Gigabyte AB350N Gaming Ryzen ITX Motherboard Review
Published: 12th July 2017 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: |
ITX Motherboards have always been a popular choice. Whether you like the compact dimensions because you only have room for a small case, or perhaps you want to utilise it as the foundation of a HTPC, they sell in big numbers. We've always felt that the best thing about them - besides the affordable price tag - is that a small motherboard lends itself to be squeezed into all sorts of alternative cases. They are almost crying out to be built in anything other than a regular case. Now where did I put my Millennium Falcon?
Today's review is the Gigabyte AB350N Gaming. An ITX motherboard based around the AM4 socket that has all the modern trimmings one would hope to find, and indeed need, just in a small form factor. We're taking a slightly different slant upon the usual review formula today, which will become clear as we move through. Before that though, let's take a look at the features you can find on the AB350N.
The AB350N Gaming is 17cm (6.6 inches) square. Considering these extremely tiny dimensions it is amazing how much is squeezed onto the PCB. Okay it doesn't have large numbers of the latest technologies but they are all there. There is M.2, SATA 6Gb/s, Gigabit LAN, WiFi AC, DDR4 support for speeds up to 3200 MHz, USB 3.1 front panel header as well as USB 3.1 ports around the back. You're compromising on size, but not on features.