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Old 23-09-19, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Giggyolly View Post
I mean X570 board are justifiably expensive, they need to be capable of running a 16 core at up to 4.7 Ghz!

But these X299 chips are boring as hell.
9980XE is 18 cores at 165W with 4.5GHz boost, and Intel is quite optimistic with their TDP.

That's not the reason for expenses, with X299 it's about quad channel memory and PCI-E lanes. In the case of X570 it's mostly about PCI-E 4.0 as otherwise it's a pretty normal consumer platform.

But at least AMD allows you to run a lower end chipset for a more sensible setup.

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