Updating a bios
If you already have an AMD setup, updating the BIOS is going to be a piece of cake, we'll show you how a little further down.However, if you're an intel user who's doing the switch, or have an old AMD build with a non-compatible board, you're going to have to buy one of the motherboards listed above. So, if you don't want to splash out on a new X570, and decide to opt for let's say, an older x470, you need to update the BIOS before you can use the motherboard and CPU together.Once you've extracted the files, you will have to rename the BIOS UPDATE FILE.The name will correspond with the motherboard manufacturer.Almost all the manufacturers are getting geared up for the big launch day.Here is a list of manufacturer websites and their compatible motherboards: This is where things become a little bit trickier.Just be aware, if you want to utilize new features such as PCIe 4.0, then you will have to take the plunge and splash out on an x570.
For those that aren't convinced by my effort to destress the BIOS situation, this article is going to walk you through a simple step-by-step guide of how to find out whether your BIOS needs updating and how to update it.
Once on the product page, select the support tab for your motherboard and search out the BIOS section.
Once in the BIOS section, search out the latest version of BIOS for your motherboard.
Below is an official, but NOT up-to-date, list of currently confirmed compatible MSI & ASUS chips.
As mentioned above, both MSI and ASUS have confirmed that this is not a finished article.