Proudly owning a Ryzen 5000 CPU has change into extra reasonably priced. ASUS and Gigabyte have launched BIOSes supporting the Zen 3 lineup for his or her A320 boards. Formally, AMD and its board companions are solely releasing firmware for the 400 and 500 sequence chipsets, limiting the choices of customers with a B350, X370, or A320 board.
Initially, we had seen loads of “customized” BIOSes for the A320 lineup supporting the Zen 3 choices, together with the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X. Nevertheless, many of those endure from the chance of being a rogue BIOS, sure I/O options not working, and common system instabilities.
The big selection of chipset assist for the Ryzen 5000 household is without doubt one of the explanation why AMD’s processors are nonetheless promoting greater than Intel’s twelfth Gen Alder Lake-S components. With the previous, you should buy a sub-$100 board and low cost DDR4 reminiscence kits and slap on the CPU identical to that. The latter requires the consumer to purchase an costly Z690 board, plus (additionally costly) DDR5 reminiscence, along with the processor. That is additionally why AMD’s Zen 3D or Ryzen 5000 XT chips have an excellent probability of unseating the Alder Lake SKUs, a minimum of close to the highest finish.