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Question X470 vs X570

Motherboard pairing for 3700x (April-2020)

  • X470 Crosshair VII

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • X470 ROG Strix-F

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • X570 ROG Strix-E

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • X570 ASRock Taichi

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    1
  • Poll closed .

nomadic_et

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All,

I recently picked up a 3700x to upgrade from my 7600K. The i5 has done me well, but has been lacking for some of the modern titles i play, as well as some of the applications i run daily. I know there are a ton of threads out there on the above subject, but its now April of 2020 and i havent seen any threads recently on the topic. I have now been searching for a motherboard to pair with my new CPU. I still keep hearing mixed results as to if paying for the X570 is even worth it currently, despite getting closer (maybe with COVID) to having more GPUs that can support PCIe 4.0. I plan to upgrade and keep this build for 5+ years after these upgrades, and a jump from 1080 to 2070/2080 super. Below are a list of what i have been looking at as far as motherboards go:

X470 ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Wifi (Can pick this up for about $200 at the moment)
X470 ROG Strix-F
X570 ASRock Taichi
or X570 ROG Strix-E

Im really leaning toward the Crosshair VII as it is readily available, but i would like the hear input from the community. Any and all input it appreciated!
 

DMAN999

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I have a 3700x on an ROG Strix X470-F and I am very happy with it.
My Strix X470-F did come with a Ryzen 3000 compatible BIOS and I bought it last October.
But the Crosshair VII is a step up from my board.
 
I’m running a 3700x on a B450 Tomahawk Max which has better VRM’s than some low end X570 boards. With PBO on it runs easily between 4.3-4.4GHz and I’ve overclocked my 3200mhz RAM to 3733mhz. This setup runs superbly with a 2080 Super. Unless there is a specific feature you need from X470/X570 I see little benefit over a high end B450.
 
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nomadic_et

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I’m running a 3700x on a B450 Tomahawk Max which has better VRM’s than some low end X570 boards. With PBO on it runs easily between 4.3-4.4GHz and I’ve overclocked my 3200mhz RAM to 3733mhz. This setup runs superbly with a 2080 Super. Unless there is a specific feature you need from X470/X570 I see little benefit over a high end B450.
I picked up the Crosshair VII simply for the fact that i only paid $180 for it new. Im planning a custom loop and the cooling controls in the MOBO stood out to me over the others. I also like the amount of fan, 5V rgb, and 12V rgb headers you get. I think it was just the better overall board for me. But i appreciate the info on B450. Didnt realize how much potential those boards actually had. Very impressed with AMD these last few years. Time to get educated!
 
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