Asus and Asrock Launched Bios Support for Amd Ryzen 2000 Cpus to Their am4 Motherboard Lineups
AMD is soon to release the company’s next generation of Ryzen processors, the Ryzen 2000 series based on Zen+ architecture. And since the company announced that all AM4 socket (introduced with the first generation of Ryzen processors) would support new CPUs, the manufacturers started to release BIOS updates that bring Zen+ support. Asus released BIOS updates that bring support for new Ryzen 2000 APUs, while ASRock issued BIOS updates that bring support for all Ryzen 2000 CPUs.
Asus launched BIOS updates to its complete line of AM4 motherboards, and aside from a BIOS update users also have to install the graphics driver for integrated AMD Vega graphics chips that come with Ryzen 2000 APUs.
The first step is installing BIOS update, which can be done in two ways. The more complicated way to install it is to find the correct UEFI BIOS file by launching AI Suite 3, then transferring the said file to a USB flash, and then connecting it to your PCs USB BIOS Flashback port and completing the update. The second way is to simply boot your PC and enter BIOS, launch EZ Flash 3, and then selecting to update the BIOS. The full step-by-step instructions for can be found here.
After you update BIOS, it is time to update the graphics driver by visiting this page, selecting a graphics driver with the version number of 23.20.817.0 or higher and then simply run the driver setup. At the moment it is known that AMD will launch two Ryzen 2000 APUs. The first one is the Ryzen 3 2200G clocked at 3.7GHz with 4-cores/4-threads and 8 CUs AMD Vega graphics chip. The second model is the Ryzen 5 2400G, clocked at 3.9GHz with 4-cores/8-threads and a graphics chip with 11 CUs. While the first one is targeted towards users who just want a simple GPU that isn’t made for running games, the Ryzen 5 2400G could be a nice choice for esports gamers.
Next, we have ASRock, which issued a BIOS update for most of its AM4 motherboards sans two models – the X370 Taichi and Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming, which should get BIOS update later today. If you buy a new Ryzen 2000 CPU and one of the current motherboards you will have first to update your Bridge BIOS, and only then proceed with BIOS update. And if you find the sticker shown below when buying ASRock motherboard for AMP processors, you won’t have to update your BIOS. AS for the step-by-step guide, we can’t make one because the article is somehow available on Japanese (we thank Videocardz.com for translating it).