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  • #21
    Originally posted by Dedobot View Post

    I'm not bashing the brand, but over complicated motherboards and lack of clean of features models . Supermicro gave me exactly what I want .
    Asus is still my n1 desktop mb choice but for our small cgi/post facility I will stuck to boards unloaded from necessary functionality-after the fiasco of 3 dead x99 and one x79 [delixe/sabertooth]
    Died in the year of the warranty's expiration , one took i75930k with it . Thats after 15yrs depending only on Asus mbs and graphics .
    With SM I'm fine and the BMC option is neat - I'm not trading it for all of bluetooths, wireless nics, OC geeks and hundreds of usbs at this world . Cheers !
    My anecdata: my P6X58D premium's lasted for 10 years, and somehow the CMOS battery isn't dead. It's also on that Linux support list: https://dlcdnimgs.asus.com/websites/...inux170105.pdf

    Did you say your warranty is 15 years?! I expect anything to break after, like, 8.

    Originally posted by fallenguru View Post
    Any chance of an actual (Linux-focussed) X570 mainboard review? Not benchmarks (as long as something isn't broken, they all should be in the same ballpark), not features (see manufacturer's website), but general usability. Things like: Is the fan control (including chipset fan) provided by the UEFI first class? Does hardware monitoring work? What do the IOMMU groups look like?
    I thought that any board that works with Linux is a "Linux-focused" board. :P

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    • #22
      Originally posted by josh_walrath View Post

      My anecdata: my P6X58D premium's lasted for 10 years, and somehow the CMOS battery isn't dead. It's also on that Linux support list: https://dlcdnimgs.asus.com/websites/...inux170105.pdf

      Did you say your warranty is 15 years?! I expect anything to break after, like, 8.
      .....d. :P
      No of course , I will be very happy with 15yrs of warranty
      15 yrs of purchasing and using only Asus boards in same environment w/o issues. May be 1 or two fried mbs from roughly 50 pieces - different generations.
      Then in a time frame of 6 months - 5 duds . All of the old p5b , p8z68 ... are functional at 100 percents , they will outlive me I thing . Unfortunately can say the same about x79/x99 line..

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      • #23
        Originally posted by fallenguru
        Any chance of an actual (Linux-focused) X570 mainboard review? Not benchmarks (as long as something isn't broken, they all should be in the same ballpark), not features (see manufacturer's website), but general usability. Things like: Is the fan control (including chipset fan) provided by the UEFI first class? Does hardware monitoring work? What do the IOMMU groups look like?
        Yeah, I keep asking for this on mobo reviews. Benchmarks don't make much sense since he doesn't do a lot of mobo reviews for comparison. I guess Michael just loves his PTS...

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        • #24
          Originally posted by josh_walrath View Post
          I thought that any board that works with Linux is a "Linux-focused" board. :P
          There are various levels of "working with Linux".

          "linux-focused" boards should be the ones that don't ship crappy or broken ACPI and all secondary hardware (sound chips, ethernet, wifi/bluetooth) is supported, so Linux can use them properly.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
            There are various levels of "working with Linux".

            "linux-focused" boards should be the ones that don't ship crappy or broken ACPI and all secondary hardware (sound chips, ethernet, wifi/bluetooth) is supported, so Linux can use them properly.
            Yep. I guess the VIII Hero doesn't fall into that category since I think its 2.5 Gbps Realtek NIC is only supported in kernel 5.3 (I think). That said, I chose it specifically over a Gigabyte board in the same class because it also has a second, fallback NIC, a 1 Gbps Intel, which I figured would work with Linux smoothly. Gigabyte just had the single Realtek or Killer. I'm new at the art of picking Linux-conscious hardware, but that rightly gave me bad vibes.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by josh_walrath View Post
              Yep. I guess the VIII Hero doesn't fall into that category since I think its 2.5 Gbps Realtek NIC is only supported in kernel 5.3 (I think).
              That's not what I meant. It's supported or will be shortly.

              The issue is with hardware that has flaky drivers or no driver at all because none is developing or maintaining it, or has only binary drivers that may or may not be updated again for the next Linux kernel.

              Also, the ACPI table issues thing is no joke, sure it is less of an issue for a desktop board where you have a large heatsink and fan but it's still bad and can cause instability in otherwise normal and good hardware.
              https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198715
              https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=116159
              https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=190258
              And also can cause issues on Windows too, but that's more rare as they do usually test the boards with Windows at least https://support.serato.com/hc/en-us/...ndows-machines

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