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.
|X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM||7A31v1MT|
|X370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC||7A32v2IS|
|X370 GAMING PRO CARBON||7A31v1NY|
|X370 KRAIT GAMING||7A33v1JU|
|X370 GAMING PRO||7A33v4IR|
|X370 GAMING PLUS||7A33v5JS|
|X370 SLI PLUS||7A33v3JU|
|B350 GAMING PRO CARBON||7B00v1JS|
|B350M GAMING PRO||7A39v2NS|
|B350 KRAIT GAMING||7B08v1IS|
|B350 GAMING PLUS||7A34vMHS|
|B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC||7A34vHKS|
|B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS||7B36v1ER|
|B350M MORTAR ARCTIC||7A37vAKT|
|B350 PC MATE||7A34vALS|
|B350M PRO-VH PLUS||7B07v2FV|
|B350M PRO-VD PLUS||7B38v2GV|
|B350I PRO AC||7A40v1CR|
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 18.104.22.168 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.