- Jan 24, 2014
Those inexpensive motherboards have their place. Some people use them with success. Let's not forget the 1700 is a 65W TDP CPU, hardly a challenge for a modern motherboard. It's only when considering overclocking that VRMs become a factor to keep track of.I said that in the specific case of using an 8 core 16 thread CPU with a cheap motherboard was the only thing in common with Shivansps's problems. I think that could also be true of others. Yes, the 1700 may now be $160, but I paid $400, what is was when it come out. To use that on a $54 motherboard makes no sense, those inexpensive motherboard were not made for 8 cores, maybe 4, or even 6.
The OP talks about R7 1700, a 65W TDP CPU.I agree, but to be fair, maybe mobo makers should not list support with 8 cores or high TDP ones at least if they lack the VRM capability to make it work.