I knew there would be at least one person who would take my statement literally and not be able to read between the lines. The point is that he took a bottom of the barrel motherboard AB350M that's 2 generations old and was able to run a brand new 12 core CPU which is currently the best mainstream desktop cpu money can buy. Sure he had to run it at stock for it to be stable. But we are talking extreme ends of the spectrum what can we expect? "Will my *insert older AM4 motherboard be able to handle the new 3000 cpus?" is probably the #1 question outside of general performance people have been asking. The lesson to be learned here is that people need to stop freaking out about whether or not their older boards can handle the new chips. If you have a decent B350, x370, B450 or x470 then you will have a perfectly good experience. In fact if you go back in this thread there are alot of people scoffing at the very idea of running the 3900x or even the 3700x on anything other than an x570 board. PS: Bsod? hahahaha mate I love Ryzen. But we've been blue screening since gen1 dropped. Wouldnt be an AMD launch without it. Also another video.