ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-PlusSource: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central

AMD announced alongside the Ryzen 5000 series of processors that A520, B550, and X570 motherboards will support the new CPUs. Some may require a BIOS update, but we've rounded up all the best motherboards that are confirmed to work with the new processors. Here's how to check if you have the right motherboard and how to update the BIOS.

Products used in this guide

Check your motherboard supports AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs

We compiled a list of motherboards that support AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and what BIOS version is the minimum you'll need to be running to unlock support. It's likely possible to use a 400 series motherboard, but support has yet to be released. To be safe, simply update your motherboard BIOS to the latest version available.

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X570

AM4 Motherboards

Vendor Motherboard BIOS
ASRock X570 Aqua
X570 Creator
X570 Extreme4
X570 Extreme4 (WI-FI)
X570 Phantom Gaming 4
X570 Phantom Gaming 4 (WI-FI)
X570 Phantom Gaming 4-ITX/AC
X570 Phantom Gaming 4S
X570 Phantom Gaming X
X570 Pro4
X570M Pro4
X570 Steel Legend
X570 Steel Legend (WI-FI)
X570 Taichi
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.4
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact
TUF Gaming X570-PRO (WI-FI)
PRIME X570-P
PRIME X570-PRO
Pro WS X570-ACE
TUF GAMING X570-PLUS
TUF GAMING X570-PLUS
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)
ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
2311
2802
2802
2802
2802
2802
2802
2311
2311
2802
2802
2802
2311
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER
X570 AORUS ULTRA
X570 AORUS XTREME
X570 AORUS PRO WIFI
X570 AORUS PRO
X570 UD
X570 GAMING X
X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI
F30
F30
F30
F30
F30
F30
F30
F30
MSI X570-A PRO
MAG X570 Tomahawk (WI-FI)
MEG X570 Ace
MPG X570 Gaming Edge (WI-FI)
MPG X570 Gaming Plus
MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon (WI-FI)
MEG X570 Godlike
MEG X570 Unify
Prestige X570 Creation
7C37vHB
7C84v14
7C35v1C
7C37v1C
7C37vAB
7B93v1A
7C34v1B
7C35vA7
7C36v1B

B550

AM4 Motherboards

Vendor Motherboard BIOS
ASRock B550 Extreme4
B550 Phantom Gaming 4
B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/AC
B550 Pro4
B550 Steel Legend
B550 Taichi
1.50
1.40
1.50
1.40
1.50
1.50
ASUS ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING
ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING
TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS
TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI)
TUF GAMING B550-PLUS
TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (WI-FI)
PRIME B550M-A
PRIME B550M-K
PRIME B550-PLUS
ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING
PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI)
ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING
ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI)
1202
1202
1202
1202
1202
1202
1202
1202
1202
1202
1202
1202
GIGABYTE B550 AORUS PRO V2
B550 AORUS PRO AX
B550M DS3H AC
B550M AORUS PRO-P
B550 AORUS ELITE V2
B550 AORUS ELITE
B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2
B550 Gaming X V2
B550 VISION D
B550 AORUS MASTER
B550M S2H
B550M GAMING
B550M H
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
MSI B550-A Pro
B550M Pro
B550M-A Pro
B550M Pro-VDH
B550M Pro-VDH WI-FI
B550M Pro-DASH
MAG B550 Gaming Carbon WI-FI
MAG B550 Gaming Edge WI-FI
MAG B550I Gaming Edge Max WI-FI
MAG B550I Gaming Edge WI-FI
MAG B550 Gaming Plus
MAG B550 Torpedo
MAG B550M Bazooka
MAG B550M Mortar
MAG B550M Mortar WI-FI
MAG B550M Tomahawk
MAG B550M Vector WI-FI
7C56vA4
7C96v21
7C96v21
7C95v24
7C95v24
7C95v33
7C90v14
7C91v14
7C92v14
7C92v14
7C56v14
7C91vH1
7C95vA4
7C94v14
7C94v14
7C91vA4
7D14vB1

A520

AM4 Motherboards

Vendor Motherboard BIOS
ASRock A520M-HDV
A520M-HVS
A520M-ITX/AC
A520M Pro4
1.30
1.30
1.30
1.30
ASUS PRIME A520M-K
Prime A520M-E
PRIME A520M-A/CSM
TUF Gaming A520M-Plus
1203
1202
1202
1202
GIGABYTE A520 AORUS ELITE
A520M AORUS ELITE
A520I AC
A520M DS3H
A520M DS3H AC
A520M H
A520M S2H
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
F11d
MSI A520M-A Pro
A520M Pro
MAG A520M Vector (WI-FI)
7C96v12
7D14v12
7D14vA2

The utmost effort was poured in to get this data just right. It may not be up-to-date, so do check with your manufacturer in case your motherboard is supported.

Ensure your motherboard BIOS is up-to-date

UEFI BIOSSource: Windows Central

If your motherboard is on the lists above, you may be required to update the BIOS to enable support of the new 4th-gen AMD Ryzen 5000 processors. There's an easy way to check what BIOS version you're on, but if you're building a brand new system, you may need to check the BIOS update is pre-installed, or else you may require a Ryzen 3000 CPU to perform the upgrade.

Updating the BIOS automatically (recommended)

Please note that this process may differ between motherboard manufacturers, but our steps below should still be relevant. It's best if you have your PC connected to your router using a cable for this automatic method. If it's using a Wi-Fi dongle, you may encounter issues with the motherboard not connecting to the internet directly. If so, follow our manual update method instead.

  1. Install and run CPU-Z.
  2. Check the BIOS version it reports against the version you need in the tables above.
  3. If you need to update, reboot your PC.
  4. Keep tapping the "Del" or "F2" key once you see the manufacturer's splash screen.
  5. Navigate to the BIOS update utility.
  6. Follow the wizard, choosing DHCP as the connectivity method.
  7. Allow the software to check for updates (it may require a reboot. If it does require a reboot, follow steps 2 - 4 again).
  8. Install the latest BIOS update.
  9. Follow step 2 again.
  10. Confirm the BIOS version reflects at least the version you need in CPU-Z.

You'll now be able to turn off the system and insert an AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor.

Updating the BIOS manually

  1. Install and run CPU-Z.
  2. Check the BIOS version it reports against the version you need in the tables above.
  3. If you need to update, visit your motherboard manufacturer's website:
  4. Download the corresponding BIOS update for your motherboard.
  5. Unzip the file and copy the downloaded BIOS update to a flash drive.
  6. Reboot your PC.
  7. Keep tapping the "Del" or "F2" key once you see the manufacturer's splash screen.
  8. Navigate to the BIOS update utility.
  9. Choose to update BIOS using a flash drive.
  10. Follow the wizard (it may require a reboot. If it does require a reboot, follow steps 2 - 4 again).
  11. Confirm the BIOS version reflects at least the version you need in CPU-Z.

You'll now be able to turn off the system and insert an AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor.

You'll need a 4th-gen Ryzen CPU

To take advantage of all the improvements AMD added to the 5000 series of Ryzen CPUs, you'll need to buy one.

Gaming Perfection

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Excellent value with high levels of performance

AMD's new Ryzen 9 5900X is a monstrous CPU, rocking 12 cores and 24 threads. Compared to the older Ryzen 9 3900X, it's faster in many ways thanks to AMD making strides in efficiency gains to extract yet more performance from the same sized CPU.

Solid Foundations

ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus

You don't technically require an X570 motherboard to run even a high-end Ryzen 9 5900X. Even a B550 motherboard will do just fine, and the ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus is an excellent board with great VRMs and BIOS support.

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