Also, if possible, check if either the B350 or X370 motherboards support ECC...?!?"The X370 and B350 chipsets support 2x USB 3.1 (10Gb/s) ports and those two rear USB ports are colored for USB 3.1, so the spec sheet could be incorrect. We’ll follow up with ASRock to verify."
Definitely check into that USB 3.1 thing...!
I think it's this, people will get the X370 because surely it's better right?Or it might just be because they can scoop more margin from a higher priced model that basically has no extra research costs.
I should have asked that too and forgot, I'll follow up once I get a reply from the first email.Also, if possible, check if either the B350 or X370 motherboards support ECC...?!?
The board does NOT have USB 3.1 (Gen 2). But the reason is apparently there are very strict limitations on trace length to use the USB 3.1 off the chipset and it wasn't feasible to implement on this board.Definitely check into that USB 3.1 thing...!
ASRock says that X370 has better overclocking potential, I believe mainly due to memory.This may sound like a silly question, but is there a major difference between the X370 and B350 for mini-itx?
Bifurcation is maybe possible. But they're not going to test it, it's not supported, and if attempting it somehow damages the motherboard it's not their problem.the possibility of PCIe bifurcation support on X370.
ECC is supported on both boards.Also, if possible, check if either the B350 or X370 motherboards support ECC...?!?
1.4b unfortunately.Do we know if the HDMI is ver 1.4 or 2.0?
Soon™Anyone got a release date yet?
I don't have any.Are there any photos of the bottom of the board?
I'm 99% sure it is. Almost always it's a socketed card underneath that metal cover because mini-PCIe and M.2 wireless cards are so plentiful it'd be dumb to order a custom one that's soldered to the motherboard or something.Also is the WiFi card socketed?
Yes, the limited number of USB ports is disappointing, but we're not sure that the differently colored ports (including Type-C) on the back are not USB 3.1 Gen2...we think the sales sheet was incorrect and are awaiting to see if there are corrections from ASRock.The lack of USB 3.1 (and USB ports in general) on the Asrock board