Will the new Ryzen 2600 work out of the box with a MSI b350 Tomahawk motherboard?
I was planning on getting the Ryzen 1600 and already purchased the motherboard a while ago, but I would rather upgrade to the 2600, would this be possible and if so what do I need to take into consideration?
Thanks for any replies, first time pc builder over here.
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Reviews of the 2600 are already out and they are using 300 series boards with old BIOSs, so it should not require a BIOS update to BOOT, though there will be one required to run properly. That being said, you should be using a 400 series board for maximum performance with the Ryzen 2000 series processors.
Hello, Im in a similar situation (first time pc builder!). I have bought the 2600x but I haven't bought my motherboard yet. I was hoping to go with the B350 tomahawk since it fits my budget. So can I update my BIOS without needing an older generation processor? I was hoping that I can just boot up the MOBO/2600 without the update and just download the bios onto a flash; is this possible?
gotta agree if I didn't already have a board I would absolutely get the current generation board. It would be well worth the extra money IMHO. If you wait a month you will likely see some cheaper combos. The first few weeks will always have a price premium.