I would like to see some unbiased review of the x570 Aorus Master. At these early days of Ryzen 3000 there are still many conflicting reports, but most online reviews are rather positive.
I had the same experience with the x370 series with the Taichi. All early reviews were overly positive, praising the hardware and the boards capabilities. Actual use was rather mixed. Average BIOS support, slow updates, difficulties with memory compatibility (granted, that was as much an issue of 1st gen ryzen as it was the boards fault).
So this time around, I will take more time judging the boards available, but right now, it is really difficult to seperate the facts from hysteria.
There are as much fanboys as there are "haters".
Can anyone point me in the direction of objective reviews? Best would be some comparisons of like boards (Master, C8H, MSI ACE)?
Not sure about unbiased reviews as the nature of being an enthusiast leads to mental shortcuts and certain preferences/biases.
I will be getting my Ryzen 5 3600 today to test out my Aorus Master. Had enough of waiting for R9 3900X to get back in-stock.
I had the misfortune of buying a PRIME X370-PRO during Ryzen 1000 launch. BIOS got bricked like many people during those days.
Proper in-house testing before releasing a BIOS into the wild is very important. ASUS took a month to return the board. Plus shipping cost.
Sold it and got a ASRock X370 Professional Gaming afterwards. Came with P2.40 (post BLK fix) and it worked just as I expected from a board.
Seems like every major CPU microarchitecture change has a growing pain period associated to it. Microcode maturing (coining it).
GIGABYTE seems to be the hardest working on the BIOS front on X570, 400-series and 300-series boards among all the manufactures.
Plan on upgrading to Ryzen 9 3900X or 3950X later on. Yes, Aorus Master and Ryzen 5 is a mismatch.