MSI Rolls Out AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support BIOS For Its B450 & X470 Motherboards, Based on AGESA 18.104.22.168 Firmware
MSI has started rolling out new BIOS for its X470 & B450 motherboards which offers support for AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs. MSI is the latest manufacturer to add support for AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen 5000 'Vermeer' CPUs on its motherboards which are now available to download from their official webpage.
MSI Beings Rolling Out AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU BIOS Support For Its X470 & B450 Motherboards
Update: We can also confirm that the latest MSI BIOS also supports AMD Smart Access Memory on 400-series motherboards and enables PCIe Gen 4.0 on select models.
MSI has announced a total of 14 motherboards which will be getting initial BIOS support for AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs. These motherboards are part of MSI's MAX family and are based on the X470 / B450 chipsets. There are only two X470 motherboards listed for support but MSI is planning to add more X470 and B450 products to the mix once official support lands in January 2021. The list of supported motherboards along with their respective BIOS download links are provided below:
|Marketing name (MAX)||Version||Remark|
|B450M PRO-VDH MAX||7A38vBA||-|
|B450I GAMING PLUS MAX WIFI||7A40vB3||-|
|X470 GAMING PLUS MAX||-||AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support Coming soon|
|X470 GAMING PRO MAX||-||AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support Coming soon|
|B450M PRO-M2 MAX||7B84vAB||-|
|B450 GAMING PRO CARBON MAX WIFI||7B85v25||-|
|B450 GAMING PLUS MAX||7B86vHA||-|
|B450-A PRO MAX||7B86vMA||-|
|B450M MORTAR MAX||7B89v2B||-|
|B450 TOMAHAWK MAX||7C02v39||-|
|B450 TOMAHAWK MAX II||-||AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support Coming soon|
|B450M-A PRO MAX / B450M-X||7C52v39||-|
|B450M BAZOOKA MAX WIFI||-||AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support Coming soon|
The MSI BIOS support is based on the AGESA 22.214.171.124 which is a BETA release for AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU support. ASRock and Gigabyte are also offering BIOS support for their motherboards based on the same AGESA firmware. ASUS is the only one who prompted to go for the AGESA 126.96.36.199 BIOS firmware which is internally not recommended or intended for consumer use. The AGESA 188.8.131.52 firmware has a few performance issues whereas the AGESA 184.108.40.206 firmware has no impact on the performance using a Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU.
- ASRock - Unofficial BIOS based on AGESA 220.127.116.11 Firmware (B450 Only)
- Gigabyte - Unofficial BIOS based on AGESA 18.104.22.168 Firmware (X470 & B450)
- MSI - Unofficial BIOS based on AGESA 22.214.171.124 Firmware (X470 & B450)
- ASUS - Unofficial BIOS based on AGESA 126.96.36.199 Firmware (X470 & B450)
An official BIOS (AGESA 188.8.131.52 / 184.108.40.206) is planned for launch in January which will enable support for the AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs across all board vendors and will also bring in Smart Access Memory (SAM) support, something which ASRock has already enabled on its 400-series boards with the AGESA 220.127.116.11 firmware.
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