Date Joined: 04/03/14
Pros: Works as advertised.
Cons: Can't really think of any
Overall Review: Installed this puppy on a new AMD build and started with a single stick for now. Will definitely be sticking to this one and ordering another 16GB stick to have 32 gigs.
Pros: Works as expected.
Clean install of Win 10 via USB no issues.
Ryzen 3000 ready
R5 3600 works out of the box
Cons: Comes pre-installed with plastic rails along the CPU socket. If your CPU cooler does not use these plastic rails to hold itself;( i.e stock wraith stealth uses screws to keep it in.)
Be sure to take plastic rails off BEFORE installing motherboard into case. I took rails off and the back plate dropped behind the motherboard. *facepalm* screws from Stealth cooler could not reach that deep and i had to remove the whole board to pop the cooler on. Builder error, just lookin' out for others!!
Overall Review: I saw reviews on this motherboard's sibling boards. (Carbon, Plus) and saw the 3000 series wasn't supported out of the box. I realized this fact AFTER ordering this board. I was a little upset cause this was my first AMD build so I didn't have an old processor to update BIOS.
I lucked out..
THIS BOARD WILL WORK WITH 3000 OUT OF THE BOX.
looks like they updated these "Plus Max" boards to work with Ryzen 3000 out of the box.
Will update the review if I encounter any issues.
Pros: Decided it was time to upgrade from 1155 socket and 2500K..... Found me an AM4 mobo and had a tough time deciding on 2700 or the new 3600. I'm glad i went with the newest generation. I cant really explain how much faster my PC is. Its like switching from an iPhone 3GS to a brand new top of the line. Windows 10 and all my programs are so incredibly snappy and I am even running Rosetta@home protein folding as i type up this review.
Cons: She runs hot. Almost as hot as a sports car... using 70% utilization on folding , the chip is 178-188*F. when I tried 100% folding utilization she screamed up to 202*F! i would suggest a better cooler if you wanna leave it running processing intensive programs for hours on end.
Overall Review: Unbelievable performance for the price. I may sound biased coming from a 2011 setup but hey.. this is the best chip for the price! Better than R7 2700 (according to benchmarks, at least)