Why it issues: AMD on Thursday confirmed that its next-gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors, which is able to make the most of the Zen Three structure, will certainly be appropriate with AMD X570 and B550 motherboards. That’s nice information as lovers have a viable improve path that does not contain buying further core {hardware} simply to get a CPU improve.

The affirmation got here courtesy of a revised roadmap which now illustrates assist for Zen Three on the aforementioned chipsets. In asserting the compatibility, AMD stated {that a} BIOS replace could be wanted however that’s a small hurdle to beat in trade for not having to purchase a brand new motherboard.

AMD confirms that X570 and B550 chipsets will support next-gen Zen 3 architecture

AMD’s X570 chipset has been round since final summer time. The B550, in the meantime, was formally launched final month alongside two new Ryzen Three desktop chips – The Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X. Those two processors are slated to land on May 21 priced at $99 and $120, respectively.

All of that stated, AMD famous that it has no plans to introduce Zen Three structure assist for older (X pre-500 Series) chipsets. The firm stated it needs it may allow full assist for each processor on each chipset however flash reminiscence chips that retailer BIOS settings have capability limitations.

Given these limitations and the unprecedented longevity of the AM4 socket (it’s been round since late 2016), AMD stated there’ll inevitably be a time once they should make a transition and the 500 Series chipset is that point.

Update: As identified by many readers within the feedback, that is solely AMD’s official assist checklist which is assured. It’s fully potential motherboard producers will broaden upon this, by providing Zen Three assist in current AMD X470 and B450 motherboards, for instance.

This was the case when a large number of X370 motherboards obtained Ryzen 3000 assist by way of BIOS updates, though it is nonetheless not formally supported by AMD. We’ll know after we know, however it’s necessary to maintain this in thoughts.