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Need detailed upgrade paths for both x299 & x399 2 weeks 3 days ago #15449

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I would be very interested in detailed comparison of the x299 and x399 upgrade paths from perhaps an i5 level chip thru a full blown top end 14-18 core chip. If I understand the latest MBs support a growth path unlike anythng we've seen before (particularly Intel) including limited PCIe lanes and memory slots and lanes, but plug in an upgraded cpu on the MB and unlock more lanes and memory slots.
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Need detailed upgrade paths for both x299 & x399 2 weeks 3 days ago #15450

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It's a bit early yet to get much detail

X399/Threadripper - wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-9-lineup-threadripper/ (3 weeks ago, now 64 pcie lanes)
R9 CPUs, 10 to 16 core. You can buy a 10 core and later upgrade to a 16 core cpu - if you need to.

x299 - arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/intels-n...res-36-threads-2000/
i5, i7 and i9. 16, 24 or 44 pcie lanes. You can buy an i5 to start with and later upgrade to an i7 or even i9 depending on your needs.

But how much do CPUs cost? Intel given (link above) , but only amd 16/32 given as $849..
Or motherboards? No idea yet; but they all look expensive.
How well do they perform? Nothing on R9. But apparently an i9 7900x performs about the same as an i7 6950x but for 2/3 the price.
And, as reported (eg Linus), why would you want to put an i5 on such an expensive looking board?
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