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Socket / CPU
Black / Red
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 174 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build Metal tool case computer
Bought it for a little under 100€ (early adopter tax), I'm very satisfied overall. Not an expert in motherboards, so I'll just speak from my experience.
I bought it because its bigger sister, the GA-AB350, was said to be a decent overclocker. I got my 1500x to reach 3.8GHz with a mere +0.012V offset, so I don't know how well it would do with a more aggressive OC or more cores, but it seems to handle this well. 4 stars instead of 5 because:
• I would have liked to have a choice between offset mode and standard voltage control.
• Although that's subjective, these bright red DIMM and PCIe slots don't look very nice.
• An extra fan header would have been nice. 2 headers (excluding CPU header) is enough for my tool case, but a tad unsufficient for a mid ATX or mid mATX case.
- 22 points
- 19 months ago
from completed build My First PC BUILD
cant change the voltage for the cpu on the bios. i had to use ryzen master to change voltage and overclock
- 17 points
- 26 months ago
from completed build Silent But Deadly
After the BIOS issues were worked out, it's been solid. I spent a lot of time trying to overclock it and it was a real pain in the butt. Once we started seeing better BIOS versions, it really started to do much better. The extra PCI gets blocked by any decent sized GPU. The GPU also covers up the only m.2 spot on the board. Wish there were more fan headers too. I also wish it had a digital output for sound - and that he sound had a better DAC and was powered too. If I were to do it over again, I'd have used the ASRock Pro board. It has a better layout. I like the extra m.2 spot too.
- 16 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build Mister Mojo Ryzen
Pros: A great motherboard. Connectors are in their expected locations, the red and black colours look classy.
Cons: The CPU power connector was a bit of a pain to get plugged into, and there are only two Sysfan connectors, requiring a splitter if you want the classic "2-in, 1-out" fan arrangement.
- 15 points
- 31 months ago
from completed build Ryzen 7 1700X RX 480 - Yuki Nagato
Fan and USB headers are in fantastic places for the case used. BIOS doesn't let my RAM currently run at full speed.
- 15 points
- 23 months ago
from completed build Zachs christmas present
Awesome board! Only 3 fan headers total, would like atleast 4
- 14 points
- 17 months ago
from completed build A Modest Build
The gigabyte motherboard was an anxiety filled purchase as I really do not have the patience to wait for an AMD bootkit. I bought it from Amazon as soon as the item came off "out of stock" and got lucky enough to receive a F22 bios, compatible with Pinnacle Ridge.
*For anyone else looking to play the lottery with b350 boards, this particular motherboard requires a serial number higher than SN1810xxxxxxxx to have a compatible bios with Pinnacle Ridge.
- 12 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build InWin 301 Budget Build for LANs
3200 MHZ RAM failed so I'm at 3060 MHZ now
- 8 points
- 20 months ago
from completed build Future Resistent Ryzen 7 1700 mATX Web Development Workstation
Ordered from Newegg as a part of a bundle with the CPU and RAM. It has all the features I need and the build went easily. Maybe could have used better documentation on the ATX 12V connection.
- 8 points
- 17 months ago
from completed build $574 Budget Ryzen Gamer
A larger, expanded version of the AB350N model with a touch of RGB LED by the PCIe slots. If you don't care for RGB headers then this'll suit you just fine. I go for LED fans, anyway.
In terms of performance, it'll handle prolonged gaming sessions just fine with overclock set to Auto or OC Mode using the Gigabyte app or even AMD's Ryzen Master software and Global Wattman through its Radeon settings. PCIe 3.0 x16 and x4 slots are available with an M.2 PCIe slot in between.
Two System Fan Headers will likely have you using splitters or 3/4 pin connectors. Fortunately, each header supplies up to 2A of power @ 12V.
M.2 SSD support up to 22110, which is neat for anyone looking to have bonkers amount of M.2 storage.
Overall, its reliability and durability is great, though it doesn't feel as feature-laden as its Mini ITX sibling. Sure, it has more than the AB350N, but only because it's a larger motherboard. The AB350N version has a WiFi+BT card, unlike this board, and 2 RGB headers along with an RGB strip beneath the RAM slots. However, having that PCIe x1 slot for whatever expansion you want is a good trade-off.
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