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Blogs Intel's latest 9th Gen CPUs have compatibility issues with older motherboards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 May 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Jeff Hine

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    Another 'Ooops...!' that reinforces my next CPU being from the opposing faction.
    Any way to check what 'stepping' you'll get when you order... or is it pay & pray?
     
  3. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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  4. Jeff Hine

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    Not bought anything, yet... :p
    I know what ya mean, though... buying both at the same time - from the same place - should minimise snafu's
     
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    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    Sadly no, stepping doesn't seem to be advertised or differentiated at retail level.
     
  6. Jeff Hine

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    Pay & pray, it is... oh, well. Thank the silicon Gods for BIOS flashing.
     
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    And that's a huge issue, because there are likely to be significant differences in performance for certain takes between a CPU with hardware mitigations and one without.
     
  8. Jeff Hine

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    This side of the bottom falling out of the Ryzen 2xxx market, that bridge is a long way off for me.
    Still toying with which of the 4 bits - CPU, 'board, RAM, Cooler - I plan on getting in the short/medium term, to finish my upgrade, I should prioritise.
     
  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I remember some retailers advertising B0 steppings for some Intel CPUs quite a while back.
     
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