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Make Future Motherboard Feature Suggestions Here!

xeromist
Moderator
Hi all,

ASUS ROG is requesting our best suggestions for ROG product improvements. As a moderator I won’t have the ability to implement your suggestions but I will be picking some of the best to highlight for the ROG team so they know what matters to us, the community.

Some guidelines for this thread:
1) Keep it positive and constructive. In most of the forum I try to allow you all to express your thoughts freely (within reason). This thread has the express purpose of generating constructive suggestions so I will be moderating this thread and deleting posts that do not contribute to that goal.
2) Keep it concise and on topic. Some minor discussion regarding a specific suggestion is welcome but if you would like to have a longer conversation I ask you start an additional thread and link it in your post here. You can also request a moderator move your posts if you have need.
3) Try for realistic ideas that appeal broadly to gamers. A small improvement on an existing ROG product is much more likely to get chosen than an entirely new product that only matters to a small number of people.
4) Support your favorites! You don’t have to come up with a suggestion to help. If you see something you like, quote it and say so! More support for an idea improves its chances.

EDIT:
I’ve updated the titles for these feedback threads to reflect that this is primarily for *future* products. Sorry for the lack of clarity. While there is a chance some ideas could be implemented via software updates it’s most likely any suggestions would be rolled into new products.
Also, these threads are not for issue reporting and such posts won’t reach the right people. Please post issues in the ROG Care > Hardware & Software Support section. Or contact ASUS support via phone or email for immediate assistance.
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Zheega
Level 9

I recently replaced my TUF H670-PRO with ROG B650E-E. My first complaint is that both motherboards don't regularly receive driver updates on the website, I have to hunt around for new Realtek audio drivers and firmware updates, since audio is always causing some problems (crackling sounds etc). 

With H670 and my Strix board I had some early problems, like my Strix will sometimes start or wake from standby into PCIe 16x 1.1 mode and be stuck there. I am not the only one and there is really no communication if that is something that is being worked on, what is the problem etc.

When it comes to future motherboards - basically no one uses the second PCIe slot, in every PC that is covered by the GPU. The MB should have two PCIe slots, one main one and the second one right at the bottom of the board. 

Last suggestion - I've had many Asus boards in the last few decades, can we please returvn to tradition - link.https://dlcdnimgs.asus.com/websites/global/products/mUly6BERttimMDX5/img/hp/pcdiy/qdesign-pic-3.jpg

PeterUK1
Level 8

The main layout of the ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI is a good base

PCI-e 16x slots to run at 1 by16x or 8x by 8x with the extra slot at the bottom
Dual NIC
many SATA ports
ATX is a must!

Miodh
Level 9


The display panel effect of the z790 hero  keeps changing between the special effect chosen and a default one, that you can't control. The default effect is on at least half the time and colors can't be changed, is multicolored with letters ROG. Can this be requested to the Armory Crate ASUS software team as there is no way to contact them:

  • Have the default effect which is the >multicolor cycle< with letters ROG changeable/switched off, and if it's the Aura sync thing, then separately configure the mb display from fans.
  • Have the selected special effect/polymo effect (such as rain or light drizzle) run up to 100% of the time, ie optionally permanent on the special effect selected (currently it's on only half the time max). The multicolored part that shows "ROG with the eye" is wrong because its disruptive to the color theme and should not play consecutively with the light drizzle/rain half.
  • Allow the default (multicolored effect) and selected special effect (light drizzle/rain) color ranges to be adjustable. (not essential)

Apart from separating the rain/light drizzle effects away from the default effect on the   z790 Hero LCD screen  (they are merged with the default effect for 50% of the time, but it's too disruptive this way imho), and being able to colour them a bit more easily, there is this issue:

  • The   Ryujin 2 240  image upload layout doesn't show how much memory space each picture is taking up (this is important for gifs mostly), or showing the remaining memory size after #some are present.
  • It needs a blank screen choice at least for the Custom Banner message option (the graphics are intrusive).

The Aura Creator has something wrong with it:

  1. It can't create the effects that are already listed like drizzle or rain to the same standard. I found it very difficult.
  2. The Aura Creator only seems to apply to the overall system, including fans. So you couldn't even apply it discretely to the display panel by itself.

This is why the OP suggestion is necessary. 

hypar
Level 8

My most desired features:

Have at least 6 SATA ports

Reason is:
Nowadays, most ASUS motherboards have at most 4 SATA ports.
Though we still have many SATA drives left from recent years.

Allow to enable/disable NVMe drives

Reason is:
With SATA it was easy to enable/disable ports.
The same historic functionality is requested with NVMe drives.
Note:
It has already been asked by user @JohnAb at ‎07-23-2022 11:49 AM (page #2 of this thread), link:
https://rog-forum.asus.com/t5/intel-700-600-series/make-future-motherboard-feature-suggestions-here/...
And also was asked by user @Adrian1983 at ‎03-04-2022 10:44 AM (page #3 of this thread), link:
https://rog-forum.asus.com/t5/intel-700-600-series/make-future-motherboard-feature-suggestions-here/...
Also it was asked by user @ExcessiveGBH at ‎10-03-2023 02:48 AM (page #9 of this thread), link:
https://rog-forum.asus.com/t5/intel-700-600-series/make-future-motherboard-feature-suggestions-here/...

Make DDR5 boards with only two sockets

Reason is:
DDR5 allows an increased RAM sizes which DDR4 doesn't allow.
Lowering the DDR socket to 2 instead of 4 has two advantages:
1. Better electrical topology which improves signal quality and therefore RAM speeds.
2. Less mistakes during builds.

Don't compromise feature/performance just for the looks! (C'mon! It's embarrassing)

USB ports with protection against badUSB

Reason is:
badUSB is a threat and should be mitigated by Motherboard manufacturer.
Also allow to choose which USB port has its protection enabled.

Stop with RGB madness

Reason is:
RGB is for children, most average adults don't want to pay premium price on RGB, but many products include RGB and there are barely any alternatives.
The focus on RGB is adversely affecting the entire industry.

Disable by default any extra software, like Armory Crate

For security reasons.

Better support for DDR5

Unfortunately, seems like my DDR5 isn't supported well.

Make the build easier

Create a new standard to allow for easier connections and an easier build overall.
For example, the connectors on the top of the motherboard (like EPS CPU power connectors) are difficult to handle once motherboard is installed to the case.
Similarly with the motherboard screws on the top of the motherboard.

Sounds like having more SATA connectors is on top of your wish list. Just a suggestion: as most boards have Wi-Fi on m.2 card, that can be substituted for 2 extra SATA ports by Wifi m.2 to SATA adapter 

1TM1TM
Level 11

I am beginning to appreciate the potential of HIVE, particularly of its volume dial knob. Currently it is only the audio volume, but would be super-cool and distinctive if used for the true purpose of this Z790i board - to push the limits. Specifically, to adjust, dynamically, the CPU VDDQ (also known as TX or Transmit) for memory overclocking. Pretty much every other OC is done by AI (CPU, GPU) - the only one that remains is DDR5. As TX is the key tuning voltage for DDR5 (please correct me if I'm wrong), tuning it like a radio dial while running a memory test will help one quickly find the stability limit and best (lowest) acceptable memory controller transmit voltage (while keeping refresh intervals tREFI and tRFC2 reasonable). BIOS should allow to select this (CPU VDDQ) tuning in the HIVE menu. HIVE has unrealized potential beyond being a volume dial.

My absolutely biggest wish??? ALL-WHITE-EVERYTHING.

Maybe it's because my eyes are getting old, I don't have the huge, bright-lit workspaces the youngsters seem to have these days, therefore, squinting and bending over cases with sharp edges does damage to both my eyes and back (even if only temporary), peering into black on black connectors and dark motherboards even inside a white case while trying to manipulate my large and increasingly less sensitive fingers to angle that connector JUST right in the hope it'll mate and connect without bending anything, holding my iPhone over the area so I have the slightest chance to see what I'm doing, with its flashlight (I know, I should just get an extremely bright headlamp and strap....)... but since the dawn of my computer building time, the next computer after my Northgate 486 in other words, when I vowed never again to rely upon computer assemblers to make the right mix of components and quality I wanted..... I've suffered, and suffered greatly, from two things:

 

 

1. BLACK CONNECTORS. BLACK WIRES. DARK SPACES.

 

 

2. WIRES THAT ARE ALIVE WITH THE DESIRE TO TANGLE THEMSELVES TOGETHER.

 

Oh, there's a third thing: connectors that guarantee they will lock into each other, thus making it nigh impossible to untangle the wires without playing with unwrapping the wires from the connectors.

I realize this is not just an ASUS thing, by a long shot; but it would be a dream come true if the assembly of a PC were made EASY, and not at all in the technical sense, though that always helps, but in the purely ERGONOMIC sense.

I realize engineering is an art of refining the amount of materials used over time in the space available, and constant optimization of use of both space and time is a fundamental engineering principle. But we have reached a point where pushing such optimizations meant to be handled by clumsy human hands, bleary geeky eyes, weak backs and increasingly numb fingers is simply, morally, WRONG. 😉

We are weak. We are not all 20-somethings, especially at the prices charged these days. We are clumsy, stupid humans, even the sharpest of us, who need a lot of wiggle room and finger space to try to get things done.

I realize the Prime Directive of engineering is that There Is Only One Correct Way. You feel this from the best components you're working with. They don't kinda fit or ambiguously align: there is only one way to get it right.

But that one way has to be just a little more obvious to people than it is now, even with all the vast progress made even on that front.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

OH! P.S. Simplest possible uplift: __Provide a free, super-bright headlamp with strap inside every top-quality motherboard kit! Either that or a big warning in 24-point font at the start of the manual that the user shouldn't even dream of doing anything until they get one. __

 

Believe me, teens assembling PCs go through same, exactly as anyone else, with tiny connectors jam-packed one near another, some undocumented, or with dark-grey over black labels (because marketing VP thought it cool, without ever building a PC herself). Teens just don't know how things used to be, with the big connectors and clear labels - that's the only difference.

Set a desk space sufficient for work, with many lights from several angles. Modern miniaturization (because saving the planet while using 600+Watt GPUs) is here to stay, so building a PC with a modern motherboard requires more tools and more light. I also use an iPhone camera and a light to read the tiny labels to plug in the cables, and I don't wear glasses. At least we don't need microscopes yet.

It's that work/desk space that's at a premium these days, unfortunately, whether you're young or old. But yes, it's the miniaturization that is an inevitable factor. A few short years ago, everyone said electronics with SMT (Surface Mount Technology) chips were not repairable; that's changed, with better tools and ways to see what you're doing.

I love IFixit tools, but there really needs to be some more specialized toolkits or included tech to make working in miniaturized spaces more ergonomic. I'm sure it's possible; there should be some easy set of links to the necessary equipment present for all those considering their own build. Most find what they need eventually, but there's still too much hunting and searching, especially for newcomers, for these resources.

distant2nd
Level 7

Spare an extra inch for the cpu socket area in both directions-  heatsink fans are getting bigger and we need more space to install them.