ASRock Removes B450 BIOS Updates for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors

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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.

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 dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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