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I've decided to go Ryzen. Although I prefer itx rigs, I've got enough me to roll with matx rig until itx mobos become available. I saw the ASRock AB350M Pro4. I can get it for $30 when purchasing a Ryzen cpu. Overall how is ASRock?
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Yes, I've seen it being touted as one of the better ones for the B class mobos on OCN.
 
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Does this board features P-state overclocking?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzRG_LjUl8Q

Buildzoid didn't think it was a good board.

We suspected it was 6+3 via doublers with PK616 lowside mosfets (26Apackage limit , not great). However it turns out buildzoid got an alternate version with SM4336 and SM4337 and he states that it is actually 3 phases with 2 sets of mosfets per a phase.
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You've saved my day from buying this mobo thumb.gif I've going through the motion of going back to atx. Having a mid-tower on my desk is not my preference but I can deal with it at the end of the day. I will just have to pick out a real nice case for aesthetics biggrin.gif

EDIT:

I've decided to wait & see how many Ryzen itx mobos will be released by fall 2017. If the right itx is released that matches the performance of the ASUS Impact or Gigabyte G5 itx, I will move forward with Ryzen. Until then, I'm gonna stick with Intel a bit longer.
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/22/17 at 10:15am
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I have this board on the way with a 1700.. I'll report back with results in about a weeks time I hope smile.gif

Will be running water on cpu, so guess those poor liar vrms will get a run for their money biggrin.gif

My money, that is... ph34r2.gif
post #7 of 18
I have a Asrock AB350 Pro4 with a Ryzen 1700 with a 32 GB DDR4 3000 Ripjaws GVK set at 2666 Mhz. I haven't overclocked it as I rather have the 3742 Mhz boost clock working on the my 3D CAD and occasional KeyShot rendering at stock all cores 3194 Mhz . I tried using the Wraith Spire cooler and it is ok, but I put in the Be Quiet Pure Rock as I already have it from my previous FX8370 set up. There is the AMD Ryzen CBS that you can modify the p states to over clock on the bios. My current bios is the latest 2.50 So far no issues with the board, running it almost 18 hours a day for about 5 weeks already and very stable.
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ASRock can be hit or miss. I have an AM2+ ASrock board and I'm still rocking that ASS board for a HTPC.

I got my parents a 1155 one and the onboard sound died but its still a decent board and its working. Overall I think its better than the low end ASUS boards for sure.

Plus you have to love the name. ASS ROCK.
    
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I have it as well.

I overclocked 4 generic Crucial (rated for 2133) RAM sticks to 2666Hz with no hassle whatsoever. P-state overclocking is possible, BCLK is not.
I've been running the CPU (1700 with stock cooler) on 3700MHz across all cores on a 100% load (BOINC) since the 26th and it's been stable.

For a B350, I cannot say I am disappointed. thumb.gif
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Hey

I have this board with a R5 1600X. I run my G.Skill memory at 3200MT. It works, I haven't done any overclocking on the cpu yet but from what I can see it is pretty limited. You can change the frequency and voltage, that's it.
No offset, just manual voltage control.

Happy enough with the layout of the board, I like that the graphics card is at slot nr 2 so that there is more space between it and the cpucooler.

/Jakob
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