With the upcoming advent of AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 Series of processors, it seems manufacturers have already started adding early support to their X370 and X470 product lineup. AMD’s new Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 Series processors are scheduled to arrive sometime mid of 2019, sporting higher clocks, increased core count and an overall increase in efficiency. The new chips will utilise the spanking new 7nm process technology.
As of now few manufacturers have already started adding BIOS support for these chips on their existing motherboards. So far ASUS, MSI and Biostar have released the
AGESA 0070 and AGESA 0072 updates to their respective motherboards. This seems to reflect the commitment AMD has made, promising all Ryzen CPU’s continued compatibility with existing AM4 motherboards to offer a higher life to consumer platforms.
However not all motherboards have recieved the update currently but are expected to do so in short order. Even though official comments on this are scarce, both
ASUS and MSI clearly list that the BIOS supports “New Upcoming AMD CPU” and because it’s clear that there will be no more Zen+ processors on the horizon for the X470 or X370 platform, it points towards the Ryzen 3000 Series.
According to reports, manufacturers have already started receiving engineering samples and since the newer processors are pretty similar it makes sense to be readying the boards at this point. It’s good news for enthusiasts as it would allow easier up-gradation and cost utilisation of older motherboards.
There has been a lot of anticipation regarding the release of the new series and as we get closer and closer to it, the excitement is building up. There’s been a lot of rumours and leaks surrounding the specs of these processors, you can read more here. Websites have already started showing full listing along with expected prices and so on, a few of which are listed here.
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