AMD 400 Series boards will not be compatible with Ryzen 5000 until January 2021

If you are going to buy an AMD Ryzen 5000 processor and you have a motherboard with the AMD X470 or B450 chipset, you should know that your motherboard will not be compatible with these processors until sometime in January of next year.

Although all manufacturers have already released a BIOS update for their AMD 500 Series motherboards, which provides compatibility with these new CPUs, users with the previous generation platform should wait until sometime in January to start having access to a beta firmware that provides compatibility with these CPUs.

In other words, a user with a motherboard with the entry-level AMD A520 chip will have priority access to running any AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU, while a user with a top-of-the-range AMD X470 motherboard, backed by the High performance of the previous generation, you will have to wait at least 2 months to be able to make the jump to a new generation CPU.

At least it is better late than never since it must be remembered that at first AMD was not going to offer this support to the X470 and B450 motherboards using the size of the EEPROM memories for the BIOS as an excuse, but finally, due to Social pressure from the media and users had to back down and offer this support.

via: Videocardz