MSI 300-Series Motherboards to Gain Support for Zen 3 CPUs with AGESA Combo PI V2

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MSI has shared a press release confirming that its entire lineup of AMD 300-Series motherboards (i.e., X370, B350, A320) will be gaining support for Zen 3-based Ryzen processors with the arrival of red team’s AGESA Combo PI V2 firmware. Needless to say, this is excellent news for enthusiasts who want to stick with the current, time-tested AM4 platform and its older hardware options before updating to AM5, which promises a range of exciting improvements that include support for DDR5 memory but will likely make a much bigger dent in wallets. MSI can confirm that the AGESA Combo PI V2 firmware will be available this month.

Highlights for the upcoming BIOS update:

  • Extend the Compatibility with Zen 3 Processors on MSI 300-Series Motherboards.
  • Improve The Intermittent Performance Stuttering Issues with fTPM Enabled.

AMD has announced great news about extending the portfolio for system builds. The Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor will now support the oldest socket AM4 motherboards, which includes the X370, B350, and A320 chipset. This substantial improvement offers a seamless way to upgrade to “Zen 3” performance, including the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D that has ground-breaking AMD 3D V-Cache technology.

To use the Zen 3 processors on the current 300-Series motherboards, you need to update to the latest AMD AGESA COMBO PI V2 BIOS. In response to the upgrade demands, MSI will release BIOS from the middle of May, beginning with the MSI 300-Series motherboards. For the 500- and 400-Series motherboards, we will release the latest beta BIOS at the beginning of June, which will fix the fTPM intermittent performance stuttering issues.

Source: MSI

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