Or a 2500X...And what's the point for this?, why don't they just make it a 2600s or something..
2500X sounds better and doesn't makes it confusing, or at least sell those only to OEMs that would be interesting.Or a 2500X...
I think the point is to get rid of dies that otherwise wouldn't be useful because they don't meet the binning for 2600's. Better to sell for $85 than get nothing for them. The naming is questionable though as it is clearly a Zen+ part. At the very least, I'd imagine that you'd need a Zen+ aware bios to run it which you wouldn't with an old "AE" 1600.
Google. Look at the people running 3950X on x570. There are minor tweaks. You need to modifiy some line on the inf file to have usb3 supprt (that of x570 and Ryzen3xxx and you can put all this on your Windows 7 slipstreamed. Depending on the MB manufacturer you have tools to slipstream W7 and create an USB key or a DVD drive. All the rest works. No problem. You need to grab last tool (by date - older ones are buggy) from Asus (probably on some x470 motherboard and use x570 drivers on it)i can't find the storage controller drivers, supposedly i should be able to install them before running sysprep. i've seen videos and articles on swapping board with win 7 but ,they only include usb drivers, it seems implied that it should pick up storage or chipset drivers THAT or that the chipset drivers are easily found but, on AMDs site it just says make sure win 10 is up to date with no DL links for any drivers.
EDIT: found some drivers but, either the mobo swap and or sysprep borked my 7 install. think i'm going to go with a windows 9 clean install.
i just can't tell on the asus prime x570-p if adding msata SSDs drops the PCie speeds, looks like they are already dropped with or without the m.2 ssd installed.
I run my 1600 AF on an MSI B350M Gaming Pro which had already been flashed to run a Ryzen 5 3600 ..I pulled the 3600 and dropped it into a MSI B350M Bazooka board ($45 purchase) I just flashed .. so any AM 4 board can be made to work and I don't mind working to get cheaper boards to run 3000 series as it cuts the cost down .Alright, i found the 1600AF at EUR100, so since i already had spare parts enough for a 2nd build, i couldn't resist and ordered one. The only thing that bugs me, is that in MSI's website, in the CPU compatibility list, the AF is not mentioned... I hope it will work with Zen+ BIOS... After all, i decided to go with it instead of 3000, because i don't want to lose the "full" GUI of the MSI BIOS and since i stay with Win7, i decided that the 3600 is not worth the hassle for me. I am no big gamer and i 've been looking at HWInfo and the only time i max out the CPU is when i compress with 7zip...
Thanks, i know... I didn't try it on my MSI B450 Gaming plus where i run my 2600, because i didn't want to remove paste, heatsink, cleaning etc. But in the meantime i 've bought 2 cheap MSI A320 boards (one Max and one normal) and the CPU was detected alright. One had BIOS for Zen+ and the other for Zen2. I haven't made the full build yet, because maybe i will grab a 4th motherboard, to have 1 spare for each machine, if i find a good deal on a cheap B450. But the CPU works and being 65W, any AM4 motherboard seems more than enough. Even the lowest VRM can handle them.I run my 1600 AF on an MSI B350M Gaming Pro which had already been flashed to run a Ryzen 5 3600 ..I pulled the 3600 and dropped it into a MSI B350M Bazooka board ($45 purchase) I just flashed .. so any AM 4 board can be made to work and I don't mind working to get cheaper boards to run 3000 series as it cuts the cost down .
yeah AMD said they're still producing them along with a 1200AF chip now so it could just be glofo trying to get rid of what ever supply of 12nm chips they have left.Been hunting for one of these, seem to be gone everywhere now. Only time I've spotted one they're selling for damn near the price of a 2600. Shame, I really wanted to get one or two.