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5 minutes ago, Bailey_Dasis said:

Hello all, I am hoping for some advice as to what the highest end CPU my current GIGABYTE B450M DS3H motherboard can handle is! I got it on sale a long while ago alongside a R5 2600 and I am hoping to increase my single core performance without going over ~$350 or so. Thanks for any advice in advance! (If there is a micro-atx motherboard and CPU upgrade for under 350 that will still get a significant performance boost please lmk)

you can go all the way to R9 5950X. but you will need to flash/upgrade your bios.

according to the gigabyte specification page here.

Hello all, I am hoping for some advice as to what the highest end CPU my current GIGABYTE B450M DS3H motherboard can handle is! I got it on sale a long while ago alongside a R5 2600 and I am hoping to increase my single core performance without going over ~$350 or so. Thanks for any advice in advance! (If there is a micro-atx motherboard and CPU upgrade for under 350 that will still get a significant performance boost please lmk)

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5 minutes ago, Bailey_Dasis said:

Hello all, I am hoping for some advice as to what the highest end CPU my current GIGABYTE B450M DS3H motherboard can handle is! I got it on sale a long while ago alongside a R5 2600 and I am hoping to increase my single core performance without going over ~$350 or so. Thanks for any advice in advance! (If there is a micro-atx motherboard and CPU upgrade for under 350 that will still get a significant performance boost please lmk)

you can go all the way to R9 5950X. but you will need to flash/upgrade your bios.

according to the gigabyte specification page here.

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i would go for 5700x since the board has bad VRMS and cant handle 5900x or 5950x. 5800x3d is also a good option but usually costs more than 400 dollars.

 

Edit: it may handle 5900x, if you have a good downcraft cooler. 

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Seconded 5700X, most B450 boards wouldn't be able to handle R9 5900X/5950X, 5700X is pretty much the best value under $400 for this case, 5800X just doesn't make sense anymore and 5800X3D is over $400.

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12 minutes ago, Bailey_Dasis said:

Hello all, I am hoping for some advice as to what the highest end CPU my current GIGABYTE B450M DS3H motherboard can handle is! I got it on sale a long while ago alongside a R5 2600 and I am hoping to increase my single core performance without going over ~$350 or so. Thanks for any advice in advance! (If there is a micro-atx motherboard and CPU upgrade for under 350 that will still get a significant performance boost please lmk)

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Based on that, I'd say a Ryzen 5 5600 would be ideal. Or a Ryzen 7 5700X. Wouldn't go above that.

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32 minutes ago, HelloPeople said:

you can go all the way to R9 5950X. but you will need to flash/upgrade your bios.

according to the gigabyte specification page here.

Technically yes but thr vrms will be cooking and either the system shuts down or thermal throthles the cpu to an extreme degree.

 

Its one of thr lowest end b450 boards to exist

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For upgrades the 5950x is a ~$500 USD processor, assuming that $350 USD is the budget in the US, Amazon has an ongoing deal for the 5900x (a step down with slightly slower cores and 12 instead of 16 and with lower silicon quality so a higher TDP) for $340 USD.

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