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In a strange turn of events, ASRock has removed the BIOS updates bringing Ryzen 5000 Series support to its B450 motherboards. Hardware Canucks was one of the first to post about this vanishing trick.

We’ve confirmed that the BIOS files have been removed, along with the support lists for Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs on B450 motherboards. ASRock has not made an official statement as to why this happened, but there are a few theories about it.

One theory is that AMD had ASRock take them down because it hadn’t revealed Precision Boost Overdrive 2 yet, which has since been announced. Another possibility is that there were performance issues, and ASRock needed to make some improvements. Or perhaps it is just pulling back until it can roll out the BIOS to its X470 products too. One way or another, the updates are sure to return.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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  1. I still run the 3700x and on the x570 Steel Legend and x570 Taichi .. anything above AGESA Combo-AM4 V2 1.0.8.0 with their BIOS’s .. utter garbage for memory settings .. can’t load saved profiles .. anything over XMP settings, system is unstable and even at XMP settings, some are having stability issues when system was fine before. (ASRock motherboard forums).

    They need to pull some other BIOS revisions too while their at it me thinks ..

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