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Old June 5, 2017, 06:07 PM
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Default The 1st Ryzen ITX Board! Biostar X370GTN Motherboard Review Comment Thread

ITX motherboards have finally arrived for AMD's Ryzen and in this first review we look at Biostar's brand new Racing X370GTN. Can its diminutive size belie its true performance?

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Old June 5, 2017, 06:31 PM
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Am I right that there is only a single USB 3.X header and no legacy one or did I miss it? Seems like a strange thing to leave out.

That said... they do get kudos for being first to market for something that many folks have been clamoring for.
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Now...when are the APU's coming? I still don't quite understand why there wasn't any chips with graphics at launch, not exactly competitive with Intel.

I'm inclined to give AMD a go for my HTPC since it's on an aging i3 2100 at the moment.
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Am I right that there is only a single USB 3.X header and no legacy one or did I miss it? Seems like a strange thing to leave out.
There is one between the PCI-E slot and the chipset heatsink...well a little to the left of the chipset heatsink.
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Small issue, end of page 5

"it is the only way that ASUS could easily fit a second M.2 slot on a mini-ITX motherboard.
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Small issue, end of page 5

"it is the only way that ASUS could easily fit a second M.2 slot on a mini-ITX motherboard.
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LOL, whoops! Fixed.
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I have an opportunity to purchase this board for a great price, but am very concerned about Biostar's bios update support/frequency. Any advice or observations about this motherboard & company would be appreciated. I can't even find a forum dedicated to this board. I'll use Corsair LPX 3200Mhz memory with it.
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Could I install a Cryorig H5 ultimate/universal or H7 in this motherboard without having to adjust the cooler's fan? I can't find anything about it, and the wraith spire does cool my 1600 in a closed case. My temp reach over 90c when gaming after 20 minutes. I'm not sure if this might be due to motherboard or not enough air flow.
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Now...when are the APU's coming?
I had really hoped the AM1 was going to get more generations...
The idea of a motherboard that can last through many generations because almost everything is on the cpu/apu/soc really really appealed to me. How nice would it be, to update my system, swap the chip to get extra cores or new instruction sets, etc.

I am the world's biggest AMD fan, and I still feel let down by that part. RYZEN is great, but it mostly appeals to the high-end or mid-range. Where's my itx AM1 chip that'll play uncompressed 4k and Dolby Atmos in a package under a few watts? Guess I'll keep on waiting.
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I had really hoped the AM1 was going to get more generations...
The idea of a motherboard that can last through many generations because almost everything is on the cpu/apu/soc really really appealed to me. How nice would it be, to update my system, swap the chip to get extra cores or new instruction sets, etc.

I am the world's biggest AMD fan, and I still feel let down by that part. RYZEN is great, but it mostly appeals to the high-end or mid-range. Where's my itx AM1 chip that'll play uncompressed 4k and Dolby Atmos in a package under a few watts? Guess I'll keep on waiting.
Heh... you and me both..... ;)
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