AMD recently unveiled the Zen 3-based 5000 series of Ryzen CPUs. The chips promise great performance. However, the real USP is the backward compatibility. These chips can be used with existing AM4 motherboards, and AMD is following up on that promise by rolling out BIOS updates for the older 500 series motherboards.
AMD had promised backward compatibility for Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, and it has even given an approximate roadmap for when this support will come. For now, the updates have begun rolling out to the 500 series motherboards.
For now, we’re seeing updates for motherboards from ASUS, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI. Wccftech has put out a full list of links for every model from these brands if you want to check it out.
Be warned, however, BIOS updates can mess your motherboard up if interrupted, or if the files are corrupted. So make sure you perform integrity checks before updating and have a power backup in place.
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