( 4.2 Average / 12 Ratings )
Fan and USB headers are in fantastic places for the case used. BIOS doesn't let my RAM currently run at full speed.
A great motherboard. Connectors are in their expected locations, the red and black colours look classy.
The CPU power connector was a bit of a pain to get plugged into, and there are only two Sysfan connectors, requiring a splitter if you want the classic "2-in, 1-out" fan arrangement.
After the BIOS issues were worked out, it's been solid. I spent a lot of time trying to overclock it and it was a real pain in the butt. Once we started seeing better BIOS versions, it really started to do much better. The extra PCI gets blocked by any decent sized GPU. The GPU also covers up the only m.2 spot on the board. Wish there were more fan headers too. I also wish it had a digital output for sound - and that he sound had a better DAC and was powered too. If I were to do it over again, I'd have used the ASRock Pro board. It has a better layout. I like the extra m.2 spot too.
Bought it for a little under 100€ (early adopter tax), I'm very satisfied overall. Not an expert in motherboards, so I'll just speak from my experience.
I bought it because its bigger sister, the GA-AB350, was said to be a decent overclocker. I got my 1500x to reach 3.8GHz with a mere +0.012V offset, so I don't know how well it would do with a more aggressive OC or more cores, but it seems to handle this well. 4 stars instead of 5 because:
• I would have liked to have a choice between offset mode and standard voltage control.
• Although that's subjective, these bright red DIMM and PCIe slots don't look very nice.
• An extra fan header would have been nice. 2 headers (excluding CPU header) is enough for my tool case, but a tad unsufficient for a mid ATX or mid mATX case.
3200 MHZ RAM failed so I'm at 3060 MHZ now
Awesome board! Only 3 fan headers total, would like atleast 4
Ordered from Newegg as a part of a bundle with the CPU and RAM. It has all the features I need and the build went easily. Maybe could have used better documentation on the ATX 12V connection.
cant change the voltage for the cpu on the bios. i had to use ryzen master to change voltage and overclock
This was one of the cheapest AM4 motherboards when i purchased it but it is not bad. It has RED LEDs and 4 RAM slots. My only problem is the confusing BIOS but a bios upgrade could solve the rubbish one that came on mine.
The gigabyte motherboard was an anxiety filled purchase as I really do not have the patience to wait for an AMD bootkit. I bought it from Amazon as soon as the item came off "out of stock" and got lucky enough to receive a F22 bios, compatible with Pinnacle Ridge.
*For anyone else looking to play the lottery with b350 boards, this particular motherboard requires a serial number higher than SN1810xxxxxxxx to have a compatible bios with Pinnacle Ridge.