Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

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Schmidi
KVRist
202 posts since 23 Apr, 2011 from Seattle WA

Post Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:06 pm

I was reading the Ryzen thread here and it sounds like AMD is doing well with this CPU line.

I've always gone Intel, but I'm thinking of AMD for my next build. Is there a motherboard brand that is considered very stable in the AMD world?

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KVRAF
3071 posts since 16 Jan, 2005 from Ottawa, Ontario

Re: Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:04 am

I think ASUS has almost Half the world motherboard market share for a reason. Even their cheapest boards have never failed me. This is not a Monsanto styled Intel business practice, mostly being badass and reliable especially when others were not. If.

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KVRAF
5573 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Re: Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:47 am

I have Asus B350-plus that I bought more than one year ago with Ryzen 1600x. It is good. I don't have a problem with it and it has m.2 support, so I just bought few days ago one (ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 512GB SSD) and I cloned Windows 10 to it while cloned Ubuntu linux to the old SSD. Now, both are flying really :hihi:

Anyway, I always buy either Gigabyte or Asus motherboards as I always have good experience with those two brands (for AMD and Intel). I just chose Asus because it was about $20 cheaper than the equivalent Gigabyte at that time!
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KVRist
448 posts since 1 Sep, 2007

Re: Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:27 am

Schmidi wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:06 pm
I was reading the Ryzen thread here and it sounds like AMD is doing well with this CPU line.

I've always gone Intel, but I'm thinking of AMD for my next build. Is there a motherboard brand that is considered very stable in the AMD world?
You should never ever go by brand, you should go with specific models. There's no company that don't fail from time to time. I suggest you have a look at some tech channels on Youtube like Hardware Unboxed, Gamers Nexus, Level1Techs, Tech Deals.

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KVRAF
3830 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Hamilton, New Zealand

Re: Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

Post Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:44 pm

Gigabyte Ultra-durable's last forever-ish.

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KVRist
471 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

Post Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:24 am

I've been using an Asus Prime X370 Pro with my Ryzen 1800X since March 2017. It has been very solid and the support has been great (the latest BIOS update came just about a week ago on the 24th).
I do think there are differences between different brands in terms of stability and long-term support. Asus and Gigabyte are the ones I'd rate the highest.

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KVRAF
1921 posts since 4 Nov, 2004 from Manchester

Re: Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:12 am

Asus, Gigabyte and possibly MSI are commonly referred to as the tier 1 board suppliers.

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KVRer
6 posts since 7 Oct, 2019

Re: Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:32 am

Really, any name-brand motherboard shouldn't have stability problems. If you're overclocking your hardware, there's a chance that your system as a whole may become unstable, but even then it's not an inherent stability problem with the motherboard.

For simplicity's sake, brands like Gigabyte, MSI, amd Asus are pretty well-known.

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KVRist
285 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Re: Opinions on stable AMD mobo brand?

Post Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:31 am

Some links to help future AMD owners:

X570/X470/X370/B450/B350/A320 Motherboards (AM4-socket for AMD Ryzen CPUs) Comparison
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 2112472504

AM4 Vcore VRM Ratings v1.3 (2019-09-04)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =639584818


AM4 VRM test with Ryzen 9 3900X
https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9411/1 ... x#vrm-test

AMD Ryzen 3600, 3700X & 3900X DaWBench tested
http://www.scanproaudio.info/2019/07/12 ... ic-number/

Ryzen Memory testing for audio, does it make an impact?
http://www.scanproaudio.info/2019/07/30 ... an-impact/

Ryzen 3000 Memory Benchmark & Best RAM for Ryzen (fClock, uClock, & mClock)
https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3508 ... ock-mclock

AMD Ryzen Memory Tweaking & Overclocking Guide
https://www.overclock.net/forum/13-amd- ... bench.html

Non expensive overclockable RAM
https://pcper.com/2019/04/crucial-balli ... ry-review/

AMD Motherboards/CPU/ETC forum
https://www.overclock.net/forum/9-amd/

https://youtu.be/OMRUhtMs9Ok

https://youtu.be/peRzJtfItkc

https://youtu.be/0fq-oi7p6r4

https://youtu.be/2GSoaRsuke4

ASRock X570 Creator Motherboard Analysis: (Thunderbolt + 10GbE LAN)
https://youtu.be/1obMp_iZTak

https://youtu.be/Kxt0iAGbhmU

https://youtu.be/YHOse3Kgjh8

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