ASUS’ AM5 motherboards ready for AMD’s Next-Gen Ryzen CPUs

ASUS updates their 600-series AM5 motherboards to support “Next-Gen” AMD Ryzen processors

ASUS have confirmed that their 600-series AM5 motherboards are now ready for AMD’s next-gen Ryzen processors. This is in addition to their existing support for Ryzen 8000 series and 7000 series processors.

Currently, AMD’s next-generation Ryzen processors are due to launch later this year with new Zen 5 CPU cores. Given the way ASUS mentions AMD’s Ryzen 7000 and 8000 series CPUs, it seems likely that AMD’s next-gen processors will be released with Ryzen 9000 series branding.

To support AMD’s upcoming Zen 5 CPUs, all ASUS AM5 motherboard need to do is update their BIOS. Thanks to BIOS FlashBack, users don’t even need a CPU on their motherboard to update their BIOS.

ASUS today announced BIOS updates enabling support for next-gen AMD Ryzen processors on ASUS AM5 X670, B650 and A620 motherboards, as well as support for existing Ryzen 7000 and 8000 series processors. These updates are necessary to enable compatibility with these processors. BIOS updates for ASUS AM5 motherboards also add support for existing Ryzen 7000 and 8000 series processor.

The updates can be accessed on the ASUS BIOS update page

As of now, we can only guess at the performance levels of AMD’s next-generation AM5 processors. Some leakers have stated that Zen 5’s performance gains to be as high as 40%. That said, it is unclear if these claims are in any way legitimate. Other rumours have suggested that AMD’s Zen 5 CPUs will feature the same core/thread counts as their predecessors. If this is true, AMD’s performance gains with Zen 5 will come primarily from single-threaded performance improvements.

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