For all B450 models listed, version F60b appears on the BIOS download page, which is not a final, but a beta BIOS. “Enhance CPU compatibility” is always stated as a change, which initially cannot be interpreted as a clear indication of the support for the Zen 3 processors. But a further look at our own community shows that the F60b BIOS contains AMD’s AGESA version ComboAm4v2 PI 18.104.22.168, which is intended for the optimal operation of the new Ryzen 5000 processors. Our community member xSpy has left a corresponding post in our forum including a screenshot.
We have linked the corresponding BIOS updates for the Gigabyte B450 motherboards below:
- B450M S2H V2: F60c
- B450M DS3H V2:F60c
- B450M S2H: F60c
- B450M DS3H: F60c
- B450M DS3H WIFI: F60c
- B450M H: F60c
- B450 GAMING X: F60c
- B450M GAMING: F60c
- B450 AORUS ELITE V2: F60c
- B450 AORUS ELITE: F60c
- B450M AORUS ELITE: F60c
- B450 AORUS M: F60c
- B450 AORUS PRO: F60c
- B450 AORUS PRO WIFI: F60c
- B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI: F60c
It is questionable whether Gigabyte accidentally released the BIOS versions or whether this was intended in consultation with AMD. Furthermore, it remains open – provided AMD has given the green light – whether the other well-known motherboard manufacturers will follow suit and also consider the X470 models in the near future. Should we have any news about this, we will update this news accordingly.
Update: October 31, 2020, 2:42 p.m.
Gigabyte has now released the BIOS update for Zen 3 for the X470 models as well:
- X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING: F60c
- X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI: F60c
- X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (Revision 1.0): F60c
- X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (Revision 1.1): F60c
- X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI-50: F60c
Update 2: October 31, 2020, 7.15 p.m.
Gigabyte has replaced the BIOS versions (F60b) published yesterday for the B450 mainboards with the F60c version, which has also been offered for the X470 boards since today. We have changed the links for the BIOS updates for the B450 models accordingly.
Update 3: November 19, 2020, 3:40 p.m.
In the meantime, ASRock also offers a new BIOS for its own B450 mainboards that enables the use of the new Ryzen 5000 processors. ASRock considered the following models:
- B450M-HDV: 4.20
- B450M-HDV R4.0: 4.10
- B450M / ac: 2.30
- B450M/ac R2.0: 2.30
- B450M Pro4: 4.60
- B450M Pro4 R2.0: 4.60
- B450M Pro4-F: 2.40
- B450 Pro4: 4.50
- B450 Pro4 R2.0: 4.50
- B450M Steel Legend (Pink Edition): 3.60 (3.60P)
- Fatal1ty B450 Gaming K4: 4.50
- Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac: 4.20
Update 4: December 1st, 2020, 10.16 a.m.
At MSI, too, it seems to be starting with the first BIOS updates for the B450-MAX mainboards, which contain AMD’s AGESA version ComboAM4V2PI 22.214.171.124 and are therefore suitable for the operation of the new Ryzen 5000 processors. A corresponding BIOS update is available for the following MSI-B450 mainboards:
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