Asus Crosshair VIII Hero Wifi or Gigabyte Aorus Master
Hey guys, its been almost 10 years since I last followed any pc news. My desktop finally died (after working for 12 years) and I'm thinking of getting a new system.
I have been reading up on PC components and am thinking of going with the AMD X570 platform. (Never used AMD before).
I'm a huge fan of Asus motherboards, was crazy about the RIIE and RIIIE but have narrowed my choices down to the Asus Crosshair VIII Hero Wifi and the Gigabyte Aorus Masters.
The main difference between the two (base on my limited knowledge)
Hero v Masters
- More Sata/USB v more M2s
- Phases: 7+1 v 12+2?
- 60a v 50a
- Warranty: 3 years date of purchase v 3 years from manufacturing date?
Honestly, I think the sata/usb would be more important than the m2 for me. In terms of power phases, which is better?
Also, does anyone have any experience with either vendor's RMA/Customer Support in Germany?
As you guys can probably tell, I keep my systems for a really long time, so I kinda just want to go all in and leave it running 24/7 for the next 6-10 years.
Thanks so much.
Edit: Based on Geizhals.de
Hero: 8 real-time phases (7 + 1), PWM controller: ASP1405I / IR35201 (8-phase maximum), MOSFETs (CPU / SoC): 12x 60A (IR3555), 4x 60A (IR3555)
Master: 14 real phases (12 + 2), only real phases, PWM controller: XDPE132G5C (16 phases maximum), MOSFETs (CPU / SoC): 12x 50A (IR3556), 2x 50A (IR3556)
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Last edited by Jiv; 07-10-2019 at 08:12 PM.
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