Gigabyte BIOS Update Preps for Ryzen 9000

Recently, ASUS and MSI have sequentially released new BIOS versions for their AM5 platform motherboards, encompassing the X670, B650, and A620 series, to accommodate the forthcoming AMD Ryzen processors. Following suit, Gigabyte, another key player, has also introduced a new BIOS version. This update confirms that the next-generation processors based on the Zen 5 architecture will be categorized under the Ryzen 9000 series. Moreover, Gigabyte has expanded support to the existing Ryzen 7000/8000 series processors, thereby enhancing compatibility.

Like ASUS and MSI, Gigabyte’s update is based on the AGESA new BIOS, currently in its beta phase. Gigabyte has announced that the official version will be released by mid-May. Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on the morning of June 3, at COMPUTEX Taipei, indicating that the Zen 5 series architecture is poised for its debut.

The AGESA beta BIOS is now available on Gigabyte’s official website, allowing users to update their BIOS using Gigabyte’s @BIOS, Q-Flash, or Q-Flash Plus technologies. For further updates, one should keep an eye on Gigabyte’s official communications or contact their support directly.

AMD plans to launch the brand new Zen 5 series architecture in 2024, gradually phasing out the products based on the Zen 4 architecture. The upcoming models codenamed “Granite Ridge,” will replace the Ryzen 7000 series processors while maintaining compatibility with the AM5 platform. Last month, enthusiasts discovered shipping manifests for the Granite Ridge ES versions, available in six-core and eight-core models.