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Check your Asus or MSI motherboard’s AMD Ryzen 3000 compatibility here

Asus ROG STRIX X470 I Gaming

Asus has officially confirmed which of its AMD Ryzen motherboards are going to get a BIOS update to make them compatible with the next-gen Ryzen 3000 processors. In total there are 35 of its 300 and 400-series motherboards which are set to get the update for AMD Zen 2 compatibility, but notably it’s only the X470, B450, X370, and B350 boards in line for the new microcode. Anyone sitting on a bargain-basement A320 board is going to have to upgrade their mobo if they want to ride the next generation CPU train.

The BIOS updates haven’t been dropped as of yet, but each of the motherboards on the list will definitely be receiving a Ryzen 3000 BIOS once it becomes available. You’ll be able to download the updated firmware from your motherboard’s product page, and if you need help getting your BIOS updated then we’ve got a handy video guide below. Ain’t we good to you. Be warned, it does contain a Jacob, however.

If your AM4 motherboard isn’t noted on the Asus BIOS hitlist then belay that wailing and gnashing of teeth for now. Your dentist might well be grateful for the work, but all is not lost just yet. This 35 board list isn’t the final update notice, Asus has said that “additional motherboard models will be added to the list soon.”

Asus released the statement yesterday, putting concerns that 300-series motherboards wouldn’t be getting a Ryzen 3000 update to rest. MSI had to do the same thing a couple of weeks ago when a rogue customer services agent “regrettably misinformed” one of its X370 motherboard users saying their board wouldn’t be supporting the new Ryzen 3000 processors.

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MSI has announced support for 46 boards so far, but is also eschewing its A320 boards. Those are likely the boards with BIOS chips that won’t be able to contain the fully updated firmware, a reason posited for why some 300-series mobos wouldn’t get next-gen CPU support.

This is the full compatibility list of Asus and MSI motherboards getting Ryzen 3000 support, check to see if your mobo’s getting the Zen 2 goods.

Asus motherboard updates

Chipset Model
X470 ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO
ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO(WI-FI)
ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING
ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING
TUF X470-PLUS GAMING
PRIME X470-PRO
B450 ROG STRIX B450-E GAMING
ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING
ROG STRIX B450-I GAMING
TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING
TUF B450M-PRO GAMING
TUF B450-PLUS GAMING
TUF B450-PRO GAMING
PRIME B450M-A
PRIME B450M-A/CSM
PRIME B450M-K
B450M-DRAGON
B450M-D3V
PRIME B450-PLUS
PRIME B450M-GAMING/BR
X370 ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME
CROSSHAIR VI HERO
ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO(WI-FI AC)
ROG STRIX X370-F GAMING
ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING
PRIME X370-A
PRIME X370-PRO
B350 ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING
ROG STRIX B350-I GAMING
TUF B350M-PLUS GAMING
PRIME B350M-A
PRIME B350M-E
PRIME B350M-K
PRIME B350-PLUS
B350M-DRAGON

MSI motherboard updates

Chipset Model
X470 X470 Gaming M7 AC
X470 Gaming Pro Carbon
X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
X470 Gaming Plus
X470 Gaming Pro
B450 B450M Bazooka
B450M Bazooka V2
B450M Pro-VDH
B450M Pro-VDH Plus
B450M Pro-VDH V2
B450I Gaming Plus AC
B450M Pro-M2
B450M Pro-M2 v2
B450M Thunder
B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
B450 Gaming Plus
B450-A Pro
B450M Gaming Plus
B450M Mortar
B450M Mortar Titanium
B450M Bazooka Plus
B450 Tomahawk
X370 X370 XPower Gaming Titanium
X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
X370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
X370 Gaming Plus
X370 Gaming Pro
X370 Krait Gaming
X370 SLI Plus
X370 Gaming M7 ACK
B350 B350 Tomahawk
B350 PC Mate
B350 Tomahawk Arctic
B350 Gaming Plus
B350M Mortar
B350M Mortar Arctic
B350M Bazooka
B350M Pro-VDH
B350M Gaming Pro
B350I Pro AC

So that’s your lot for now, but remember, if your board isn’t on the list right now don’t despair. It may get added in later, so keep checking your board’s product page if you’re hoping for an upgrade to the Ryzen 3000 processors.

Of course, you could always wait it out for the X570 boards to get announced at Computex next month, hopefully alongside more news about when we’ll actually get our hands on new CPU silicon too. Biostar has teased it’s going to be showing off a new generation of Zen 2 compatible boards at the Taipei show, so we don’t have long to wait.

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