2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2018 3:30 PM by billy72

    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor

    lgrip

      I have the following

      Motherboard

          Manufacturer    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

          Model    PRIME X370-PRO (AM4)

          Version    Rev X.0x

          Chipset Vendor    AMD

          Chipset Model    K17 Bridge

          Chipset Revision    00

          Southbridge Vendor    AMD

          Southbridge Model    Carrizo FCH

          Southbridge Revision    51

      BIOS

          Brand    American Megatrends Inc.

          Version    0504

          Date    2/24/2017

      I want to know if I can use the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler - YD270XBGAFBOX on this motherboard?

      I currently have the following CPU.  Would I have any advantage to use the new above processor.

      CPU

              AMD K17

                  Specification    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core Processor

                  Cores    16

                  Threads    16

                  Name    AMD K17

                  Code Name    Summit Ridge

                  Technology    14nm

                 

      Please excuse me if I am asking this question on the wrong forum.

        • Re: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
          black_zion

          You can with a BIOS update, but I wouldn't, as the performance isn't that different from first generation Ryzen, not enough to justify $250+. Hold off for Zen 2 either late this year or early next year.

          • Re: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
            billy72

            Yes, Ryzen 7 2700X is compatible with the Asus X370-Pro board, but it is mandatory to update Bios from 0504 to the latest one published on the official website of this product:

            https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-X370-PRO/HelpDesk_Download/

            I do not recommend the BIOS 3203 unless you install the APU's Ryzen 5 2400G & Ryzen 3 2200G.

            According to the latest benchmarks you could increase the performance of your system by ≥ 20% .... but perhaps you should keep in mind:

            AMD has confirmed that it will not offer free of Spectre v1 & v2 exploits CPUs until 2019, we are still waiting for microcode updates for the current CPUs that may cause an impact on the performance of the systems as benchmarks have already shown to the systems with software mitigations applied....