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Gigabyte AX370-GAMING 5 (AMD Ryzen) ATX Motherboard Socket AM4 £196.99 @ AWD-IT in STOCK!
Gigabyte AX370-GAMING 5 (AMD Ryzen) ATX Motherboard Socket AM4 £196.99 @ AWD-IT in STOCK!

Gigabyte AX370-GAMING 5 (AMD Ryzen) ATX Motherboard Socket AM4 £196.99 @ AWD-IT in STOCK!

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Yes... it is actually in stock 5 only!!!

Not a bad price either, they seem to be about £210-230 everywhere else with little or no stock anytime soon.

Get one quick if you need a higher end ATX board, if not get one of the freely available B350 boards for about £100.

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cos of AMD, so cold...brrrrr

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splitstrim

cos of AMD, so cold...brrrrr



Not.. sure... if... serious. oO

I can't tell if the Aorus logo on the box is a fish or an eagle, and for that reason Cold


Both X & Z boards are too expensive not worth the money and an easy deterrent to upgrade to and new release, be it intel or amd.

Even the other B's & H's are overpriced and crap to boot, it's just a huge joke how ridiculous the price and cost cutting on quality has become, more profit right, you'd have to be insane to upgrade now a days, not that the benefit is there any how, few % ipc or slight bump in clocks lol.

Reported to RSPCA for eagle-fish hybrid. It's cruel

needs more LED's.
Are the memory slots reinforced, because need as RAM is heavy.

splitstrim

cos of AMD, so cold...brrrrr



Oh no he didn't!

Heat, finally some boards coming in stock

Hot .. let the am4 bandwagon continue ...

b350 more cost effective?

hitman007

b350 more cost effective?



Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and not even worth the £100 just ask any electrical engineer friend of family member, they'll give you the heads up, it's the same with all boards made last few gens now just cheap crap with flash vanity attachments that's why failure rates are so high, asus msi, gigabyte etc are to blame here not so much intel or amd just greedy board manufacturers, my advice by used z97 or maybe find a decent z170 used but there failure rate was high.

That's interesting.
Seems strange that the board manufacturers are putting profits before lower failure rates. Will only cause the companies problems in the long run. Do you rate the prime series Asus Z170 boards?

I still have z87 and z97 boards and maybe one day I'll upgrade to Z170, however I like the look of the AMD Ryzen.

revolver31

Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and … Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and not even worth the £100 just ask any electrical engineer friend of family member, they'll give you the heads up, it's the same with all boards made last few gens now just cheap crap with flash vanity attachments that's why failure rates are so high, asus msi, gigabyte etc are to blame here not so much intel or amd just greedy board manufacturers, my advice by used z97 or maybe find a decent z170 used but there failure rate was high.


hitman007

That's interesting. Seems strange that the board manufacturers are … That's interesting. Seems strange that the board manufacturers are putting profits before lower failure rates. Will only cause the companies problems in the long run. Do you rate the prime series Asus Z170 boards?I still have z87 and z97 boards and maybe one day I'll upgrade to Z170, however I like the look of the AMD Ryzen.



The ryzen chip is a good one I think the 6/12 or the 4/8 is the best bet for pricing, I mean right now games don't use more than 8 threads really BUT those 6 core 12 threads will give a little headroom, the r5 area will be the best in the current zen lineup for price to perf.

the area of concern is ddr4 speeds, they have a good scaling level and faster ram has proven time and time again to give better perf at least with ddr4.
ryzen is having many issues and I get the feeling amd are going to stop at around 3200mhz and tout improvements over the 2133mhz, it will still lag behind the competition, intel have upto 4200/4300 MHz and it does increase fps as you go up, if amd had 3600mhz or 3800 MHz it may help make up some ground but with not enough ipc on chip and ddr4 struggling at 3200mhz, then there's the delay cause by ccx crosstalk on chip, it really doesn't look great.

Asus boards are usually ok or have been in the past but they are really cutting corners, if you look at comments on amazon and around the web there is an alarming amount of failures, add to that the insane price costs, lol even all these high tech reviewer guys on youtube are having boards arrive faulty or blow up in front of them and it doesn't matter what platform it's on either, it's all flash and no substance.

Keep your z87 & z97 there's nothing wrong with them if you were to upgrade then ryzen would be your best bet given what you already have, given there's very little upgrade to z170 or z270 and it's definitely not worth the expense or board reliability over your Z87/97 setups, as for boards I really can't recommend any this generation they're all have huge failures there all pretty bad quality, if I was those companies I would be emmbarressed at the quality of work and even more so the price I'm charging, if people knew just how crap and cheap these boards and there components really are it would make a lot of people very angry, I don't in all honesty know how there getting away with it, and this started to happen really bad with the z170, and they got away with it, so now they cut even more corners charge even more, nobody is doing or saying anything, and it's amazing what people will say to condone a purchase that's not need or desired based on vanity or flashing lights, it's no wonder so many review sites and you tubers are now dissecting the board and it's components.
Edited by: "revolver31" 21st Mar

revolver31

The ryzen chip is a good one I think the 6/12 or the 4/8 is the best bet … The ryzen chip is a good one I think the 6/12 or the 4/8 is the best bet for pricing, I mean right now games don't use more than 8 threads really BUT those 6 core 12 threads will give a little headroom, the r5 area will be the best in the current zen lineup for price to perf.the area of concern is ddr4 speeds, they have a good scaling level and faster ram has proven time and time again to give better perf at least with ddr4. ryzen is having many issues and I get the feeling amd are going to stop at around 3200mhz and tout improvements over the 2133mhz, it will still lag behind the competition, intel have upto 4200/4300 MHz and it does increase fps as you go up, if amd had 3600mhz or 3800 MHz it may help make up some ground but with not enough ipc on chip and ddr4 struggling at 3200mhz, then there's the delay cause by ccx crosstalk on chip, it really doesn't look great.Asus boards are usually ok or have been in the past but they are really cutting corners, if you look at comments on amazon and around the web there is an alarming amount of failures, add to that the insane price costs, lol even all these high tech reviewer guys on youtube are having boards arrive faulty or blow up in front of them and it doesn't matter what platform it's on either, it's all flash and no substance.Keep your z87 & z97 there's nothing wrong with them if you were to upgrade then ryzen would be your best bet given what you already have, given there's very little upgrade to z170 or z270 and it's definitely not worth the expense or board reliability over your Z87/97 setups, as for boards I really can't recommend any this generation they're all have huge failures there all pretty bad quality, if I was those companies I would be emmbarressed at the quality of work and even more so the price I'm charging, if people knew just how crap and cheap these boards and there components really are it would make a lot of people very angry, I don't in all honesty know how there getting away with it, and this started to happen really bad with the z170, and they got away with it, so now they cut even more corners charge even more, nobody is doing or saying anything, and it's amazing what people will say to condone a purchase that's not need or desired based on vanity or flashing lights, it's no wonder so many review sites and you tubers are now dissecting the board and it's components.



Got a link for some of these exploding reviewer boards?

revolver31

The ryzen chip is a good one I think the 6/12 or the 4/8 is the best bet … The ryzen chip is a good one I think the 6/12 or the 4/8 is the best bet for pricing, I mean right now games don't use more than 8 threads really BUT those 6 core 12 threads will give a little headroom, the r5 area will be the best in the current zen lineup for price to perf.the area of concern is ddr4 speeds, they have a good scaling level and faster ram has proven time and time again to give better perf at least with ddr4. ryzen is having many issues and I get the feeling amd are going to stop at around 3200mhz and tout improvements over the 2133mhz, it will still lag behind the competition, intel have upto 4200/4300 MHz and it does increase fps as you go up, if amd had 3600mhz or 3800 MHz it may help make up some ground but with not enough ipc on chip and ddr4 struggling at 3200mhz, then there's the delay cause by ccx crosstalk on chip, it really doesn't look great.Asus boards are usually ok or have been in the past but they are really cutting corners, if you look at comments on amazon and around the web there is an alarming amount of failures, add to that the insane price costs, lol even all these high tech reviewer guys on youtube are having boards arrive faulty or blow up in front of them and it doesn't matter what platform it's on either, it's all flash and no substance.Keep your z87 & z97 there's nothing wrong with them if you were to upgrade then ryzen would be your best bet given what you already have, given there's very little upgrade to z170 or z270 and it's definitely not worth the expense or board reliability over your Z87/97 setups, as for boards I really can't recommend any this generation they're all have huge failures there all pretty bad quality, if I was those companies I would be emmbarressed at the quality of work and even more so the price I'm charging, if people knew just how crap and cheap these boards and there components really are it would make a lot of people very angry, I don't in all honesty know how there getting away with it, and this started to happen really bad with the z170, and they got away with it, so now they cut even more corners charge even more, nobody is doing or saying anything, and it's amazing what people will say to condone a purchase that's not need or desired based on vanity or flashing lights, it's no wonder so many review sites and you tubers are now dissecting the board and it's components.



​i'd be interested in more information on this too.

alanbeenthere

Got a link for some of these exploding reviewer boards?



search you tube watch videos on reviews you'll see a large reporting the first board failed or it started smoking or I was sent a board it was a dud, if you haven't seen any of these on any video then I can only assume you don't check out video reviews there's so many of them reporting failure, now I don't care weather you believe me or not it's not my money I gave info on what I believe people should be aware of should you choose to ignore it then that's ok.

Now I've not tested every board, but have saw through pics the components on most boards, they all follow the same pattern, this is easy for you to check, I looked at the msi gaming xpower titanium not worth anything near £300, I looked at the asus hero, nice looking board but still cheap components and no Wi-Fi on a £230 board, the asrock taichi another nice looking board but again the same issue, the taichi was not the worst of the bunch but not worth more that £175 in todays market.

I could go on and on but I don't have the time, the mossfets used on msi, asus, gigabyte etc are all over there board range the mossfets on the cheap boards are the same as on the expensive boards, there's just more flash, and these mossfets are not the best and despite what people keep insisting on, more is not better, but hey it's your money mate.
Edited by: "revolver31" 22nd Mar

I've watched plenty of Ryzen reviews (being interested in it as my next upgrade) and this is the first I've heard of any explosions... which is why I asked.

I can understand memory issues as it seems AMD and board makers have not communicated well for whatever reasons leading to BIOS issues.

Edit.
I see you have edited the explosive boards from your initial post.
Edited by: "alanbeenthere" 22nd Mar

alanbeenthere

I've watched plenty of Ryzen reviews (being interested in it as my next … I've watched plenty of Ryzen reviews (being interested in it as my next upgrade) and this is the first I've heard of any explosions... which is why I asked.I can understand memory issues as it seems AMD and board makers have not communicated well for whatever reasons leading to BIOS issues.Edit.I see you have edited the explosive boards from your initial post.



No I haven't sorry it's still there, at no time did I use explosive I used blew/blown up, and it's not just ryzen reviews some on the z170 but a load on z270, it's nothing to do with ryzen or the platform it's cheap components on these current gen boards in general.

Of the top of my head I'm sure a recent video (but I watch a lot of those) was steve for gamers nexis had a board fail, also paul a red gaming tech had 2 fail 1 am4 and a z270, also steve at hardware unboxed reported a doa motherboard don't know the platform though, again not that it matters.

I haven't seen it, but that doesn't mean it's not true... I'll have to look a bit harder... I'd of thought the splash from this kind of thing would have been bigger....odd I missed RGTs.

Shame AMD (and intel it seems) have missed this... or maybe they accepted the risk to rush product out?

alanbeenthere

I haven't seen it, but that doesn't mean it's not true... I'll have to … I haven't seen it, but that doesn't mean it's not true... I'll have to look a bit harder... I'd of thought the splash from this kind of thing would have been bigger....odd I missed RGTs. :)Shame AMD (and intel it seems) have missed this... or maybe they accepted the risk to rush product out?



I don't know just how much say they have, sure it's damaging cpu sales no doubt but the greed of these board manufacturers is winning, in the long term it will kill the industry everyone will just buy used, I own a business and I don't recommend to any customers friends or family to buy new now and it has nothing to do with cpu platform of cost.
I just can't advise it not since seeing the Intel100 series fiasco accelerated in to the 200 series and now am4 platforms, I mean before you could always get a bad board nothings perfect ok and ye there were one or two on the 97 series but no where near what we have now, but again buddy it's your money, I look at the xpower titanium (z270 or x370) and laugh so hard yet get so angry priced at £300 it's barely worth half that, people are getting so ripped off, I guess one could argue if your willing to spend £300 on a motherboard then you deserve everything you get.
Edited by: "revolver31" 22nd Mar

Original Poster

Whilst I agree with some of the comments pointed out about boards being overly expensive due to the use of 'bling' on them, there is a great deal more in terms of value add to try and compete with each other. Look at the integration of much better sound chips, these come at a cost, along with up-gradable amplifier modules, things like 5Gbps networking IC's and then the there is the addition of Wi-FI and other such addons, again these all odd physical and licensing costs.

Yes, some of the board manufacturers are taking the pee slightly, but now that there is some competition between the two largest CPU manufacturers again, then there will be competition to price motherboards more aggressively.

With regards to reliability, I would be surprised if there was a much larger than normal failure rate out of the box than that of any previous generations released, and much of that would be early batch (beta) issues, or BIOS problems rather than complete duff boards.

revolver31

Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and … Better money wise yet but bottom of the barrel Chinese components, and not even worth the £100 just ask any electrical engineer friend of family member, they'll give you the heads up, it's the same with all boards made last few gens now just cheap crap with flash vanity attachments that's why failure rates are so high, asus msi, gigabyte etc are to blame here not so much intel or amd just greedy board manufacturers, my advice by used z97 or maybe find a decent z170 used but there failure rate was high.



Z97 and Z170 aren't even AM4 boards. What a bizarre comment? Heat added.

It's a comparison. ^^

larrythelamb

Z97 and Z170 aren't even AM4 boards. What a bizarre comment? Heat added.


hitman007

It's a comparison. ^^



Ok, so to translate "buy a different board altogether to go with your completely different intel processor". Heat still added for this deal unless you want old technology.

The CPU technology really changed in the last 4 years. ^^

larrythelamb

Ok, so to translate "buy a different board altogether to go with your … Ok, so to translate "buy a different board altogether to go with your completely different intel processor". Heat still added for this deal unless you want old technology.


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