- Jul 5, 2013
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That will depend on the board and if the maker updated the BIOS with the proper micro-code, which most are and have been for a few months as the micro-code has been final for that long.1. If I purchase Ryzen 3600/3600X CPU (in July), paired up with a B450/X470 motherboard (giving the X570 a miss), would this combination work straight out of the box?
As long as you buy a board that states it's Ryzen 3xxx ready( and every retailer will be highlighting this to drive sales), you'll have no issues.Or would I need a previous generation AMD ryzen chip to update the BIOS first?
Yes, the vast majority of games will easily benefit more from a greater amount of L1/L2/L3 cache than from a greater number of cores. Bang-for-buck, if money is tight, the Ryzen 3600 is the best value balance between price/performance. If you have more money to spend, then the 3800X gives the best performance in games due to the higher clock speeds. Reference the chart below.2. Does the larger cache size matter with these newer 3000 Ryzen CPUs? One of AMDs charts was calling this "game cache" for which I'm assuming helps gaming in one way or another?
[Above chart thanks to TPU found here; https://www.techpowerup.com/256425/amd-ryzen-3-3200g-and-ryzen-5-3400g-detailed-new-slide-leak]