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Ryzen 3600 board choice.

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Newer chipset, solid vrm, pcie4, native support for faster ram in a (relatively) cheap board.
You do know that unlike intel, Ryzens memory controller is on the CPU? The board has very little influence over memory compatibility. Thats why Ryzen 1st and 2nd gen couldnt clock higher on memory regardless of the board. They've fixed that with 3rd gen. Either way the choice is yours.
 

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You do know that unlike intel, Ryzens memory controller is on the CPU? The board has very little influence over memory compatibility. Thats why Ryzen 1st and 2nd gen couldnt clock higher on memory regardless of the board. They've fixed that with 3rd gen. Either way the choice is yours.
Didn't know, thought it was board dependent...
 

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You do know that unlike intel, Ryzens memory controller is on the CPU? The board has very little influence over memory compatibility. Thats why Ryzen 1st and 2nd gen couldnt clock higher on memory regardless of the board. They've fixed that with 3rd gen. Either way the choice is yours.
I’m pretty sure Intel moved their RAM controller to the CPU ages ago, but I could be wrong.

Either way, the board has very little to do with the memory control.
 

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Wow. Look at how shit some of the X470 boards are?

That’s why you can’t make a blanket statement like ‘only X470 for Ryzen 2’.

Based on that, I might aim for the B450 Carbon Pro as the VRMs are listed as quite beefy and it has WiFi built in.
 

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Wow. Look at how shit some of the X470 boards are?

That’s why you can’t make a blanket statement like ‘only X470 for Ryzen 2’.

Based on that, I might aim for the B450 Carbon Pro as the VRMs are listed as quite beefy and it has WiFi built in.
Yip and if you follow the link at the bottom it goes into a bit more detail...be it in German
 

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Settled on a x570 gaming edge wifi, a 3600, and 2x8Gb ballistix elite 3600mhz cl16 ram sticks (arrived today, yay for amazon). The board and cpu still on their way, assuming rebeltech get their stock in quickly.

Wife gifted me a dell s2719dgf (1440p 144 hz) monitor for the advent of my birth today, so I am a happy chappy.

Will run a few pre and post upgrade benchmarks for those in a similar position doing research once things are sorted.

Waiting is agony.
 

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Kit arrived yesterday, toblerone included (thanks Rebeltech - helped appease the wife).

My primary gripe with the previous system was a cpu bottleneck in BF V, so its the direct comparison I am going to use to explain the gains...

Board went together easily, posted first time (no issues with long post that some people seem to be reporting, it booted in what I would consider normal time for an SSD). One click XMP enable got my ram to the advertised 3600mhz with no issues, timings correct also.
WiFi worked immediately, only needed to install chipset and sound drivers and everything was slick. Using the stock cooler, load temps are 81 deg C, which is fine for this chip. (MSI have graciously provided a free CM - ml240l AIO with this board, but I must wait for them to send it...)

BFV average fps went from 65 to 120 at 1440p, gpu working to 88% cpu loaded at 76% (with my somewhat optimized for frame rate settings).

I am really happy, actually had to cap my frame rate to avoid some freesync issues with game fps climbing up to 170+ in some scenarios.

CUD off for now...
 

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