How to determine when a retailer is telling you the truth about requiring a bios upgrade or not.
Episode #9-50 released on July 28, 2019
If you have recently bought a computer or are interested in buying a computer, you may have noticed that you now have a choice between AMD and Intel that is meaningful. Rarely has AMD surpassed Intel in performance, and while single threaded performance still belongs to Intel, everything else is AMD.
If you are interested in buying the new AMD Ryzen 3000 series, there are a few things you may want to know before buying a mainboard, whether online or in a retail store.
When upgrading your computer, knowing what you want to do with it is important. Now, you are probably going to game, edit videos, make graphics, or other similar tasks like that, and for that Ryzen is a good option.
If you know you want to use a Ryzen Processor, knowing which one will help you pick the better mainboard platform. Keep in mind, that the latest Ryzen 3000 Series, whether we are talking about Ryzen 3, 5 or 7, is compatible with the B450, X470 and X570 platforms. There are some select X370 and B350 boards that may work with the Ryzen 3000 series processors.
If you order from a local retailer you may be cautioned about requiring a Bios Upgrade, is this true?
The Ryzen 3000 series of processors was specifically made to function with the X570 platform, therefore any bios updates made are for performance only, not compatibility.
The Ryzen 3000 series of processors can, also, work with specific X470, B450, X370, and B350 boards with a bios upgrade. In these cases, it would be prudent to have a friend or family member with a Ryzen 2000 series processor to help you upgrade those boards to be able to use it with a Ryzen 3000 series, or have the retailer upgrade the bios for you.
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