Question B450 Bios For R7 3700X(pls read..)

TheKerangMan

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Currently i'm with R5 3500X/B450 mobo and Bios P3.60 (Asrock)
Bios for 3700X is P3.30 after checking the CPU support list.. DO i need to OR is it mandatory to install P3.30 when higher bios value P3.60 already in the system now(if i'm going to get R7 3700X).. Some friend says i don't need to 'downgrade' the Bios but i'm more willing to listen here in this forum.. Thanks in advance!
 

Schlachtwolf

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Why go for a what is at the end of the day an inter-generational CPU "swap"? why not make sure the Bios is on the latest version and put in a 5600x which will give you around 20% more than what you now have for the same money, on the Asrock website you get a full list of CPU/Mobo/Bios compatability.
The 3700x is only going to give you around 10%.
 

DSzymborski

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The BIOS version means at least that version, not specifically only that version.

Schlachtwolf is right-on, however. It doesn't make a lot of sense to upgrade just from a 3500X to a 3700X, from a financial standpoint.
 

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