Thursday, December 10th 2020

MSI Will Offer BIOS Update for all AMD 400-Series Motherboards to Optimize Performance for AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support

As a world-leading motherboards brand, MSI commits to deliver gamers and creators genuine pleasure, and will keep moving. BIOS update is always an exhilarating news for most users, so MSI keeps announcing relative news for our users. From this week, MSI will release AMD AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.1.0.0 Patch D BIOS for all AMD 400-series motherboards and it is expected to be completely uploaded before the end of 2020.

All AMD 400-Series Motherboards Comprehensively Support Ryzen 5000 CPU with AMD AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.1.0.0 Patch D
The purpose to keep releasing BIOS update is not only for increasing motherboards performance but also for better compatibilities. After AMD launches Ryzen 5000 CPU, most are inquisitive about whether Ryzen 5000 CPU is compatible with AMD previous platforms. MSI realizes that users are eager to enhance their motherboards with the latest CPU; therefore, we are determined to offer AGESA 1.1.0.0 Patch D for all AMD 400-series motherboards. With AGESA 1.1.0.0 Patch D, your 400-series motherboards can support Ryzen 5000 CPU and achieve its true performance. Since there are some technical issues on AGESA 1.1.8.0, it will not be released. Thus, AGESA 1.1.0.0. Patch D is the finest choice to update your motherboards.
AMD AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.1.0.0 Patch D Supports Re-Size BAR
One of the remarkable features of BIOS update this time is Re-Size BAR support. Undoubtedly, Re-Size BAR is a popular issue at present, and this function is performed to maximize efficiency for the system. It takes advantages of the memory of both the CPU and GPU as well as reduces latency and buffering effectively, which improves gaming experience. With BIOS update, AGESA 1.1.0.0 Patch D, AMD 400-series motherboards support Re-Size BAR as well. It is recommended that users update BIOS immediately to have better advancement.
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19 Comments on MSI Will Offer BIOS Update for all AMD 400-Series Motherboards to Optimize Performance for AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support

#1
c12038
Remember this is only for the 5000 series CPU and is not backward compatible to older series 1,2 CPUs Series 3 maybe they haven't decided yet to include this series in the bios release
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#2
ZILZAL
Let them first offer bios updates to the 500-seriese motherboards to fix the current issues.
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#4
c12038
ZILZALLet them first offer bios updates to the 500-seriese motherboards to fix the current issues.
This not an update to fix current issues with current series Ryzen CPUs its the Ryzen 5000 update that allows 400 series m/b to accept the Ryzen 5000 series CPU but disables the current support for Series 1,2 and maybe 3 ryzen cpus
MetroidI'm still waiting for a bios update to ryzen 5xxx on www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-GAMING-PLUS

Nothing yet and they said before December 2020.
There will be 2 bios updates one for 16mb and 32mb bios size chips

none MAX = 16mb bios
Max =32mb bios

so yours will fall under the 16mb bios category
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#5
Metroid
c12038There will be 2 bios updates one for 16mb and 32mb bios size chips

none MAX = 16mb bios
Max =32mb bios

so yours will fall under the 16mb bios category
Yeah. I can buy the cpu right now but want to wait for a bios update first, let's hope msi will keep its promise.
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#6
yun4l
So ... There is hope for my MSI B450I+4750G ?
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#8
Blue4130
c12038This not an update to fix current issues with current series Ryzen CPUs its the Ryzen 5000 update that allows 400 series m/b to accept the Ryzen 5000 series CPU but disables the current support for Series 1,2 and maybe 3 ryzen cpus


There will be 2 bios updates one for 16mb and 32mb bios size chips

none MAX = 16mb bios
Max =32mb bios

so yours will fall under the 16mb bios category
Pretty sure he knows that. What he is saying... Instead of releasing this, spend the time to fix the BIOS on the 550/570 before spending time to add support to 450/470.

I agree, I'd enjoy being able to run my 3600mhz ram at 3600 MHZ, not 3200 MHZ.
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#9
PanicLake
"As a world-leading motherboards brand " that can't support more than one generation of CPU because they cheap out with small BIOS memory chip (16-32MB). On the website they don't even list the size of the bios in the motherboard specifications like other brands do.
For example I looked for the first 400 series motherboard I can find on Asrock, Asus and Gigabyte, they all say the size of the bios, and it is at least 4-8 time larger.

ASUS - 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Gigabyte - 1 x 128 Mbit flash
Asrock - 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support

They had to release the MAX version because of the 16MB bios and yet they only went for 32MB, making the same mistake again!
World-leading motherboards brand.... more like world leading greediness.
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#10
c12038
PanicLake"As a world-leading motherboards brand " that can't support more than one generation of CPU because they cheap out with small BIOS memory chip (16-32MB). On the website they don't even list the size of the bios in the motherboard specifications like other brands do.
For example I looked for the first 400 series motherboard I can find on Asrock, Asus and Gigabyte, they all say the size of the bios, and it is at least 4-8 time larger.

ASUS - 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Gigabyte - 1 x 128 Mbit flash
Asrock - 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support

They had to release the MAX version because of the 16MB bios and yet they only went for 32MB, making the same mistake again!
World-leading motherboards brand.... more like world leading greediness.
Yeah i agree see this extract from the website regarding this Bios size line up just click on the link
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#11
M1000
PanicLakeFor example I looked for the first 400 series motherboard I can find on Asrock, Asus and Gigabyte, they all say the size of the bios, and it is at least 4-8 time larger.
32 MB = 256 Mb
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#12
Baum
Thank you MSI good move

BIOS updates usually goes unnoticed by the consumer but are much needed and important also for the enviroment, lower the e trash pelase
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#13
c12038
BaumThank you MSI good move

BIOS updates usually goes unnoticed by the consumer but are much needed and important also for the enviroment, lower the e trash pelase
Also see this

Just remember that once you update a B450 to a Ryzen 5000 compatible BIOS version (when they release next year), it's expected that you will not be able to use previous generation Ryzen CPUs. So if something goes wrong, you can't decide to plop your old Ryzen 3000/2000 CPU back in (because they won't work once you've updated to the new BIOS). Anyway, take a look around your board manufacturer's website (ie Gigabyte, ASUS, ASRock, or MSI) for coming details or announcements on BIOS updates for 400 series boards.
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#14
dommito
c12038Also see this

Just remember that once you update a B450 to a Ryzen 5000 compatible BIOS version (when they release next year), it's expected that you will not be able to use previous generation Ryzen CPUs. So if something goes wrong, you can't decide to plop your old Ryzen 3000/2000 CPU back in (because they won't work once you've updated to the new BIOS). Anyway, take a look around your board manufacturer's website (ie Gigabyte, ASUS, ASRock, or MSI) for coming details or announcements on BIOS updates for 400 series boards.
Question: So my current system is a MSI B450 tomahawk (non Max) with a Ryzen 5 2600. I plan on purchasing a 5600x, should they ever be in stock, and I am wondering how the BIOS update would work. As my motherboard is not a max and is a 16 MB, from what I am hearing the new bios will most likely not support my old CPU. How do I update my bios if the update wont support my old CPU, and I can't use the new CPU until after the bios update? Will this update not brick my motherboard? Or is there a way to switch the CPU during/after the update?
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#15
Caring1
dommitoQuestion: So my current system is a MSI B450 tomahawk (non Max) with a Ryzen 5 2600. I plan on purchasing a 5600x, should they ever be in stock, and I am wondering how the BIOS update would work. As my motherboard is not a max and is a 16 MB, from what I am hearing the new bios will most likely not support my old CPU. How do I update my bios if the update wont support my old CPU, and I can't use the new CPU until after the bios update? Will this update not brick my motherboard? Or is there a way to switch the CPU during/after the update?
From the MSI website.
Flash BIOS Button: Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card.
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#16
dommito
Caring1From the MSI website.
Flash BIOS Button: Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card.
Oh ok thanks. I can look into it but do you know if it’s better to remove everything from the mobo to flash? I plan on removing the cpu but how about gpu, ram, sata, usb etc
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#17
Caring1
dommitoOh ok thanks. I can look into it but do you know if it’s better to remove everything from the mobo to flash? I plan on removing the cpu but how about gpu, ram, sata, usb etc
Unplug all USB and drives, the GPU and Ram should be fine.
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#18
dommito
Caring1Unplug all USB and drives, the GPU and Ram should be fine.
Alright. Thanks!
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#19
Baum
So a reflash to the old Bios with "old CPU" Support via USB Key is still possible?

I can move backwards as both bioses should be "branches" and not newer = old cpu is trash and no downgrade
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