According to AMD’s board partners, some A320 & X370 motherboards will have full support for AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs while Gigabyte and ASUS have released BIOS support for the processors. based on Zen 3 in BETA version (via @ Harukaze5719)
AMD Board Partners Showcase Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs running on A320 & X370 motherboards, select BETA-BIOS for ASUS & Gigabyte B450 motherboards Now released
The report comes from various forums where users already have access to BETA BIOS for A320 & X370 motherboards that enable support for AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs. According to a member of Chiphell Forum AMD 300-series motherboards can fully support Ryzen 5000 series processors and one such model has been shown running on low-end ASRock A320M-HDV motherboards.
The motherboard is said to run the 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor along with 16GB of DDR4 memory and even support AMD’s Ryzen 4000G Renoir APUs. It seems that motherboard manufacturers already have BIOS for X370 & A320 motherboards but we don’t expect them to hit the market anytime soon as AMD has officially announced that Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU will supported only by 400 and 500 motherboards.
Another member on the Overclock.net forum, Brko, revealed that Gigabyte already had a Ryzen 5000 CPU working on its X370 motherboard. Speaking with the board manufacturer, I confirm that the BETA BIOS is included with the existing AGESA 184.108.40.206 code. The motherboard fully supports Ryzen 5000 CPUs but has PCIe Gen 4 disabled.
We have stated about certain motherboard manufacturers that allow support for AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs even on 300-series motherboards. Certainly ROM’s capacity is a major limiting factor and will remove support for other generations, including Ryzen 1000 Desktop CPUs but if you’re upgrading to a new processor, then right away from the outset support for older processors is not so important. AMD appears to be blocking the AIB but we’re getting more and more reports that this BIOS firmware will be released at some point soon.
In the same news, Gigabyte and ASUS BIOS support for AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs are gone. Gigabyte is offering BETA support on a total of 16 B450 chipset-based motherboards while ASUS offers BETA support on a total of 16 ROG STRIX, PRIME & TUF Gaming products. The Gigabyte BIOS is named F60c while the ASUS BIOS is listed as 8501.
If you own a B450 motherboard from either manufacturer and plan to upgrade to AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU and don’t want to wait until January 2021 for official support, you can get The BIOS from the following links for its specific motherboard (through HKEPC):
BIOS Firmware Software for ASUS B450 (AMD Ryzen 5000):
Note: To access ASUS files, you need to run them through the BIOS renaming application which you can get here.
BIOS firmware Gigabyte B450 (AMD Ryzen 5000):
We also talked to other motherboard partners and they are working on a new BIOS for all 400 and 500 series motherboards that will be available by the end of the year and offer improved compatibility and list of fixes for AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs. We will notify you if we know more about A320, X370 & B450 support from our partners.