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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi im going to buy a pc in a few weeks and i want to know which motherboard i should go for i want the option to upgrade to zen 3 what is better b450 or b550?

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1 minute ago, Zeper said:

Hi im going to buy a pc in a few weeks and i want to know which motherboard i should go for i want the option to upgrade to zen 3 what is better b450 or b550?

Ryzen 4000 is the end of the line for AM4 and because B450 was announced as officially supporting Ryzen 4000 series this means that the only reason to buy B550 is if you need PCIe 4.0 (in a workstation, server, etc.)


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What cpu are you pairing it with and what's your budget ? Amd did say that b450 will support zen 3 with a bios update if manufacturers rolled out the update. 

Msi did promise to support zen 3 on their b450 boards. 


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1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

What cpu are you pairing it with and what's your budget ? Amd did say that b450 will support zen 3 with a bios update if manufacturers rolled out the update. 

Msi did promise to support zen 3 on their b450 boards. 

i was thinking for pairing it with 3600 but i read somewhere that the zen 3 was gonna release soon 

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1 minute ago, Zeper said:

was thinking for pairing it with 3600

If you need an upgrade now then sure go ahead. If you can wait. Then wait for zen 3. 


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B550 if you can fit a good board in your budget.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Mateyyy said:

B550 if you can fit a good board in your budget.

ok but do you know when zen 3 will release?

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2 minutes ago, Zeper said:

ok but do you know when zen 3 will release?

Well an actual release date hasn't been set by AMD yet so nobody really knows exactly.

If we're to go by the rumours and what we've heard from AMD so far, then probably early Q4.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Mateyyy said:

Well an actual release date hasn't been set by AMD yet so nobody really knows.

If we're to go by the rumours and what we've heard from AMD so far, then probably early Q4.

ok thanks 

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1 minute ago, Mateyyy said:

Well an actual release date hasn't been set by AMD yet so nobody really knows.

If we're to go by the rumours and what we've heard from AMD so far, then probably early Q4.

should i wait for a zen 3 then or buy a zen 2 now? and how much will they cost on release?

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Just now, Zeper said:

should i wait for a zen 3 then or buy a zen 2 now?

If you've got a decent, working system now, then it'll probably be worth just waiting for Zen 3 and seeing what it has to offer.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Mateyyy said:

If you've got a decent, working system now, then it'll probably be worth just waiting for Zen 3 and seeing what it has to offer.

im going to build a entire new system around august or september and what price are they gonna be?

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1 minute ago, Zeper said:

im going to build a entire new system around august or september and what price are they gonna be?

I don't know mate, again, we've no official numbers from AMD on these chips regarding pricing, performance, etc.

If I had to guess, they'll probably be priced in around the same ballpark as their Zen 2 predecessors.


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