The AMD Ryzen Review Kit

We received the AMD Review Kit just one day before the launch date. The wooden box comes with the following :

AMD Ryzen X1800 3.6GHz processor
CORSAIR 2x8GB Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000MHz
Gigabyte AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 heatsink cooler

You can watch our the original unboxing of the package with a MSI Titanium X370 motherboard which we later swapped for the Gigabyte AX370-Gaming 5 due to some issues.

The review package


The setup

The Gigabyte AORUS Gaming series motherboard comes to the AM4 platform with the AX370-Gaming 5.

AX370-Gaming 5 is based on the AMD X370 chipset supporting AM4 socket CPUs. It has 2 PCIe 3.0 slots  and supports 2 way CrossFire / 2 Way SLI. It supports dual channel DDR4 (4 DIMMs). For expansion, it has 1 PCIe 2.0 x4 + 3 PCIe 2.0 x1. The board also support 2 SATA express, 8 SATA 3 , 1 M.2 interface and 1 U.2 interface.

The board also comes with 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Type C support and 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A + 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 + 4 USB 2.0 ports.

The audio on board is a Dual ALC 1220 120dB SNR HD audio with smart headphone Amp + Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 and there is a Dual LAN, a Intel GbE and a Killer E2500 NIC.

In addition, you get those fanciful colour LEDs which are controllable using RGB Fusion.

By Harry