ASRock and Biostar bring new BIOS to their AM5 motherboards

Recently, ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte sequentially released new BIOS updates for their AM5 platform motherboards, including the X670, B650, and A620 series, to support the next generation of AMD Ryzen processors. In its update notes, Gigabyte confirmed that the new processors based on the Zen 5 architecture will belong to the Ryzen 9000 series. ASRock and Biostar have also announced support for AMD’s upcoming desktop processors, codenamed Granite Ridge.

The new BIOS versions from ASRock and Biostar are built on AGESA and are currently in beta. The official versions are expected to be released around the time AMD launches the Ryzen 9000 series. The size of the BIOS updates suggests a significant increase in the code block required for the Ryzen 9000 series processors.

According to AMD’s planned schedule, the new Zen 5 architecture series will be launched in 2024, gradually replacing products based on the Zen 4 architecture. The upcoming products, codenamed “Granite Ridge,” will replace the Ryzen 7000 series processors and will remain compatible with the AM5 platform. Last month, enthusiasts discovered shipping details for Granite Ridge ES versions, which include 6-core and 8-core models.

Previously, Gigabyte indicated that the official version of the BIOS supporting the Ryzen 9000 series processors would be released by mid-May. Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on the morning of June 3rd, during the COMPUTEX Taipei, aligning with Gigabyte’s timeline. This suggests that the Zen 5 series architecture may soon make its debut.