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Ryzen chipset Differences

So looking into building a Ryzen system and im wonder what are the differences between the chipsets and which one would be the best fit for a gaming/streaming build with a ryzen 5 and gtx 1070.

I am looking to updating the cpu in the future to a ryzen 7 1800 but at the moment I am trying to stay with a budget so I have about 130$ to play with for a mobo right now.

This is my current parts list if anyone wants to look at that. But again mainly I just want to know what the differences in the chipsets are.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9YsnBP
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    Well it depends. The MAIN difference is the use of SLI or cross fire. Will you be willing to add a second GPU? If not, I don't see any of true benefit of the X370 board as you will be able to overclock with the B350 just fine.

    So if you want to add a 2nd GPU, get the X370, if not, get the B350. The MSI TOMAHAWK is a great board that will do you just fine.
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  2. So A320 is out? I assume it is the low end "dell" mobo chipset, Right now I don't plan on going with 2 way sli more so going to upgrade to a 1080 possibly. But a b350 mobo will be fine with an overclocked ryzen 1800x in the future correct?

    Edit anyone have opinions on the ASrock fatality gaming boards? vs say the tomahawk or a gigabyte gaming board?
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  3. dale3887 said:
    So A320 is out? I assume it is the low end "dell" mobo chipset, Right now I don't plan on going with 2 way sli more so going to upgrade to a 1080 possibly. But a b350 mobo will be fine with an overclocked ryzen 1800x in the future correct?

    Edit anyone have opinions on the ASrock fatality gaming boards? vs say the tomahawk or a gigabyte gaming board?


    A320 works, but you are not going to overclock. So it's going to run at stock settings. Not sure about Asrock or gigabyte boards, but at the end of the day: they all do the same thing. Which hold your GPU, chip, and RAM. They will all overclock pretty much the same (results will vary). If the warranty, reviews, and price is good, then I say go for it.
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  4. Thanks, im just going to go with the tomahawk being as its like 6$ more than the ASrock and gigabyte boards XD. B350 it is
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  5. Among the ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte, and Msi AM4 motherboards available in the market today,

    A320-chipset motherboards:
    - does not support overclocking the Ryzen CPU
    - are mATX form factor (with the exception of a Gigabyte model, GA-A320-DS3, which is ATX)
    - does not support SLI
    - does not support CrossFire (with the exception of GA-A320-DS3 mentioned above)
    - only have 2x RAM slots (with the exception of ASRock A320M Pro4 and Msi A320M Bazooka, which hav 4x)
    - have only 4x SATA ports

    B350-chipset motherboards:
    - supports overclocking the Ryzen CPU
    - power phases range from 6 to 9: Msi at 6, Gigabyte at 7, Asus at 6 with a model (B350-F) at 8, and ASRock at 9 with a model (AB350M-HDV) at 7
    - 15 motherboards are mATX, and 12 motherboards are ATX form factors (most mATX are Asus and Gigabyte; most ATX are Msi)
    - 7 motherboards only have 2x RAM slots, the rest have 4x RAM slots
    - none support SLI
    - 7 to 18 motherboards support 2-Way CrossFire (with the 11 mobos depending on PCIe bandwidth usage)
    - 10 motherboards have 6x SATA ports, 17 motherboards only have 4x

    X370-chipset motherboards:
    - supports overclocking the Ryzen CPU
    - power phases range from 6 to 16: Msi at 10, Gigabyte has one model at 7 (Gaming K5) and the rest at 10, Asus has one model at 6 (X370-A) while some are 10 and 12, ASRock has three models at 12 (K4, Killer SLI and Killer SLI/ac) and two models at 16 (Taichi and Prof. Gaming)
    - all motherboards are ATX form factors
    - all motherboards have 4x RAM slots
    - most support 2-Way SLI (with the exception of two Gigabyte models, GA-AX370-GAMING and GA-AX370-GAMING K3, and an Asus model, X370-A, due to the 2nd PCIe x16 slot's max. speed)
    - 11 motherboards have 6x SATA ports, 7 motherboards have 8x SATA ports, and 2 motherboards have 10x SATA ports

    If you are looking at OC'ing the Ryzen CPU and getting a B350-chipset motherboard, consider getting the ones with higher power phases (such as the ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4).
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  6. dale3887 said:
    So A320 is out? I assume it is the low end "dell" mobo chipset, Right now I don't plan on going with 2 way sli more so going to upgrade to a 1080 possibly. But a b350 mobo will be fine with an overclocked ryzen 1800x in the future correct?

    Edit anyone have opinions on the ASrock fatality gaming boards? vs say the tomahawk or a gigabyte gaming board?


    Pretty good, didn't had experience with the B350 , but on the X370 is one of the best.
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  7. Either Fatal1ty or Taichi, actually both use the same pcb, just 5Gbp port added on the Fatal1ty I believe.
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