News Gigabyte X570SI AORUS Pro AX

Rich Tea

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What improvement does this have over their B550i ?
New USB header, Gen 4 m.2 on the back and maybe better VRMs?
 
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I might get this for my Velka 7 build. Means I can't use that Black Ridge I got, but I have use of two PCIE 4.0 drives. Plus I can use that USB-C Type E header.
 
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olbi

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Might grab this one. Although Gigabyte seems famous for their BIOS problems.
Hmm, do you have any source for this? I'm I'm curious about this one :-)

That's a big heatsink.
This looks very good. They have one of the best looking X570 on the market :-)
 

Mackan

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Hmm, do you have any source for this? I'm I'm curious about this one :-)
It's just my personal opinion after browsing countless forum and reddit threads. But all vendors have their problems. I dislike AsRock for some things, Asus for some other things, MSI for some other things, etc. No one seems to do their job properly when it comes to the BIOS. I got a bit excited when EVGA announced they will be making AMD boards again, but they won't make an ITX board, so back to the usuals.
 

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I need this mobo so badly for a few reasons. First of all, I plan to make a pcie bifurcation build and this mobo should support it. Second, this mobo has no fan so that I can mod the headsink's color easily and comprehensively. Not to mention this mobo looks great.
 

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I was planning on going with the B550i but this turned my head for a moment. I/O looks to be the same though - no additional USB?

I want passive cooling and don't need a front USB-C header - any reason to opt for this over the B550? I might OC a little, but not planning anywhere near what this looks like it might be capable of.
 

thelaughingman

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I was planning on going with the B550i but this turned my head for a moment. I/O looks to be the same though - no additional USB?

I want passive cooling and don't need a front USB-C header - any reason to opt for this over the B550? I might OC a little, but not planning anywhere near what this looks like it might be capable of.
even the B550 VRM is overkill for 5950X. it's more or less about other features - M.2, USB, and other QoLs and then whether the price difference is justified. It's not hard.
 
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THUMPer

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is the CPU socket on this still off kilter? the b550i pro ax socket is higher and further back on the board currently. Which in my experience from 4 itx cases, makes tower coolers sit to close to the rear and top of some cases, making the cooler touch rear and top fans. (CM200 for example).
 

lozza_c

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even the B550 VRM is overkill for 5950X. it's more or less about other features - M.2, USB, and other QoLs and then whether the price difference is justified. It's not hard.
That makes the B550 an even better value prospect in that case? Same USB complement, I'm guessing same BIOS, already has passive cooling... I can see the heatsink, USB-C header and both M.2 PCIe 4.0 are good upgrades though for particular use cases.
 
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thelaughingman

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That makes the B550 an even better value prospect in that case? Same USB complement, I'm guessing same BIOS, already has passive cooling... I can see the heatsink, USB-C header and both M.2 PCIe 4.0 are good upgrades though for particular use cases.
yep, that is it. whether those upgrades worth the price premium to you or not.