Greedfall system requirements
If you haven't heard of the long-awaited new Ryzen chip series launching this Sunday, where have you been in the last six months? They are literally great news and boast of performance levels, which will outperform Intel CPUs for the first time that I can remember.
has many new CPUs that will be available on July 7, from 3600 to 3900x. In addition, AMD has also released the next generation of APUs, which have been recorded to show some excellent benchmarks. All in all, it looks very prosperous for AMD, but not so good for Intel. However, in addition to the
CPU battle, if you want to buy a new Ryzen chip, you may have some compatibility issues. The most common question we hear is whether your old motherboard is compatible with the new chip. The short answer is yes. Thank God.
In other words, consumers will have to update the BIOS to adapt to the latest chips. Don't worry now, although the BIOS sounds like a scary place, once you know what you are doing, it is actually very easy, and in some cases, BIOS updates do not require you to access the BIOS at all.
For those of you who do not believe in my efforts to alleviate the BIOS situation, this article will guide you through a simple step-by-step guide on how to determine if and how to update your BIOS when it needs to be updated.
First, let's take a look at some motherboards that will have related BIOS updates.
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AMD issued a statement, well, several, saying that the new chip is built using the AM4 socket and will be compatible with 300/400 series motherboards. However, it was not clear until recently which 300/400 series boards will be compatible.
MSI and ASUS are the first manufacturers to print a list of motherboards that will have or already have BIOS updates for the new third-generation Ryzen chips. The following is the official list of MSI and ASUS chips currently confirmed to be supported, but has not been updated.
As mentioned above, both MSI and Asus have confirmed that this is not a finished product. If your motherboard is not on this list, don't worry, they will update it as more motherboards are compatible with the BIOS. Both manufacturers ensure that their X470 flagship boards are compatible, which is useful because many people choose to buy the cheaper x470 instead of spending on the fancy x570. Note that if you want to take advantage of new features like PCIe 4.0, you will have to take the risk and try x570.
Obviously, when Ryzen 3000 customers knocked on the door, it wasn't just MSI and ASUS that ensured the relevant BIOS update was ready. Almost all manufacturers are preparing for the important launch day.
The following is a list of the manufacturer's website and their compatible motherboards:
All data can be found via these links on compatible motherboards.
This is where things get a bit tricky. If you already have the AMD setup, updating the BIOS will be a breeze and we'll show you how to go further. However, if you are an Intel user undergoing a conversion, or an old AMD build with an incompatible motherboard, you will have to purchase one of the motherboards listed above. This is where some problems start to appear.
So if you don't want to spend a lot of money to buy a new X570 and decide to go for an older x470, you need to update the BIOS before you can use the motherboard and CPU together. Unfortunately, to update the BIOS, you need a working CPU to do this (unless the motherboard has a flash BIOS, which only some people can do). This is where the problem arises. How do you plan to update the BIOS when you only have the Ryzen 3000 CPU? Well, you have a few options.
The first and easiest way is to take your new motherboard to your local computer store and ask if someone can update the BIOS for you. They may be free and are more likely to charge you $ 15, considering the actual price of the CPU, this is a small fee.
Second, you can buy a very cheap CPU from Amazon, use it to update the BIOS, and then sell the CPU as second-hand.
Third, you can buy a cheap CPU on eBay, just to update the BIOS, and then resell it after the update is complete.
Finally, you can buy a motherboard with a built-in flash BIOS, which means you don't need a CPU at all, you just need to load the update from the flash drive.
So you've determined that your motherboard needs to update the BIOS, now what should I do! This is a step-by-step guide on how to update the BIOS, let's jump right into it.
Before you start, make sure the motherboard you have has the BIOS FLASHBACK function. This function allows you to update the BIOS without the need for a CPU.
Okay, once you have determined your motherboard, please visit the manufacturer's website, find your motherboard, and select the product page.
After entering the product page, select the motherboard support tab and find
After extracting the file, you must rename the BIOS update file.
The name will correspond to the manufacturer of the motherboard. For example, for MSI motherboards, you need to rename the file to MSI.ROM.
After renaming the file, insert the flash drive into the BIOS FLASHBACK USB slot. This is a specific slot on the motherboard. If you are not sure which slot it is, please check your motherboard manual.
At this stage, it is worth mentioning that you only need the motherboard power supply and nothing else.
Connect the USB to the USB FLASHBACK BIOS slot and press the dedicated FLASHBACK BUTTON.
You will know that the motherboard is being updated because the red light will continue to flash after 35 seconds. After the
motherboard is updated, the light is off. Restart the computer at this stage, and the BIOS screen will open on your monitor. Now you can install Windows.
If you don't want to invest in X570 motherboards and are worried about manually updating the BIOS on a B450 or X470 motherboard, please check the following motherboards, which include the BIOS back button usually located on the IO shield.
We recommend any MSI B450 motherboard, we usually use them in our budget third-generation Ryzen version. This is the case with
. This is the easiest way to update the motherboard BIOS to enable it to run the latest Ryzen CPU. Indeed, it will be a bit annoying for those who cannot do this on their own, but I know that manufacturers will prepare pre-updated BIOS for old boards in time. It is only a matter of time.
But if you want to cross the curve and enjoy the new CPU immediately, this is the way to go!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below.