ASRock, X370 motherboards can also support Ryzen 5000 with this BIOS

ASRock, X370 motherboards can also support Ryzen 5000 with this BIOS


AMD's 300 series motherboards, sadly, will not enjoy official manufacturer support for its latest Ryzen 5000 series processors (codenamed Vermeer). However, an enthusiast (as reported by HKEPC) has modified ASRock's firmware to support the latest chips based on the company's Zen 3 architecture from Sunnyvale. and, what's more, unofficial, which doesn't come directly from ASRock. An unknown source provided the firmware files to Hong Kong's HKEPC news agency for distribution. The portal tested the BIOS, confirming that the Ryzen 5000 processors really work without any problems on several, and select, X370 motherboards manufactured by ASRock. Of course, it is possible that there are bugs or stability issues, as this is an unofficial firmware, although none have been reported so far. However, the file should be used at your own risk.

Modified firmware is available for six ASRock X370 motherboards, which include X370 Gaming K4, X370 Gaming X, X370 Killer SLI, X370 Killer SLI / ac, X370 Taichi and Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming. Although Ryzen 5000 CPUs are able to function properly, we remember that we will lose a rather important feature: support for the PCI Express 4.0 interface, reducing the ability to get the maximum performance from graphics cards and SSDs that take advantage of it.

However, you will be able to enjoy the other improvements introduced by Zen 3, including an increase in IPC level of up to 19%. That alone should be enough incentive to upgrade to the new Ryzen 5000 series.

Looking for a good motherboard to pair with the latest Ryzen processors? Asrock X570 Taichi is available on Amazon at an attractive price.

ASRock Thunderbolt 4 AIC card unveiled

ASRock Thunderbolt 4 card

ASRock has introduced a new addition to their range of hardware this week in the form of the Thunderbolt 4 AIC, equipped with a PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface and supporting Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit operating system. The new card supports Thunderbolt 4 interface with max. resolution of 5K (5120 x 2880)@ 60Hz for one display over a single cable connection. – Thunderbolt 4 interface with max. resolution of 4K x 2K (4096×2160)@ 60Hz for dual displays over a single cable connection, as well as supporting up to two streams (eight lanes) of DisplayPort video bandwidth and the ability to daisy-chaining of multiple DisplayPort monitors.

ASRock Thunderbolt 4 AIC card unveiled

– Intel JHL8540 Thunderbolt 4 Controller– Delivers breathtaking 40 Gb/s data transfer speeds!– Single-cable connection for connecting a [email protected] or two [email protected] displays– Supports USB PD 2.0 charging up to [email protected] (27W)– Connecting to any dock, device or display which includes PCIe, USB, DisplayPort protocols

Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by ASRock, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.

Source : TPU : ASRock

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