AMD prevents manufacturers from providing new BIOS for AM4 X370 motherboards to support Ryzen 5000 series
The relatively better AMD platform is the motherboard. Generally speaking, it has better upgrade compatibility, which means that consumers may not need to change the motherboard to use a new generation of CPU. Even if the support is not perfect, at least there is still usability. Like the X370 chipset introduced during the Zen period, although it is a product several years ago, it may still be available to the Ryzen 5000 series.
At this stage, not all manufacturers’ X370 motherboards can support Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. Some motherboards may only support Ryzen 3000XT series. Some motherboards may provide BIOS that supports Ryzen 5000 series, but they have been in the Beta version.
Of course, the BIOS capacity of many X370 motherboards is too small is one of the reasons, but not the most important. According to Wccftech reports, motherboard manufacturers also hope to provide a new BIOS for X370 motherboards to support Zen 3 architecture processors, but AMD has been obstructing their work in this area and has issued a warning to ASRock for this reason.
According to AMD’s original plan, the AM4 socket will continue at least until 2020, which means that the Ryzen 5000 series released in 2020 should be within the plan. In fact, in addition to the X370 chipset, the later B450 and X470 chipsets have not been officially approved for supporting Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. Many motherboards’ BIOS is still in the Beta version, which means that if a problem occurs, the motherboard manufacturer will be responsible for it, and AMD is not responsible.
Some motherboard manufacturers have stated that they may provide a Beta version of the BIOS for the X370 motherboard in order to support Ryzen 5000 series processors, but AMD even directly prevented them from doing so, although there was no reason.