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    Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi

    And we see the effects of memory speed on IGP gaming.
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    Re: Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi

    Todays prices on Scan UK. are £347 for the Intel combo. £251 for the AMD combo. both excluding memory - as the benchmarks were run using the same memory for both.
    So for about £100 less you can do quite a bit of gaming on the AMD platform...And good luck with any gaming on the Intel platform.
    CPU -wise, they are roughly equal, with a slight advantage to the Intel part, but at the cost of significantly higher power draw.
    Let's face it...Intel aren't really at the races here, but reading the review you would think they were almost on par. And that's not even taking into consideration Intel's performance hit when Meltdown is eventually patched. (if ever)

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    Re: Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi

    Biggest limitation (for me) against an ATX board) is the lack of SATA ports. This would have made quite a good basis for a NAS box with a couple of extra SATA ports.
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    Re: Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi

    Interesting to see the effect of RAM speed on the IGP performance - this looks like exactly the kind of review we asked for in the last ryzen APU review thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmaheid View Post
    Todays prices on Scan UK. are £347 for the Intel combo. £251 for the AMD combo. both excluding memory - as the benchmarks were run using the same memory for both.
    So for about £100 less you can do quite a bit of gaming on the AMD platform...And good luck with any gaming on the Intel platform.
    CPU -wise, they are roughly equal, with a slight advantage to the Intel part, but at the cost of significantly higher power draw.
    Let's face it...Intel aren't really at the races here, but reading the review you would think they were almost on par. And that's not even taking into consideration Intel's performance hit when Meltdown is eventually patched. (if ever)
    Shopping around for the closest comparable intel motherboard to the reviewed model on scan, there's still easily a £65 delta (£40 motherboard, £10 CPU, £20 for a decent heatsink (not included on intel K chips), and save £5 going with 8 GB of 2400 MHz RAM rather than 3 GHz for the AMD system to run the memory at the max rated speed).

    You've got the wrong end of the CPU stick - the AMD chip is noticeably ahead in every real-world CPU benchmark, while also using more power than the intel chip (the intel TDP is a tad exaggerated). Also, the intel system reviewed will be rocking the meltdown fixes already

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    Re: Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi

    Going from 3200MHZ to 2666MHZ RAM,does not have a mahoosive performance hit,10% to 15% at most,so even speed stuff should be fine!


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    Re: Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi

    The better AM4 ITX board you can currently buy is the ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac. It has a very similar price, better board layout and has a second fan header.

    I persoanlly have the board and generally speaking I'm very happy with it. My only real complaint is the single M.2 socket and the only currently available boards with two are by ASUS, which only came out late last year and stock initially was non-existent.

    Will wait to see what the 400 series brings for ITX boards.

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    Re: Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi

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    I know that Hexus has stuff going on with Scan but please, please, think twice about buying from Scan. You WILL, more than likely, be charged a rubbish re-stocking fee if you have to send it back. Their checking of returned items is also horrendous. You might as well but the board from Amazon instead (currently 0.40p ish more expensive.)

    I returned a DJI Mavic, with an SDCard slot that jammed (Common issue at that point), horrendous 1080p recording (Eventually fixed by a later update) and it was hesitant in the wind. Apparently it had no issues even though I provided proof.

    Just not worth it. Your choice though.

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    Re: Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post

    I returned a DJI Mavic, with an SDCard slot that jammed (Common issue at that point), horrendous 1080p recording (Eventually fixed by a later update) and it was hesitant in the wind. Apparently it had no issues even though I provided proof.
    Problem with buying an item like that from somewhere like Scan (or any other non UAV specialist such as Maplin) is that they don't really understand the technical details. They just treat it as a boxed commodity. You really need to go to a specialist who fly them themselves and are usually willing to offer detailed post sales advice and help.
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