Tuesday, March 5th 2019

MSI X470 and B450 Motherboards Receive BIOS Support for Upcoming Athlon "Raven Ridge" Processors

MSI, the world leading motherboard brand, is proudly to release BIOS updates to support the upcoming AMD Raven Ridge processors, including AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs. The updated BIOS version is prepared to support the future AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs and also the current Athlon APUs which have launched last year. MSI strongly recommends its users to update their systems by downloading and applying the latest BIOS.
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26 Comments on MSI X470 and B450 Motherboards Receive BIOS Support for Upcoming Athlon "Raven Ridge" Processors

#1
GoldenX
Serie 3 chipsets also got it.
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#2
ZhangirDuyseke
Why would anyone pair Athlon CPUs with X470 or B450 motherboard?! A320 makes more sense.
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#3
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
ZhangirDuyseke, post: 4006559, member: 181676"
Why would anyone pair Athlon CPUs with X470 or B450 motherboard?! A320 makes more sense.
Because they can. Don't like it?Vote with your wallet, not your writing skills.
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#4
GoldenX
ZhangirDuyseke, post: 4006559, member: 181676"
Why would anyone pair Athlon CPUs with X470 or B450 motherboard?! A320 makes more sense.
If you're on a tight budget, you can start with a nice board with OC capabilities and a cheap CPU, and wait for Zen2.
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#5
truongpham2411
GoldenX, post: 4006585, member: 160319"
If you're on a tight budget, you can start with a nice board with OC capabilities and a cheap CPU, and wait for Zen2.
Goos strategy. I also prepare to follow that way. I hope next year we can have athlon 300GE ... with zen 2 core is perfect
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#6
ironwolf
the future AMD Athlon 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE APUs
Am I missing something?
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#7
GLD
I have the MSI B450M PRO-VDH currently paired with a Ryzen 5 2400G, as my one and only desktop at the moment. I did have the same board paired with an Athlon 200GE as my second rig/daily driver, but the CAMP Fire took all my schit. So people do pair the APU's with these boards.

I can't find the bios in this article available to download by the way.
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#8
ShurikN
Will they kill overclocking on new Athlons with this bios update?
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#9
GoldenX
GLD, post: 4006609, member: 26236"
I have the MSI B450M PRO-VDH currently paired with a Ryzen 5 2400G, as my one and only desktop at the moment. I did have the same board paired with an Athlon 200GE as my second rig/daily driver, but the CAMP Fire took all my schit. So people do pair the APU's with these boards.

I can't find the bios in this article available to download by the way.
All BIOS are model dependent, check yours.

ironwolf, post: 4006607, member: 94359"
Am I missing something?
Anything past the 200GE was not on the market.
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#10
ironwolf
GoldenX, post: 4006617, member: 160319"
All BIOS are model dependent, check yours.


Anything past the 200GE was not on the market.
220GE and 240GE been out for a little while, hence my confusion.
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#11
Caring1
"MSI, the world leading motherboard brand"
According to who? :confused:
I don' remember voting, or even buying one of their boards in the last 20 years.
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#12
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Caring1, post: 4006645, member: 153156"
"MSI, the world leading motherboard brand"
According to who? :confused:
I don' remember voting, or even buying one of their boards in the last 20 years.
MSI K7N2 Delta, A64 boards, it wasnt until after AM2 that quality was going bad for them
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#13
Caring1
eidairaman1, post: 4006650, member: 40556"
MSI K7N2 Delta, A64 boards, it wasnt until after AM2 that quality was going bad for them
I did have one MSI Motherboard that was a work of art in my eyes, socket 939 I believe with red anodized parts.
Definitely one of the best looking boards I have seen, unfortunately I could never get it to boot so it sat as a display piece for ages before being thrown away.
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#14
ShurikN
Caring1, post: 4006645, member: 153156"
"MSI, the world leading motherboard brand"
According to who? :confused:
I don' remember voting, or even buying one of their boards in the last 20 years.
They have the best power delivery on B series AMD boards.
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#15
GoldenX
ironwolf, post: 4006630, member: 94359"
220GE and 240GE been out for a little while, hence my confusion.
Huh, they never arrived here, only the 200GE.
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#16
ArbitraryAffection
My mum's PC with Asrock B450I ITX running a 200GE already. It;s a good little chip... but 240GE is basically pointless at its current price. IT's £70, for only £20 more you can get 2200G which is almost 2x faster CPU and 3x faster iGPU, has 2x the PCIE lanes ... for like 30% more price. And only 10% more performance over 200GE for 40% more price... Honestly they should have put a bigger iGPU on the 240GE, maybe a Vega 6 (384SP) and clocked at 3.7+ then maybe it might be more attractive. Also make it unlocked lol. Anyway sorry I digressed.
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#17
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
These are locked out models due to imperfections
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#18
king of swag187
ZhangirDuyseke, post: 4006559, member: 181676"
Why would anyone pair Athlon CPUs with X470 or B450 motherboard?! A320 makes more sense.
A320 makes zero sense, given B350/B450 boards are quite literally a few bucks more, and can OC the athlons (Gigabyte/MSI's)

Caring1, post: 4006645, member: 153156"
"MSI, the world leading motherboard brand"
According to who? :confused:
I don' remember voting, or even buying one of their boards in the last 20 years.
Atleast they're not Asus lol
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#19
TheDeeGee
Intel would just make a new socket... easy money.
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#20
Bones
At least they are on top of getting the BIOS files updated ASAP.

eidairaman1, post: 4006650, member: 40556"
MSI K7N2 Delta, A64 boards, it wasnt until after AM2 that quality was going bad for them
There were signs of it going down during AM2 as well....... Think "Nikos".
No way they are now or ever was the leading brand, they've always been a mid to lower tier make that I've ever known of.

They did come up with some NICE innovations such as the OC dial found on some of their now older models with a few other things that actually worked BUT the inferiority of it's components (Nikos) nullifies all that unfortunately.

In the end it can only be what it's made of and Nikos is just cheap, subpar quality.
PLENTY of fried VRM's out there to back that up as fact too.

@king of swag187: I'd rather have an Asus than an MSI any day based on my personal experiences with both makes.
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#22
ironwolf
GoldenX, post: 4006676, member: 160319"
Huh, they never arrived here, only the 200GE.
Apologies, was only thinking of here in the US. Are they not available elsewhere or something?
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#23
GoldenX
ironwolf, post: 4007001, member: 94359"
Apologies, was only thinking of here in the US. Are they not available elsewhere or something?
They may be very low priority. I can still get the A8 9600 or A6 9500, but still only the 200GE.
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#24
ghazi
These CPUs have been out for how long now? And why does MSI feel the need for a press release announcing this as some great achievement when their products are generally quite subpar?
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#25
GoldenX
ghazi, post: 4007698, member: 175630"
These CPUs have been out for how long now? And why does MSI feel the need for a press release announcing this as some great achievement when their products are generally quite subpar?
Yeah, weird, my support for this came out 2018-12-27, nothing "new".
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