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AMD B550 Chipset Detailed, It's Ready for Zen 3, Older AM4 Motherboards not Compatible

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MSI stated support for all future AM4 products.
Blame it on the Chinglish... But seriously, the Taiwanese are terrible at things like this, trust me, I live and work in Taiwan and have done plenty of freelance and full time work for local tech companies. They are masters at screwing these kind of things up. Technically this would be a nightmare for them in Taiwan, if it says the same in Chinese, as the consumer rights organisation in Taiwan is handled by the government, so they might have to give out a lot of free boards in Taiwan.
 
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If they did that in the first place there would be no outrage, even though it's not ideal.
It's like I had a crystal ball. ;)
This is what I posted in this thread last week:
I still have hope that MB manufacturers will offer support for 4000 Series CPUs on B450 and X470 motherboards via BIOS updates.
 
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Well now LOL, I have a 32mb ROM on my AsRock X470 same as the X570 so of course it will work maybe the smaller 16mb boards might have to remove Ryzen 1000 or 2000 for support of Zen3. I have a 3700x and they can remove everything below that for my board LOL. AMD should have never said that from the start that 400 series will not support Zen3. They just won back so many customers and they want to burn that now? Very bad move from the start, at least now they intend to make it right. For me like I said (in a previous post) I can switch CPU companys at will, Intel or AMD I'm not loyal to either I been going back and forth for years building PC's :D
 
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Well now LOL, I have a 32mb ROM on my AsRock X470 same as the X570 so of course it will work maybe the smaller 16mb boards might have to remove Ryzen 1000 or 2000 for support of Zen3. I have a 3700x and they can remove everything below that for my board LOL. AMD should have never said that from the start that 400 series will not support Zen3. They just won back so many customers and they want to burn that now? Very bad move from the start, at least now they intend to make it right. For me like I said (in a previous post) I can switch CPU companys at will, Intel or AMD I'm not loyal to either I been going back and forth for years building PC's :D
Same for me.
I have a 3700x on my Asus ROG Strix X470-F (32 MB BIOS ROM) and a 2600 on an Asus ROG Strix B450-F (16 MB BIOS ROM).
My plan was always to put the 3700x onto the B450-F when I do eventually upgrade to a Zen 4000 CPU on the X470-F.
I even ran the 3700x on the B450-F for about a month just to be sure I would be happy with that combo.
 
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Same for me.
I have a 3700x on my Asus ROG Strix X470-F (32 MB BIOS ROM) and a 2600 on an Asus ROG Strix B450-F (16 MB BIOS ROM).
My plan was always to put the 3700x onto the B450-F when I do eventually upgrade to a Zen 4000 CPU on the X470-F.
I even ran the 3700x on the B450-F for about a month just to be sure I would be happy with that combo.
Now we can both upgrade to a Zen3 CPU :D
What I'm going to do, is buy the top of the line Zen3 CPU for my board because that will be the final CPU upgrade might as well go for the best lol. I'm saving $$ now, and put about 700$ aside from that stimulus check for it. Did AMD say when they are releasing Zen3 CPUs? Aug. or Sept., I'm not sure.
 
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Now we can both upgrade to a Zen3 CPU :D
What I'm going to do, is buy the top of the line Zen3 CPU for my board because that will be the final CPU upgrade might as well go for the best lol. I'm saving $$ now, and put about 700$ aside from that stimulus check for it. Did AMD say when they are releasing Zen3 CPUs? Aug. or Sept., I'm not sure.
That's the plan.
I don't know when I will upgrade though as the 3700x does everything I need it to and does it quickly too. :D
Ands as far as I know Zen 3 is tentatively slated for an August release date but that isn't set in stone.
 
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That's the plan.
I don't know when I will upgrade though as the 3700x does everything I need it to and does it quickly too. :D
Ands as far as I know Zen 3 is tentatively slated for an August release date but that isn't set in stone.
Agree our 3700x CPUs are great, Aug. hmmm not so far away if it's true. Maybe in a few weeks AMD will announce something.

Gamers Nexus (Tech Jesus) :D Has about a 30min run down on what AMD said:

 
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That's the plan.
I don't know when I will upgrade though as the 3700x does everything I need it to and does it quickly too. :D
Ands as far as I know Zen 3 is tentatively slated for an August release date but that isn't set in stone.
But wouldn't a 4800 be a different kind of beast?
Im on a 3600, good jump from i3 2120, a step up would be a 4700, for 300ish I will think about it...
 

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I am very disappointed. I just spent the last few days trying to find the right cpu for my build and I was just about to put a Ryzen 5 3400G in the cart, and not I find out, from Amada Tech, amd is not going to support it on the new gen 4 architecture. Gen 3 Ryzen 5- 6 core cpu's apparantly don't exist with Vega 11 graphics so I settled for a quad core. I can't afford a Ryzen 7. I really wanted to build an audio studio pc, and have some decent gaming too. Motherboard manufactures have been known to patch the BIOS to support new generations of CPU's, so we can only hope they do. I think I remember having to download a BIOS update on someone elses computer, to a floppy disk, (yeah, way back) in order to flash the my bios so it could recognize an Amd k6 75 Mhz processor.
 
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