ASRock has added five more X370 Motherboards to the list of those compatible with AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs with the latest BIOS.
This January, ASRock released X370 Pro4, to become the first ever motherboard manufacturer to come up with the official non-BETA AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU BIOS support for its X370 motherboard. The company is expanding the BIOS support to further five of its X370 motherboards namely:
•Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
•Fatal1ty X370 Gaming X
•Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming
•X370 Killer SLI/ac
•X370 Killer SLI
With the all new non-BETA BIOS, ASRock will have six X370 motherboards supporting AMD’s currently existing Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs with support to the forthcoming AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU too.
Various board makers had come forward with their own BETA BIOS in the past, but no official release was witnessed owing to the restrictions imposed by AMD. ASRock has informed that the new BIOS will not support older CPUs e.g the Bristol Ridge lineup but will support other Ryzen CPUs.
The board makers are all set to launch their official BIOS’s for 300-series motherboards. Some of the features of older 300-series motherboards such as SAM support, PCIe Gen 4, and PBO will not be seen in the latest motherboards but that does not make a considerable difference anyways. Moreover, the added Zen 3 performance on an older CPU platform means you will just have to buy the chip instead of a new platform, making it a value for money upgrade.
1. Added support for Renoir & Vermeer
2. Removed Bristol Ridge(AMD A-series/Athlon X4 series) support
— r/ASRock (@redditASRock) February 8, 2022