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  • My results testing Ryzen 5 1600, Gigabyte RX560 2GB and Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3

    Everything works great with Debian testing Xfce (https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/). Just install os and drivers to the sata ssd before installing the ssd (use another computer). You need to install latest firmware from:
    https://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5...ucode/polaris/

    Install the dkms package and the driver for the realtek nic:
    https://packages.debian.org/sid/r8168-dkms

    Install wicd, qasmixer, leafpad and chromium packages. Remove pulseaudio, networkmanager, avahi and modemmanager packages.

    To make analog audio output working do:
    sudo leafpad /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
    options snd_hda_intel enable=1 index=0
    options snd_hda_intel enable=0 index=1

    Build the computer and after the boot create a custom kernel from the Alex 4.15-wip kernel branch to get rid of amdgpu errors in dmesg, see the second message: https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...in-living-room

    Apply these patches for cpu temp readings:
    https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/9/6/684

    Enable virtualization from the bios.

    Code:
     Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0    
    FPS: 46.2
    Score: 1164
    Min FPS: 18.6
    Max FPS: 97.2
    System
    Platform: Linux 4.13.0-rc5+ x86_64
    CPU model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor (3193MHz) x12
    GPU model: Unknown GPU (256MB) x1
    Settings
    Render: OpenGL
    Mode: 1920x1080 fullscreen
    Preset Custom
    Quality High
    Tessellation: Disabled
    Code:
             _,met$$$$$gg.           [email protected]
          ,g$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$P.        OS: Debian unstable sid
        ,g$$P""       """Y$$.".      Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.13.0-rc5+
       ,$$P'              `$$$.      Uptime: 1h 1m
      ',$$P       ,ggs.     `$$b:    Packages: 1688
      `d$$'     ,$P"'   .    $$$     Shell: bash 4.4.12
       $$P      d$'     ,    $$P     Resolution: 1920x1080
       $$:      $$.   -    ,d$$'     DE: XFCE
       $$\;      Y$b._   _,d$P'      WM: Xfwm4
       Y$$.    `.`"Y$$$$P"'          WM Theme: Default
       `$$b      "-.__               GTK Theme: Xfce [GTK2]
        `Y$$                         Icon Theme: Tango
         `Y$$.                       Font: Sans 10
           `$$b.                     CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core @ 12x 3.194GHz [37.2°C]
             `Y$$b.                  GPU: AMD/ATI Baffin [Polaris11]
                `"Y$b._              RAM: 1409MiB / 7984MiB
                    `""""
    Edit: this was with F4 Bios version. I Qflashed version F6 bios and mobo does not boot. Trying to get money back for mobo.
    Last edited by debianxfce; 09-16-2017, 12:42 PM.

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    I also have Gigabyte AB350M and Ryzen 1600x, just recently purchased. The motherboard came with F4 bios, and had no problem updating to F6 using the windows tool.

    The AB450M has a dual bios, so in theory it is un-brickable. If the main bios fails to boot, the backup is loaded instead. Some details here:
    http://www.gigabyte.us/microsite/55/...6_dualbios.htm

    I also read with a 1min google search that you can force the backup bios to load by holding the reset and power buttons for about 10 seconds. Some troubleshooting tips here:
    https://www.gigabytenordic.com/gigab...ps-tricks-rma/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by reet View Post
      I also read with a 1min google search that you can force the backup bios to load by holding the reset and power buttons for about 10 seconds. Some troubleshooting tips here:
      https://www.gigabytenordic.com/gigab...ps-tricks-rma/
      I do not use win virus hoover. I did 1 and 2 methods, no help.

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      • #4
        I bought a Asus Prime B350M-K motherboard today and returned the buggy gigabyte motherboard to the seller to get my money back. A new result: Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0

        FPS: 46.5
        Score: 1172
        Min FPS: 11.8
        Max FPS: 98.5
        System

        Platform: Linux 4.13.0-rc5+ x86_64
        CPU model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor (3194MHz) x12
        GPU model: Unknown GPU (256MB) x1
        Settings

        Render: OpenGL
        Mode: 1920x1080 fullscreen
        Preset Custom
        Quality High
        Tessellation: Disabled
        Giagybyte has a serious bios quality problem. Only Asus motherboards for me in the future.

        http://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-cpu-gi...g-bios-update/

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        • #5
          That's unfortunate about your Gigabyte board, glad you have a solution in place. I'm quite happy with my GA-AB350M-Gaming3 board.

          I am new to this test suite, are you simply running "phoronix-test-suite run pts/unigine-heaven" at 1920x1080? I ran this last night and came up with similar results to yours, however I feel I should be slightly faster due to a 280x graphics card. I might try again tonight by disabling the compositor and making 100% sure that vsync is disabled.

          My setup:
          Manjaro XFCE 17.0.5 (Mesa 17.2
          Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming3 (F6 bios)
          Ryzen 1600x
          Corsair 16GB 3000MHz RAM (XMP profile)
          AMD Radeon HD7970 (280X)

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          • #6
            Out of curiosity what driver are you using? I just realized there is a separate forum for the open-source AMD drivers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by reet View Post
              Out of curiosity what driver are you using? I just realized there is a separate forum for the open-source AMD drivers.
              I did wrote " Alex 4.15-wip kernel branch ", I started this thread because of the similar topic in this forum. You did flash the F6 Bios with the win virus hoover. A bug can be in Bios Qflash and dual bios features. When you must use win virus hoover for flashing, the motherboard is crap. According to the gigabyte marketing material, a non booting motherboard should be impossible. My local Asus dealer sells gigabyte boards too and told that a windows user had a non booting gigabyte motherboard. Also gaming 3 is marketed with some win software than speeds up LAN port, hip hurrah.
              Last edited by debianxfce; 09-18-2017, 06:40 PM.

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              • #8
                That's one way to look at it I guess...I didn't have to flash my bios using Windows tool, but not all of us are so hateful towards Microsoft so it was the option I chose since I require to use Windows regularly and was booted up in it at the time. Anyway, enjoy your Asus board, and I will enjoy my functioning non-bricked Gigabyte

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

                  I did wrote " Alex 4.15-wip kernel branch ",
                  Oh I see...I guess I'm not a big enough nerd to know what that means - but my google fu tells me that you have some whiz-bang new code running that may not be ready for prime time.

                  I demand stability, so I stick with the "bone-stock" kernel options. Today I ran the Unigine-Heaven Benchmark and averaged 60 frames per second, so I'm quite pleased with that. My specs:
                  Code:
                  System:    Host: Calculon Kernel: 4.9.50-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.2.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 (Gtk 2.24.31)
                             Distro: Manjaro Linux
                  Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: AB350M-Gaming 3 serial: N/A
                             Mobo: Gigabyte model: AB350M-Gaming 3-CF serial: N/A
                             UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F6 date: 08/18/2017
                  CPU:       Hexa core AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core (-HT-MCP-) arch: Zen rev.1 cache: 3072 KB
                             flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 43139
                             clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 2200 MHz 2: 2200 MHz 3: 2200 MHz 4: 2200 MHz 5: 2200 MHz 6: 2200 MHz
                             7: 2200 MHz 8: 2200 MHz 9: 3200 MHz 10: 2200 MHz 11: 2200 MHz 12: 2200 MHz
                  Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tahiti XT [Radeon HD 7970/8970 OEM / R9 280X] bus-ID: 09:00.0
                             Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.3 ) driver: radeon Resolution: [email protected]
                             OpenGL: renderer: AMD TAHITI (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.9.50-1-MANJARO, LLVM 4.0.1)
                             version: 4.5 Mesa 17.2.0 Direct Render: Yes
                  Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1457 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 12:00.3
                             Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tahiti HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7870 XT / 7950/7970]
                             driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 09:00.1
                             Card-3 Focusrite-Novation Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-004
                             Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.50-1-MANJARO
                  Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
                             driver: r8168 v: 8.044.02-NAPI port: f000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
                             IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 1c:1b:0d:e9:97:3b
                  Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2120.4GB (44.6% used)
                             ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
                             ID-2: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SH103S3 size: 120.0GB
                             ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: External_USB_3.0 size: 1000.2GB
                  Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 18G (100%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
                             ID-2: /home size: 88G used: 35G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
                             ID-3: swap-1 size: 3.89GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
                  Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.2C mobo: N/A gpu: 54.0
                             Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
                  Info:      Processes: 259 Uptime: 2 days Memory: 1761.7/16046.9MB Init: systemd Gcc sys: 7.2.0
                             Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.38

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by reet View Post
                    Anyway, enjoy your Asus board, and I will enjoy my functioning non-bricked Gigabyte
                    For me the gigabyte ab350m gaming 3 motherboard was a expensive non functional toy. Just look at the bios and led lights, Gaming 3 is for kids, Asus motherboards are for pros.

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