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New Ryzen 3 build. Motherboard bios question

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Pretty basic question.

When these new CPUs are out, since there's no new chipset for them. If you don't already have an X570 board do you have to pray to god you got a new one with bios for the new CPU, or get a Ryzen 3000 temporarily(then return it) to update BIOS before putting the new CPU in unless you have an Asus board with the BIOS Flashback function? Seems like a bit of a cluster for new AMD builds.
 
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A lot of current boards can have the UEFI updated without a CPU in the board. There should be a button on the board that allows a specific USB port to be used to flash the BIOS chip.
So make sure you pick the right board and it won't be a problem as long as you have access to a computer on which you can download the latest UEFI and put it on a FAT32 formatted USB drive.
 

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A lot of current boards can have the UEFI updated without a CPU in the board. There should be a button on the board that allows a specific USB port to be used to flash the BIOS chip.
So make sure you pick the right board and it won't be a problem as long as you have access to a computer on which you can download the latest UEFI and put it on a FAT32 formatted USB drive.
So most boards now have the feature Asus does? That is good to know then.
 
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Also, the first BIOS for Ryzen 5000 has been out for two months. Given that AM4 is fairly popular, I think you'd have bad luck if you got a board that doesn't have the right BIOS from factory as I don't think they're staying on shelves for very long. Maybe look for info about Ryzen-5000-ready boards.
 
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Also, the first BIOS for Ryzen 5000 has been out for two months. Given that AM4 is fairly popular, I think you'd have bad luck if you got a board that doesn't have the right BIOS from factory as I don't think they're staying on shelves for very long. Maybe look for info about Ryzen-5000-ready boards.
Not all board makers update their production UEFI though, so I wouldn't be money on that unless it's specifically noted on the box.

So most boards now have the feature Asus does? That is good to know then.
Most, I don't know, but a lot of boards has some or the other version of it. I guess the very cheapest boards don't, as there's a cost involved due to there being an MCU on the board that handles the flashing process.
Gigabyte calls it Q-Flash, MSI seems to call it Flash BIOS Button with Optmized ClearCMOS Function and ASRock simply BIOS Flashback Button.

There a spreadsheet online that covers all the features of the various boards that you might want to take a look at. Seems like ASRock doesn't have it on nearly as many boards as Asus, Gigabyte or MSI.
 
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Just look for "BIOS Flashback" button/function. A lot X570/B550 have it. Some of them have it on board and some on the back I/O panel.
 
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Just look for "BIOS Flashback" button/function. A lot X570/B550 have it. Some of them have it on board and some on the back I/O panel.
That only applies to Asus though, as I pointed out above, there are multiple different names for the feature.
 
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Yes you’re right, although I think some AsRocks do call it that.
Gigabyte named it “Q-Flash Plus”
MSI just BIOS Flash.

But on the spreadsheet you posted the related column is named as BIOS Flashback.
 
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That only applies to Asus though, as I pointed out above, there are multiple different names for the feature.
It's the same in MSI x570 boards.

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