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Compatibility Problems?

ShockStrike

1 month ago

Why the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 are not compatible according to PC partpicker? The non-MAX version of this motherboard doens't show this incompatibility hint.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jRrmx6

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Get the non max version same board just different BIOS chip.

I don't like it when the manufacturer doesn't list it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

If you believe the last post from that forum, then yes the 2700X is compatible with the B450 Tomahawk Max.

https://forum.level1techs.com/t/compatibility-between-b450-tomahawk-max-2700x/151111/22

@WhatKindOfBearIsBest

Actually on userbenchmark the tomahawk max has been used together with the 2700X 288 times so far! So I should be good to go.

Msi has just replied to me. The 2700X is compatible after all. The world gets back to making making some sense.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The motherboard supports the 2700X, not sure why PCPP has the warning.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Someone should contact MSI to let them know.

  • 1 month ago
  • -1 points

MSI knows but doesn't consider the chip supported unless it fully works on that platform.

Giving a look at the benchmarks being run with that combo shows and all core boost commonly in the 3.9ghz range which is well under normal all core boost for that model.

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-7-2700/16.html

Its very likely they undid the voltage offset mods put into place after the 2000 series launched so the 2700X could hit max boost clocks, back when the 400 series launched MSI boards had issues with not supporting the voltage offsets that Ryzen heavily overused on the 2700X and a few 2600X.

It may be on paper a good board but something isn't working properly with it and the 2700X.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is because the 2700X is not on the compatibility list on the MSI website. Since this site goes by the official compatibility list that is why you see this.

Now is the 2700X compatible with the Tomahawk Max, yes. The Max lists every other Ryzen 3 CPU, so this is an error on the MSI list.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Go with a model that shows support for the 2700X.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/6hF48d,XQgzK8,XJbCmG,BHBhP6/

What boards have been tested with that chip show underperforming results, and it makes no sense not to get the best out of what your spending on even if it does work.

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