Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master Overclocking Thread
Has a Memory Overclocking section that should apply to all X570 AORUS boards.
The Master has a Direct PWM setup, the Hero is using 7 phases with doubled up powerstages. If you aren't using LN2 (nobody does for a daily system, let's be realistic), provided the BIOS isn't completely buggy (it shouldn't be), then the 12-14 phases from the Infineon PWM on Gigabyte's Aorus Master or Xtreme will give you better ripple and allow you to shut off phases more granularity when not in use (i.e. achieving peak efficiency across the power delivery spectrum all the way down to idle).
Additionally the backplate on the Master is thermally conductive to the VRM section, whereas all you get on the Hero is a small brace at the back.
50A IR3556 has the same footprint as the 60A IR3555 so the main difference is maximum amperage rating. Even threadripper TR 2950X used around max 350W on ambient , so power quality is of more importance once you exceed 10 powerstages.
Also if you fail overclocks on memory the Aorus boards down to the Aorus Pro have dual BIOS, with Master/Xtreme having a switch. The single BIOS (SB) switch is invaluable since it physically isolates the BIOS chips. If you get hit with malware (https://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-implements-new-certificate-structure,39072.html , https://www.techpowerup.com/248827/...-push-software-into-your-windows-installation) or a flash a corrupt BIOS you don't need to RMA your board. I don't think that has been stated enough, since a corrupt BIOs on a non dual BIOS board has to still rely on flashing from USB. There were plenty of people that needed to RMA their Crosshair boards because the "Crashfree BIOS" or "BIOS flashback" doesn't work.
In terms of usability the M.2 heatshields being separate also makes it less of a hassle and the Hero only comes with 2x M.2.
In terms of integrated audio the Master is also stronger spec-wise, it uses ESS 9118 instead of ESS 9023P , has WIMA caps, and the audio codec is ALC1220-VB rather than ALC1220.
Every Master board comes with WIFI 6 +BT whereas the Hero has it as an option.
nano-carbon coating with 3X thermal conductivity for the base plate [win for Captain AORUS in my book].Captain Aorus ***? Way better than captain marvel^^
I found X58 painful to use over the last year. Might be X512 worth [X570 - X58] for very similar HEDT platforms like design ideas behind it.On the fence about switching from my X58 to an X570 and if I do it'll be the Extreme
Makes me wonder what if I did switched from Windows back then. GPU Passthrough on Ryzen hopefully will allow me to put Windows into a box. The launch day reviews made me not sure on which processor to pickup. By the time more details came to light they where sold out. 7nm yield seems good so just a matter of time.Fedora 30 (Spin XFCE instead of Gnome) + Ubuntu 18.04LTS with kernel 5.0 backport from 19.10 (for use with Wine , DXVK/D9VK) on XFCE desktop environment
& Windows 7 Pro SP1 on my R7 2700X system with Windows 7 chipset drivers
Bit of history
I started using Ubuntu around version 5 (Knoppix was a popular live distro at the time) and started looking for alternatives around 12 or so (when Amazon integration was introduced with Unity interface). At the time Linux Mint gained many users because of this. With the announcement of Ubuntu dropping 32-bit support Linux Mint Debian edition (LMDE) might have a resurgence.
I used Manjaro for a short time in a VM but then the install was borked beyond repair so probably not going to deal with that again. Additionally most commercial software comes in rpm (Fedora/CentOS/RHEL) or deb (Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint) packages. The Fedora flatpaks streamline updates quite a bit, while Ubuntu simply has greater support in general for consumer applications as much as people hate it (through snap since 16.04 or ppas). For example Navi (RX 5700XT) is getting official AMD drivers on Ubuntu LTS.
There's been a push to use .AppImage which essentially is standalone for all Linux distros.
I was going to get Ryzen 3rd gen but R9 3900X and R7 3700X sold out right after I finished reading reviews.
Windows doesn't show the true capability of Ryzen: there's large amounts of potential still yet to be discovered by reviewers that are using Windows 10. For example my R7 1700X @ 3.9 scores higher Geekbench 4 single thread than a R7 2700X with PBO in Windows or i5-8600.
Ultimately I think the most elegant solution is to cool the chipset from the back of the board , although most cases don't have a cutout there so likely a thermal pad with a full metal plate or simply a thermal pad to the case might be an option (assuming newer BIOS scale RPM based on temperature). The problem with HR-05 / HR-55 is that it may interfere with larger GPU coolers.
Hey there, long time listener, first time caller. I've got some things to say. I got the Aorus Pro Wifi today and damn it's impressive. Similar board and Moparman is me friend so I'll post this here:
Able to boot a Geil kit of B-Die 4133 CL19 to boot with the XMP profile and just work: https://www.newegg.ca/geil-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820158762
First time I've been able to do that on any platform with out lowering the frequency. I will be messing with the timings but for my first post I figured I'd show how well the 3700x and these Aorus boards are working together! The screenshot is the memory bandwidth at the xmp profile along with the frequencies and scores I'm getting on a Deepcool Captain 240mm CLC and just PBO set in the bios to auto. I loved the x470 version of this board, I can tell I'm going to love the x570. I've got some issues booting my Radeon RX 5700 on it though. I've got an email to Gigabyte in about that.
Power Delivery Controller H-Side|L-Side I/O Doubler B-CLK AudioAnyone have any input on whether to run the Master, Ultra, or Pro (most likely a 3900X on it)? I'm trying to talk myself into the cheaper boards to shave a few $$$ off but I don't want to end up with a board that won't be optimal for the 3900X or........potentially......whatever might come in the next gen(s) that will fit in an X570. Of course I'm also trying to talk myself INTO the Extreme so I don't have to deal with a chipset fan, but yeah that's probably not gonna happen. I'm also not a huge fan of the look of the fan on the Pro. My understanding is the Ultra and Pro have the same VRM?
Since someone posted a ""review"" video of the Aorus Xtreme..
(and no offense to the poster, comment would have been the same no matter the source)
Please be careful with what you post please, especially if it's a ""review""; meaning that if you have watched something before you link it here, make the extra effort and point out the inconsistencies, errors, etc; don't just paste vids.
99% of the sites out there spread the wrong information around, we don't need to do that as well.
When someone loads Prime to test an X570 mobo's chipset's temps ... need i say more? No
It's an excellent board, that has thus far not being graced with an excellent review; a very common phenomenon. Unofrtunately.
Lacking comprehension is fine; they do too; which is also fine sadly, as that's what Youtubers are in their vast majority; just like every other random Joe, only with free toys.
The problem lies, again, when lacking understanding, we add our voice to that of others, until in the end a falsehood passes for truth. Not a novel concept, now is it.
Worse still when, rather than verifying, we insist on being correct because other millennials with free toys said so.
You want to test how hot this chipset gets, you put on a couple of gen4 NVMes, in the chipset controlled NVMe slots; you put one or two HDDs in the chipset controlled SATA ports; and while you're simulating some semi-intensive workload on them all (semi because we're after realistic stuff, not synthetic benchmarks), you simultaneously make sure your internet bandwidth is capped or near enough; if/when being also controlled by the chipset (see dual jacks). Again, simultaneously.
THAT is how you test THIS chipset, for TEMPS.
(do you even know what Prime does? Really, really does? Are you sure you do..?)
Unless again you're one of those people getting free toys and thinking freedom of speech = right to pass around whatever misinformation you like. Because "Youtuber".
('you' and 'we' figuratively)
Isn't there supposed to be an Aorus Elite Wifi or does Anandtech have me waiting for something not real?
I only need bluetooth so I could just as easily grab the Elite and a usb bluetooth dongle if need be.
Very good video. Pretty nutty times when a ITX board has a better VRM than most full size ATX boards. Wendell also noted that a Aorus Master review will be coming out soon.
Should never swap a cooler without heating it up first. Bonus if you have the computer running before hand you also know it was working before changing any thing.Anyone experience getting cpu exchanged from Micro-center? I went to swap out CPU cooler and the cpu was stuck on the heatsink when i pulled it off. Bent some pins but I was able to bend them back but still can't get it to "seat" in the socket. So I'm gonna take my chances and take it back for exchange since its less then a week old.
The rumor mill site wccftech reviewed it as well and had the same note about missing post code / debug LED:
Also for the PCH , the Aorus Master heatsink seems fine and on par with MSI Ace
Tom's hardware has an unusual con: Steel back cover adds a pound of unused heft
Apparently they didn't notice it cools the power delivery.