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AMD Ryzen 3600 + ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F - $370

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I have B350MB and just want 3600x drop to 250-260.
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MTommy wrote: FYI - The BIOS of the B450 chipset motherboard is not yet compatible with the new Ryzen CPU out of the box.
I ordered a b450i from memex and they updated the bios for me. I didn't even need to ask them
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Holding out for the Gigabyte X570 xtreme for $199
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I am also rocking a B450 motherboard. I have an MSI and got two bios updates already this year for 3rd gen Ryzen compatibility. I’m hoping that the 3700X drops to below $400 in the upcoming holiday sales before upgrading. And of courseI would love to be able to max it out for best gaming performance.

My Ryen 5 2600 has been getting low frame rates combined with my 5700XT. Most of the benchmark videos use a i9-9900K at 5Ghz showing awesome frame rates. Mine is a ways off and it’s been driving me crazy to think I might be leaving GPU performance on the table because my CPU is bottlenecking it.

But maybe I don’t know and there is some other reason.
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...f... I wish I had this option when I got my 2700x on sale.
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Not beter to have a 3th gen motherboard ? I mean x570 ?
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x3fann wrote: Holding out for the Gigabyte X570 xtreme for $199
You will need mountains of popcorn...
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IXNetQC wrote: Not beter to have a 3th gen motherboard ? I mean x570 ?
Most of the benefit of x570 is PCIE 4.0. The fastest graphics cards don't saturate 3.0 right now, so unless you are going to shell out for a PCIE 4.0 NVME drive and do really IO intensive stuff -- or you don't plan to upgrade for like 10 years -- you don't "need" it.

Of course we wouldn't be on this site if "need" was our primary motivation...
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Mwazam82 wrote: .

My Ryen 5 2600 has been getting low frame rates combined with my 5700XT. Most of the benchmark videos use a i9-9900K at 5Ghz showing awesome frame rates. Mine is a ways off and it’s been driving me crazy to think I might be leaving GPU performance on the table because my CPU is bottlenecking it.

But maybe I don’t know and there is some other reason.
Yeah, there's some other reason. What game is it? What resolution? Definitely don't upgrade from a 2600 to a 3700x for a game. You will be wasting your money.
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I've been playing a few but the big issues are with the Ubisoft games. I know they are trash for being optimized and historically their games aren't the best performers. I am playing FarCry 5 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey a lot at 1440p.

FarCry 5 hovers at around 50-60fps at high which is a damn shame. I see benchmarks showing this game running at nearly 100fps at 1440p on a 5700XT.
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Too bad the online store is sold out :(
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Mwazam82 wrote: I've been playing a few but the big issues are with the Ubisoft games. I know they are trash for being optimized and historically their games aren't the best performers. I am playing FarCry 5 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey a lot at 1440p.

FarCry 5 hovers at around 50-60fps at high which is a damn shame. I see benchmarks showing this game running at nearly 100fps at 1440p on a 5700XT.
Using UserBenchmark is a good way to see how your gear is performing compared to other people with the same gear. I always forget to change my RAM from 2133mhz after building a new rig and Userbenchmark shows that for me

If your processor is underperforming then its not the fact that you have a bad combo, might just be something wrong with your particular CPU
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Michnig wrote: Using UserBenchmark is a good way to see how your gear is performing compared to other people with the same gear. I always forget to change my RAM from 2133mhz after building a new rig and Userbenchmark shows that for me

If your processor is underperforming then its not the fact that you have a bad combo, might just be something wrong with your particular CPU
Never tried UserBenchmark. But sounds like a great suggestion.

I'm running an MSI B450M mobo with Ryzen 2600 and 8GB DDR4 2666Mhz by Corsair so I felt like I had pretty standard components. Maybe the issue is something else.
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I had the LAN port fail/become unrecognizable by Windows on two copies of this motherboard FYI. Tried all kinds of updates, rollbacks and fresh installs to no avail.
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stanleylai wrote: I ordered a b450i from memex and they updated the bios for me. I didn't even need to ask them
They asked me if I wanted it flashed free of charge. It was great.
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