Friday, November 12th 2021

ASUS and GIGABYTE Enable AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processor Support on A320 Chipsets

With AMD's Ryzen 5000 series of processors, you needed 400 or 500 series chipset to run the latest generation. However, some reports of users enabling their Ryzen 5000 series processors to run on some 300 series chipset motherboards. And this made everyone curious if AMD's partners will ever bring proper firmware support to run Ryzen 5000 processors on AMD 300 series chipsets. According to today's round of news, ASUS and GIGABYTE have released a firmware update for their A320 boards that enabled Ryzen 5000 processors to run at their total capacity.

Added support means if you have a system with an A320 chipset and plan to upgrade your processors, you may not need to buy a whole new platform for the Zen3-based processors, and you could update your BIOS version to the latest version and perform an upgrade. Check your board's BIOS version and see if you are eligible for an upgrade on ASUS and GIGABYTE websites.
Source: Tom's Hardware
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41 Comments on ASUS and GIGABYTE Enable AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processor Support on A320 Chipsets

#4
ST.o.CH
Another way to show off the 5950x is so efficient that can run on a A320 board, nevermind the X370 boards.
Sounds good for x570/b550 owners.

Awesome was to saw a 5600x or 5800x running on a hero six like the one I have.
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#7
Dristun
rares495why tho
a certain coin is very mineable on Ryzen CPUs. No need for a great mobo to do that at the lowest power use possible.
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#8
MaenadFIN
S.T.A.R.S.
rares495why tho
Why the hell not? If they also have support for 5000 series Ryzen APUs, OEMs can sell consumer level PCs cheaper.
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#9
Chrispy_
Presumably the 5600G (and 5700G) will be getting serious price cuts as soon as the non-K Alder Lake CPUs hit retail. Alder Lake is comfortably beating Zen3 full-fat - specifically the 12600K is going toe-to-toe with 5800X. An i5-12500 is likely going to wipe the floor with the reduced-cache 5700G and the 5600G trails even that significantly.

So if the leaked $230 price of the i5-12500 is accurate, it's going to be really hard to sell a 5700G for more than $200 and a 5600G may go for as little as $150. For someone who bought the popular and well-priced 3000G in an A320 board, $150 is a great opportunity to triple their CPU and IGP at the same time.

I've never seen an A-series board in my life but I fully understand that A-series boards outsell B-series and X-series combined by no insignificant margin. There must be millions of them out in the wild just begging for a price-cut, drop-in upgrade.
Dristuna certain coin is very mineable on Ryzen CPUs. No need for a great mobo to do that at the lowest power use possible.
Does this coin have a future or is it just another stupid flash in the pan like Chia? Proof of Work is a dying method for crypto viability and that's why Bitcoin trails Ethereum in terms of profitability and gains.
(disclaimer: I'm a filthy ETH miner with four horrible Proof-of-Work ETH rigs sucking up 3.4KW 24/7/365 and depriving 24 gamers of potential RX5700 cards)
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#10
mechtech
Chrispy_Presumably the 5600G (and 5700G) will be getting serious price cuts as soon as the non-K Alder Lake CPUs hit retail. Alder Lake is comfortably beating Zen3 full-fat - specifically the 12600K is going toe-to-toe with 5800X. An i5-12500 is likely going to wipe the floor with the reduced-cache 5700G and the 5600G trails even that significantly.
It's too bad the 5700G didn't have double the cache like the 5800x...........if it actually gets a price cut it would make a nice upgrade path. Still can depending on the price.

And I guess you're talking CPU wise, since W!zz mentioned the intel igpu is a few gens old and weak?
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#11
Chrispy_
mechtechExactly. My x370 is not impressed lol
It'll come, hopefully. If they can add it to the A-series they're almost certainly going to add it to the entire 300-series eventually.
HD64G5950X has an adjustable power limit from 45W up to 105W without PBO enabled, so it is easily handled by any board available.
It's almost shocking how fast a 3950X is at 65W.
Sure, it's 15% slower but holy hell 85% of a full-fat, unrestricted 3950X is incredible at 65W.
I've yet to build any 5950X at reduced TDP but I'm sure they're equally impressive.
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#12
Dristun
Chrispy_Does this coin have a future or is it just another stupid flash in the pan like Chia? Proof of Work is a dying method for crypto viability and that's why Bitcoin trails Ethereum in terms of profitability and gains.
(disclaimer: I'm a filthy ETH miner with four horrible Proof-of-Work ETH rigs sucking up 3.4KW 24/7/365 and depriving 24 gamers of potential RX5700 cards)
It's shit. I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a fad, doesn't bring anything new to the table at all (it's called Raptoreum, lol)
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#13
Caring1
mechtechIt's too bad the 5700G didn't have double the cache like the 5800x...........if it actually gets a price cut it would make a nice upgrade path. Still can depending on the price.

And I guess you're talking CPU wise, since W!zz mentioned the intel igpu is a few gens old and weak?
The fact it has less cache means miners won't be snapping them up for the new coins that love AMD CPU's large cache, which will drive up their prices.
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#14
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Crosshair 6 supports Ryzen 5800-5950.
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#15
prtskg
Large cache need Ryzen CPUs which in turn need GPUs. Since GPUs are unicorn, I doubt this new coin will become so big that it threatens Ryzen stock.
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#16
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Jill Christine ValentineWhy the hell not? If they also have support for 5000 series Ryzen APUs, OEMs can sell consumer level PCs cheaper.
As if B450/A520 boards weren't already dirt cheap...
#17
AugeK
I think it's rather a case of selling CPU, which would offer better profit that selling chipset.
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#18
user556
Yeah, its gotta be something like that. It's a decent savings for the cheap-end to keep the existing mobo. And the 450/520 aren't much of an upgrade. Neither support PCI-E 4.0.
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#19
kerberos_20
there is limitation on 16MB bioses, u get either agesa V1 or agesa V2, not both
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#20
Chrispy_
mechtechAnd I guess you're talking CPU wise, since W!zz mentioned the intel igpu is a few gens old and weak?
Xe 32EU isn't much to write home about but Vega 7 isn't exactly new or powerful either.
The grass is just as dead on the other side - at least until Rembrandt arrives with GDDR5 and RDNA2.
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#21
AugeK
kerberos_20there is limitation on 16MB bioses, u get either agesa V1 or agesa V2, not both
Losing the 1xxx, as seen with Asus, would be worth the update, even losing 2xxx would be ok for me.
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#22
Chrispy_
prtskgLarge cache need Ryzen CPUs which in turn need GPUs. Since GPUs are unicorn, I doubt this new coin will become so big that it threatens Ryzen stock.
They don't need to be current GPUs, they just need to be compatible with the PCIe standard and allow the CPU to boot so $10 will more than cover it (for now).
www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=graphics+card+512mb
If this crypto actually takes off expect old junk like this the be scoured clean from the used market though.
rares495As if B450/A520 boards weren't already dirt cheap...
You can't readily buy an A320 board anymore, this is for existing A320 owners to keep their existing system going for a few more years.
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#23
zlobby
We now just need support for TR and Epyc on A320! :)
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#24
user556
AugeKLosing the 1xxx, as seen with Asus, would be worth the update, even losing 2xxx would be ok for me.
Conveniently, only pre-Zen has to be dropped.
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#25
jonup
FWIW I ran 2400g on a B550 mobo for awhile while i was waiting on the 5600G launch. I know it is not the same but B550 does not officially support Zen1 CPUs/APUs. I was a bit wary updating the BIOS but slowly but surely I update to the latest bios, flashing just about every bios in between. They all worked fine.
Also PBO is working on my original 2400G mobo - Asrock AB350M. 300 series chipsets are not supposed to support PBO. But I have PBO and Curve Optimizer maxed out at +200 on 3600(nonX). The kicker is that the mobo eventually got bios support for BCLK OC as well. So I am running the 3600 at 104MHz BCLK and +208MHz (+2 multi) with turbo (4575MHz) fully functional. This works with both X370m and AB350m bioses flashed on the mobo.
Moral of the story is, AMD artificially limits the support and I believe for mobo manufacturers it is easier to compile newer bioses off the same base code so there is cross support for all the different generations.
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