Another "Time to upgrade" - 12900 vs 5950 and motherboards

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NickZ2016 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,752
Re: Another "Time to upgrade" - 12900 vs 5950 and motherboards

The socket is reported to be supported but every new generation comes with a new chipset.

Z490 could sort of support PCI 4.0 after the bios upgrade with the 11th gen chips not with the 10th IIRC. Z590 supported PCI 4.0 to begin with. Thunderbolt 4.0 instead of 3. USB 3.2.2. Z590 came with the latest WiFi 6 standards. Actually it came with the still not legal standard -) The frequencies it uses weren't authorized in Europe yet when I bought mine.

Most buyers aren't replacing CPUs. For a lot of buyers the motherboard improvements likely end up more important than the relatively small CPU gains.  Somebody jumping from an older platform that maybe supported USB 3.0 to USB 3.2.2 might find that a more important jump than the CPU upgrade. Likewise with the shift to NVME from SATA HDD.

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