It looks like we’re getting closer and closer to the launch of AMD’s upcoming lineup of processors called “Ryzen 2000.” ASRock has recently announced a BIOS update for some of its motherboards to support AMD’s upcoming processors. For those who may be out of the loop, AMD’s Ryzen 2000 processors are based off of the company’s new Zen+ CPU architecture.
Currently, ASRock has stated that there will be 17 different motherboards that will be supporting AMD’s Ryzen 2000 processors. It’s worth noting, however, that users will need to apply two BIOS updates in order for their supported motherboard to be compatible with Ryzen 2000 CPUs; this process is also known as Bridge Bios.
Also worth keeping in mind of the fact that only some of ASRock’s 300-series motherboards will be compatible with the BIOS update. Despite this, two of the company’s high-end motherboards, X370 Taichi and Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming, will only receive their respective BIOS updates on 9 February 2018.
The full list of compatible ASRock motherboards can be found on the company’s official website. Those aside, it’ll be interesting to see just how powerful AMD’s Ryzen 2000 processors will be when they’re released. Hopefully, they’ll be able to live up to the success of the first generation Ryzen processors.