ASUS KX-U5580 Review with Free Shipping

Hey folks, it seems I have a knack for picking up domestic chips that have been somewhat overlooked. Recently, I stumbled upon an Asus motherboard with a Zhaoxin processor for only 208 Yuan, including shipping. Let’s dive into the details:

Initially, I purchased this motherboard from a well-known online platform without knowing it was Asus branded. It was only after booting it up that I discovered its logo, marking it as a variant from Asus.

The Zhaoxin CPU on this Asus board has caused quite a stir, questioning earlier collaborations with domestic chip manufacturers and sparking debates on operational expectations and performance improvements.

One key reason for acquiring this board was to address the dilemma of disappearing wired network cards experienced in previous models. Interestingly, despite various BIOS and start logos, this board essentially belongs to the same batch, presumed to be produced by Asus.

This motherboard offers a rich array of ports, including PCIE3.0×16 ×1 ×1+NVME and 2 SATA, conveniently supporting discrete graphics alongside expansion cards for additional storage or other utilities.

While its BIOS settings are slightly more complex compared to other Zhaoxin motherboards, they offer detailed adjustments for output devices, integrated graphics, and fan control strategies.

The board’s original cooling solution leaves more to be desired, but it does the job without any advanced features like heat pipes, which newer models from other brands include for better thermal management.

Before using the board, I replaced the thermal paste, a routine I follow for every motherboard. This particular model, produced in March 2019, represents a later iteration in the lifecycle of the KX5000 series, by which time the KX6000 series was about to be launched, rendering the KX5000 outdated.

In terms of performance, the CPU is roughly on par with older counterparts from AMD, offering sufficient capability for general use and some gaming, albeit with limitations due to the integrated graphics.

Ultimately, this board, coupled with other domestically produced components, could potentially assemble a fully domestic PC setup, capable of handling popular games, which speaks volumes about the progress and viability of domestic computing hardware.

Thank you all for tuning in!

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