- Apr 27, 2000
The choice is ofc good thing. THe bad is the presentation. All around the web tells us AM4 B350 is ok.
But I think buying a new r7-3700X in medium b350 board will lock me to low or no overcklocking (or even reaching default turbo clocks because of VRMs) and low speed DDR4. Those signal you wont get on the internet as a non technical user.
Joe simply open "tech site", see the review and expect the same results but he doesn't get them.
Then he is disappointed.
I hope I am wrong and if AMD delivers that my friends asrock b350 pro4 (currently with R1600 non oced) can run the 3700X even at default turbo clocks without throttling, then salute to AMD.
So the next gen reviews should display the boards from the 300 series which can run the the new R3XXX without problems with the 3466MHz low latency DDR4 it deserves. Otherwise, display the performance of what you can get with the old board. That will be a correct signal. We are not getting that signal now. Only tech staff knows it.
Most B350 boards aren't suitable for the 1700, 1700x, 1800x, 2700, or 2700x. Only a few can pull it off, with some risk of VRM failure. What makes you think a hypothetical 3700x - especially one that has 12 or even 16 cores - will work with B350?