Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 May 2019.
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?
Slow your roll there, you'd hit the same issue with new-old-stock left on older BIOS versions with AMD too.
Not bought anything, yet...
I know what ya mean, though... buying both at the same time - from the same place - should minimise snafu's
Sadly no, stepping doesn't seem to be advertised or differentiated at retail level.
Pay & pray, it is... oh, well. Thank the silicon Gods for BIOS flashing.
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.
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.
I remember some retailers advertising B0 steppings for some Intel CPUs quite a while back.
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