AMD recently announced its Ryzen 5000 Series Zen 3 CPUs. The great thing about these chips is the fact that they will maintain backward compatibility with most of the existing AM4 socket motherboards. After some confusion from motherboard makers, MSI has now clarified that its entire lineup of 400-series motherboards will support Ryzen 5000 CPUs.
AMD has already released the BIOS update that brings support for these CPUs to existing 500 series motherboards. It has promised support for 400-series motherboards by January 2021, but there was some miscommunication from some brands like ASUS, which made it look like not all manufacturers would support these chips. ASUS clarified that it would live up to AMD’s promise, and now MSI has confirmed that it will bring Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 CPU support to all of its 400-series motherboards.
These MSI boards include the X470 and B450, MAX, and non-MAX products. MSI’s R&D team is evaluating the situation, and we will have a detailed update schedule once AMD releases the BIOS code.
You can stay tuned to the MSI website for further updates. Thoughts? Hit us up in the comments, down below!