Question I would like to go from an Intel CPU to an AMD; Is this possible?

Feb 16, 2019
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I currently run the following:
Motherboard- MSI z170A
CPU - Intel i7-6700K Skylake
GPU - GeForce 980Ti
I would like to upgrade my CPU to AMD Ryzen 7.

Is my socket size comparable?
Also is this possible with out having to re-install windows?
 

harshgola

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The amd ryzen lineup requires different chipset motherboards ( a320 b350 b450 x470)than intel( h110 b250 z170). It is not possible to install an amd cpu on intel platform , in this case z170 mobo.
You can only install a 6th gen and atmost a 7th gen intel cpu ( with bios update) , especially on this chipset.
Or you can just get an amd motherboard.

I hope you find this helpful.
 
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jitendrad

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To go with ryzen you need a AM4 socket Motherboard. Consider your build your CPU is quite powerful, instead of upgrading to ryzen get a good GPU
 
Feb 16, 2019
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The amd ryzen lineup requires different chipset motherboards ( a320 b350 b450 x470)than intel( h110 b250 z170). It is not possible to install an amd cpu on intel platform , in this case z170 mobo.
You can only install a 6th gen and atmost a 7th gen intel cpu ( with bios update) , especially on this chipset.
Or you can just get an amd motherboard.

I hope you find this helpful.
Thank you!
And very helpful!
 
Feb 16, 2019
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To go with ryzen you need a AM4 socket Motherboard. Consider your build your CPU is quite powerful, instead of upgrading to ryzen get a good GPU
@jitendrad- Nvidia GTX980Ti GPU is not powerful enough? I know it’s 3 almost 4 years old as my build is but the only problem I have is -Lag
That is why I considered upgrading my CPU
 

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