ASRock has released the beta BIOS for its B450 boards, becoming the first OEM to bring Zen 3 support to the older 400-series motherboards. A total of 12 ASRock B450 boards have received support for the Ryzen 5000 processors, thanks to a BIOS update containing the AGESAv2 firmware.
This update comes well ahead of AMD’s promised date of Jan 2020 which is when most vendors will release the beta BIOS on the B450 and X470 boards, thereby allowing the mainstream audience to get a taste of the newly launched Ryzen 5000 CPUs.
|ASRock B450M / ac||2.30||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450 Pro4||4.50||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450M Pro4||4.60||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450M Pro4-F||2.40||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450M / ac R2.0||2.30||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0||4.10||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming K4||4.50||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX / ac||4.20||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450M Steel Legend||3.60||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450M Pro4 R2.0||4.60||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450 Pro4 R2.0||4.50||Download (ZIP)|
|ASRock B450M-HDV||4.20||Download (ZIP)|
There are already a bunch of unofficial BIOS updates that allow users to run the Ryzen 5000 CPUs on the paltry A320 boards with ease. Support for the desktop Renoir APUs has also been included with the same update. It’ll be interesting to see whether AMD and its partners bring official support to the older 300 series motherboards now that many users have already proved that it’s possible.