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- GA-AB350-GAMING 3
- AB350-GAMING 3
Socket / CPU
Black / Red
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 35 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build Geothermal
I picked this up for $60 on Black Friday, but I'd had my eye on it well before then after reading/watching a fair number of reviews. For that price, it's an obscene value, but once it goes back up to the $90+ range, it has to deal with some steep competition in the B350/B450 arena. But at $60? I couldn't be more pleased.
I'll tackle the one weakness first: The VRM's aren't the most amazing, but so long as you have decent airflow in your case and you're not dialing in absurd overclocks, they should be fine.
As far as the rest of the board, it's really solid. The ports are plentiful with a good selection, the installation instructions are clear with a really well-made manual, the BIOS is easy to access and navigate, the audio codec is fantastic, and the RGB looks great. The only thing I could have any level of complaint about is the fact that there are only 2 RGB headers on the board. A third header would have been nice, but for the price I can't really complain. There's also no Type-C port but I don't really care about that.
On the topic of RAM compatibility, since I know that's a concern with B350 boards, I updated my drivers and the BIOS before dialing in any sort of overclocks on the CPU or RAM, but once it was up to date, it had zero issue accessing the built-in XMP profile on the RAM, so no worries about that.
Overall, with the B450 boards already on the market and the B550 on their way as well, the time is up for this board. However, if you can get it for anywhere under $80, I wholeheartedly recommend it as a true value proposition.
- 32 points
- 29 months ago
from completed build Sekmet
Nice board. Plenty connectors for everything, looks nice and not too expensive.
- 32 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build Welcome to Vault 42!
I decided to go with the B350 instead of the X370 due to the fact that I will only ever have one GPU. Additionally, I just needed one m.2 slot and this board allows me to overclock with ease.
This board is beautiful with plenty of fan headers and RGB lighting. The BIOS is easy to navigate and there has been good driver support.
- 28 points
- 33 months ago
from completed build Hexer
Good overclocking features, plenty of high speed USB ports, good fan header location. LED is nice and bright with plenty of options.
Runs Corsair Vengeance LPX 2 x 8GB at 3200MHz without a problem.
Great choice if you don't need SLI.
- 26 points
- 34 months ago
from completed build £900 Ryzen Build
Solid board, nice LEDs and simple enough BIOS. One thing I didn't like however was you had to change the voltage via an offset instead of just typing it in, but that is personal preference. Can't go wrong with this board. Overclocking, nice design, good audio and price is brilliant.
- 22 points
- 33 months ago
from completed build Ryzen
Really wanted to go with an ASUS motherboard, but after reading reviews was convinced to buy this. Came with F5 BIOS which ran my RAM at a lower speed. Flashed it with F6 and everything is working perfectly!
- 22 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build Stella (First Ever PC Build)
I love this motherboard so far. My knowledge is limited due to the fact i've just recently stumbled into the world of pc building/gaming but for a first time experience it was successful. The location of the fans is a tad sporadic which lead to having to stretch a case fans wire to reach one of the pin headers but it was possible. Currently have three case fans and a cpu cooler fan in the MOBO. The RGB feature really drives this home. It was super straight forward to use and the platform to change the colors and light patterns is very straightforward and user friendly!
- 20 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build R(yzen)2D2
WOW, the bios is easy to work with and the dual bios feature is fantastic. I love this board and Gigabyte.
- 20 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build First build
Nice, but red accents don't add much, even to a red build, they just kind of irritate me. Durable construction however and RGB is nice, even if the software is lacking.
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