AMD has revealed that its upcoming Ryzen CPUs on desktops based on the new Zen 3 architecture will require the use of the new 500-Series motherboards, including the X570 and B550.
AMD’s current Socket AM4 motherboards are able to support quite the range of Rzyen CPUs- with the 400-Series supported the earliest Ryzen 1000 to chips to the current available Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) series. That will change with the imminent arrival of Zen 3 chips.
The X570 and upcoming B550 chipsets will require a BIOS update to run the upcoming Zen 3 CPUs.
AMD cited capacity limitations to store BIOS settings as the reason support older Socket AM4 motherboards for Zen 3 CPUs has to be dropped.
Still, team red is committed to continue its long-running compatibility for existing motherboards and new CPUs. But if you want to upgrade to the latest Ryzen CPU later this year, you will need to get an X570 or B550 motherboard to go with it.
AMD also has launched the new AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 Series CPUs for business and ultrathin laptops.