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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Tested on Cheap B350 Motherboard


Apr 1, 2008
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System Name HTC's System
Processor Ryzen 5 2600X
Motherboard Asrock Taichi X370
Cooling NH-C14, with the AM4 mounting kit
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Video Card(s) Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 OC 4 GB
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Dec 22, 2009
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Processor AMD 2700 @ 4.0GHz all-core
Motherboard Asrock X470 Taichi
Cooling EK Fluid Gaming A240R + Extra 240 Rad
Memory 2x8GB GSkill DDR4-3533 CL16
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Storage HP EX920 1TB NVMe SSD
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@W1zzard You should really use a k-type thermocouple thermometer and not a FLIR camera for measuring electronics temperatures. The FLIR can be affected by all types of emissivity and reflectivity issues with heatsinks and metals used in and around the component you're trying to measure.

Many techtubers I watch (like GN and Buildzoid) use Kapton tape to stick the thermocouple to the output leg of the choke on the back of the board. That'll give you a direct metal connection to the silicon inside the mosfets.
Feb 6, 2013
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I want to see the performance difference between B350 and B450 when paired with an X series processor. Apparently this was one of the main reasons to be getting the 450..
So how come nobody has done a comparison?
Dec 30, 2010
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I think its safe to say now that the days of FX with throttling or even catching fire on VRM`s are pretty much over now. The reason why this board is lasting is simply due to the fact that AMD wants minimum motherboard requirements for Mobo vendors. By this it means that all boards that are out there should be able to guarantee a bare minimum power delivery up to 125W or so. Many VRM`s and the used components can deliver way more then they are rated for. And even if you had a utterly high end board, the question would still remain with FIT these days in AMD CPU´s if you could even tap in all that offered power. Perhaps on a 16 core but i really doubt it.

Buying a high-end doesnt offer that much benefit apart from the futureset anymore.
Oct 2, 2015
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System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R3 1200 @ 3875MHz / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VDH / HP 240 G5
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Memory 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz @ 3333MHz / 2x 4GB Hynix + Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 270X Toxic 2GB / Intel HD 5500
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Case Generic / Stock
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 / Realtek ALC282
Power Supply Sentey XPP 525W / Power Brick
Mouse Logitech G203 / Elan Touchpad
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Software Windows 10 LTSC x64 + Arch Linux
The days of cheap 65w boards are over, thank god.