ASUS reveals which AM4 motherboards will support “Next-Generation Ryzen” – No A-series motherboards?

ASUS reveals which AM4 motherboards will support

ASUS reveals which AM4 motherboards will support “Next-Generation Ryzen” – No A-series motherboards? 

AMD has committed to supporting their AM4 platform until 2020, promising that they will release AGESA code that will enable support for their next-generation Ryzen processors for their existing 300 series and 400 series motherboards, providing their customers with multi-generational upgradability. 

This level of support will allow users of 1st Generation Ryzen processors on 300-series motherboards to upgrade to AMD’s Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors, but only if their motherboard’s manufacturer provides them with an updated BIOS which features support for AMD’s latest CPUs. 

ASUS has released a list of 300 and 400 series AM4 motherboards which will support AMD’s next-generation Ryzen processors, and while this list includes AM4 motherboards which range from the high-end ROG series to their more budget-oriented Prime and TUF series models, one chipset remains absent from ASUS’ list, A320. 

AMD’s A320 series motherboards are what makes up AMD’s low-end AM4 lineup, making many expect that these low-cost motherboards will not support AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series of 7nm processors. That said, ASUS has stated that “Additional motherboards will be added to the list soon.”

ASUS reveals which AM4 motherboards will support   

Below is ASUS’ list of motherboards which will support AMD’s next-generation Ryzen processors, which includes the name of the BIOS which will enable support for AMD’s next-generation CPU platform. 

 

     ASUS will release BIOS updates for its 300 and 400 series motherboards to add support for next-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. The latest BIOS update for each motherboard model can be downloaded from the official ASUS website as it becomes available. 

The motherboard models scheduled to receive updates are listed below along with their corresponding BIOS versions. Additional motherboard models will be added to the list soon. 

* For further information regarding CPU compatibility for a specific motherboard, please refer to the latest CPU support list on its product support page on the ASUS website following the launch of the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs.  

 ASUS reveals which AM4 motherboards will support

 

 

While this list does not definitively confirm that AMD’s Zen 2 Ryzen processors won’t be supported on A320 motherboards, it does showcase that 7nm Zen support on A320 is not a priority for motherboard manufacturers.

Hopefully, next-gen Ryzen support will be brought to A320, but ultimately that decision lies with both AMD and motherboard markers. Regardless, only a minority of AMD Ryzen/AM4 users use A320 series motherboards, making X370/X470/B350/B450 support more critical for motherboard manufacturers. 

You can join the discussion on ASUS’ Next-Gen Ryzen motherboard support list on the OC3D Forums.