Good motherboard for Ryzen (first-gen)

Eric van Gyzen eric at
Thu Oct 11 20:40:44 UTC 2018

On 9/21/18 9:53 PM, Eric van Gyzen wrote:
> I would like to build a Ryzen desktop.  Can anyone recommend a good 
> motherboard?
> I'm planning on a first-gen, because the second-gen has similar 
> stability problems as the first-gen had, and AMD hasn't released errata 
> for the second-gen yet (as far as I know...I would love to be wrong).
> I would like to be a cool kid with a Threadripper, but I can't justify 
> the cost, so I'm thinking maybe a Ryzen 7 with /only/ 8 cores.  :)
> Ideally, I want an Intel NIC, ECC memory support, and a 3-year warranty.

Thanks for all the responses.  They were very helpful.  Here is what I 
ended up building:

Mobo:  ASUS Prime X470-Pro
CPU:   Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core
RAM:   Corsair Vengeance LPX 2 x 16GB DDR4-2666 PC4-21300 C16
Video: ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Disk:  Samsung 970 EVO 500GB TLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
PSU:   EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX
Fan:   Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler

It's running FreeBSD head.  BIOS version is 4018 (2018-07-12).  So far, 
it has been perfectly stable.  No crashes, no lockups.  It has been my 
work-from-home desktop for just over a week now.  I'm overclocking the 
memory a little, but nothing else.  The NIC works.  The sound works, 
though I've only tested the rear analog output.  The video card works 
with the nvidia-driver, currently 390.87.  It's driving two 2560x1440 
monitors over HDMI.

The only problem so far:  I can't get NUMA enabled.  I've set Memory 
Interleave to "off", but the BIOS still doesn't generate an ACPI SRAT 
table.  I'm still working on this.


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