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Are you upgrading to Ryzen 5000 / Zen 3?  

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  1. 1. Are you upgrading to Ryzen 5000 / Zen 3?

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    • Yes, but I'm going to wait.
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Our partners at AMD have pulled back the curtain on the new Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors.


We've put together a quick blog post with quick links to products that will be compatible at launch.





From what we gather, 500-series motherboards will be compatible with a BIOS update. Also, board partners may be releasing refreshed motherboards that support the new processors out of the box. So keep an eye out for those!


Certain motherboards with older chipsets may get support for the new processors through a beta BIOS release. From what they've said so far, this will be a one-way update as they will be dropping support for certain older processors in order to make space on the ROM for 5000-series CPU support.


As far as cooling goes, the processors AMD announced on the 8th will not come with a box cooler (except for the Ryzen 5 5600X which will ship with a Wraith Spire). Since these processors use the AM4 socket, all current CPU liquid coolers from us will support these parts.


For memory we're recommending 3200-3600MHz kits for now. This may change as more information is given.


Storage will depend on your motherboard choice, but if you're on B550/X570, our MP600 is a solid PCIe 4.0 device to help you use that extra PCIe bandwidth.

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