Gigabyte’s new Bios adds support for Ryzen 4000 and 5000 to their A320 mainboards

1 : Anonymous2021/10/24 21:51 ID: qf24fo

I thought this was a taboo.

But apparently not. Gigabyte released a Bios for their ultra-budget GA-A320M-S2H and GA-A320M-H mainboards (all revisions) adding support for Ryzen 4000 and 5000 series CPUs.

Yes, finally I can upgrade to a Ryzen 5950X to use with my cheapo mainboard featuring a 3 phase VRM and no heatsink.

Links: GA-A320M-S2H | GA-A320M-H

Description of new Bios:

Update AGESA ComboV2 B Add compatibility for processors support


EDIT: The V2 version of GA-A320M-S2H also got the update. This board actually has a B350 chipset despite its name!

2 : Anonymous2021/10/25 01:45 ID: hhxpllk

Hot damn. That's amazing. They had the balls to release this officially, not just under-the-table like Asrock did. I hope Gigabyte does this for more of their older boards, and for other manufacturers to follow suit.

3 : Anonymous2021/10/25 00:08 ID: hhxe30b

B350/X370 owners in suicide watch.

ID: hhylfpq

RIP me.

ID: hhzjzpv

X370 gaming K7 still waiting.

4 : Anonymous2021/10/24 22:37 ID: hhx2zoo

Me sitting here on x370 and nope cant do it

ID: hhxiepl

It's a bit surrealistic what AMD is doing to b350/x370. If manufacturers want to update their bios, let them. If AMD is worried about a bad experience, well, that's what I have with this lock.

To think that the only reason I got 1gen Ryzen was to support AMD "good" practices and long term "socket "support..

ID: hhxvcl3

I think it's all about greed/money. They want to force people to buy a new AMD mobo.

5 : Anonymous2021/10/25 02:35 ID: hhxvf9y

Didn't AMD ban this kind of update for the 300 series motherboards?

ID: hhyo146

Maybe they've reversed their decision? People on 300 series might be tempted by Alder Lake if it has a good price-performance ratio, allowing them to upgrade to 5600x/5800x without changing motherboard might prevent that. I guess we just have to wait and see whether other motherboards will receive similar updates.

ID: hhyx8t4

This. If I have to change the mobo, adl it is

ID: hhzcud7

Yup, sitting on a GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI. If I can upgrade to a 5800x with same setup I will be doing just that. No need for alder lake then.

ID: hi0jshd

So if amd could do at it anytime they wanted, why didn’t they? Sounds anti- consumer don’t you think

6 : Anonymous2021/10/25 08:41 ID: hhyq98s

Why not for B350 and X370 as well? And why other vendors like ASUS and MSI not updating theirs 300 series lineup?

7 : Anonymous2021/10/24 23:27 ID: hhx975x

Hope for Asrock magic bios get start for my taichi x370.It will run perfect with agesa

8 : Anonymous2021/10/25 05:13 ID: hhyb5eh

Amazing. Makes me crazy I'm stuck here on a 1800x and x370. Le sigh

ID: hhyjo06

Just buy a second hand 3000 series, that's what I did, 1700 to 3900x on a msi x370 gaming pro carbon, it's at stock, but the performance boost is incredible

ID: hhyn7oj

Second hand 3000 is too overpriced

ID: hhzzd47

Problem is that even used it's nearly the same price as the 5000 series. Crazy talk

9 : Anonymous2021/10/24 22:29 ID: hhx218h

*Crying with my Gigabyte GA-AB350M-DS3H V2*

Last bios update was F51 for me...

ID: hhxnkq3

We can thank AMD for that one.

Asrock issuing that beta bios update for their x370 boards with zen 3 support was a good thing, but then AMD decided we shouldn't be allowed to run our CPU's on boards that are the equivalent of their x470 counterparts because then they make less money selling chipsets, just like intel.

Funny how fast they changed their tune after getting on top.

ID: hhy6e0l

Watch as locking down ram and overclocking functionality becomes a industry standard and you have to buy x70 or z90 series boards and specific cpus to get the functionality back

ID: hhy7rqz

AMD decided we shouldn't be allowed to run our CPU's on boards that are the equivalent of their x470 counterparts because then they make less money selling chipsets, just like intel.

It has nothing to do with selling chipsets. Chipsets will be sold in bulk to OEMs with little or no margin to keep the BOM down. All the profit margin will be on the CPUs themselves.

AMD locked out the 300-series boards because they're paranoid about their brand perception and reliability record. They don't want any more boost clock or black screen debacles.

ID: hhyxil5

Funny how fast they changed their tune after getting on top.

This was obvious. But /

is loaded to the brim with AMD fanboys who will swear to the end that their precious company would never wrong them...

Same thing with AMD trying to axe X470/B450 support. The community was outraged, but you still had those idiots who were supporting AMD's decision and trying to justify it. (You must be mentally ill to be anti-consumer, and pro-business)

I cannot overstate how much of a toxic environment this sub-reddit is when AMD do something controversial.

ID: hhyz40x

Hey i have the same bios as you f51 broi have a question Are you able to overclock your cpu in bios? Or anything else? Basically all the settings are locked for me i cant hange them...

ID: hhz7bmu

Not so sure about CPU, but i remember i tried to do overclock with my ram and it worked(kind of), i went from 3000 to 3200mhz but it failed after saving the settings and rebooting, i got black screen and no video, but yeah "it worked"

10 : Anonymous2021/10/25 09:55 ID: hhyv65l

Man that sounds awesome. I just think that the ENTIRE AM4 lineup should be able to support every processor theoretically, just give the user some choice. Would I recommend running a 5900X/5950X on an A320? Probably no, but the fact that you can run it, that's just awesome. Now the turn for Mobos that don't support 5000 series.

11 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:21 ID: hhywz1l

Dude what.

Why A320 but no X370?

ID: hhyxege

It WoNt RuN

12 : Anonymous2021/10/25 13:11 ID: hhzcc9d

Goddamn i sold my ga-a320m-h for 30eur

ID: hi0nlyu

Too bad,you could put 5600x and enjoy all gaming glory.

13 : Anonymous2021/10/25 17:09 ID: hi092mw

I'm sorry Crosshair VI owners but these $60 budget boards are just built differently.

14 : Anonymous2021/10/25 05:43 ID: hhydme4

Asrock AB350 Gaming K4 here, pls give us a bios update! I don't need 5000 series support, just SAM.

ID: hi0nqrm

Didn't you got beta?

15 : Anonymous2021/10/24 23:05 ID: hhx6jlg

Yes, finally I can upgrade to a Ryzen 5950X to use with my cheapo mainboard featuring a 3 phase VRM and no heatsink.

Cheap motherboards are perfectly fine for the vast majority of people. Most people don't overclock or have 16 core cpus.

ID: hhx6mxr

It's meant to be a joke

ID: hhxi593

fun fact... you can still get rediculous performance matching a cheap mobo with an expensive cpu.

That being said, a top notch one, will perform better... but the difference may be less than people think

16 : Anonymous2021/10/25 01:31 ID: hhxny2v

Cries and curses in Asus B350.

First ASRock (albeit beta), now even Gigabyte had joined in the party. What the hell Asus?!?

ID: hhy85td

It was AMD's decision, not Asus. Hence why ASRock have never published anything official, only highly unofficial test builds leaked by an engineer to a forum. (and nothing beyond that)

ID: hhy97kr

Yes, I'm very well aware that it was AMD's decision to cut the support off.

The thing is, according to Gamers Nexus report: Asus wants to move forward and leave behind Zen 3 support for their 300 series boards.

17 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:01 ID: hhyvjfy

Wow now I can upgrade my trash R5 2600 to the R5 5600X!

18 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:37 ID: hhyy50g

Wait people buy those?

19 : Anonymous2021/10/25 12:55 ID: hhzal3e

No love for my AB350N-wifi (mITX) yet... 🙁

ID: hhzd70e

Yeah GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI ITX here too, I got quite excited for this. Would buy a 5800x in a second but can justify the cost, and waste, of new mobo. Especially if AM4 is basically end of life now.

ID: hi0zlse

Yeah I really don't need it right now but the option down the line would be nice as there's two b350s in this household.

20 : Anonymous2021/10/25 12:12 ID: hhz629f

is it posible to re-enable PCIe 4.0 suport on a PRIME B450M-A using the PRIME B550M-K bios? they both look the same. (bios) just need x1 PCIe 4.0 x8 (looks feasible)

21 : Anonymous2021/10/25 12:58 ID: hhzaus6

Gigabyte > AMD

22 : Anonymous2021/10/25 13:34 ID: hhzf26s

I bought two Ryzen 5000-ready B550s some time ago from Gigabyte and still had to update BIOS. Hope they fixed that.

23 : Anonymous2021/10/25 13:36 ID: hhzfdne

Lmao I have this mobo and was thinking to update to a 5000 series, is it actually safe to do so? Cant it get "bottlenecked" by a mobo that cant even do overclocking?

24 : Anonymous2021/10/25 16:48 ID: hi05y98

If they add b350 I'll buy a 5600 TONIGHT

26 : Anonymous2021/10/24 23:33 ID: hhx9z1y

I wouldn't do it. The VRM will not be able to handle the heat generated from anything more than a 6 core. Even 6 core may be pushing it, you will need plenty of air flow in your case.

The bios was avaliable about 1 month ago.

There is a video running 3900x or 3950x on 320m, and the vrm is running at close to 100

27 : Anonymous2021/10/24 23:44 ID: hhxb8tn

Put a heatsink on VRM,simple.Airflow on board and apply slight undervolt.

28 : Anonymous2021/10/25 00:17 ID: hhxf5vf

Undervolt won't help the VRM, the VRM only cares about the current. Undervolt might even make the CPU draw more current (because at lower voltage, it can draw more current while maintaining the same PPT wattage). So you could even make the VRM hotter and more likely to fail.

The thing that would work would be using Eco Mode or manually lower PPT (watts permitted to be consumed by the CPU).

29 : Anonymous2021/10/25 01:11 ID: hhxln46

And where would you find a heat sink for the VRM?

How would you keep the heat sink on?

Not everyone live in shen Zhen, or silicone Valley.

30 : Anonymous2021/10/25 06:19 ID: hhygdaa

the VRM doesnt need to handle the heat generated from 6 core. they only need to handle the heat generated while delivering current to a 65W cpu. which they already did in zen2 cpus.

Should be fine for 5600x, or even better Just turn off core performance boost and the VRM will power ryzen 5600x easier than running 3700x with performance boost turned on.

31 : Anonymous2021/10/25 10:27 ID: hhyxd8y

BS argument. At stock, the power produced by Ryzen 1600 and 5600X is exactly the same. They're capped at 88W socket limit.

32 : Anonymous2021/10/25 03:02 ID: hhxygph

Realistically there really shouldn't be any work done for A320 boards going to 5000 with all the old tech not utilizing the whole tech of the 5000 series. Especially when those boards are not as open as the B350 or X370 that still don't have support. And that board is 3 years old why the hell does it need to support a 5000 series chip?

33 : Anonymous2021/10/25 12:20 ID: hhz6veu

Same this happened to Asrock "leak bios" they released for A320 board and then popup the other 300 series.


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