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New CPU for X370 chipset

Good afternoon

I have an ASUS PRIME X370-PRO motherboard. I also recently purchased an RX 6650XT graphics card. However, as you understand, my current R5 1600X processor is not enough to fully unleash the capabilities of this video card. Therefore, I want to take a new, more powerful processor in the region of $ 300. I am planning to buy Ryzen 5 5600x. And I have two questions:

1. I understand that it must be compatible with my motherboard and X370 chipset. But what restrictions will I get? 

2. Do you have better options for a new processor that would fit my motherboard within $300? I will be glad to listen to them.

3. What about SAM? As I have RX 6650XT and will have Ryzen 5000 CPU, will Smart Access Memory working perfectly as it should?

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I had the same motherboard as you have, I had the most up to date bios and my Ryzen 7 3700x was not stable on it..

I had upgraded from a Ryzen 7 1700.. Which was rock solid on that board..

I worked out the VRM's were probably not up to running it properly, so I changed my mobo to match the CPU and haven't had any problems since..

It may well work ok for you with the latest bios, but personally I wouldn't use a 5000 series on x370.. It wasn't designed for those CPU's.. 

I have SAM enabled and it gives a nice little boost..

AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, Asus Tuf Gaming RX 6700 XT, Asus TUF Gaming x570 Plus, 32gb G.Skill TZ neo 3600mhz, Samsung 980pro 1tb NVME, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1tb NVME, Lian Li Galahad AIO 240mm, Antec Titanium 1kw.