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SATA performance is however quite noticable lower on X570 (appears to be a design issue), chipset fan (in most cases) and you're usually fine with B550 in most cases despite having fewer channels.If you need PCIe bus (and SATA) capacity, the X570 chipset has a lot more to offer than B550 (which admittedly has 2.5 Gb Ethernet -- but you have to be able to use it).
I now have two X570 motherboards. One runs FreeBSD 12.2 and the other runs Debian 10. They run a variety of legacy PCIe cards (Intel Ethernet, LSI SATA/SAS, ATI and Nvidia video) without issues. However I don't have any PCIe 4.0 cards.
Not correct. integrated graphics are on the CPU. Some Ryzen 3 chips come with integrated graphics, and the more recent Athlon chips come with integrated graphics. As long as the chip physically fits into an AM4 socket, you're good to go with either B550 or x570 motherboard. I'd recommend B550, though, it's cheaper.I'm being told that neither the B550 nor X570 motherboards support using the onboard graphics with Ryzen 3000 CPUs. So I would need a separate graphics card with either chipset. Does that sound right?
AMDs marketing division had a bit of fun when naming their CPUs, Ryzen CPUs ending with G have integrated graphics and "all" motherboards supports integrated graphics.I'm being told that neither the B550 nor X570 motherboards support using the onboard graphics with Ryzen 3000 CPUs. So I would need a separate graphics card with either chipset. Does that sound right?
I would imagine that "wouldn't work" possibly refers to video as Ryzen 5000-series worked in 12.2.So I was also told I'd need a 3000 series CPU, that 4000 wouldn't work with FreeBSD. And it looks like 3000G series don't do ECC? I guess because it is "really" a 2000 series....
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I really wouldn't call my 2017 bought Athlon X4 845 "crappy hardware from the 90s" (also my 2010 Athlon II X2 250e). You haven't used any of the 2010er Athlons, am I right? IMO they were much better than their reputation.Athlon??? that's an old name... used to be 'crappy server' hardware from AMD back in 1990s, but the name Athlon recently revived by AMD for lower-end chips with integrated graphics.