- May 31, 2016
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|Motherboard||Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite|
|Cooling||Corsair h115i pro rgb|
|Memory||16GB G.Skill Flare X 3200 CL14 @3800Mhz CL16|
|Video Card(s)||Powercolor 6900 XT Red Devil 1.1v@2400Mhz|
|Storage||M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500MB/ Samsung 860 Evo 1TB|
|Display(s)||LG 27UD69 UHD / LG 27GN950|
|Case||Fractal Design G|
|Audio Device(s)||Realtec 5.1|
|Power Supply||Seasonic 750W GOLD|
|Software||Windows 10 64 bit|
I agree, going for a B450 in a new system right now makes very little sense, except maybe in ultra-budget builds, but then no AMD cpu can match the budget value of 12100f. The lowest you want to go for is 3600 and that easily equalizes the platform cost and b660 is simply better and more modern. It will get even better in a month or so, when MSI's new b660 Mortar motherboard arrives that will support BCLK overclocking. Results with both i3s and i5s are simply staggering, pretty much matching the i7 in many cases:
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So that you know, what you are up against in terms of cooling which may be important.
What you also failed to mention is, Der8auer who discovered it used a $1k board ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX.
You can do it with cheaper boards Asus ROG Strix B660-G Gaming WiFi and B660-F Gaming WiFi but these are DDR5 only.
Yes, there is supposedly be a MAG B660M Mortar Max WiFi DDR4 board that will allow the BCLK OC but we don't know how good it will be and if the graph you have put in place will actually be accurate. We don't know by how much you will be able to push those clocks and what's the price for the board and if the power necessary to sustain this OC wont trip the board.
The MSI B660M Mortar DDR4 costs $180 in Norway