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AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Discussion (With X670E Charts)


Major Contributor
Jan 25, 2022
Interesting, so presumably you are going without a fair bit of more modern technology, maybe some of your other equipment is more modern. Like you say, if you don't have a use for the new features, then it is immaterial if something is newer. I am always concerned (perhaps unduly) about something giving up the ghost and prefer to consolidate into a few devices as possible, but to each his own.
I like to spread the risk. I was using the H67 board for many years until I "inherited" the Z77 board recently. The H67 has non-functional HDMI ports and non-functional USB 3 ports but everything else worked fine. A testament to the robustness of MBs I think. I will definitely not put another penny into this platform but if I were an AM4 owner (other family members are), I would still consider it viable for at least the next 5 years. AM5 promises similar longevity.

Count Arthur

Major Contributor
Jan 10, 2020
How long would you trust running one motherboard for? Say you wanted the same board in 7 years time, it will only be available used. How long do you typically expect one to last? I can just see myself inviting trouble by pushing it too far (I'm not usually one for the latest features, at least in recent years). This is more of a concern for me than features (board availability/hassle from downtime).

BTW see edit to previous post above.

I ran my previous system, an Intel 2500K, which was overclocked from 3.3GHz to 4.3GHz, and used for 8 hours or more most days, for 9 years. :)

About 3 years ago I replaced it with an X570 motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.

When the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs are released I might look at replacing the 3700X with a 5800X, or maybe a 5900X or 5950X if the prices drop significantly, so I can continue use my existing X570 motherboard and DDR4 memory for a few more years.


Major Contributor
Oct 4, 2021
Do many of you change CPUs and not the motherboard? To return to what I said earlier, I usually wait about 5 years and swap out both, the advances being made in that time being significant enough to warrant change of both.

I wonder how many swap new processors onto older boards. Performance gains over a few generations (on like for like processors) have been relatively small recently.
I have been upgrading on the AM4 Ryzen family platform...

One of the areas of cost that tends to be overlooked is RAM - My previous home server platform had 16gb, my current one has 64Gb... upgrading the CPU performance will gain me little or nothing.

My main home PC is a HTPC / Media Centre - used for light gaming as well - it is on a fanless platform (HDPlex heatsink case) - so performance per watt is key, as is total TDP..., current RAM at 16Gb is adequate - and upgrade to the latest generation would gain me nothing, and require replacing MB, RAM and CPU.... it will be a few years before that is truly worthwhile.

When I moved from AM2+ to AM4 platform - I shifted my Phenom PC with 16Gb RAM into a secondary PC, used for occasional LAN gaming with my son - it still runs well, and is still capable of running most of what I use today.

Having said that - my NAS/Server is using a 2400G - and also runs as a Hyperv VM server - and it gets hammered once I load up a couple of VM's.... So I am looking at options with regards to putting a 5700g into there, I have a 4750G in my HTPC... and am potentially considering doing a trickle down - put a 5700 with a GPU, and then moving the 4750g to the server...

So yeah I upgrade CPU's within a generation... but I try to keep it to the end of a series - when the prices drop, to get the best bang for the buck


Aug 29, 2019
That MSI 2x M.2 M-key -> PCIe CEM x8 (why the fuck does it have an x16 connector...) doesn't look to have a pcie switch on it: they need a heatsink usually and are $$$$

It's very likely using X8->x4x4 bifurcation
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