Which AMD board? Or go Intel?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by topslop1, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. topslop1

    topslop1 2[H]4U

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    I'm only getting 2933mhz out of my DDR 3200 ram and after doing some research I'm told that the motherboard I have is just not very good with getting correct ram speeds/timings.

    I'm also experiencing 'hitching' or 'jolting' while playing Black Ops 4. I'm taking a small guess that this could be memory/board related in some fashion.

    What's a good replacement board that will work with my current processor - and a future processor should I want to pick up a Ryzen 3000 chip this summer?

    I'm mainly a gamer, so I could benefit from Intel's side of things, but I'd be out the money for a board and a processor immediately as opposed to a board to correct my issue, and then a faster chip this summer.

    Let me know what board(s) look good for me, and or if I should wait, suck it up, and just go full Intel this summer.
     
  2. drescherjm

    drescherjm [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Gen1 boards and processors did not have the best memory overclocking capabilities. UEFI updates helped a bit.
     
  3. deruberhanyok

    deruberhanyok [H]ard|Gawd

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    look up Black Ops 4 stuttering - it was (maybe still is?) a pretty common issue. I wouldn't point at the RAM speed as the cause for that.

    With that in mind, if the stuttering is not your primary concern and you really want to get the RAM running at 3200, and you're thinking to upgrade to Ryzen 3000 series when they release, I don't see that switching to Intel makes much sense. Unless you really want to spend all the money now (and possibly still want a new processor when they launch anyways).

    If you've got up to date firmware on your board and it still isn't hitting 3200, and that's bothering you enough to want to upgrade... ASRock's X470 Master SLI/AC (newer version of the board you have) and the X470 Taichi might be good options. There's also Gigabyte's Aorus boards, but opinions seem split on those. Might want to check newegg /amazon reviews and see if anyone has used the same memory kit you have with them.

    (Personally I'd stick it out until the new CPUs and X570 chipset launches, instead of doing a half-step, but I can't deny the allure of getting something now and just having to upgrade the processor later on).
     
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  4. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    I've had 5 or 6 different B350/X370/X470 boards. The best, hands down, is the Asus Crosshair Hero VII. I just didn't have much luck with ASRock boards with Ryzen (granted I haven't heard too many bad things about the Taichi series, but I only tried the Intel version of it). Memory that was compatible with the CH7 didn't run right on ASRock boards. I even ran 4 sticks at DDR4 3200 Cas 14 speeds with a 2700X. I had much less luck with the X470 Fatal1ty K4 board I had.
     
  5. topslop1

    topslop1 2[H]4U

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    When do the X570's hit, and I'll do some reserach on the studdering.
     
  6. drescherjm

    drescherjm [H]ardForum Junkie

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    late Q2 to mid Q3 I think.
     
  7. Boil

    Boil [H]ard|Gawd

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    If you really feel you need to dump that AMD kit & retool with Intel, you can just send those fail AMD parts my way... ;^p
     
  8. nerdtgd

    nerdtgd n00b

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    Crosshair Hero VII is the best AM4 board. Period.
     
  9. TheFlayedMan

    TheFlayedMan Limp Gawd

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    Do you get hitching/jolting if you play with lower graphics quality settings?
     
  10. pavel

    pavel Limp Gawd

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    OP is trying to get specified memory speeds with an X370 mobo? AMD is not even supporting these boards any more? The OP should buy a decent X470 or even B450 mobo and should be able to get 3200 mhz without too much trouble.