MSI has also begun to introduce new BIOS versions for the X470 and B450 motherboards that support AMD’s Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs. MSI is the next manufacturer to offer support for AMD’s 3rd generation CPUs. Ryzen Generation (Ryzen 5000 ‘Vermeer’) on its motherboards, which are now available for download from the official website.
MSI has announced a total of 14 motherboards that will receive initial BIOS support for AMD’s Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs. These motherboards are part of the MAX family from MSI and are based on the X470 / B450 chipsets. Only two X470 motherboards are listed for support at this time, but MSI plans to add more X470 and B450 products when official support begins in January 2021. The list of already supported motherboards, together with the respective BIOS download links, can be found here (table)
|B450M PRO-VDH MAX||7A38vBA||–|
|B450I GAMING PLUS MAX WIFI||7A40vB3||–|
|X470 GAMING PLUS MAX||–||AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support Coming soon|
|X470 GAMING PER MAX||–||AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support Coming soon|
|B450M PER-M2 MAX||7B84vAB||–|
|B450 GAMING PER CARBON MAX WIFI||7B85v25||–|
|B450 GAMING PLUS MAX||7B86vHA||–|
|B450-A PRO MAX||7B86vMA||–|
|B450M MORTAR MAX||7B89v2B||–|
|B450 TOMAHAWK MAX||7C02v39||–|
|B450 TOMAHAWK MAX II||–||AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support Coming soon|
|B450M-A PER MAX / B450M-X||7C52v39||–|
|B450M BAZOOKA MAX WIFI||–||AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Support Coming soon|
Which AGESA version is in it?
The currently introduced MSI BIOS support is based on AGESA 18.104.22.168, a BETA version for AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs. ASRock and Gigabyte their BIOS support with the same version number. ASUS is using the AGESA 22.214.171.124 version which is not released for end user use, which does not exclude performance problems. Other manufacturers will certainly follow in January 2021.