It's been 5 years since I bought a Ryzen 7 1700x, years went so fast and now I see I'm 2 generations old away. I saw this Ryzen 9 x5950, just perfect for my main work.
My motherboard is as old as my cpu, which is a ROG VI HERO AM4 Socket so is still compatible (very impressive for me) and I've seen Ryzen9 running in this motherboard. Also I know it has a disadvantage because of the lack of PCIE 4.0 ports. I'm just attracted by the cores. But besides that, I'd really like to upgrade and use it with my VI Hero.
Would you recomed to go for it?
what do you think would be a better option?
I don't really wanna spend more money in a huge-brand-new-beautiful-tuff motherboard just to use it some years since DDR5 is just around the corner.
Also, which semi-cheap motherboard PCIE 4.0 AM4 would you recommend?
Thank you for your time
I am not sure your board is compatible with the 5950X. I have a Crosshair VI Extreme and it is not compatible either. This is the CPU support for your board.