[SOLVED] is the Asus PRIME B450-PLUS good?

so I can't overclock with this moba?
You can...either one. But trying to with an 8 core won't be pretty as the VRM's will get toasty hot quickly. But running even an 8 core with PBO should turn out well enough, especially for gaming. Since overclocking rarely gets you performance better than PBO there's no point in it anyway.

I wouldn't want to run a 12 core or 16 core even with PBO. But if you insist, put a fan blowing in the VRM area to keep the FET's cooled off. A tower heatsink with a fan on the output side usually does a trick for that.
 
Is the Asus PRIME B450-PLUS good or should I go for the Gigabyte B450 Gaming X?
In terms of VRM quality there's not much difference: they're both 4 phases, 1 hi-side/2 lo-side FETS each on CPU Vcore. Each has the VCore FET's heatsinked, but it's an anemic little block of aluminum. So I wouldn't want to put a 12 or 16 core CPU on either one or try overclocking an 8 core.

They both have audio, both have on-board LAN ports, neither have WiFi, both have an x16 GPU slot and an M.2 NVME slot that's gen 3 only. As far as the other stuff goes, it depends entirely on what you want and your aesthetics. So very subjective.
 

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In terms of VRM quality there's not much difference: they're both 4 phases, 1 hi-side/2 lo-side FETS each on CPU Vcore. So I wouldn't want to put a 12 or 16 core CPU on either one or try overclocking an 8 core.

They both have audio, both have on-board LAN ports, neither have WiFi, both have an x16 GPU slot and an M.2 NVME slot that's gen 3 only. As far as the other stuff goes, it depends entirely on what you want and your aesthetics. So very subjective.
so I can't overclock with this moba?
 
so I can't overclock with this moba?
You can...either one. But trying to with an 8 core won't be pretty as the VRM's will get toasty hot quickly. But running even an 8 core with PBO should turn out well enough, especially for gaming. Since overclocking rarely gets you performance better than PBO there's no point in it anyway.

I wouldn't want to run a 12 core or 16 core even with PBO. But if you insist, put a fan blowing in the VRM area to keep the FET's cooled off. A tower heatsink with a fan on the output side usually does a trick for that.
 

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You can...either one. But trying to with an 8 core won't be pretty as the VRM's will get toasty hot quickly. But running even an 8 core with PBO should turn out well enough, especially for gaming. Since overclocking rarely gets you performance better than PBO there's no point in it anyway.

I wouldn't want to run a 12 core or 16 core even with PBO. But if you insist, put a fan blowing in the VRM area to keep the FET's cooled off. A tower heatsink with a fan on the output side usually does a trick for that.
I bought the Asus PRIME B450-PLUS. I Will use a ryzen 7 cpu with it. thanks for your advice.
 
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