Srsly? No one?
I'll try to address a couple ...
Standy RGB LED Movement
Is there a way to turn of the rgb lighing when in Standby.
This blinking is surely annoying and should have never been there at the first place.
Go into A-Crate.
Go into System > Lighting > Settings
Turn off the "Sleep" activity mode for the lights.
Is there an overlay that could tell me which mode i switched to.
There is the function button on the keyboard but not overlay that tells me which mode I am in. SO i always have to check the software as well...
You don't need use the FN key to change A-Crate modes. Just hit the button to the left of the A-Crate dedicated key, the one with the Fan symbol.
Keep pressing that to toggle through three modes: Silent > Performance > Turbo.
You have to go into A-Crate to enable the "Manual" mode unfortunately. That is because you have to agree to that use case each & every time.
You can only change the fan profile behavior in Manual Mode.
You cannot undervolt or tweak the CPU until such time Amd enables Ryzen Master to work on this platform. There are third party utilities in the works, but right now? you're out of luck.
Your question about a USB-C to Displayport cable really comes down what monitor you will be connecting to.
I just ordered a USB-C to DP cable from Amazon, just today, that is rated to do up to 240 Hz @ 1080p - which my Predator monitor is capable of.
Be careful to check cable specs closely when shopping; not all cables are rated equally.
With respect to benchmark results. Two words: Silicon Lottery
I have two machines, an early build and a second one from June.
They score differently. Swapping memory doesn't help.
It is what it is.
Don't get hung up on performance metrics not matching what you may see on the internet and/or via review videos. Many of the review machines scored very high compared to the distribution curve of the production builds. For instance, my M5NRK - review build - consistently scores above 14000 on Cinebench R23 in Turbo mode whereas a later build averages 13500. 1000 point spreads on CB are not uncommon. If you hit CB scores @ or below 10000 on this particular machine, I'd be super concerned. Even scores that move around 11000 on CB multi means something is up.
High 11k's and 12k's are still pretty decent scores.
Some touch pads are looser than others. It's a common manufacturing issue - even on the most expensive of machines.
Hope this helps!