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AMD Updates Ryzen 3 1200 CPU with Zen+ Architecture

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Toldyaso :p both AFs are Zen+ parts so they should need a microcode update! (With a BIOS.) Technically, to what the original Zen+ lineup required. (I'd assume the 1200 AF repeats the 2300X here, and the 1600 AF the 2600.) Factually... again, Asrock says, on my board, you need the latest semi-beta from this Feb for the 1600 AF, dunno why. Maybe it's cuz they have to hard-encode them into the firmware too. I mean, the 2300X requires a slightly newer BIOS on my mobo than the 2600, and iirc it hit the market a bit later than the 2600 sooo...
 
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Updating a BIOS isn't such a huge worry nowadays and won't make it cost anymore than it does.
The thing is it's being named the same as a previous chip by model but the board unless updated won't know that and probrably go ? and refuse to work without it. If that's all there is to it for making one of these work I'd be OK with it.
I will be checking it out for final pricing and so on, if the price is anywhere near what's said now I'll probrably get one.
 
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