Items tagged with X370

AMD's 300-series chipsets, including the B350 and X370 among others, had an incredible run of CPU support in their four years on this earth. While it was a little late to the party, most X370 and B350 motherboards received official support for AMD's Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 family of processors in 2019. Earlier this year, it seemed that even the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 family would run on 300-series motherboards. Unfortunately, the gravy train for the AMD's first Socket AM4 chipset may have just run dry. It all started with a Reddit thread in the /r/ASRock subforum about 10 days ago. The now-ancient X370 Taichi and X370 Professional Gaming had BIOS updates listed with version 6.62. Currently, the only... Read more...
As of late, AMD has been dominating in the desktop processor space. Its latest Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs have taken the lead over Intel, and people are looking to upgrade as a result. However, one of the pain points has historically been the need to upgrade motherboards for a new generation of CPUs, though is almost a non-issue for most socket AM4 boards.  Regardless, people have been finding ways around motherboard compatibility, with modded BIOS updates or even perhaps discovering their old 300 series motherboards actually can work with new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. In May, we got word that Zen 3 processors would work with 500 Series motherboards only. That stance was then changed so 400... Read more...
We've got some bad news for anyone that was hoping to hold on to their AMD 300- or 400-Series motherboard for a little while adopting new Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors. Yesterday, we reported that Ryzen 3000 processor will work on X470 and B450 motherboards without any performance penalty, which was definitely good news to hear. However, we're learning today that we can't say the same for PCIe 4.0 support. There are a number of PCIe 4.0 devices on the way including the Radeon RX 5700 Navi series of graphics cards and SSDs from Corsair and Gigabyte (among others). There was some scuttlebutt in the past few weeks that some existing X470 and X370 motherboards would... Read more...
Yesterday, we gave you a full overview of four new AM4 motherboards from the folks at ASUS. Today, Gigabyte is returning the favor with five new enthusiast boards based on AMD’s X370 and B350 AM4 chipsets that back the new Ryzen processors. The two boards aimed at the ultimate gaming enthusiasts are the X370-based AORUS Gaming GA-AX370 Gaming K7 and GA-AX370 Gaming 5. Both motherboards feature four DDR4 DIMM slots, support for CrossFire/CrossFireX and SLI multi-GPU solutions, NVMe connectors, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 audio, dual network ports (Intel GbE + Killer E2500) Gigabyte’s popular UEFI DualBIOS and RGB Fusion with multi-zone LED lighting. Both boards also include onboard graphics.... Read more...
  While everyone seems to be incredibly excited about AMD’s upcoming Ryzen processors, the motherboards that will pair with the monster chips are just as important. Today, we bring you some X370 chipset lovin’ courtesy of a new unboxing video that showcases the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero. Sean from KWASTEK was sent an early board direct from ASUS and while we can’t say for sure if he’s breaking the NDA, it surely seems plausible. If you’re familiar with packaging from ASUS’s most recent ROG products (including its gaming notebooks), things are quite similar here with the ROG Crosshair VI Hero. Opening the box shows the monochromatic motherboard sitting beneath a plastic cover. Removing the... Read more...
If you're finding that your excitement level is Ryzen, then you've clearly been reading the many rumors swirling around the highly anticipated processor family right here at HotHardware. While it's largely expected that AMD will be releasing its first chips soon, that sure doesn't mean that the rumormill is going to be taking a break over the next few weeks. Earlier, Paul wrote in depth about Ryzen's die shot and cache structure, which came hot on the heels of a week full of other juicy information. That includes a hint of AMD undercutting Intel's just-launched Kaby Lake processors, word of a huge launch event next week, and not to mention outstanding performance of the Ryzen 7 1700X chip when... Read more...
AMD has a lot riding on Ryzen, its new generation CPU architecture that is supposed to return the chip designer to its former glory among power users and enthusiasts. We won't say it is a make or break release for AMD—the company has shown an uncanny ability to survive through tough periods—but it is certainly the biggest and most anticipated CPU launch by AMD in several years, and arguably over a decade. To ensure everything goes well without a hitch, AMD has lined up over a dozen high-performance AM4 motherboards from five hardware partners, including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI. All 16 AM4 motherboards that are on tap are built around two desktop chipsts for Ryzen, X370 and X300.... Read more...
MSI's X-Slim lineup garnered industry-wide praise when launched a couple of years ago, and now the line-up is stepping up to Fusion. The X-Slim X370 is the company's newest ultraslim machine, and while it doesn't look too different than X-Slim machines of the past, the internals are definitely deserving of a closer look. The X370 is powered by a dual-core E-350 Accelerated Processing Unit, and it's joined by a very nice list of extras... MSI X-Slim X370 13.4" Fusion Powered Ultraportable Review... Read more...
There was a period of time last year where it seemed like every other ultraportable was based on Intel's CULV platform. At the time, we figured that was just the way it was going to be for a while with ultralight notebooks. But then, AMD finally got around to shipping some Fusion based APUs. And since then, the mobile space has been hopping with new activity. Consumers have never had such a wealth of notebook options to choose from, and with Fusion, prices are remaining reasonable and battery life is improving too. MSI's X-Slim lineup garnered industry-wide praise when launched a couple of years ago, and now the line-up is stepping up to Fusion. The X-Slim X370 is the company's... Read more...
Thin is in, playa, and everywhere you turn someone's touting an ultra-slim notebook. That includes MSI, which just announced its new X370 laptop with a super thin profile and long 10-hour battery life. This thing measures a scant 324 (W) x 227 (D) x 22.8 (H) millimeters, or for those of you who shake an angry fist at the metric system, that's roughly 12.76 x 8.94 x 0.89 inches. With battery, the X370 weighs just 1.4kg (3.08 pounds). Not bad for a Windows-based, 13.4-inch notebook that dances the line between a netbook and a full-sized notebook. Powering the X370 is AMD's dual-core E350 processor (1.6GHz, 1MB cache) along with: Single DDR3 slot 320GB/500GB/640GB hard drive AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics... Read more...