GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 Motherboard - Black - £179.08 @ Amazon
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GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 Motherboard - Black - £179.08 @ Amazon

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Found 24th Feb 2017
Some price gouging going on for X370 motherboards right now.

Here is Amazon pricing a high end board for less than $ + VAT price.
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would be even cheaper if they didn't plaster the bloody board in disco lights and garish shrouds and decals.
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powerbrick

would be even cheaper if they didn't plaster the bloody board in disco … would be even cheaper if they didn't plaster the bloody board in disco lights and garish shrouds and decals.



https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B06WWC7BFH/

The K5 which is pretty much the same as the Gaming 5 above is also available for £144.43.

You only get 4+3 phase instead of 6+4 phase though.

Again way lower than anyone else.

Edited by: "ghost101" 24th Feb 2017
ghost101

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B06WWC7BFH/The K5 which is pretty much … https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B06WWC7BFH/The K5 which is pretty much the same as the Gaming 5 above is also available for £144.43.You only get 4+3 phase instead of 6+4 phase though.Again way lower than anyone else.



cheers fella.

it just grinds my gears how they have started adding all this tat that increases the price.
-RGB
-plastic shrouds everywhere
-reinforced RAM slots, why, how heavy is RAM, PCIE yes, RAM no.
The X370 boards overkill for the vast majority, for enthusiasts, power users.

Unless you really need the extra features found on the X370, buy the cheaper B350 boards.
what is the point of having video outputs on the boards? No iGPU on these new Ryzens is there?
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ShroomHeadToad

The X370 boards overkill for the vast majority, for enthusiasts, power … The X370 boards overkill for the vast majority, for enthusiasts, power users.Unless you really need the extra features found on the X370, buy the cheaper B350 boards.



People buying the Ryzen 7 processors coming out right now for £320+ are enthisiasts and power users. B350 is a bad choice unless you need an mATX board.
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powerbrick

what is the point of having video outputs on the boards? No iGPU on … what is the point of having video outputs on the boards? No iGPU on these new Ryzens is there?



There will be APUs released. May as well support them.

Only the very top end boards will skip video ports.
Edited by: "ghost101" 24th Feb 2017
The £75 Asrock B350 board I linked above doesn't have the video ports.
ghost101

People buying the Ryzen 7 processors coming out right now for £320+ are … People buying the Ryzen 7 processors coming out right now for £320+ are enthisiasts and power users. B350 is a bad choice unless you need an mATX board.



I'm gonna pair the R7 1700X with the best B350 board I can find under £100 since I don't need the extra graphics slots plus all the other extra features.

Currently running a i-74790K on a cheap MSI ECO H97M board (£35 amazon deal no kidding), yes it (H97M) doesn't allow overclocking, an extra 400MHz~ doesn't add much to the performance of a chip already running at 4.2GHz with all 4 cores active.



Edited by: "ShroomHeadToad" 24th Feb 2017
ShroomHeadToad

I'm gonna pair the R7 1700X with the best B350 board I can find under … I'm gonna pair the R7 1700X with the best B350 board I can find under £100 since I don't need the extra graphics slots plus all the other extra features.Currently running a i-74790K on a cheap MSI H97M board, yes it doesn't allow overclocking, an extra 400- 500MHz doesn't add much to the performance of a chip- already running at 4.2GHz with all 4 cores active.



Oh it does My 4790K runs @4.8 24/7 on a SOC force board.
powerbrick

Oh it does My 4790K runs @4.8 24/7 on a SOC force board.



Not when I needed more cores
Sold my expensive Asus Z97 board and bought the cheap MSI board, pocketed >£100 difference.
Edited by: "ShroomHeadToad" 24th Feb 2017
ShroomHeadToad

The £75 Asrock B350 board I linked above doesn't have the video ports.



doesn't have enough expansion ports for my needs

hopefully more boards will be announced in the coming weeks?
Thanks OP was just looking for that board or the slightly better one to pair with my 1700X as that's what i had my heart set on and the cheapest Place is CCL at £202.99 so you've saved me a minimum of £23.

Edited by: "polly69" 25th Feb 2017
good find op, heat added
Hu_Dor

£10 cheaper … £10 cheaper herehttps://www.awd-it.co.uk/gigabyte-ax370-gaming-5-amd-ryzen-atx-gaming-motherboard-socket-am4.html



​How do they have it in stock? Everywhere else it's on pre order! And can this be trusted?
Edited by: "yogSH" 25th Feb 2017

The domain has been registered by them since 2006, and their site has an SSL. Use a credit card to stay safe as you always should.

I purchased one also!

yogSH

​How do they have it in stock? Everywhere else it's on pre order! And can … ​How do they have it in stock? Everywhere else it's on pre order! And can this be trusted?


yogSH

How do they have it in stock? Everywhere else it's on pre order! And can … How do they have it in stock? Everywhere else it's on pre order! And can this be trusted?



Retailers will have stock but cannot release it until the street date is met.
yogSH

​How do they have it in stock? Everywhere else it's on pre order! And can … ​How do they have it in stock? Everywhere else it's on pre order! And can this be trusted?



AWD are fine.

Ordered one from AWD, tempted to change my 1700x order for a 1700 now and see how far I can click given the better VRM than the B350 I was going to order.

Reading yesterday they said a standard 1700 will OC to 4.0GHZ (faster than a stock 1800X) with proper cooling though 3.8/3.9 more likely.

What is everyone else ordering?

Edited by: "The_Hoff" 25th Feb 2017
ShroomHeadToad

I'm gonna pair the R7 1700X with the best B350 board I can find under … I'm gonna pair the R7 1700X with the best B350 board I can find under £100 since I don't need the extra graphics slots plus all the other extra features.Currently running a i-74790K on a cheap MSI ECO H97M board (£35 amazon deal no kidding), yes it (H97M) doesn't allow overclocking, an extra 400MHz~ doesn't add much to the performance of a chip already running at 4.2GHz with all 4 cores active.



If you're only gaming then you're wasting your money, your CPU is good enough already. The three initial Ryzen CPUs are pointless for gaming, massive overkill currently. If you're doing semi pro / pro work then the multitasking is fantastic for the money and must force Intel to lower their prices.
The_Hoff

AWD are fine.Ordered one from AWD, tempted to change my 1700x order for a … AWD are fine.Ordered one from AWD, tempted to change my 1700x order for a 1700 now and see how far I can click given the better VRM than the B350 I was going to order.Reading yesterday they said a standard 1700 will OC to 4.0GHZ (faster than a stock 1800X) with proper cooling though 3.8/3.9 more likely.What is everyone else ordering?



I'm waiting for the cheaper Ryzen CPUs as I will only game or browse the Internet, I would be totally wasting my money on 1700X and so is everyone who is just gaming with these CPUs.
Okay so this test was an 1800X and only gives a 6 frame improvement over the 6900K but it's not a useless amount in gaming: wccftech.com/amd…ce/
Anyone know when ITX boards are coming?

What you call overkill others call 4k or triple screens. Buy what you want- as will everyone else.

fishmaster

I'm waiting for the cheaper Ryzen CPUs as I will only game or browse the … I'm waiting for the cheaper Ryzen CPUs as I will only game or browse the Internet, I would be totally wasting my money on 1700X and so is everyone who is just gaming with these CPUs.


@fishmaster the arguement of "i only need x amount of cores/thread" is one that doesn't truly hold water. Game engines are moving to fully multithread platforms, so the days are numbered for high clocks for higher ipc.

People keep on saying oh games use x amount of cores, well what about the os, or if you are streaming your game, etc etc.. the list is endless..
Nobull

Okay so this test was an 1800X and only gives a 6 frame improvement over … Okay so this test was an 1800X and only gives a 6 frame improvement over the 6900K but it's not a useless amount in gaming: http://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-7-1800x-i7-6900k-gaming-performance/



ONLY!?!????

Whats the price of 6900k, whats the price of 1800X? The difference is over £500!!!!!
Edited by: "kiish" 25th Feb 2017
And good micro atx boards, preferably with Bluetooth and WiFi?
taras

@fishmaster the arguement of "i only need x amount of cores/thread" is … @fishmaster the arguement of "i only need x amount of cores/thread" is one that doesn't truly hold water. Game engines are moving to fully multithread platforms, so the days are numbered for high clocks for higher ipc.People keep on saying oh games use x amount of cores, well what about the os, or if you are streaming your game, etc etc.. the list is endless..



I don't agree at all for just gaming, they're massive overkill, future proofing is idiocy, buy what's required now. No games need the power of an Intel i7-6900K, they simply don't and they won't next year either. I agree they could be useful for streaming, but I prefer a separate pc with an avermedia card for doing that.
Hu_Dor

What you call overkill others call 4k or triple screens. Buy what you … What you call overkill others call 4k or triple screens. Buy what you want- as will everyone else.



You're free to give your opinion as well as I am and my opinion is you don't need this amount of CPU power for gaming and it's a waste of money. The analogy of 4K gaming doesn't hold as you need GPU power for that and that's achievable, throwing CPU power at something that doesn't need that amount of CPU power is a waste of money.

People are free to do what they like with their own money, this is just an opinion and obviously not enforceable Some people just want the best they can get for their money, it's the reason people often buy things they don't need.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 25th Feb 2017

Higher end GPU's and or multi GPU's doing triple screens or 4k require higher end cpu's to feed them. Hence you don't SLI with an Intel i3.

Keep your anecdotes to yourself!

fishmaster

You're free to give your opinion as well as I am and my opinion is you … You're free to give your opinion as well as I am and my opinion is you don't need this amount of CPU power for gaming and it's a waste of money. The analogy of 4K gaming doesn't hold as you need GPU power for that and that's achievable, throwing CPU power at something that doesn't need that amount of CPU power is a waste of money. People are free to do what they like with their own money, this is just an opinion and obviously not enforceable Some people just want the best they can get for their money, it's the reason people often buy things they don't need.



Edited by: "Hu_Dor" 25th Feb 2017
Ordered one from AWD. Out of stock now
Noxia

Anyone know when ITX boards are coming?



High-end ITX expected in Q2. Low power ITX (300 series chipset) expected second half 2017. Wouldn't be surprised if they launch along side Ryzen 'e' low power parts*

*Ryzen 'e' parts are pure speculation at this point in time. But as they can offer a 65w part now then after cherry picking and with a low base clock for all cores and a big boost there is no reason they can't offer a 45w 8C/16T part along with 6C/12T and 4C/8T. This will then sit along side 2C/4T and 4C/8T APU's**

**Which once again is pure speculation at this point.
Hu_Dor

Higher end GPU's and or multi GPU's doing triple screens or 4k require … Higher end GPU's and or multi GPU's doing triple screens or 4k require higher end cpu's to feed them. Hence you don't SLI with an Intel i3.Keep your anecdotes to yourself!



Oh come on if you're going to debate this properly at least try harder and lose the exaggeration. Who would use an i3 CPU for a multi GPU setup. Come on be serious here. I'm wasting my time with this conversation, but at least I'm not wasting my money
Hu_Dor

Higher end GPU's and or multi GPU's doing triple screens or 4k require … Higher end GPU's and or multi GPU's doing triple screens or 4k require higher end cpu's to feed them. Hence you don't SLI with an Intel i3.



multi-GPU statement is a null since the GPU manufacturers cannot be bothered with supporting these setups.

I'm sorry, did 2 gpu's in SLI or crossfire stop working?

powerbrick

multi-GPU statement is a null since the GPU manufacturers cannot be … multi-GPU statement is a null since the GPU manufacturers cannot be bothered with supporting these setups.


Hu_Dor

Higher end GPU's and or multi GPU's doing triple screens or 4k require … Higher end GPU's and or multi GPU's doing triple screens or 4k require higher end cpu's to feed them. Hence you don't SLI with an Intel i3.Keep your anecdotes to yourself!



But nobody is gaming with SLI 1080's and an i3!
The point he is making is a high clocked i7 4 core part will give better results than a lower clocked 6 core i7 part be at 1080p or 4k.
Plus almost nobody is gaming at 4k. Look at steam for 1080 SLI users. It's almost none.
fishmaster

Oh come on if you're going to debate this properly at least try harder … Oh come on if you're going to debate this properly at least try harder and lose the exaggeration. Who would use an i3 CPU for a multi GPU setup. Come on be serious here. I'm wasting my time with this conversation, but at least I'm not wasting my money



How dare you! I have a A8 7600 with R7 265's in crossfire in one of mine!!!

Apparently you would, buddy. There's already plenty of digital foundry benchmarks showing that an i5 7600k has a huge drop compared to an i7 7700k. Cache and clock rates being the story. If you're going to spend 330 on an i7 7700k you'd be better putting that 330 into a better cpu like the ryzen 1700. Particularly where game engines are genuinely better suited to core count, like cry engine.

The 1600x will no doubt be compelling but there is a segment where people need the 1700 or higher as it offers higher cache and clo krates, in addition to cores.

You'll need that powet at 4k to sustain well above 60 fps to lock the framerate, or triple 1440p at 165/144hz again to lock or exceed the monitor refresh. You won't find that performance with middle.of the road cpu's or gpu's.

Your time is wasted in that you speak for yourself only, and not everyone else.

fishmaster

Oh come on if you're going to debate this properly at least try harder … Oh come on if you're going to debate this properly at least try harder and lose the exaggeration. Who would use an i3 CPU for a multi GPU setup. Come on be serious here. I'm wasting my time with this conversation, but at least I'm not wasting my money


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