AMD has now opened up Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs support on its first-generation AM4 300 series platform. It took the company around a year to do so.
AMD and its board partners have different opinions on whether they should or they shouldn’t include Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU’s support on first-gen platforms. Soon after, AMD was forced to bring Ryzen 5000 CPU support to the 400-series platform, as a result of a serious backlash. However, the company never officially rolled out support for 300-series motherboards.
AMD was never in favor of adding support. On the other hand, board members were always in favor. They started releasing unofficial BIOS firmware to enable Zen 3 support on their 300-series motherboards based on X370, B350 & A320 chipsets. However, most of the partners decided to roll back the support soon after and removed BIOS from their official motherboards pages.
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AMD board partners will soon start releasing BIOS that will enable support for Ryzen 5000 CPUs on first-gen Chipset
Nevertheless, all of that is going to change today. AMD is finally releasing the support officially for its first generation of motherboards and the reason is once again Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs. Intel Alder Lake offers a more than decent price to performance ratio. What’s more, its recent entry-tier offerings, including H610, B660, and H670 forced several AMD users to opt for Intel’s chips. Now, AMD has to do something to keep those users with it. As a result, it decided to roll out Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs support for the first-gen motherboards. In addition to that, the company will also launch Zen 4 based Ryzen 7000 CPUs later this year.
Without a doubt, it is great news for AMD users. All of AMD board partners will soon start rolling out respective BIOS for their entry-level motherboards in the upcoming weeks.
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