The best (in terms of power consumption) cpu for SFF right now is probally the 3700X. 8 cores/16 threads at only 65W TDP is amazing. Hopefully ryzen 4000 has 12 cores at 65 watts.Meh....
Just one thing !
Z490 will be more expensive than z390 and you must buy them for the new intel cpu that bring nothing new.
The other issue with this generation is the TDP, unfortunately these cpu need a lot of power
I think this generation of cpu is very bad. You should stay on 9th generation if you make a SFF build with a high end cpu
The best (in terms of power consumption) cpu for SFF right now is probally the 3700X. 8 cores/16 threads at only 65W TDP is amazing. Hopefully ryzen 4000 has 12 cores at 65 watts.
I was wondering that too, I really hope it isn't a SO-DIMM module like the x570 Crosshair.For the Z490-I Gaming, it says two M.2 at top. I wonder how they find space to accommodate 2 M.2 SSDs? Could it, somehow, they are stacked? This could be an improvement as an M.2 on back usually just does not have much ventilation.
That’s why I’m telling this...We can debate the merits of Intel vs. AMD but I would suggest doing it in another thread. The chips aren't out yet and we don't know how good or bad they will be. Some people are chasing single-thread performance over multiple cores, and for that Intel 14nm is still top dog at the moment. Also remember than 9th gen CPUs are not 95W CPUs but much higher; the rumored 120W TDP of some Comet Lake chips just means their sustained clock will be higher in certain situations which aren't really relevant to enthusiast systems anyway (Because most of us set PL1 and PL2 to hours in length anyway).
And to say Z490 presents nothing over Z390 is presumptuous. It's also disproved by these leaked specs (if accurate). Are there any Z390 mITX boards with dual top-mounted M.2 slots? Any with 2.5 Gb Ethernet? Any with WiFi 6?
Lets wait to see the boards before we start writing anything off.