Originally Posted by CubanB
OP, you seem to be the right person to ask these questions to.
I'm looking to avoid X570. I already have a X370 Crosshair. Would I benefit from going up to X470 Crosshair, outside of the larger BIOS flash rom? I don't care much about PCIe 4.0.
If the RAM was running at the same speeds on all 3 platforms (2666mhz with same timings for example) would there be a big difference in the performance of the CPU itself? In X370 vs X470 vs X570? It didn't seem like there was a big difference for 2700X with X370 vs X470 for example.
And finally, if I want to run 4 sticks of 16GB 3200mhz Corsair memory (pretty sure it's Hynix).. would I be better off with the X370 in the long run, because it's T-Topology. I'd be hoping to run it at 3200 xmp timings.. or even be happy to drop it back to 2933mhz if it would be 100% stable without needing to overvolt it.
I realise it's hard to answer these questions, since everyone is waiting on more BIOS updates to smooth out all of the bugs and kinks. But is there a gut feeling based on previous years? And how the IMC is supposed to be better this time around?
I am not the OP but I have thought about this as well.
The BIOS support for the various chipset iterations (x370, x470, b350, b450 and x570) seems to be staggered. x570 ist first and then support is delayed ever more, the older the chipset is. So it is not that hard to imagine that support for x370 will be very slow and barebones, if at all.
I fully expect only the necessary updates for x370 and even them will die out rather sooner than later.
x470 support of course will be better, but it will eventually die out, too.
So my plan of action is this:
Wait the first few weeks how support for x370 evolves. If it is weak und insufficient I will switch to x570 and out of principle another brand than x370.
I would regard x470 as a weak option, because even x470 is a second class citizen to x570 and support will never be as good.