Question x470 or x570. Which way to go?

Jul 16, 2019
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Hey everyone!

After 10 years using Apple computers, I'm moving to windows platform.
I'm buiding a solid machine for the next 7-8 years and there's just on piece missing: The motherboard.

I'm a visual artist based in São Paulo Brazil and my work is generalist: Graphic design (Ai, PS, Indesign), Photography, Video editing, Motion Graphics and just started some studies with 3D (mainly C4d) and VR.


After some research, I'm considering:

1) Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
or
2) Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi rev1.0

Which one should be the best for me?
Are there any other solid options?


My build for now:

Ryzen 3900x
Noctua NH-DS15 SE-AM4

32GB (2 x 16GB) TridentZ Series DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MH CL14

EVGA NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 XC BLACK GAMING
08G-P4-2171-KR

4TB EVo 860 (main drive)*
* Planning to move for m.2 in 2-3 years
4TB WD Black (storage)

Corsair Hx1000i

NZXT H700i


Regards
 
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clutchc

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There seems to be a power draw issue with x570 boards (from what I read). Although AMD has recently come out with a new chipset driver for the 500-series that may solve the issue. (But now I'm hearing it won't support 1st gen Ryzens???) I'd wait a while and see how that goes if you want the x570.
 
I think there is a Gigabyte X570 variant for is sub-$200 now?

That seems a small price to pay for PCI-e 4.0, which will matter more in the future with newer GPUs and NVME SSDs... If you plan on new MB/CPU every 18 months anyway (hard to fathom, but, many do it) you could prob save the $50-$75 with X470...

(It will be a very cold day 'far below our proverbial feet' before I ever forkout $500- $699 for one of the 'uber' mainstream mainboards, however)

All the hooplah over 'lots of phases' and VRM power delivery for 'overclocking stability' means pretty little with most of the new Ryzens, what with their massive 4.1 GHz all-core 'overclocks' anyway....
 
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