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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Hmmm, it might be worth a prime trial for that....
    It will also last thru Black Friday too.Get it with a qualifying Asus motherboard to get three games.


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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It will also last thru Black Friday too.Get it with a qualifying Asus motherboard to get three games.
    Hmmm, all things considered it might be worth holding off any purchase until Black Friday anyway in case any good deals come up then....

    As I said, he's not much of an overclocker so I'm slightly put off buying him a non-X Ryzen CPU....

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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Hmmm, all things considered it might be worth holding off any purchase until Black Friday anyway in case any good deals come up then....

    As I said, he's not much of an overclocker so I'm slightly put off buying him a non-X Ryzen CPU....
    No guarantee though,but the Asus promo looks a good deal:

    https://promotion.asus.com/en/uk/Ryzen


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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    ... the Asus promo looks a good deal ...
    Ah, I've already bought the mobo anyway, so that wouldn't've helped.

    Can't believe none of the ASUS mATX B350 boards have USB Type C on the back panel. Way to delay adoption, ASUS!

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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Ah, I've already bought the mobo anyway, so that wouldn't've helped.

    Can't believe none of the ASUS mATX B350 boards have USB Type C on the back panel. Way to delay adoption, ASUS!
    That seems to be the difference between the b350 and X boards... latter come with more usb ports and usb type 3.1.

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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by pp05 View Post
    That seems to be the difference between the b350 and X boards... latter come with more usb ports and usb type 3.1.
    I went for an ASRock B350 board, mostly for the USB 3.0 Type C on the back panel. Sure it lacks 3.1 Gen 2, but even if my stepson gets some g2 devices they'll still work in Gen 1 ports, so...!

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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Look like AMD is releasing an embedded version of Epyc:

    https://wccftech.com/amd-snowy-owl-e...ries-3251-soc/


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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I went for an ASRock B350 board, mostly for the USB 3.0 Type C on the back panel. Sure it lacks 3.1 Gen 2, but even if my stepson gets some g2 devices they'll still work in Gen 1 ports, so...!
    What is the model?

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    What is the model?
    AB350M Pro4. I honestly didn't buy it just because I like the black & white colour scheme...

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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Out of interest did you have any problems with the BIOS firmware? I installed one of the higher spec Ryzen 3 or 5s (can't remember which) and had a nightmare sending the board back over and over till they finally updated the firmware.

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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    The HP Envy with RR is now available in the US:

    http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-env...ouch-1za07av-1


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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    AB350M Pro4. I honestly didn't buy it just because I like the black & white colour scheme...
    I was looking at that board too. It's reasonably priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pp05 View Post
    I was looking at that board too. It's reasonably priced.
    I got one a month ago, attracted by that reasonable price. Good board, in that it hasn't given me any reason to hold a grudge against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuarpearce View Post
    Out of interest did you have any problems with the BIOS firmware? I installed one of the higher spec Ryzen 3 or 5s (can't remember which) and had a nightmare sending the board back over and over till they finally updated the firmware.
    Haven't even received the board yet, not have I ordered a CPU! A few other people on Hexus have Ryzen builds though, and don't seem to have had any issues like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Haven't even received the board yet, not have I ordered a CPU! A few other people on Hexus have Ryzen builds though, and don't seem to have had any issues like that...
    Certain boards actually only supported BR or Ryzen 7 out of the box and not Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5! It was because some of the initial BIOS versions did not support the newer CPUs and why I made sure I stuck with boards where all versions supported the CPUs I paired with the build. The problem is you can't say whether a retailer has gotten stock with the updated BIOS or not.


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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Certain boards actually only supported BR or Ryzen 7 out of the box and not Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5! ...
    I suppose I could grab a cheap BR APU just in case - no doubt I could find a use for it afterwards

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