Question B450 Tomahawk MAX or B450 Gaming Pro Carbon

B450 Gaming Pro Carbon OR B450 Tomahawk MAX for Ryzen 3700X?


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JaSoN_cRuZe

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Which B450 motherboard should i pickup for my new Ryzen 3700x.

Also does the BIOS Flashback work properly with Carbon motherboard. I heard lots of complaints regarding not posting or instability with older B450 boards.

Both of the motherboards have similar pricing with 10 dollars difference maximum in my region.
 

DMAN999

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I would get the Tomahawk Max because it has a larger BIOS chip, so it will have the full GUI BIOS instead of the lite text BIOS used on the non-Max version. Also it will be compatible with the Ryzen 7 3700x out of the box.
 

DMAN999

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I do personally really like the features on Pro Carbon AC better but the lack of a Max version worries me.
I don't think MSI will put as much effort into keeping the BIOS updated like they will with better selling Tomahawk.
I bought an Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming motherboard for my Ryzen 5 2600 build last November but the Tomahawk and Pro Carbon AC were the other boards I was looking at.
I got my motherboard on sale for $90 so that sealed the deal for me.
 
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DMAN999

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Honestly I am very old school so the Text based Lite BIOS wouldn't bother me.
But I would be worried that MSI wouldn't update the Pro Carbon AC BIOS as often.
I strongly recommend that you check the MSI support forums and see what other people that have the Pro Carbon AC and a Ryzen 3000 CPU are posting.
If it is working well there won't be many posts but if there are issues you can be sure people will be posting about them.
 
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