Biostar's ITX Ryzen motherboard in action; the X370GTN

Subject: Motherboards | June 19, 2017 - 01:41 PM |
Tagged: itx, ryzen, biostar, Racing X370GTN, SFF

Barely the size of a Threadripper CPU, the Racing X370GTN ITX motherboard is a decent platform to build a Ryzen powered SFF system on.  Biostar kept the design fairly simple, to keep the costs down on this motherboard but don't worry, they did include RGB headers for 5050 RGB LED light strips and you can set up your personalized light show using the Racing GT utility.  Even with the compact design, Hardware Canucks were able to fully populate the two DIMM slots even with a Prolimatech Mega Shadow cooler installed, they did discover that users of AiO watercoolers will have to ensure to rotate the cooler to ensure the tubing does not block the closer DIMM however.  The M.2 slot has been relocated to the back of the motherboard due to the size constraints of the board which did not impact performance.  Pop by to take a look at this ~$110 motherboard if you are in the market for an ITX Ryzen system.

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"ITX motherboards have finally arrived for AMD's Ryzen and in this first review we look at Biostar's brand new Racing X370GTN. Can its diminutive size belie its true performance?"

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June 19, 2017 | 03:11 PM - Posted by Mobile_Dom

should note, it and especially the B350 variant, which makes a lot more sense, is nearly impossible to buy.

Newegg had it for about a day, Ebuyer here in the UK had it for about a week, but otherwise, like trying to find a unicorn shit

June 19, 2017 | 06:05 PM - Posted by pdjblum

and asrock still hasn't released their itx board despite indicating at first it would be released mid may and revising that to june

but i am hoping the delay is a good thing as i am hoping it will be released with a great bios

June 20, 2017 | 01:10 AM - Posted by pdjblum

just checked and in stock at newegg for the moment

June 19, 2017 | 11:04 PM - Posted by PixyMisa

With how tight space is on these boards, why on Earth don't they switch to SO-DIMMs?

June 19, 2017 | 11:26 PM - Posted by Itselectric

SODIMMS would make sense so that they could place 4 slots on the board, like the asrock X299 itx board. Unfortunately, I do not think they will be doing this anytime soon.

June 20, 2017 | 07:27 AM - Posted by Mobile_Dom

I was thinking this too, but going even further, they could put SO-DIMMs on the rear lying flat like laptops do, seems like it'd be a feasible Idea

June 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM - Posted by StressedOutCat

whatever happend to the X300 series chipset that was supposed to be for mini-itx systems?

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