What a joke. Who cares is the physical socket is the same if you change the chipset requirements.
Everyone knew Ryzen wouldn't run on AM4 mobos from before Ryzen was released. But ever since Ryzen was released, AMD has been touting AM4 compatibility until 2021.
It seems that AMD will just allow one CPU upgrade per chipset even when successive chipset are the same physical dies. If it is really just from ROM size limitations, they should be a little more aggressive in getting mobo manufacturers to release new BIOSs for mobos with 256 Mbit ROMs.
Looking at my system, upgrading from a 2700X to any 3000 series CPU isn't worth it, for gaming at least.
Asus Prime X470-Pro
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Ultra
TeamGroup T-Force 16 GB (2x8) Pro Dark (B-die TDPGD416G3200HC14ADC01)
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe
Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum SSR-750PX
Corsair H80i (not V2 or GT)
Creative SoundBlaster Z (OEM)
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Last edited by umeng2002; 05-07-2020 at 10:15 AM.