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Old 07-05-20, 04:44 PM
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To be honest, since some contracts are just paused, once business is back up and running fully again I'll probably be looking to shift more towards a 12-core by the time the 4000 series is out, so I'll probably just end up swapping both together, I don't much mind a board swap and it makes selling easier.

Even so, if that a definite or are they just covering their backs for the boards with 8MB UEFI's? The graph AMD provided also claims 300 series boards don't support 3000 series motherboards, but of course that's usually dependant on the UEFI size.
That's the thing. Who knows. Not many B450 boards use the larger BIOS files, so even if some boards did deliver Zen 3 support, it would only be a minority of motherboards.

I did mention that in my article on this topic, but B450 motherboards just don't offer any absolutes when it comes to Zen 3 support. Maybe boards like the MSI B450 Max can, but I doubt many others will.

AMD could just straight up not let motherboard manufacturers do that either. AMD won't want a repeat of 300/400 series PCIe 4.0 support confusion.

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Old 07-05-20, 05:23 PM
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These look amazing for gamers, but yeah can currently get brand new both a 1600AF and B450 motherboard for under £150, it's a tighter offer for those of us just looking for a lockdown work upgrade for now.
I've been looking for a 1600AF here in the US, but all I've seen are ones with a high markup, like $140+.
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I built a PC for a friend two or so years ago. I wanted him to put his money towards a 1600 or at least a 1500 and then a better GPU. But no, he wouldn't have it. He wanted an Intel CPU. So I bought him one within his budget and built the crummy system.

If he asked me to build him a system today and insisted on an Intel CPU... we'd no longer be friends.

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