Question When's the latest to buy an AM4 MOBO

Peppercornflakes

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I want to know when's the latest I can buy a MOBO like Asus Prime X570-P before it gets pulled from the market. I know this isn't something that has a definitive date, but I'm unsure if anyone here would have an approximation as to when they'll be cycled out for a new processor line from AMD. I'm just looking at one for a Ryzen 7 2700X.

I understand that as soon as a MOBO line gets retired, so does its RAM, CPU cooler and PSU connections sometimes. I already purchased an AMD processor but want to save up a bit more before getting everything else. I'm getting paranoid as I'm seeing a lot of sales on Ryzen processors which leads me to believe they're going to get replaced soon.
 

WildCard999

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There should be one more generation for the AM4 socket later this year before AMD moves onto a different socket.

As for a motherboard recommendation is there anything you'd want like wifi/Bluetooth or if there is a size requirement (ITX/ATX/MATX/etc).

An excellent board for the price is this ASRock, plenty of features such as wifi/Bluetooth and the BIOS is easy to navigate.

PCPartPicker Part List
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $84.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 11:56 EST-0500
 

Peppercornflakes

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There should be one more generation for the AM4 socket later this year before AMD moves onto a different socket.

As for a motherboard recommendation is there anything you'd want like wifi/Bluetooth or if there is a size requirement (ITX/ATX/MATX/etc).

An excellent board for the price is this ASRock, plenty of features such as wifi/Bluetooth and the BIOS is easy to navigate.

PCPartPicker Part List
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $84.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 11:56 EST-0500
I'm going for a "vanity" type of build so I'll probably stick to something that's expensive enough to look good. Thanks for the recommendation though. I'm impartial to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features so I'll probably get something that's reliable but won't break bank.
 
Even if AM-4 should remain for a long time coming Asus may not consider the Prime X570-P model worth continuing "as-is". In which case, the more relevant question is whether Asus continues to build boards of this model to release into the AM-4 market.

Mfr's often do things like this to refresh market interest and release of a new AMD processor on the socket would be a great time to do so.
 

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