ASUS today announced BIOS support and updates to prepare its line of motherboards for the new AMD Ryzen 5000 and 4000 line of processors.
To accompany the new Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which features a 96MB L3 cache, AMD has released AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture (AGESA) version 188.8.131.52b, to improve system performance. Many ASUS 500, 400, A320 and X370 series motherboards already have BIOS updates with this new AGESA version, and all remaining compatible models will receive corresponding BIOS updates by March 25th.
All other processors in this line will be recognized by ASUS 400 and 500 series motherboards via legacy BIOS updates – also with AGESA 184.108.40.206b version – which can be downloaded from the ASUS support website at the address https://www.asus.com/support. Previous generation ASUS motherboards will be supported for these new processors according to the table below.
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D||AMD Ryzen 7 5700X||AMD Ryzen 5 5600||AMD Ryzen5 5500||AMD Ryzen 5 4600G||AMD Ryzen5 4500||AMD Ryzen5 4100|
|ASUS 500 Series||V||V||V||V||V||V||V||Now|
|ASUS 400 Series||V||V||V||V||V||V||V||Now|
|ASUS X370 Series||V*||V||V||X||V||V||V||March 25|
|ASUS A320 Series||V*||V||V||X||V||V||V||March 25|
* Depends on AMD updates
All UEFI BIOS updates will be available on the respective motherboard support pages, accessible through the ASUS support site at https://www.asus.com/support.