[SOLVED] PCI-E 4.0 CPU in 3.0 Motherboard

Jan 19, 2022
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System:
-Asrock B450M-HDV R4.0 Motherboard
-Ryzen 5 2600 CPU
-2x8gb DDR4
-RX 560 2GB

I am looking to upgrade my GPU with the new RX 6500 XT that released today, but I have seen that it does not perform well with PCIe 3.0 systems. I am looking to upgrade my CPU to one compatible with PCIe 4.0 (probably a 3300x) so that I can get the full performance of my new card. My question is do I have to upgrade to a new motherboard with it? I have checked and my current motherboard does support the 3300x (with a bios update)
 

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