scan seem to offer a board that Gigabyte don't know about - the X370 chipset gaming-K3:


    Also K5 on Scan but not on Gigabyte's site - Gigabyte AMD Ryzen AM4 AX370 GAMING K5 ATX Motherboard
    Last edited by The Khemist; 28-02-2017 at 03:20 PM.

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by The Khemist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Scan seem to offer a board that Gigabyte don't know about - the X370 chipset gaming-K3:

    Also K5 not on Scan but not on Gigabyte's site - Gigabyte AMD Ryzen AM4 AX370 GAMING K5 ATX Motherboard
    The gaming-5 is in the link at the top of this page and Gigabyte's website (http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/...NG-5-rev-10#kf), but interesting that Scan have both the X370 K5 and the Aurora gaming-5 listed - at different price points. Methinks the scan site has (accidentally) bogus products.

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    The x2 Audio chips provide 120db normally you would use the Back sockets for headphones for the best Quality but now you can use the Front with 120db which provide optimal audio output preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. Also note there are two version of the ALC 1220 a Lite version and the full blown chip i found that on Intel boards

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by el_tone View Post
    Time to begin the search for an enthusiast AM4 motherboard that isn't horrendously gaudy.
    Surely a non-windowed case would be easier to find?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    Probably a stupid question, but why the 2x audio chips?
    More is gooderer, every audiophile knows that

    Quote Originally Posted by Jace007 View Post
    The x2 Audio chips provide 120db normally you would use the Back sockets for headphones for the best Quality but now you can use the Front with 120db which provide optimal audio output preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. Also note there are two version of the ALC 1220 a Lite version and the full blown chip i found that on Intel boards
    SNR of 120db? That's at least a decade more than any human can detect, the 'problem' that's being solved here is just like directional HDMI cables.

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by el_tone View Post
    Time to begin the search for an enthusiast AM4 motherboard that isn't horrendously gaudy.
    asrock Taichi. same as the gamming pro without the 5gig lan .. and it has 16 phase powerz ...
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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by flearider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by el_tone View Post
    Time to begin the search for an enthusiast AM4 motherboard that isn't horrendously gaudy.
    asrock Taichi. same as the gamming pro without the 5gig lan .. and it has 16 phase powerz ...
    Yep the Taichi looks quite a good board. But I really want a x370 Sabertooth to replace my ageing but still going strong AM3+ one.

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    No mitx no sale

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    No mitx no sale
    That's because there's nowhere for the gratuitous heatsinks, port covers and LEDs to go - which are apparently a requirement of X370 motherboards.

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    Re: Gigabyte announces quintet of AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by CountBartok View Post
    Yep the Taichi looks quite a good board. But I really want a x370 Sabertooth to replace my ageing but still going strong AM3+ one.
    I hear ya coming from a crosshair v ... but it seems asus dropped the ball imho ...time for new kings to rise
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