It was announced that the B450 and X470 chipsets will support the new Ryzen 5000 series processors. Motherboard manufacturers, on the other hand, are preparing to release new beta BIOS updates.
AMD announced that Zen 3 processor support for its 400 series motherboards will begin in the first month of 2021. However, some manufacturers have chosen to act fast and plan to offer support for Ryzen 5000 series processors before 2021.
First of all, let’s remind you that at least AGESA 18.104.22.168 microcode BIOS is needed. With this AGESA version, B450 motherboards are compatible with Zen 3 processors.
ASUS posted a post stating that they will be releasing a BIOS update for Zen 3 support on its 400 series motherboards in a few weeks. In addition, Biostar said it will soon offer Ryzen 5000 support for the B450 and X470 motherboards.
ASRock, on the other hand, was acting very early and released beta bios for all B450 motherboards. However, they retracted these updates afterward and no explanation was made on this issue.
The MSI side made a statement and said that the BIOS update for the 400 series motherboards will be available in January 2021. Gigabyte remained silent on this issue.
Long story short, there are no official BIOS updates for new AGESA codes for now. However, some manufacturers prefer to act early and will soon offer beta BIOS versions for download. Manufacturers like MSI and Gigabyte, on the other hand, seem to fit AMD’s schedule and can expect the first months of 2021.
If you are using a B450 or X470 chipset motherboard and you are considering buying a Ryzen 5000 series processor, you will have to wait a little longer.