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MSI Releases Ryzen 5000/Ryzen 6000 “Zen 3D”Support for B350/X350 Motherboards

MSI will be supporting not only the vanilla Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 CPUs on its 300 series motherboards but the “Zen 3D” Ryzen 6000 lineup as well. According to info received by WCCFTech, the board partner released a new Windows 11 compatible BIOS for its 300 series boards which contained the above-mentioned changes. In addition to the Ryzen 5000 codenamed “Vermeer” processors, the firmware also enabled support for the Zen 3D (Vermeer-X) based Ryzen 6000 CPUs.

SKUFirmware
X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM7A31v1MT
X370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC7A32v2IS
X370 GAMING PRO CARBON7A31v1NY
X370 KRAIT GAMING7A33v1JU
X370 GAMING PRO7A33v4IR
X370 GAMING PLUS7A33v5JS
X370 SLI PLUS7A33v3JU
B350 GAMING PRO CARBON7B00v1JS
B350M GAMING PRO7A39v2NS
B350 KRAIT GAMING7B08v1IS
B350 GAMING PLUS7A34vMHS
B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC7A34vHKS
B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS7B36v1ER
B350 TOMAHAWK7A34v1Q2
B350M MORTAR ARCTIC7A37vAKT
B350M MORTAR7A37v1MW
B350M BAZOOKA7A38v1LR
B350 PC MATE7A34vALS
B350M PRO-VH PLUS7B07v2FV
B350M PRO-VD PLUS7B38v2GV
B350M PRO-VDH7A38vAJS
B350I PRO AC7A40v1CR

It’s worth noting that not all Zen 3 SKUs will be supported by the B350/X350 boards with the BIOS update. The Cezanne APUs (Ryzen 5000G) will most likely be dropped. The outlet also states that the next-gen Ryzen CPUs will get the Ryzen 6000 nomenclature rather than Ryzen 5000 XT.

In the below snapshot, you can see the Ryzen 5 5600X running on an MSI MAG B350 Tomahawk motherboard using the AGESA 1.1.0.0 BIOS Firmware:

As for the motherboard expected to get Zen3/Zen3D support, you can refer to the table at the top of the post. ASRock, ASUS, and Gigabyte have already rolled out similar firmware updates for their 300 and 400 series motherboards, although support for VermeerX-Zen 3D is uncertain.

Areej

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