Friday, October 16th 2020

MSI's Entire Lineup of AMD 400-series Chipset Motherbord will Support "Zen 3"

AMD has officially announced Zen 3 architecture Ryzen 5000 series processors on October 8th. The latest Zen 3 processors have significant performance improvements compared to the previous 7 nm Ryzen 3000 series processors. For the upcoming processors, MSI has released the latest AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.1.0.0 for all X570 and B550 series motherboards (Link) to perfectly utilize the PCI-E 4.0 performance.

In response to the upgrade demands, AMD also mentioned the BIOS update for selected 400 series motherboards to support Ryzen 5000 series processors will be ready in January 2021. To respond to our users' anticipation, MSI is announcing that all 400 series motherboards, including X470 and B450, MAX, or non-MAX products, will provide BIOS updates later on that can support Ryzen 5000 processors. All the evaluation is in progress under the R&D team. A detailed BIOS release schedule will be announced after the BIOS code is provided by AMD. Please stay tuned for the latest information on the MSI website.
Regarding the 300 series motherboards, including X370, B350, and A320 chips, AMD's current official information points out that they are not supported. If AMD makes any official updates later, MSI will also provide the latest information on time.
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30 Comments on MSI's Entire Lineup of AMD 400-series Chipset Motherbord will Support "Zen 3"

#26
Zach_01
newtekie1
No, it was just MSI.
I'm not talking about ebay sales...
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#27
windwhirl
BluesFanUK
Are all B550/X570/A520 compatible with Zen3 out the box?
You wish. Realistically, you need to check if you have the BIOS up to date.

That aside, yes. All the 500 series boards are meant to support Zen 3, either they ship with the support baked in or you download a BIOS update and that'd be it.

But for example, ASUS has not yet launched a BIOS update for my Prime X570-P to support Ryzen 5000 CPUs. I suspect it will be soon, though.
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#28
Zach_01
windwhirl
You wish. Realistically, you need to check if you have the BIOS up to date.

That aside, yes. All the 500 series boards are meant to support Zen 3, either they ship with the support baked in or you download a BIOS update and that'd be it.

But for example, ASUS has not yet launched a BIOS update for my Prime X570-P to support Ryzen 5000 CPUs. I suspect it will be soon, though.
For 500series with the A.G.E.S.A Combo V2 PI 1.0.8.0 will be able to boot. Gigabyte has this already over a month now (Sep15th) and I believe ASUS too for longer (2 months).
For full support, upon ZEN3 release (Nov5th) they will provide the A.G.E.S.A Combo V2 PI 1.1.0.0
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#29
DeathtoGnomes
windwhirl
I thought none of 400-series boards had PCIe 4? I mean, there were those beta BIOSes which did have support, but AMD decided to lock the feature to 500 series only, so newer BIOS updates came with the feature fully disabled..
I think it would be a complete waste to have a 5000 series stuck with pcie3.
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#30
ratirt
This is surely good news for me. I hope my x470 Gaming Carbon will get the update and I will be able go on a new adventure with the 5900X :)
Although I will have to take a look at the features. Maybe going x570 does have its merits and the jump to a newer board will actually be better.
For that I'm gonna have to wait a bit to see the reviews. Either way, that is a good news :)
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