Friday, February 9th 2018

ASUS Announces Support for AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega

ASUS today announced that its complete lineup of AM4-socket-based motherboards now offer support for the first Zen architecture-based AMD Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega graphics Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), via a BIOS update that's available immediately. These all-new AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs combine up to four Zen-based CPU cores with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. When used in combination with ASUS AMD AM4 Series motherboards, AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs offer great-value performance and deliver best-in-class gaming and graphics experiences.

Existing owners of ASUS AM4-socket motherboards can update their systems quickly and easily with the intuitive ASUS USB BIOS Flashback or ASUS EZ Flash 3 tools. In addition, an updated graphics driver - available from the ASUS support website - pushes the integrated AMD Radeon graphics to new performance heights for best-ever visual and gaming experiences with AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs.
Quick-and-easy BIOS update delivers instant compatibility with AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs
Updating an ASUS AM4-socket-based motherboard for compatibility with the latest AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs takes just moments, via one of two simple methods.

With the ASUS-exclusive USB BIOS Flashback feature built in to many ASUS motherboards, users only need to download the latest UEFI BIOS to a USB flash drive, connect the motherboard's power supply, insert a FAT32-formatted USB drive, and then press the motherboard's USB BIOS Flashback or Reset button. No AM4 processor or memory modules need to be in place, and the update will complete in a few moments.

Alternatively, users may update via the EZ Flash 3 utility that's integrated with the ASUS UEFI BIOS. This tool allows the update to be applied via an inserted USB drive or downloaded directly from the internet.

Users are also advised to update to the newest Radeon Vega drivers (V23.20.817.0 or later) to enjoy the best-possible graphics performance. These drivers are available for download from the ASUS microsite, at this page.

This ASUS BIOS update is available immediately worldwide. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
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12 Comments on ASUS Announces Support for AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega

#1
Readlight
My favorite TUF B350M-PLUS GAMING but life gets too expensive.
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#2
damric
Is anyone else afraid that miners will figure out how to utilize these APUs?
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#3
Chaitanya
damric said:
Is anyone else afraid that miners will figure out how to utilize these APUs?
at best these apus will have performance equal to rx560. Dont think miners will want such a weak gpu.
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#4
Darmok N Jalad
That's cool that it can update without a CPU, since you're highly likely to be getting a board that needs the BIOS update right out of the box. OT--I still have the box for my first ASUS motherboard, the A7N8X Deluxe -- I use it to hold documents now. :p
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#5
damric
Chaitanya said:
at best these apus will have performance equal to rx560. Dont think miners will want such a weak gpu.
Notice that there is no rx560 stock left due to miners?
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#6
DeOdView
Nice! I'm so really tempted now with my 2 new builds I wanted 6 months agoooo..... The dawn freaking RAMs price is ridiculous that's I can NOT justified for the build.
RAMs costed more than most CPUs or even GPUs... Really? WTH.. seriously???

I really hoped someone already file an investigation with RAMs price fixing...

Sorry for the raged... but yeah...

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Peaces
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#7
Supercrit
damric said:
Notice that there is no rx560 stock left due to miners?
That's caused by desperate gamers and wannabe miners who want to resell (crappy) rigs. Terrible and slow ROI with these cards because hashrate/rig is lame. Besides, you can't possibly make multi CPU miner. Using it to offset the cost is fine though.
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Bruno Vieira
Supercrit said:
That's caused by desperate gamers and wannabe miners who want to resell (crappy) rigs. Terrible and slow ROI with these cards because hashrate/rig is lame. Besides, you can't possibly make multi CPU miner. Using it to offset the cost is fine though.
Just wait for the mobos with 9 cpu sockets and 1 stick of ram.
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#9
TheGuruStud
Supercrit said:
That's caused by desperate gamers and wannabe miners who want to resell (crappy) rigs. Terrible and slow ROI with these cards because hashrate/rig is lame. Besides, you can't possibly make multi CPU miner. Using it to offset the cost is fine though.
You actually can run CPUs in slots on a MB. It's been done in the past with AMD running on intel system (has its own ram). But I don't see anyone redeveloping this.
I think it was more proof of concept as I don't believe it ever went into production.
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#10
damric
Supercrit said:
That's caused by desperate gamers and wannabe miners who want to resell (crappy) rigs. Terrible and slow ROI with these cards because hashrate/rig is lame. Besides, you can't possibly make multi CPU miner. Using it to offset the cost is fine though.
I guess what I'm saying is that I bet there will be a ripple effect on the APUs due to mining similar to how we see an effect on the sold out rx 560s. Directly, it could be due to desperate gamers buying up APU stock, unable to afford or find even basic entry level discreet GPUs such as rx 560. I'm going to go ahead and say "I told you so", and we'll see if I'm right.
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#11
Steevo
PCIe slots support up to 75W, and these are 65W, plus a stick of memory and a fan......
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#12
Melvis
AsRock also have there motherboards updated for these CPU'S
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