[SOLVED] B550 vs X570 for 5900X

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So I'm planning on buying a 5900X soon and I was wondering why I should choose one or the other. The ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming looks good vs. the ASUS TUF X570 at the same price of $200. Both support PCIE Gen 4.0. I don't exactly see any reason I would choose one over the other so I'd like to ask for help and maybe some recommendations if you think I should look at other motherboards for 5900X.
 
For higher core counts you need more passive cooling in terms of VRM to avoid thermal throttling. The two ASUS boards you have mentioned are more or less similar in terms of features and quality...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/531719-574649

Here is a comprehensive VRM guide...
 
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For higher core counts you need more passive cooling in terms of VRM to avoid thermal throttling. The two ASUS boards you have mentioned are more or less similar in terms of features and quality...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/531719-574649

Here is a comprehensive VRM guide...
 
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I just picked-up the Asrock B550 Taichi which is currently going for $219 (on sale from $300). I debated the x570 vs B550 chipset and decided that B550 met my needs. One of the less common features the B550 Taichi has for a B550 board is that the top two PCIE slots can both run at PCIE 4.0 (1x16 or 2x8) so it does offer an additional PCIE 4.0 pathway. I just don't know what I personally would use any of the additional PCIE4 lanes for with the X570 chipset. With the Taichi I could install my single GPU (will never have 2), one PCIE4 m2 drive on board, one PCIE3 m2 drive on board and still have a PCIE4 x8 and PCIE3 x16 slot available for future needs like adding another NVME drive with an adapter. Even at $219 I am aware that I am paying a bit of a premium for the Taichi, but that comes down the fact that I am willing to spend a little more for a good looking board. I looked at the ASUS ROG Strix B550-F also, but it didn't have an internal USB-C connector which I needed.
 
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For higher core counts you need more passive cooling in terms of VRM to avoid thermal throttling. The two ASUS boards you have mentioned are more or less similar in terms of features and quality...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/531719-574649

Here is a comprehensive VRM guide...
Thanks for the reply! Both seem good so I'll probably just end up getting whichever at this point. Thanks though.
 
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