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    Linux Compatible

    I am ready to order the parts for my new build. One question remains. Will it be Linux compatible?

    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

    AMD RYZEN 3 3200G 4-Core 3.6 GHz (4.0 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD3200C5FHBOX Desktop Processor

    Any insight into this will be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Linux Compatible

    Quote Originally Posted by daniell59 View Post
    AMD RYZEN 3 3200G
    AMD have struggled a bit to get support for their graphics hardware squared away before they release the hardware. My understanding is that the Ryzen 3000s were much less bumpy than the previous generation, but you're still going to be wanting to use the newest release rather than an older one so that you get a newer kernel and a newer Mesa stack.

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    Re: Linux Compatible

    If anybody can offer a better choice for a non gamer, I am open to suggestions.

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    Re: Linux Compatible

    It should be fine with the newer stack. Here are some tests of that generation with 19.04, for example. It's just that having newer AMD graphics is the only time that I'd recommend going with the latest release rather than the latest LTS release.

    The Ryzens make a really good platform.

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    Re: Linux Compatible

    Is there any rational reason that i should step up to an X570 board?

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    Re: Linux Compatible

    Not really. PCIe 4.0 is the big draw, but there isn't really any hardware that can make use of it yet. They also all have support for the 3000 Ryzens, but so do the 400s that came after the 3000 Ryzens were released, and the ones that were out before then will support the newer processors with a BIOS upgrade.

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    Re: Linux Compatible

    Quote Originally Posted by daniell59 View Post
    Is there any rational reason that i should step up to an X570 board?
    No, especially if you have no interest in OC'ing or high performance discreet GPU's. The X570 also has more SATA and USB ports, but you can always add those into a B450.
    I was considering the X570, but the price difference from the 450 was too much and I refuse to buy any mobos with fans on the chipset (a lot of X570 boards have them because the chipset runs hotter).

    I don't see any reason why the system wouldn't work with Ubuntu 18.04.3. It has fairl standard components (B450 chipset, Realtek 8111 LAN, Realtek ALC892 audio).

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    Re: Linux Compatible

    AMD put out UEFI updates, that vendors then have to incorporate.

    AMD UEFI/BIOS update for Ryzen 3000 series
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...OS-Update-Good
    ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO WiFi - update supports Ubuntu 19.04
    MSI has also put out BIOS updates in Aug as a "beta" though without explicitly acknowledging the Linux fix.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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