In preparation for AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series processors to be released on September 27th, ASRock has announced that it has developed a new BIOS for its AM5 motherboards. ASRock claims its new firmware is designed to reduce motherboard boot times.
With every new platform, chipset and processor, firmware is one of the focal points around motherboards. Over the past few years, leading vendors such as ASUS, GIGABYTE, and MSI have kept their firmware consistent regardless of whether the board is designed for AMD or Intel. ASRock has announced that it has developed a new BIOS specifically for its AM5 motherboards, which are designed to support the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 processors based on TSMC’s 5nm process.
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ASRock claims that their new BIOS for AM5 will provide better compatibility, although it doesn’t specifically say what, nor faster boot or POST times in Windows. ASRock has currently announced five X670E models, including the X670E Taichi and Taichi Carrara models, X670E Steel Legend, X670E Pro RS and X670E PG Lightning. ASRock also hasn’t said if the layout or main GUI has changed compared to previous generations like the X570 or B550.
Another thing that ASRock announced is that all of their X670E and X670 models will support BIOS Flashback (a feature already built into the AM5 platform), where users can update their motherboard to the latest firmware with just a USB flash drive and 24-pin power supply connected to the power supply.
ASRock’s new firmware for its X670E and X670 motherboards will be available for download from the respective product pages on ASRock’s website after September 27. At the time of writing, it has not confirmed any pricing information for its new AM5 motherboards.