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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Everyone on ltt forums,


I was wondering is it worth buying a b550 board when they come out or just getting a b450 with my new build. (3600 and 2060 ko)

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If you don't need PCIe 4.0, B450 is great. If you're gaming, you don't need PCIe 4.0.

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DMI 4 won't do you alot 

B450 for the most will most likely support zen 3 

If you need a system right now just go for b450 

If you can wait for b550 that won't be bad either

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Depends on which board you want. The MSI B450 Tomahawk Max is going to support 1 more CPU Generation, B550 will support more. Idk if any other B450 boards besides the Max series from MSI are promising updated BIOS for next gen Ryzen CPUs. B550 will be more expensive tough and will not Change much of anything else. Only the PCIe 4.0 Thing @Fasauceome mentioned is the other difference.

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