Yes it’s the latest; I check at least weakly if not biweekly for BIOS updates. But also I’m having different issues with hyper-v and vituralbox. I’m still testing the waters with it right now and honestly don’t expect that much this soon. That’s why I decided to try the 30-day vmware trial hoping having such expensive software would have faster support. I really wish they had a cheaper paid home/homeoffice license since I like being able to transfer vm’s on the fly between machines.
I wanted the Crossfire motherboard at first but I did a reality check and went for the prime both because I could get it sooner and the way I figure it the first gen boards and processors will have issues so I fully expect to retire this system sooner (within a year) from a workstation to a server which is fine with me. One good thing about the motherboard is that it has a serial port header built in. I directly went for two sticks of ECC memory off the bat so 2400 was good enough for me. Unfortunately the memory is dual ranked so when I go to 64GB the memory speed will go down. Within a year especially with the Ryzen Pro I expect Supermicro to be in the game. (Back in the day… I think 486 era I remember getting a Supermicro board from a quick build shop and regarded it as a cheap brand if you can believe that…)
For the processor I went with the 1700 since it overclocks just fine if not confusingly in the BIOS. If your only dealing with windows as your main OS and hope to vm Freebsd/TrueOS from there then you don’t have to mess with the BIOS as it will overclock and underclock on the fly.
I’m curious how well it will perform with ZFS as a background SAN. That way I’d only have to run one instance of Freebsd with multiple gigabytes and could scale others as necessary. Can’t wait until Bhyve has better support for Ryzen.