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will my motherboard support 3rd gen ryzen?

Potatogamer1230

4 months ago

i have a b450 board that i bought to use with my ryzen 3 2200g. I want to upgrade to a 3rd gen ryzen 5 and im unsure if my motherboard will work with it without a bios update.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know which model of motherboard you have?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have the Gigabyte B450M DS3H or the ASUS PRIME B450M-A, both boards are supporting a Matisse processor with the proper BIOS update.

But i wouldn't buy anything higher than a 3700X/3800X on these boards.

If you do serious work, any processor higher than the above mentioned could potentially throttle, because the basic VRM design of these boards.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

i do plan on upgrading past a 3rd gen ryzen eventually but would this motherboard work better for 3700x/3800x?

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kWzkcf/asus-tuf-x470-plus-gaming-atx-am4-motherboard-tuf-x470-plus-gaming

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have the intention to buy a 10 or even 12 core Ryzen processor, i would suggest to get a mid-range X570 board.

Asus makes pretty decent X570 boards.

Even the entry level Asus PRIME X570-P for $161 does make an exceptional good job with the new Ryzen 3rd. gen. processors so far, and totally capable for a 16 core CPU as well.

https://imgur.com/XJ26Iwk

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/McfFf7/asus-prime-x570-p-atx-am4-motherboard-prime-x570-p

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