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ASRock Rack has created the first AM4 socket server boards, X470D4U, X470D4U2-2T

… I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it?

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Yes, exactly!

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How many lanes does Zen 2 have? Did they give us numbers on that yet?

prob same but pcie 4.0 so double bandwidth

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Neato. I’m really excited for this and I hope that other manufactures follow. I would love an ASUS WS board for AM4.

I spoke with Michelle Wu with ASRockRack US Sales.

The mass production date of our X470D4U board is Mid-March, and the board will be delivered and officially available in the US on about the week of March 26.

Unit price is $210 (via US local distributors, Ma Labs or ASI, depends on which you prefer to work with)

Hope this helps everyone.

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Hey as long as its not 800 bucks I’d build workstations with that.

Holy shit! This is better than I thought. I was going for 270-300USD based on that it’s the only one out so far.

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as if intel didnt have enough to worry about :smiley:

this could easily help cannibalise a lot of the lower end market.

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I have a Ryzen 1700 FreeNAS system that I can’t wait to get this mobo in. I would love not to have to waste my x16 slot on a GPU.

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Nice, i have been waiting for this for quite a while! I couldn’t believe that they hadn’t released one so far…

The board has a built in iGPU. So you should be able to do basic stuff on it but you definitely won’t game on this.

It uses the ASPEED AST2500 chipset with 256MB of VRAM.

why cant more motherboards have u.2 ports… ?

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Cause you want it.

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if you want to get sad… get on newegg and search for U.2

You’ll get few results and about all of them are $250-550

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You mean for the drives? Yeah it’s pretty dumb. The only decent u.2 controller i know of is the HighPoint thingy I saw on STH a few months ago but I think that was $600 or something like that.

im talking motherboards… not nvme controllers… sorry for the OT.

Yes, I’m aware. That’s why I can’t wait for this. Right now I’m wasting my x16 slot on an old passively cooled Quadro.

Wow… I’m on a fucking roll right now. First with @nx2l by misunderstanding what he was saying and now you…

I’m going to drink a cup of coffee and take a 10 minute break.

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I saw this come up elsewhere, and as a datahoarder this kind of thing definitely has me interested. Apparently it should be compatible with Ryzen 3 with a firmware upgrade. I’m curious what this board paired with something like an R3 3300 would idle at.

I think it was wise to just have normal 1G nics, instead of 10G. Pulled PCI-e 10G SFP+ cards on ebay are so fantastically cheap that it’d be insane to increase the price of the board by more $100-200 just to add one or two. It also allows people the freedom to choose between the correct choice of SFP+ or make the wrong choice of 10gbase-t.

It’s good they are being frugal with PCI-e lanes, ryzen doesn’t have a lot to spare. Being able to split the 16x to 4x4x4x4x opens up a lot of possibilities as well, but a lot of people would be fine with a 10g card and two cheap ebay HBA cards.

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