Thursday, February 16th 2017

AMD Ryzen Motherboards' Packaging From ASUS, Gigabyte, BIOSTAR Leak

We've already covered some upcoming AM4 motherboards from a plethora of companies here, here, and here. Packaging for some of these AM4 motherboards from various manufacturers have now been leaked, with models from ASUS (namely, the X370-based Crosshair VI Hero and Prime X370-PRO); Gigabyte (AORUS AX-370 Gaming 5), as well as BIOSTAR (with two different chipsets making the rounds, the X370 through the Racing X370 GT7 and Racing X370 GT5 models; and the B350 chipset through their Racing B350 GT5 and B350 GT3) making the rounds.
And while books may be judged by their covers, and motherboards aren't necessarily so, the manufacturers know that the packaging is one of the first elements to draw a prospective buyer's attention. To this end, AMD seems to be heavily pushing its Ryzen branding, having apparently instructed the manufacturers to print a small Ryzen logo on all of their AM4 motherboards. Seems like AMD's marketing department has finally woken up to the need of instilling brand recognition and confidence on its customers, and while for us, seeing the Ryzen sticker in yet another product probably doesn't mean much, it represents another marketing hit from AMD towards the average consumer.

Update: New ASRock motherboards have also been leaked, namely, its X370 Killer SLI/Ac and the B350-based AB350 Gaming K4 models.
Source: VideocardzSource: InformaticaceroSource: Thanks champsilva!
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35 Comments on AMD Ryzen Motherboards' Packaging From ASUS, Gigabyte, BIOSTAR Leak

#2
alucasa
Is it really a leak? So many leaks nowadays. Feels like marketing.
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#3
Raevenlord
News Editor
alucasa said:
Is it really a leak? So many leaks nowadays. Feels like marketing.
I'd say the line is definitely anorectic nowadays...
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#4
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
come on Asus show the formula and Crosshair boards! I don't want a Hero board :shadedshu:
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#5
TRWOV
pretty excited!!! Gonna build a rig with X370 and R7 1700 :D
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#7
MrAMD
Asus AM4 X370 Crosshair VI Hero
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Radeon RX 590 8GB

This is gonna be a good year :D
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#8
Farmer Boe
fullinfusion said:
come on Asus show the formula and Maximus boards! I don't want a Hero board :shadedshu:
I feel the same! But Asus sometimes releases the top-tier boards well after the NDA lifts so don't lose hope.
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#9
eidairaman1
fullinfusion said:
come on Asus show the formula and Maximus boards! I don't want a Hero board :shadedshu:
speculation, might be held for the (if it ever comes out) x390 chipset- I want to see that and the Sabertooth heh
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#10
champsilva
fullinfusion said:
come on Asus show the formula and Maximus boards! I don't want a Hero board :shadedshu:
Maximus is intel exclusive as well as crosshair is for AMD.
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#11
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
champsilva said:
Maximus is intel exclusive as well as crosshair is for AMD.
Been WAAAAY to long, thanks and fixed :toast:
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#13
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
TRWOV said:
pretty excited!!! Gonna build a rig with X370 and R7 1700 :D
Thats what ive been considering the same thing. MSI or ASROCK X370 and a 1700x. Could happen if I get an internship this summer.
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#14
bpgt64
I swore the X370 chipset didn't have an onboard graphics card...but there's an HDMI port...
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#15
Enzarch
bpgt64 said:
I swore the X370 chipset didn't have an onboard graphics card...but there's an HDMI port...
Of course the chipset does not, however these boards will be ready for the upcoming AM4 APU's
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#16
FYFI13
alucasa said:
Is it really a leak? So many leaks nowadays. Feels like marketing.
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#17
BackSlash
D.Crepit said:
No Dual LAN boards?
2LAN??
The Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming 5.

;)
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#18
BackSlash
MrAMD said:
Asus AM4 X370 Crosshair VI Hero
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Radeon RX 590 8GB

This is gonna be a good year :D
I'm with you on this! :)
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#19
Totally
12 USB ports on the Crosshair IV... isn't that a bit too ridiculous? How could someone possibly populate that many?

Mouse, kb, speakers, digitizer, headphones, cellphone, ext hdd(7) and that's it for me.
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#20
YautjaLord
But these 2 are appalling: ASRock's X370 Killer SLI/Ac & ASUS's CVIH; where's ASRock's X370 Fatal1ty Prof. Gaming & (hopefully, supposedly?) Crosshair VI Formula or some such sh1t? I definitely can't see neither of these go into all-out pitch black+blood red category i want the entire setup to be. Gigabyte's mobo is quite horrid too, but these orange LEDs make it more funny & less appalling then the pair i mentioned above. (don't even mention that X370GT7 to me - you'll only witness excessive use of profanity/swearing=not good now, is it? lol)
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#21
Totally
bpgt64 said:
I swore the X370 chipset didn't have an onboard graphics card...but there's an HDMI port...
AM4 APUs

YautjaLord said:
But these 2 are appalling: ASRock's X370 Killer SLI/Ac & ASUS's CVIH; where's ASRock's X370 Fatal1ty Prof. Gaming & (hopefully, supposedly?) Crosshair VI Formula or some such sh1t? I definitely can't see neither of these go into all-out pitch black+blood red category i want the entire setup to be. Gigabyte's mobo is quite horrid too, but these orange LEDs make it more funny & less appalling then the pair i mentioned above. (don't even mention that X370GT7 to me - you'll only witness excessive use of profanity/swearing=not good now, is it? lol)
I'm actually hoping that the Crosshair Formula/Extreme is all black or black w/ shades of grey. I want all the color in my build to only come from the rgb lighting.
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#22
RejZoR
champsilva said:
Maximus is intel exclusive as well as crosshair is for AMD.
Some of us also remember Rampage boards for Intel... :P
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#23
YautjaLord
Totally said:
I'm actually hoping that the Crosshair Formula/Extreme is all black or black w/ shades of grey. I want all the color in my build to only come from the rgb lighting.
Pitch black + either blood red, or if it lacks say red RAM & PCIe x16 slots LED RGB lighting in various key areas, i mean look:



Red VRM heatsinks + LED RGB lighting. That's X370 Fatal1ty Prof. Gaming btw. :) And even tho the pair of PCIe x16 slots are grey, they actually come in unison with socket. A f***ing masterpiece. I definitely see myself go ASRock route if ASUS won't come out with something that looks similar to this, i can see myself having that mobo inside my build. :toast:
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#24
Totally
YautjaLord said:
Pitch black + either blood red, or if it lacks say red RAM & PCIe x16 slots LED RGB lighting in various key areas, i mean look:

Red VRM heatsinks + LED RGB lighting. That's X370 Fatal1ty Prof. Gaming btw. :) And even tho the pair of PCIe x16 slots are grey, they actually come in unison with socket. A f***ing masterpiece. I definitely see myself go ASRock route if ASUS won't come out with something that looks similar to this, i can see myself having that mobo inside my build. :toast:
That's not bad looking board but I'm just tired of choosing between the only two real options we have today, red/black or blue/silver. I'd be all over the Aorus if it wasn't so plain looking or made by gigabyte.
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#25
YautjaLord
Pitch black + blood/RGB red for me cause of HAF X's layout, but yeah i'm with you on that one. :) What can i say, Crosshair V Formula-Z & (subsequently) ASRock's Fatal1ty 990FX Killer spoiled me - anything else is of no significance for me. Also, almost forgot - there's TUF Sabertooth variant for both Intel & AMD & the Intel-based ones come in all-out black + LED RGB red or all color gamut of Aura RGB. Gotta be the same for X370/AM4, right? :)
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