Amd Ryzen Motherboard


To anyone who says motherboards are boring, well I think AMD has given a number of potential aspects of the platform away in merely showing a pair of these products for server and desktop. Sure, they answer some questions and cause a lot more of my hair to fall out
trying to answer the questions that arise, but at this point it means we can start to have a fuller understanding of what is going on beyond the CPU. As for server based Zen, Naples, depending on

PCIe counts and memory support, along with the cache hierarchy we discussed in the previous piece, the prospect of it playing an active spot in enterprise seems very real. Unfortunately, it is still a year away from launch. There are lots of questions about how the server parts will be different, and how the 32-cores on the SKUs that were talked about will be one of the

problems with large core count parts is being able to feed the beast. AMD even used that term in their presentation, meaning that Gallery: Early AMD Zen Server CPU and Motherboard Details: Codename


Our motherboards are designed to endure not just electrically, but also physically. The latest threat to structural integrity is the byproduct of our quest for better gaming performance. To let high-end GPUs run faster, modern graphics cards increasingly employ larger heatsinks with more metal and bigger fans. That adds weight, putting additional strain on the

PCI Express slot connecting the card to the board. Clumsy or rough handling can fracture the slot or pull it away LAN parties. SafeSlot reinforces the walls of the slot with steel bracing applied using an insert-molding process. The slot is then anchored to the board using additional solder points, a feature that trickles down to SafeSlot Core implementations found on more affordable models that are less likely to be

paired with beastly GPUs. Our full SafeSlot implementation provides the best protection not only in our own than the beefed-up slots on competing motherboards.


While many PCs look unremarkable, others are beautiful enough to be beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we try to put you in control of how your PC looks.

Our motherboard designers draw from largely monochrome palettes to avoid clashing with other system components. The neutral colors and subtler styling give you a more flexible foundation on which to build your masterpiece. RGB lighting is an essential part of the equation because desired degree of subtlety or brashness. And having the full rainbow at your fingertips makes color-matching other components a breeze. effects can extend beyond cosmetics and react to audio output and CPU temperature. Our AM4 motherboards with Aura lighting feature four-pin headers compatible with off-the-shelf RGB strips that illuminate entire rigs. Some also have LEDs embedded on the board, plus independent control over each zone. Aura Sync extends RGB lighting control and synchronization to a growing family of compatible components, including graphics

cards, keyboards, mice, memory modules, and cases. Instead of managing a mishmash of different interfaces, you can adjust and synchronize the lighting for a complete system through a single utility. A desire to give builders and modders even more customization options making source files available for people who want to design their own. take advantage, either. The ASUS storefront at Shapeways
and functional accessories, including customizable name plates and clever M.2 coolers, that you can order in a range of colors and materials.


reliable PSU.

They can impact the overall stability of the system, prevent electrical damage, and even help to enable overclocking potential. impact on your system, but it does waste money. Make sure that your power supply fits the wattage requirements of your system. You can calculator. There are efficiency ratings for power supplies. They are as follows: bronze, silver, gold, platinum, titanium. Bronze is least efficient rated power supply, if you can. out. Try to pick a Corsair, EVGA, or SeaSonic power supply. They tend to be well made and dependable. Of course, check the reviews on any



The current ASUS AM4 lineup is split between Prime and ROG camps. Gamers and overclockers should look to ROG first. That family represents the best of the breed, and the boards within it include the most features and gamer-friendly extras. Prime distills core ASUS values to hit a wide range of affordable price points. Boards like the Prime X370-Pro
are still potent enough to satisfy enthusiasts who crave performance and control,

while lower-end options deliver essential features for builders on a budget. The table below compares key specifications, and we take a detailed look at each board on the following pages. Click the model name to jump to the corresponding page for that board.


Designed to propel high-end AMD desktops to the next level, the Zenith starts by optimizing everything around the CPU and its beefy, server-style TR4 socket. The board uses the same power solution as the Rampage VI Extreme
This incarnation adds cooling for serious overclocking with a finned VRM heatsink and fan tucked under the I/O shield. The fan only comes on when demand dictates, making it stealthy for day-to-day use. Cooling improvements extend

to liquid loops with a special header capable of monitoring leaks, flow rates, and temperatures in compatible water blocks. You also get standard headers for off-the-shelf pumps, flow meters, and all-in-one water coolers. These are complemented by a comprehensive assortment of fan headers and accompanying enhancements, like auto-detection for 3-pin DC and 4-pin PWM fans, and calibration routines that tune RPM curves based on the individual properties of each one. motherboard fan controls constantly evolve to give you smarter cooling with quieter acoustics. Recent additions include adjustable hysteresis, which controls how quickly or slowly fans react to brief bursts in activity; and grouping, which lets you bind multiple temperature sensors to a single fan so it can react intelligently to

a wide range of workloads. The addition of GPU temperature sensing for compatible graphics cards lets you tailor your cooling specifically for gaming loads that heat up the GPU more than any other component. This capability is especially important considering the Zenith Extreme can hold up to four graphics cards in its structurally reinforced SafeSlots. The new breed of insanely quick M.2-based NVMe SSDs can overheat when time you want to suffer slowdowns. To help maintain performance under pressure, the Zenith applies cooling to storage as well. Drives in the onboard slot are covered by the substantial chipset heatsink. Two more slots are available in an included DIMM.2 card that

stands up drives next to the memory slots. This placement puts SSDs in the path of typical chassis airflow, and the module has mounts for fans up to 60 mm if you want direct cooling.

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