We recently reported that AMD was considering support for Ryzen 5000 CPUs on X370 motherboards. As it turns out, it didn’t take long for these rumours to prove true, as ASRock has just updated its support page for the X370 Pro4 motherboard, adding a new BIOS that supports Ryzen 5000 series CPUs.
We got our first look at Ryzen 5000 CPUs running on an X370 motherboard over a year ago, although this was via unofficial means. Since then, many users have been expecting to see AMD releasing a BIOS supporting these chips, but to no avail. The time has finally come, however – as reported by @KOMACHI_ENSAKA, the ASRock X370 Pro4 seems to be the first X370 motherboard to support Ryzen 5000 chips.
— 遠坂小町 (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) January 12, 2022
Although it’s nice to finally see X370-based boards officially supporting Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, there’s a price to pay for it: support for Bristol Ridge (AMD A-series/Athlon X4 series) had to be removed. ASRock didn’t explain this omission, but it is safe to assume it’s due to the size of the BIOS, which has previously caused issues for Ryzen 5000 CPUs on other AMD motherboards.
We had a look to see if other ASRock X370 boards have also added support for the latest AMD CPUs, but so far it looks like the X370 Pro4 is the only one with such a BIOS. Besides ASRock, we’d also expect other X370 board vendors to follow suit, sooner rather than later.
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KitGuru says: Do you own an X370 motherboard? Are you planning on flashing its BIOS to install a Ryzen 5000 CPU?