I saw an AM4 Excavator core cpu @ MC on closeout for $16...if you have an MC near you check it out.Just bought a 570 MB but won't have my 3800x for a few weeks. What is least expensive CPU that will run in that MB?
Just want to test the MB. and would like to know inside the 30 day return window so I don't have to deal with RMA.
As the OP stated, no MC nearby. What's more, the X570 chipset does not support any of the Bulldozer-derivative APUs at all (all Excavator-based AM4 CPUs are actually APUs with their IGPs disabled during manufacture). So the Excavator core APU will not work at all with any X570 motherboard even though the CPU physically fits the motherboard's socket. Excavator is only compatible with the 300- and 400-series motherboards whose BIOS version has not yet been updated to a Zen2-compatible version (in other words, the BIOS version must specifically support the original first-generation Zen CPUs in order to be compatible with Excavator). That same compatibility issue will greatly complicate a BIOS update to support Zen2 and newer CPUs: Some motherboards will not even let you update to a Zen2-compatible BIOS version (or more specifically, the BIOS update attempt to the newer BIOS version will fail) with an Excavator or a Zen1 CPU installed.I saw an AM4 Excavator core cpu @ MC on closeout for $16...if you have an MC near you check it out.