In an official press release, MSI has confirmed that it's entire 400-series motherboard lineup will feature support for AMD's Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU family based on the Zen 3 core architecture. The announcement comes days after motherboard manufacturers started rolling out their BIOS updates for existing 500-series motherboards to support the next-generation lineup.
MSI Confirms All of Their 400-Series Motherboards Are Ready For AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs
MSI has assured users of their commitment to support 400-series motherboards based on the X470 and B450 chipset. Their entire lineup will be ready to support AMD's Ryzen 5000 Desktop processor lineup which launches next month on the 5th of November however the BIOS for the 400 series motherboards will be rolled out in January 2021.
MSI has stated that all of their 400-series motherboard lineups including the MAX series will support AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs.
AMD has officially announced Zen3 architecture Ryzen 5000 series processors on October 8th. The latest Zen3 processors have significant performance improvements compared to the previous 7nm Ryzen 3000 series processors. For the upcoming processors, MSI has released the latest AGESA COMBO PI V2 184.108.40.206 for all X570 and B550 series motherboards (Link) to perfectly utilize the PCI-E 4.0 performance.
In response to the upgrade demands, AMD also mentioned the BIOS update for selected 400 series motherboards to support Ryzen 5000 series processors will be ready in January 2021.
To respond to our users' anticipation, MSI is announcing that all 400 series motherboards, including X470 and B450, MAX, or non-MAX products, will provide BIOS updates later on that can support Ryzen 5000 processors. All the evaluation is in progress under the R&D team. A detailed BIOS release schedule will be announced after the BIOS code is provided by AMD. Please stay tuned for the latest information on msi.com.
Regarding the 300 series motherboards, including X370, B350, and A320 chips, AMD's current official information points out that they are not supported. If AMD makes any official updates later, MSI will also provide the latest information on time.
In addition to 500 series and 400 series motherboards, MSI has also stated that they are open to supporting 300-series motherboards (X370, B350, A320) in the future if AMD makes any official updates later so only time would tell if that's going to happen but we are hopeful that some 300 series motherboards would get selective BIOS updates by board manufacturers including MSI.