AMD 500 Series Motherboard USB Problems? – Head to Reddit

AMD is aware of reports that a small number of users are experiencing intermittent USB connectivity issues reported on 500 Series chipsets. We have been analyzing the root cause and at this time, we would like to request the community’s assistance with a small selection of additional hardware configurations. Over the next few days, some r/Amd users may be contacted directly by an AMD representative (u/AMDOfficial) via Reddit’s PM system with a request for more information.

This request may include detailed hardware configurations, steps to reproduce the issue, specific logs, and other system information pertinent to verifying our development efforts. We will provide an update when we have more details to share. Customers facing issues are always encouraged to raise an Online Service Request with AMD customer support; this enables us to find correlations and compare notes across support claims.

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At the disposal of the I2HARD editors was a special motherboard, namely ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero for AMD Ryzen 5000 processors. This model is a continuation of the ROG Crosshair series of motherboards, which was created primarily for system overclocking. Interesting features of Crosshair VIII Dark Hero are: passive cooling of the AMD X570 chipset, redesigned and enhanced processor power system, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 wireless controller and much more. 

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ASRock X570 PG Velocita

ASRock’s Phantom Gaming brand has quickly been expanding the last couple of years and has also been moving towards a more high-end offering. With the recent launch of AMD’s Zen3 based Ryzen 5000 series processors, ASRock has taken the opportunity to revamp its lineup and add a new flagship, the X570 PG Velocita. Featuring a massive 14-phase VRM The PG Velocita can handle almost every Ryzen processor up to the monster Ryzen 9 5950X with ease.

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ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition

The ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition is a great-looking motherboard with a sharp and modern aesthetic. The collaboration with Razer feels like a natural progression for the strides ASRock has taken in bringing their motherboard RGB implementations to the forefront of the industry in the last two years. The ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition has vibrant lighting with great diffusion, and effects that are properly harnessed by the Razer Synapse software.

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ASRock X570 PG Velocita

ASRock looks to effectively tread a middle ground with the X570 PG Velocita. There’s plenty of good at the mooted £240 price point, including a 14-phase supply, 2.5G Ethernet and WiFi, above average cooling, a fast, intuitive BIOS, and performance about as good as X570 gets.

That’s not to say it’s perfect. We’d like a third M.2 slot, especially if using the Thunderbolt connector, 20Gbps USB certainly wouldn’t go amiss, and we’d prefer ASRock to tone down the aesthetics some. Then there’s competition such as the MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi, which offers ostensibly the same level of features for £40 less. Choices, choices.

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The ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming is using a strong looking 16-phase power delivery in a 12+4 configuration. It is using twelve International Rectifier IR3555 60 A power stages for the CPU and four IR3555 for the SoC. The board uses an ASUS specific ASP1405 PWM controller operating at 6+2, with two power stages per channel. ASUS is using teamed power stages for better transient response and lower latencies for higher bursts of power. Keeping the power delivery cool is a dual heatsink array which is interconnected by a single heatpipe.

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The Razer Edition of the X570 Taichi is quite an improvement in terms of added features over the original, which was a great motherboard as well. To squeeze the even more performance out of the system, an even beefier VRM is installed with 16 phases, we’ve got an improved audio system, 2.5 Gigabit LAN, WiFi 6 via the Killer AX1650x, Razer Chroma integration and more!

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ASRock X570 PG Velocita

When AMD launched their Ryzen 5000 series processors late last year we sort of got a “refresh” of X570 motherboards.  One of those boards was the ASRock X570 PG Velocita, which sits in their Phantom Gaming (PG) line.  This board is all ready for the new 5000 series processors with upgraded power stages, Killer networking for both the 2.5G LAN and 802.11ax WiFi 6, USB 3.2 gen 2, Gen4 M.2 NVMe storage, and of course a sleek design with RGB lighting.  Is this the board you need to get for your Ryzen 5000 series build? Read on as we find out!

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As for performance, memory overclocking was pretty good, but not quite top-tier. The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Pro (WiFi) did well to reach 4000 MHz with the stock XMP timings on my Trident Z Neo kit, and was able to boot with the tighter C14 B-die setting at 3600 MHz, but was not able to pass stability testing with the tightened timings. However, ASUS gets points for the safeguards and aids they have put in place, which make the overclocking process simpler and less stressful. The retry logic for overclocking works very well and does a great job of recovering to the BIOS after a failed overclocking attempt.

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Courtesy of HXL on Twitter, we have our first pictures of the upcoming GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER OC. This X570 based motherboard could be GIGABYTE’s answer to some recently announced competitive products like the MSI UNIFY X. The board appears to be stripped of the cosmetics like the rear I/O cover and shield, as well as featuring densely finned VRM heatsinks. The VRM itself appears to be a 12+2 setup judging solely from the photo. Only two DDR4 DIMMs are provided here, along with 2 8-pin CPU power headers. Clearly, this is a board aimed at the overclocking crowd. We’ll see what comes of this board when it is announced.