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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 07:54 AM
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Depends on what you would like to spend.
AMD 3950X and here is a spreadsheet for VRM on the (AM4-socket for AMD Ryzen CPUs) By Cr1318 (Reddit)
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Hah! All the boards I use have 4 greens! I knew I liked my Biostar! Using the CMOS jumper pin, notsomuch.

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One thing about the older boards with BIOS updates..They do take longer to boot, but..you can use more USB ports.

(Windows 7)

It's like they go through double BIOS.

Some of the x570 boards are a pain to get USB working in Win7.

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There will be one more CPU for AM4 so maybe get the 3900x, but im assuming the more cores/threads the better so that 3950x is a tempting option. I don't think they will do more than 16cores though, for the next chip.

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Excellent guys, I think to make sense of the upgrade (financially speaking) but get the best that possibly could, waiting for this last AM4 to come out but then going for 3900x or 3950x isn't a bad plan, there's no terrible rush.
And yes, the more cores and threads, the better with these types of DAWs.

@Schmuckley that's something to keep in mind. As it stands now, my 2700x boots to desktop in basically 2 seconds which I love.
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