Tuesday, July 14th 2020

GALAX Readies Several New LGA1200 and AM4 Motherboards for the North American Market

GALAX announced plans to launch its motherboard product line in the North American market. The company will dip its toes in the market with entry-level and mid-range products, targeting both Intel Socket LGA1200 and AMD Socket AM4. For both sockets, GALAX appears to be using entry/mainstream chipsets. The LGA1200 product line consists of models based on the Intel H410 and B460 chipsets, while the AM4 line is based on the B550 chipset as AMD is yet to launch its entry-level A520 chipset. From the looks of it, GALAX's boards are pretty basic, and possibly all sub-$100 segment. The company didn't reveal specifics such as launch dates or pricing.
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9 Comments on GALAX Readies Several New LGA1200 and AM4 Motherboards for the North American Market

#1
Mazer
Those look.....terrible
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lynx29
Mazer
Those look.....terrible
agreed, but I do like the move to only two slots for ram, 90% of all PC users only use two slots, lol I wish companies would just save money, do two slots, and put the saved money into better vrm's or heatsinks. sadly they did not put the money saved into heatsinks.
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biffzinker
lynx29
agreed, but I do like the move to only two slots for ram, 90% of all PC users only use two slots, lol I wish companies would just save money, do two slots, and put the saved money into better vrm's or heatsinks. sadly they did not put the money saved into heatsinks.
Normally I’ve only ever used two slots on past builds but I did buy another 16GB kit at $80 compared to the first 16GB kit costing $229.
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lynx29
biffzinker
Normally I’ve only ever used two slots on past builds but I did buy another 16GB kit at $80 compared to the first 16GB kit costing $229.
I'm still trying to decide if 3200 cas 16 ram is slowing me down FPS wise (and if so by how much) versus 3800 cas 16. both cost the same almost these days... but the only tests I can find are with 2080 ti's at 1080p... so I can't get a real world answer. :/
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lexluthermiester
Mazer
Those look.....terrible
Why? What's "terrible" about them?
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Mazer
lexluthermiester
Why? What's "terrible" about them?
No VRM heatsinks for b550m/b460 I mean really?
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lexluthermiester
Mazer
No VRM heatsinks for b550m/b460 I mean really?
I think you have failed to understand that VRM's don't need heatsinks on every motherboard made. Not everyone is going to do extreme overclocking.
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#8
Mazer
No but they will get hot would it really hurt to have them in the first place at sub $100

These fit more into OEM category
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lexluthermiester
Mazer
No but they will get hot
Not as hot as you think.
Mazer
would it really hurt to have them in the first place at sub $100
No, but the better question is would having them there be of benefit enough to justify the expense? Heatsinks are not something board makers can go shopping for. They have to be custom made and that is expensive. VRM's are of high enough quality and efficiency that heatsink are not needed for standard operation or even mild OCing.
Mazer
These fit more into OEM category
Opinion..
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