In a surprising announcement, AMD last week said they would discontinue support for older chipsets with their upcoming Ryzen 4000 series, codenamed Zen 3. In the press deck we received for our most recent Ryzen 3 3100 / 3300X review , AMD included a slide that seemed to indicate that the B350, X370, B450 and X470 chipsets wouldn't support future Ryzen processors. It’s been clarified since that support for future CPU generations, such as the upcoming Ryzen 4000 series would be limited to motherboards donning a 500 series chipset, so current X570 boards and upcoming B550 motherboards. Some took this to mean (ourselves included) 300 and 400 series motherboards would still support Zen 3 processors through unofficial means. AMD’s slide clearly states 300 series boards don't support Ryzen 3000 series processors, when in fact they do. The situation however is quite different, at least that's what AMD's telling us. While AMD doesn't officially support Zen 2 processors on 300 series motherboards, they did invest engineering time to make it work and provided motherboard makers with the necessary AGESA code for support. It was then optional for board markers to implement this update and support Zen 2 processors on their older… Read full this story
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