In today’s world of new technology, people are always on the hunt for a better deal. With the release of B450 chipset, many wonder if it is still worth it to buy an older generation motherboard like B350 or A320 when they can get a newer one at about the same price. The answer is not so simple and it depends on what you need your computer for.
It seems like Intel is not going to release new mobile CPUs this year, so AMD’s Ryzen 2nd gen APUs are likely to have a better performance-per-dollar ratio. However, if you’re looking for high power desktop CPU then the Intel Core i7 9700K or 9900K will be your best bet.
The B450 chipset on the other hand is built with budget in mind and offers enough features for most gamers and enthusiasts. If you want an affordable, entry level motherboard that won’t break your bank account then it might be worth checking out the Gigabyte B450 Aorus M3 board as well as MSI’s MPG B450 GAMING PLUS which both offer some really nice features such as dual M.2 slots.
B450 motherboard is often considered to be a budget-friendly option in today’s market. It has been around for over 18 months and now it may not be worth the buy as newer Intel CPUs are coming out that do not work on AMD B450 motherboards. The key difference with this motherboard is the lack of PCIe lanes, which means less upgrade opportunities, and if you want to use an AMD CPU then these boards will only go up until the Ryzen 5 2400g.
This article goes into more detail about whether or not it is still worth buying a B450 board at this time and what other options there are for those who want to stick with AMD CPUs but also need features like higher core count processors and better PCIe lane support.
B450 is the latest chipset for AMD Ryzen 2000 series CPUs. Although there are many new boards out, some of them are still quite expensive, which can be a turn off for budget conscious people like me. The good news is that it’s not hard to find B450 motherboard on sale right now and if you’re looking to save money on your build then this article will help you find the best one at the lowest price possible.