11 months ago
Before I pull the trigger on my shortlisted parts, I wanted to ask some advice about AMD and future proofing with regards to CPU and motherboard.
How many more AMD CPU's are likely to be released for the AM4 socket? How many more AMD CPU's are likely to be released for the TR4 socket?
At the moment, I'm torn between opting for a B450 with R7 1800X or 2700X / X470 with 2700X / X399 with TR. I don't really need the performance of the AMD TR, at least not presently. But I'm wondering about if it would be worth spending a bit more now and go for the threadripper (although it might be overkill at the moment) because it will allow more options for upgrade say in 3 or 4 years time ?
Alternatively I could go for something more budget orientated now like B450 with 1st gen Ryzen 7 and then think about new motherboard and CPU in 3 or 4 years time, when (and if) the need arises.
So... Stick with my current selection or.....go cheaper with the B450 and 1800X or 2700K or.....invest now with X399 and TR1950X
In addition I would be grateful for recommendations for top end B450 MB, mid-range & top end X470, budget and mid-range X399.