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Bootleg Firmware Brings Ryzen 5000 Support to ASRock X370 Motherboards


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AMD's 300-series motherboards were never part of the chipmaker's support plan for Ryzen 5000 (Vermeer) processors. However, an avid enthusiast (via HKEPC) has modified ASRock's firmware to support AMD's latest Zen 3 chips.

First and foremost, it's important to emphasize that it's a Beta firmware, and an unofficial one at that, which doesn't come from ASRock. An unknown source provided the firmware files to Hong Kong-based news outlet HKEPC for distribution. The publication has tested the firmware and confirmed that Ryzen 5000 processors indeed work without hiccups on the select few X370 ASRock motherboards. Of course, there are bound to be bugs or stability issues with unofficial firmware, although none have been reported so far that we know of. So, use at your own risk.

Bootleg Firmware Brings Ryzen 5000 Support to ASRock X370 Motherboards | Tom's Hardware (tomshardware.com)

Doubt many will go this route given that there's usually a lot of good budget motherboards for AMD that people can upgrade to instead but still cool to know it's possible. 

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Always like it when you get these modders who are able to do this, though granted results will vary somewhat. Great for anyone with one of the supported boards who wants an upgrade path to Vermeer.

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