AMD was quick to point out that the 1st Gen Ryzen motherboards might not support the 3rd Gen Zen 2 CPUs. The lower-end A320 board will completely lack support for the new processors while the B350 and X370 platforms may or may not be compatible depending on the OEM. We’ve already seen multiple benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 3600, from GeekBench to Userbench and even SiSoft, but most of them were using an X570 board. Now, we’ve got
Looking at the chip, it is a standard hex-core Ryzen 5 3600 part running at 4.20GHz with 32MB of L3 and 512KB of L2 cache per core. It has SMT enabled and scores rather well in the multi-media test, scoring 623.43Mpix/s and achieving a rank of #4,499. The Zen 2 CPU is running on an ASRock X370 Gaming K4 motherboard, and so it seems like some of the 1st Gen Ryzen boards will indeed be compatible with the latest Ryzen processors. So in case you own an older X370 or B350 platform, don’t be hasty and sell it just yet, it might support your next dream-CPU in the coming months.
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