( 4.4 Average / 24 Ratings )
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Good board. If it were to have small things like a clear cmos button or a multipler Overclocking instead of FIDs and DIDs. It would be great. Just update the Bios right after you get the board and it would be running stable and can use higher ram speeds.
- Stable board and good RAM support.
- Consistent BIOS updates.
- Not too flashy.
- No BCLK/Reference clock option.
- Limited I/O ports on motherboard vs higher-priced option.
- Can't POST w/ high RAM speeds when populating 4 DIMMs.
I feel I am too new to this stuff to have a grasp on what makes a mobo great or not great. However, from my own exp putting this thing together, this board gave me a tool that helped me tremendously - that little front panel connector thingy. Instead of having to hook those very very small and confusing front panel connectors to the header directly on the mobo, this Asus came with an adapter which was clearly labeled and easily held in your hand. Put the connectors on the adapter, then put the adapter with everything already hooked up to it onto the mobo.
No, my 3200 memory isn't running at 3200...but its running at 2933. And honestly, that does everything so well, I don't even care.
Excellent audio specs, too...which is important to me. All the ouputs I need.
Tons of USB 3.0 and above.
Neat but subtle RGB on the bottom left of the board, which u can use the Asus software to coordinate with other stuff.
Still needs a bit of work on the firmware side, but fairly stable so far. We had the RAM overclocked to 3200 and it appeared to be stable, but the next day we booted it up and it was no longer stable. Just had to clear the CMOS, but for now we are running the RAM at 2933 and have not had any more issues.
Some users have expressed troubles with BIOS and condition of this MoBo upon shipping. However, it's a new series crafted with Ryzen in mind and it matches all of the needs for such a build. I did not encounter any such issues and have efficiently navigated the BIOS for both overclocking and simple system navigation/tinkering. Solid Motherboard, as long as you get one of the more recent shipments with updated bios and kinks more worked out.
Biggest regret in my entire build. Projects CPU temps to be way higher than reality. Limits RAM overclocking to 2666mhz only, in an age where most RAMs have speeds of 3000mhz - 3200mhz. Unable to break the 4.0ghz barrier for my cpu, don't know whether this is the MOBOs fault though. BIOS looks flash so that's a +1
RBG is nice. I like it. Works. Greate onboard sound.
no issues. aura lighting is lackluster but is such a minor and insignificant detractor.
All around great board with very nice looking LED effect (configurable via ASUS AURA tool). The color scheme is a matter of taste I guess, but as long as you don't use flashy red parts you should be fine with it. BIOS also looks and works very well. The only complaint I have, is that there are only 2 chassis fan headers. The other 2 are for water pump and all-in-one liquid cooler and hooked up to those, fans will run at full speed all the time (no control options in the BIOS). Hence my be quiet Pure Wings is running a bit loudly for now, but I already ordered a Y-splitter cable to connect both front fans to one chassis fan header.
No issues as far as putting the build together goes. Plenty of IO for my needs, plenty of ports on the mobo, padded IO shield, good color scheme on the board itself, and a neat little RGB stripe running along the audio components on the left. UEFI is straightforward, pretty, and fairly easy to navigate after a few minutes. ASUS makes updating the UEFI fairly easy, I had no issues getting up to date there.
I tried installing the AURA SYNC software, and it crashed on launch every time. No clue what happened there, but seeing as nothing is SYNC compatible in my build anyway, why bother.
I do wish the IO shield had some more style to it, the outside is simply plain silver. Nothing really wrong with that though.