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Support for 8 core Ryzen 3xxx on B450

Question asked by msimic on Dec 3, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 5, 2018 by msimic

I am wondering if we will see this supported as part of AMD commitment to support for AM4 platform?


If AMD did increase core count that would give them the excuse to follow the Intel precedent and have an impact on previous motherboards and the customer in a bad way.

As a customer that was waiting for Ryzen 3xxx as an upgrade path, I would feel very disappointed if that happened.

It would be very similar to how Intel screwed Z270 owners and a very bad PR move from AMD toward its fans.


The very minimum that should be supported in my opinion is on the midrange version of the previous chipset and the same core count that was supported on it.

Basically a selective CPU backward compatibility support, 8 core on B450 and X470.


After all, the only deficiency of an older motherboard can be power delivery but since power goes down on 7nm, this would make it so the same number of cores should be easily supported with a BIOS upgrade.


What are your thoughts?