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Journeyman III

R7 3700X + New Asus Prime X470-Pro


I just bought the R7 3700X and since the X570 Boards are a bit pricy still and PCIe4.0 isn't really relevant right now, I've decided to go for an older model, i.e. the Asus Prime X470-Pro.

Asus has announced that this mobo will support the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors after a BIOS update. What I'm unsure about is whether the BIOS on my board will already be up-to-date (since I've just bought it) or if I will have to update it myself.

I'm more than happy to find out - what I would like to know is: in case my board isn't updated yet and I try to start it up with my 3700X, could that hurt my CPU or board?

Thank you for helping me out here.



2 Replies
Big Boss

its very unlikely to damage your mobo or cpu when using it without bios-update = it just wont post

maybe you need a 1000 or 2000 cpu to update your mobo - maybe your mobo supports direct bios flash from usb

PC: R7 2700X @PBO + RX 580 4G (1500MHz/2000MHz CL16) + 32G DDR4-3200CL14 + 144hz 1ms FS P + 75hz 1ms FS
Laptop: R5 2500U @30W + RX 560X (1400MHz/1500MHz) + 16G DDR4-2400CL16 + 120Hz 3ms FS
Adept II

Some retailers were updating the boards and sticking a "Ryzen 3000 series ready" sticker on them. If you see that you're good to go, if not then you'll need an older gen cpu as it doesn't support cpu free flashback.