Any benefits or "future proofing" by going from z370 to 390?

viivo

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Currently using an MSI Z370 Gaming M5. It's not a bad motherboard, but I've come to despise some of its quirks, the worst being it likes to massively overvolt everything.

Is there any reason to move to a Z390 board? Or are they like the Z1/270-370 "upgrade" which were basically all the same motherboards?
 

Niner21

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I am still using my Aorus Gaming 5 motherboard with the Z370. Didn't feel the need to upgrade. Also with the latest bios my board can run a 9900K if I want, but my 8700K does fine. No future proofing with the Z390 as the new Intel processors will be moving on to another socket from what I've read.
 

mda

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No reason unless you have a bottom of the barrel Z370 and want to overclock a 9900K, rumor mill has it that the next gen of CPUs will be using a different socket anyway.
 

Spartacus09

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Only need to upgrade as mentioned if you are getting a 9900k in the future AND oc’ing it. The 370 can handle a stock 9900k but oc’ing taxes the power distribution too much to get much out of it.
 
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