Gigabyte vs Asus Motherboard

I'm comparing a Gigabyte to an Asus motherboard. Based on the Amazon reviews, it sounds like the Asus is the better board. Do you agree?

Gigabyte:
https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-AX370-Gaming-FUSION-Type-C-Motherboard/dp/B06WLMWYMF/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1520274796&sr=8-2&keywords=GIGABYTE+AORUS+GA-AX370-Gaming+5&dpID=512enDxGL5L&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Asus:
https://www.amazon.com/ROG-Strix-X370-F-GAMING-DisplayPort/dp/B071ZHCF41/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520275295&sr=8-3&keywords=ASUS+ROG+Strix+X370-F+GAMING+AMD+Ryzen+AM4&dpID=518iwwF65XL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Here are some excerpts from the negative Gigabyte reviews:

Junk.. Never used a Gigabyte board before, normally buy Asus. Should have done it this time. Nightmare.. Nothing but problems with windows and my Ryzen, some expected, but the bios has been a pain in the ... flashed it cause of problems and when it rebooted.. nothing.. bios 1 shows memory error. Bios 2 shows video card error. just a nightmare all around. I just passed my return period 2 weeks ago. :(
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basically:
audio quality: 1/10
ram compatibility: 1/10
gigabyte's reliability: 1/10
software support: 1/10
looks: 9/10
build quality: i guess its fine overall but my audio problem might be hardware based so 5/10
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There are a lot of reasons why I’m returning this board. First and most critical is that there is no real support for it from Gigabyte! This board is stuck in BIOS F-2 which is a joke considering every other competing x370 board is working on their 5th-7th BIOS update from ASUS and MSI. I am very disappointed with gigabyte as I’ve seen and worked with better BIOS in $25 motherboards!
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dbruntonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
>>  The reviews seem to support the notion that the Asus board is better.

Yes, but I'd prefer more reviews of the ASUS.

I've used boards from both and have been generally satisfied but that's been a while ago.

Also have a look at the reviews from newegg.com and see if they correspond with the Amazon ones.
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65tdConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Both manufacturers have been around for awhile.
I personal prefer the ASUS MB's.
The reviews seem to support the notion that the Asus board is better.
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Mark01Author Commented:
Thank you, dbrunton and 65td. I may end up buying an older Intel CPU because the new AMD Ryzen 3 2200G processors ($100) requires a motherboard BIOS update. The BIOS cannot updated unless a different chip is used.
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