Wednesday, March 23rd 2022

MSI AMD 500, 400, 300-series Motherboards Ready to Support Ryzen 5000/4000 Series

AMD recently announced the latest "Zen 3" and "Zen 2" new processors are coming to the market very soon for DIY users, which includes the ground-breaking AMD 3D V-Cache technology processor, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Moreover, the mainstream Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 5600, Ryzen 5 5500, Ryzen 5 4600G, Ryzen 5 4500, and Ryzen 3 4100 are all here for different levels of system builds.

MSI is committed to deliver gamers and creators the best experiences. This is why BIOS update is always great for most users. The latest AMD AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.2.0.6c BIOS was released for some MSI 500- and 400-series motherboards. The purpose of AGESA 1.2.0.6c is not only for better compatibility but also for maximizing AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D performance. For the older 300-series motherboards, we will release the AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.2.0.6c beta BIOS by the end of April. Please refer to the following chart for more information.
For our users, MSI will continue to update the latest news. Please follow MSI officials and check the product pages for BIOS updates.
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21 Comments on MSI AMD 500, 400, 300-series Motherboards Ready to Support Ryzen 5000/4000 Series

#1
Mussels
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MSI went from being the worst with BIOS support, to actively trying to keep things updated ASAP
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#2
VulkanBros
You are right @Mussels - for my x570 Unify the
latest BETA is from 22-01-05 (AMD ComboAm4v2PI 1.2.0.5)
latest non BETA is from 2021-06-29 (AMD ComboAM4PIV2 1.2.0.3b)

Waiting patiently for the 1.2.0.6c update........

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#3
1stn00b
MusselsMSI went from being the worst with BIOS support, to actively trying to keep things updated ASAP
Good joke - end of April Beta garbage when ASUS already have new bios updates available : www.asus.com/us/motherboards-components/motherboards/prime/prime-x370-pro/HelpDesk_BIOS/



Major Scam International removed B350 & X370 motherboards from their website filters recently, so they didn't intend to support anything and got caught up with their pants down.

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#5
oobymach
Downloaded it earlier for my meg x570 ace, with identical settings to 1.2.0.3c had lower single core and couldn't hit 4.85ghz in the first p95 test, and still won't post with 1933fclk. I've since reverted back to 1.2.0.3c.
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#7
VulkanBros
MSI has now updated the x570 BIOS hurrrayyyy

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#8
droid-I
MSI B550 , same at 2022-03-15. AMD ComboAm4v2PI 1.2.0.6c
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#9
chrcoluk
AM4 looks set to be king for a while I think with all this ATX12V0 and other nonsense coming. Turned out to be a great chipset.
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#10
RealKGB
WonkoTheSaneUKMeanwhile, Asus HAVE removed all but one B350 motherboard from their filters.

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LMAO, that's the B350 board I have. It's quite a good board for the time - 4+4 VRMs compared to the absolutely abominable stuff at the time with 3+2 and the like.
I've maxed everything about it - all USB ports, all PCIe lanes, all SATA ports, all RAM slots, but it is rock solid. 10/10 would recommend.
I don't intend to put a 5xxx chip in there since my 3600 is suiting me fine - next upgrade will be to a C6H.
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#12
oobymach
YearofthegoatDoes 1.2.0.6 fix USB issues?
1.2.0.3c and later have supposedly addressed the usb issue and the cache issue with ryzen 5k chips, I found 1.2.0.6c caused a reduced voltage to the cpu which explains the reduced performance I experienced.
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#13
Yearofthegoat
Yeah, that's what I read. Unfortunately I've also read lots of reports (and not just on Reddit) that it didn't. USB audio interfaces still get dropouts, mice disconnecting etc. but I think most of those folks have 5000 series CPUs (I have an R53600)

At the moment my X570/USB-wise seems to be fine but only after setting PCI_E1 to Gen3. Thankfully that doesn't affect the M2 nvme drives, and I only have a Gen3 GPU anyway. Left on Auto, the audio gets infrequent clicks/pops that mar any recordings.

I was going to give 1.2.0.6c a try (MSI board) but frankly it'll take a while to put it on, nuke the BIOS settings then go back and set up CPU and RAM OC, so if it's a 'maybe' re the USB issues, I'll stick with 1.2.0.3c.

Things might have to be different if I upgrade to a 5000 series CPU later, and/or Windows 11, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Cheers
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#14
Mussels
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oobymach1.2.0.3c and later have supposedly addressed the usb issue and the cache issue with ryzen 5k chips, I found 1.2.0.6c caused a reduced voltage to the cpu which explains the reduced performance I experienced.
that voltage seems to have been intended for the 5800x3d
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#15
chrcoluk
RealKGBLMAO, that's the B350 board I have. It's quite a good board for the time - 4+4 VRMs compared to the absolutely abominable stuff at the time with 3+2 and the like.
I've maxed everything about it - all USB ports, all PCIe lanes, all SATA ports, all RAM slots, but it is rock solid. 10/10 would recommend.
I don't intend to put a 5xxx chip in there since my 3600 is suiting me fine - next upgrade will be to a C6H.
Think my b450 pro 4 is 3+2,which is considered poor as it probably cant power a 5950X but of course some of us dont need to run top end chips, which is why I think its good there is boards made with weak VRMs since i am not paying for a VRM I dont need. That would be the problem if every board released had a VRM built to handle a 10+ core chip.

Interesting ASRock have more boards than others in the lower VRM range, they seem to value i/o features more. i.redd.it/7n48gewun0p21.png Maybe thats why I still use them. Whenever I buy a board, I always look at connectivity, and have ended up picking ASRock recent times.
YearofthegoatDoes 1.2.0.6 fix USB issues?
I have had a 2.5 inch hdd connected via USB to my Rig with 1.2.0.6c for about a week or so now, no disconnects. USB3 port.
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#16
Yearofthegoat
Thanks @chrcoluk

It is very tempting to try it just to see but ATM things 'ain't broke' - so far anyway. I did a fair bit of audio tonight and no dropouts, which is great.

Even if prices drop a bit shortly what with the new processors arriving, and I upgrade to a 5900X I'd hope it would also be okay under 1.2.0.3c.
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#17
mstenholm
A word of caution for the new beta 7B77vH8 1.2.0.7 for MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC released 30th of May 2022. I can’t get further than BIOS after an update to this version. No hardware were changed, clear CMOS used plenty of times, default/AUTO settings inclusive 2133 memory speed. It’s no possible to revert to older versions. I will update when/if MSI reply with a useful answer or if I figure out that I made some wrong settings.
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#18
Mussels
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mstenholmA word of caution for the new beta 7B77vH8 1.2.0.7 for MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC released 30th of May 2022. I can’t get further than BIOS after an update to this version. No hardware were changed, clear CMOS used plenty of times, default/AUTO settings inclusive 2133 memory speed. It’s no possible to revert to older versions. I will update when/if MSI reply with a useful answer or if I figure out that I made some wrong settings.
It's not the changes to secureboot/ftpm/CSM disabled by default is it?

If you're on a legacy OS, that'd screw you up if you werent aware of it
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#19
mstenholm
MusselsIt's not the changes to secureboot/ftpm/CSM disabled by default is it?

If you're on a legacy OS, that'd screw you up if you werent aware of it
I’m not sure that I understand what that means? ? I did try with both my dual Linux/Windows 7 drive and my Windows 10 drive and I end up in bios. I can make changes there and save them. @Mussels

OK, my Linux dual boots are useless with that BIOS. I managed to boot with “hard disk” and CSM + Windows 10. That changed my plan to make an easy upgrade on my bench MSI. I changed the cooler from a 12 Noctua to D15 to give the 5950x best conditions (for an air cooler). Now I might try the one with this new bios and see if it can see my new CPU since the old one couldn’t. F..k I lost my 20.04 Ubuntu and the Rosetta/WCG advantage that gave me. Hmm still have my X570 GB and water.
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#20
Mussels
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mstenholmI’m not sure that I understand what that means? ? I did try with both my dual Linux/Windows 7 drive and my Windows 10 drive and I end up in bios. I can make changes there and save them. @Mussels

OK, my Linux dual boots are useless with that BIOS. I managed to boot with “hard disk” and CSM + Windows 10. That changed my plan to make an easy upgrade on my bench MSI. I changed the cooler from a 12 Noctua to D15 to give the 5950x best conditions (for an air cooler). Now I might try the one with this new bios and see if it can see my new CPU since the old one couldn’t. F..k I lost my 20.04 Ubuntu and the Rosetta/WCG advantage that gave me. Hmm still have my X570 GB and water.
The latest ryzen BIOS default CSM to disabled and force UEFI booting, to support windows 11.

If your operating systems are installed in the legacy mode and require CSM, you need to re-enable CSM or they wont be bootable.
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#21
mstenholm
MusselsThe latest ryzen BIOS default CSM to disabled and force UEFI booting, to support windows 11.

If your operating systems are installed in the legacy mode and require CSM, you need to re-enable CSM or they wont be bootable.
Thx, did get my pure Windows 10 and pure Linux to work. My dual boot is a problem, still.
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