AMD Ryzen 5000 (Zen3) support rolling out to AMD 500-series motherboards

Published: Oct 11th 2020, 10:04 GMT   Comments

Motherboard makers offering new BIOSes for AMD 500 series motherboards

AMD promised to deliver broad support for its next-generation Zen3 processors to 500-series motherboards. The company has so far not confirmed if there are any plans to launch 600-series motherboards, but there is a strong belief that the 500 series might be, in fact, the last AM4 series.

AMD confirmed that Zen3 support will come to select 400 series motherboard. This is of course the fallout from AMD’s initial announcement that 400 series will not receive Zen3 support. The public outrage and confusion as to why a few month old B450 motherboards somehow cannot support next-gen CPUs had caused AMD to change this decision.

This week AMD confirmed that Zen3 support on 400 series will arrive with Beta firmware around January 2021. Motherboard makers have already confirmed that they are ready to support Zen3 CPUs and they are only waiting for proper BIOSes. Thus, we believe that AMD is artificially limiting support and the delay is unnecessary.

Meanwhile, editors from ComputerBase have been busy collecting data from each major motherboard maker in regard to AGESA updates for Zen3 on 500-series motherboards. The Zen3 support comes with AGESA Combo-AM4 v2 1.0.8.x firmware and it seems that most motherboards already have optional BIOSes with Zen3 available (at least v1.0.8.x). Some brands, such as MSI went even further and promised v1.1.0.0 updates by the end of October.

The delay with the AGESA upgrade for 400-series puts motherboard makers in awkward positions where the high-end X470 series do not support Zen3, while the entry-level A520 series already support next-generation Ryzen 9 processors. Hopefully, AMD will speed up the firmware development process and allow motherboard makers to ensure compatibility for each motherboard on their own.

Please refer to the product manual for BIOS upgrade instructions. Do not attempt to upgrade without properly checking your motherboard model. VideoCardz shall not be responsible for any damage.

AMD 500-series motherboard BIOS for Zen3
ManufacturerChipsetModel nameAGESA v2 1.1.0.xAGESA v2 1.0.8.x
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ROG Crosshair VIII FormulaDownload
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B550M ITX / acDownload
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B550 Pro4Download
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X570 CreatorDownload
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A520M S2HDownload
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A520 Aorus EliteDownload
A520I ACDownload
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B550 Aorus EliteDownload
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B550 Aorus Elite AX V2Download
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B550 Vision DDownload
X570X570 UDDownload
X570 Aorus ProDownload
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X570 Aorus Elite WifiDownload
X570 Aorus UltraDownload
X570 Aorus MasterDownload
X570 Aorus ExtremeDownload
X570 I Aorus Pro WifiDownload
X570 Gaming XDownload
MSIA520A520M ProDownload
A520M-A ProDownload
MAG A520M Vector WifiDownload
B550B550M ProDownload
B550M-A ProDownload
B550M Pro-VDHDownload
B550M Pro-VDH WifiDownload
B550M Pro-DASHDownload
B550-A ProDownload
MAG B550M MortarDownload
MAG B550M Mortar WifiDownload
MAG B550M Vector WifiDownload
MAG B550M TomahawkDownload
MAG B550M bazookaDownload
MAG B550 torpedoDownload
MAG B550 Gaming PlusDownload
MAG B550 Gaming Edge WifiDownload
MAG B550I Gaming Edge WifiDownload
MAG B550 Gaming Carbon WifiDownload
MAG B550 Gaming Edge Max WifiDownload
X570X570-A PRODownload
Prestige X570 CreationDownload
MAG X570 Tomahawk WifiDownload
MEG X570 AceDownload
MEG X570 UnifyDownload
MEG X570 GodlikeDownload
MPG X570 Gaming PlusDownload
MPG X570 Gaming Edge WifiDownload
MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WifiDownload

Source: ComputerBase

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