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Hi everyone!

I just bought the Ryzen 1600 (without the x) and a Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz RAM kit, and I just miss motherboard.

But the doubt is that I do not know if I should buy B350 or X370.



In B350 I like Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3, and in X370 i like Asrock X370 Gaming K4, but I do not know to what extent they are recommended.


Thanks!
post #2 of 10
The x370 has better overclocking capability due to more/higher quality vrms.
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i just did a build for a friend using the msi b350 tomahawk,and i turned out really nice. if dont plan on oc'ing,its a great board that can save you some money.

the board i received was 1.0 bios. i flashed it to 1.2 and everything was good.
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i just did a build for a friend using the msi b350 tomahawk,and i turned out really nice. if dont plan on oc'ing,its a great board that can save you some money.

the board i received was 1.0 bios. i flashed it to 1.2 and everything was good.


Yes, I have plans to do OC
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Yes, I have plans to do OC


the am4 socket is still a little new to me, but i think if i planned on oc'ing id go with the 370 mobo. curious to why you went with a not x chip? im guessing with out a non x chip you use blk to oc?
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the am4 socket is still a little new to me, but i think if i planned on oc'ing id go with the 370 mobo. curious to why you went with a not x chip? im guessing with out a non x chip you use blk to oc?


In AM4 you can do OC on the B350 and X370, but X370 is a bit better (although the results are pretty similar)
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The x370 has better overclocking capability due to more/higher quality vrms.

I'd be surprised if the VRMs on the B350 boards are limiting for overclocking, in most cases. Most Ryzen chips require a big bump in voltage past 3.8GHz and until then I'd suspect most B350 boards to that just fine. For example the VRMs on my Asus C6H only reach ~50°C when stress testing at 3.8GHz with 1.33V (after vdroop). Total overkill VRMs for 24/7 overclocks.

After said voltage wall (at ~3.8-3.9GHz) you're reaching territory which, for me personally, is not explored enough to feel safe with settings for 24/7.

So as long as you don't need the extra features of X370 (SLI etc) or want to take your overclocking to the most extreme you can do and/or absolutely need to have BCLK, I would go for a B350 board today.
That's just me though.
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The X370 boards have more options: more M.2 slots, more PCI express slots, more sata slots. Quality-wse, im not seeing a difference. I'm looking at the msi boards.
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I'd be surprised if the VRMs on the B350 boards are limiting for overclocking, in most cases. Most Ryzen chips require a big bump in voltage past 3.8GHz and until then I'd suspect most B350 boards to that just fine. For example the VRMs on my Asus C6H only reach ~50°C when stress testing at 3.8GHz with 1.33V (after vdroop). Total overkill VRMs for 24/7 overclocks.

After said voltage wall (at ~3.8-3.9GHz) you're reaching territory which, for me personally, is not explored enough to feel safe with settings for 24/7.

So as long as you don't need the extra features of X370 (SLI etc) or want to take your overclocking to the most extreme you can do and/or absolutely need to have BCLK, I would go for a B350 board today.
That's just me though.



My plans for OC are maximum 3.9GHZ, and SLI do not think so, because I have a RX 480 and in any case it would be Crossfire
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Originally Posted by keikei View Post

The X370 boards have more options: more M.2 slots, more PCI express slots, more sata slots. Quality-wse, im not seeing a difference. I'm looking at the msi boards.




In this case, the two models that interest me both have 6 SATA and 2 PCI-EXPRESS, only in M.2 there is difference, because Asrock X370 Gaming K4 has 2 and Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3 only has 1
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