You can finally use a Ryzen 9 5900X with this ASRock motherboard

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The AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processor, which did not initially support the older X370 motherboard, has finally received its first legacy X370 support from motherboard vendor ASRock.

ASRock announced an official BIOS for its X370 PRO 4 motherboard, which is listed to support Ryzen 5000 processors. Users who want to upgrade to the new chips on their old motherboards can do so by visiting the official website, downloading and then flashing the new BIOS built for the new chips.


This was confirmed by a screenshot of Twitter user @KOMACHI_ENSAKA. However, because this new BIOS supports newer processors by pulling support for Bristol Ridge CPUs, you’ll want to make sure your system doesn’t have one of those low-end chips.

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This isn’t the first time Ryzen 5000 chips have popped up on 300-series boards. Just a few days ago, YouTuber TechEpiphany showed off the Ryzen 9 5950X running on an A320 motherboard – something AMD certainly doesn’t officially support, but now we know it can.

The motherboard manufacturer adding in an optional BIOS update that pulls support for an older chip to make room for a new one — as ASRock has done here — will surely have a way of adding support to these older boards.

Right now we don’t know if more X370 motherboards will start supporting the latest AMD Ryzen processors, as AMD hasn’t officially come out to support the update. Either way, at least it’s another motherboard that will let you slot in a new processor.

via wccftech

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