ASUS and GIGABYTE Enable AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processor Support on A320 Chipsets

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With AMD's Ryzen 5000 series of processors, you needed 400 or 500 series chipset to run the latest generation. However, some reports of users enabling their Ryzen 5000 series processors to run on some 300 series chipset motherboards. And this made everyone curious if AMD's partners will ever bring proper firmware support to run Ryzen 5000 processors on AMD 300 series chipsets. According to today's round of news, ASUS and GIGABYTE have released a firmware update for their A320 boards that enabled Ryzen 5000 processors to run at their total capacity.

Added support means if you have a system with an A320 chipset and plan to upgrade your processors, you may not need to buy a whole new platform for the Zen3-based processors, and you could update your BIOS version to the latest version and perform an upgrade. Check your board's BIOS version and see if you are eligible for an upgrade on ASUS and GIGABYTE websites
 

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Cheap 500 chipset motherboards is not a problem getting ones hand on, not in my country anyway. Have one waiting, just a few feets away :emoji_beer: and most local part sites has those available now. The GPU bandwagon is for sure silly, but thankfully APUs are an option.

I'm not really surprised to see that vendors enable the 320 support. They are in need of selling more products and also have their existing customers stay, and that's more then fair enough.

Thanks for the share @The_King (y):coffee:
 

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LET'S GOOOOOOOOOO

tbh, if you have the cash to get ryzen 5000, at least get b550 board.
Some of the B450 boards are really good. They have the advantage of running more Ryzen CPUs Zen, Zen+, Zen2 and Zen3.

B550s can't run first gen Zen but this is not a concern for most unless you still have a First Gen Ryzen Zen CPU. Like me.