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12-17-2019 11:42 AM
Nighthog Well after it came to question that someone I know might want my Biostar X470GT8 motherboard with my Ryzen 7 1700 I thought it would be wise to update the BIOS and check everything is still working.

Downloaded X470AGB05.BST
Good to know AGESA 1.0.0.4b BIOS does work with the Ryzen 1700 and found a few related settings I've been lacking on this board when I was using it since summer before Ryzen 3000.

Sadly new BIOS with new CAD bus values adjustable etc didn't improve the compatibility of the memory I had. Still behaves the same in a bad manner. You can't get more than 3200Mhz on the board in this combo. Don't want to fiddle with it more than that.
Would of been fun to try my Ryzen 3000 on it but too much hassle to break apart my main rig to get to it at this stage with the water-cooling and all.
Will be leaving the board in another's hands in the end.
12-05-2019 02:47 PM
ameer
Quote: Originally Posted by YellowBlackGod View Post
I am very much interested in this board. I have found very few reviews and I am glad that most of the people here have a positive opinion about this board. I want something different for my first ever AMD build (that will be with either Ryzen 2700x or 3600x) and I thought the Biostar X570 GT8 would be a nice choice.

Some reviews have claimed there are no XMP memory option to set the advertised memory speed with one click. Is that really so?
The Ram I want to buy is the crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB, just don't know the speed yet, I will choose between 2400MHz-3200MHz depending on the prices.
I've managed to get my 32GB DDR4 work by just enabled xmp (cl19-19-19 timing ) + manually choose frequency of 3200 .
Also got 14-14-14-34 working but after quick benchmark I couldn't see difference between it and auto timing.

Didn't do much testing though.

My kit: 3900x + 32GB DDR4 4133MHz. (4 sticks, Patriot PVS416G413C9K)
11-26-2019 11:58 PM
YellowBlackGod I am very much interested in this board. I have found very few reviews and I am glad that most of the people here have a positive opinion about this board. I want something different for my first ever AMD build (that will be with either Ryzen 2700x or 3600x) and I thought the Biostar X570 GT8 would be a nice choice.

Some reviews have claimed there are no XMP memory option to set the advertised memory speed with one click. Is that really so?
The Ram I want to buy is the crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB, just don't know the speed yet, I will choose between 2400MHz-3200MHz depending on the prices.
11-06-2019 12:20 AM
ameer
Quote: Originally Posted by Nighthog View Post
Biostar have announced PCIE GEN4 support for their B450/X470 boards.

https://www.techpowerup.com/257515/b...s-motherboards

Just perfect that a BIOS comes out the day after I rebuilt my PC with another board and a Ryzen 3800X.

The new BIOS is X47AG718 with AGESA ComboAM4 PI1.0.0.3AB (beta)

I still have my Ryzen 1700 @ Biostar board around but no memory to test this it out with(MEM in the main system), I'm completely occupied into the new board and it's features for now. Though it would be fun to test the 3rd gen Ryzen on the board as well at some time I fancy.

The same memory could boot 4000Mhz+ @ 1.200V on the 3800X and X570 motherboard that only barely did 3200Mhz on this Biostar X470GT8. 3333Mhz wasn't stable in the end.

I purchased this board from ebay (found a deal!), I'm planning to use it with AMD 3900x + 32GB DDR4 4133MHz. (4 sticks $199, Patriot PVS416G413C9K , supposed to be samsung b-die)

Do you think I need to cancel the memory order and better save some $$ on another set?

What about if it help booting on tight timing ( CL 14-14-14 according to the one of the comments in amazon page)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KXBRR24

Since most DDR 3200 operate on CL 16
08-12-2019 10:09 AM
mtruchado Hi

Thanks for sharing your experience with the x470gt8. For me the killing feature of that board is to be able to use your "old" cooling system (I have a zalman reserator 3 MAX), this is saving me some money I can spend in other parts, and if this thing can cool my old FX cpu, I'm sure It can cool whatever ryzen I put on It because Ryzen is more power efficient (my FX consumes 125W).

Apart from that, I have here a 3200Mhz kit from Ballistix (crucial - micron), and It's nice to read that I could be able to run It at almost max speed... when using two of them. I really doubt I can get the 3200Mhz when running four of them, although mines are single rank (usually provides better result), let's see as I have them and I have no motherboard where to try them.

The hardware is impressive, It's even an intel NIC included, really hard to see nowadays where everyone install these cheap realtek solutions. Here I can find It for 177€ (I'm living in Europe, alternate has It at that price), I want to give It a try...
07-19-2019 09:44 AM
Nighthog Biostar have announced PCIE GEN4 support for their B450/X470 boards.

https://www.techpowerup.com/257515/b...s-motherboards

Just perfect that a BIOS comes out the day after I rebuilt my PC with another board and a Ryzen 3800X.

The new BIOS is X47AG718 with AGESA ComboAM4 PI1.0.0.3AB (beta)

I still have my Ryzen 1700 @ Biostar board around but no memory to test this it out with(MEM in the main system), I'm completely occupied into the new board and it's features for now. Though it would be fun to test the 3rd gen Ryzen on the board as well at some time I fancy.

The same memory could boot 4000Mhz+ @ 1.200V on the 3800X and X570 motherboard that only barely did 3200Mhz on this Biostar X470GT8. 3333Mhz wasn't stable in the end.
05-29-2019 12:16 PM
Nighthog New BIOS again with AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.1 X470G523.BST

I found no new features in the BIOS but seems MEMORY support has been improved.

Can now for a easy test actually boot 3333Mhz for a beginning and run TestMem5 without unsurmountable errors right away. Seems you can actually run this now. Though it's manual tuning, most auto settings aren't actually really that usable for stability.
Will be slowly working my way up to better results as I find the settings that it likes for best stability.

A bonus is lower ProcODT values seem to boot this time around and are better for memory stability.
05-12-2019 10:38 AM
miklkit Woot! New bios is out for the X370 GT7 and X470 GT8. It will hopefully give compatibility with Zen2.
05-07-2019 08:50 AM
miklkit I'm running the X370 GT7 and got my 3200 cl16 ram to 3030mhz.


Nighthog is running the X470 GT8 and got his 3200 cl14 ram to 3200.


Both of us are using 1700 cpus. Memory compatibility is the weak spot on these boards and I'm waiting to see how the X570 version works out.
05-07-2019 06:36 AM
Cosminnn Any X470 alternative? With the same VRM capabilities and better DRAM overclocking possibilities? I am looking at the board to suit a Ryzen 5 2600, even thou 3200 MHz is a good value from me, not the best, but OK, for G.Skill - Flare X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 with 14-14-14-34 on plan.
Keep it into 170-180 EUR value.
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