MSI Confirms Zen 3 Support for AMD 400-Series Motherboards

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With many news pieces about the B450 and Socket AM4 last month, XMG confirmed that the B450 chipset will be supporting the Zen 3 desktop processors. However, later AMD announced that it will not be the case. Now, MSI in a recent Youtube video which it streams every week confirmed that it’s Zen 3 architecture will support AMD’s upcoming ‘Zen 3’ microarchitecture. The representatives also stated that the microarchitecture would be made available via an optional beta BIOS. The video also gave information about the 300-series that it is not going to support the new microarchitecture. AMD also confirmed that they will be using the AM4 socket. On the other hand, they are going to change the chipset to ensure maximum performance. By changing the chipset the older CPUs or older microarchitecture will no longer support. If the chipset fits inside the socket of the motherboard then also things will be the same.

Both the MAX and non-MAX motherboards come with the MSI’ support. However, the company has done something to make them distinct. MSI has claimed that there will not be any problem with the Zen 3 support to MAX motherboards as they have 32 MB BIOSes. Also, there are few limitations of the 16 MB BIOSes of non-MAX motherboards. MSI will be stripping back the features of non-MAX motherboards and they will be dropping the support for older CPUs. However, MSI yet has to confirm the CPUs that will be affected.

The information of weekly stream MSI Insider

The weekly stream MSI Insider showed few slides that showcase that the X470 and B450-based motherboards will be needing an update to support the Zen 3 processors. The video also showed that which processors and motherboards will be supporting the Zen 3 architecture. The motherboards were A320, B350, X370, B450, X470, B550, and X570 chipset-based products. The slide also showed how some of the motherboards X570 and B550 were not compatible with Athlon processors, and the 1st generation Ryzen…

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