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I wouldn't pay $50 more for it. It is a really nice feature, it has saved me once or twice, but at the same time it only saved me because I was being an idiot and doing a BIOS update with unstable RAM settings. If you aren't an idiot, it's not really necessary. 

 

Other boards exist with that feature for a significant amount less as you likely don't need an X570 board. The B550-A Pro has it for ~$70 less and the TUF B550-Plus has it for ~$50 less, both of which will do the same things as the X570-Pro, just with one less Gen 4 M.2 slot. 

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Hey guys so Got a Ryzen 7 5800 X and looking at 2 boards, ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO, or the ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus.  One has Bios flashback the other not.  Now I know two years ago as that's the only sources I can find on the subject you needed to update the Bios but is it so necessary now?  So much that it's worth paying that extra 50 - $60 

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Get the board that HAS Bios Flashback, it's a lifesaver in the event of a bad bios update.

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I wouldn't pay $50 more for it. It is a really nice feature, it has saved me once or twice, but at the same time it only saved me because I was being an idiot and doing a BIOS update with unstable RAM settings. If you aren't an idiot, it's not really necessary. 

 

Other boards exist with that feature for a significant amount less as you likely don't need an X570 board. The B550-A Pro has it for ~$70 less and the TUF B550-Plus has it for ~$50 less, both of which will do the same things as the X570-Pro, just with one less Gen 4 M.2 slot. 

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13 hours ago, RONOTHAN## said:

I wouldn't pay $50 more for it. It is a really nice feature, it has saved me once or twice, but at the same time it only saved me because I was being an idiot and doing a BIOS update with unstable RAM settings. If you aren't an idiot, it's not really necessary. 

 

Other boards exist with that feature for a significant amount less as you likely don't need an X570 board. The B550-A Pro has it for ~$70 less and the TUF B550-Plus has it for ~$50 less, both of which will do the same things as the X570-Pro, just with one less Gen 4 M.2 slot. 

I've been debating with myself on if getting the x570 is even worth it for just the m.2  The price isn't too much more, however when there's more month at the end of your pay it's a juggle over want and need.

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5 minutes ago, AdonMills said:

I've been debating with myself on if getting the x570 is even worth it for just the m.2  The price isn't too much more, however when there's more month at the end of your pay it's a juggle over want and need.

Unless you plan on more than 1 x Gen 4 SSD then I would stick with a B550 board like the ones mentioned above.

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