AMD B550 motherboard spotted running Zen+ CPU & APU

When AMD announced the B550 chipset in April, it used to be said the chipset would supreme give a enhance to Ryzen 3000 CPUs, so Zen and Zen CPUs/APUs were out of the build a query to. Then again, @momomo_us has shared a couple of screenshots, with CPU-Z validations of a B550 motherboard running a Ryzen 2600X and a Ryzen 5 3400G.

Many B550 motherboards’ packaging even involves a badge declaring that the boards supreme give a enhance to Ryzen 3000 processors (Matisse) and the upcoming Ryzen 4000 processors (Vermeer) and APUs (Renoir). In step with this unusual files, there’s an alternative that AMD is altering tack in step with the feedback it has bought.

The screenshots shared by @momomo_us (Pinnacle Ridge, Picasso) show both a Ryzen 5 2600X processor and Ryzen 5 3400G APU running on an Asus TUF Gaming B550-Plus motherboard. Every chips are in step with AMD’s Zen structure, which supposedly used to be no longer meant to be supported by the B550 chipset, nonetheless this might simply change with a brand unusual BIOS change.

As proven in these screenshots, the motherboard used to be running BIOS model 0608, dated from 15/06/2020. This BIOS is no longer a beta model, and is already readily accessible on the Asus give a enhance to page for the TUF Gaming B550-Plus motherboard. The change log for this liberate doesn’t contain any reference to supporting Zen chips.

These screenshots desires to be legit, provided that every has a CPU-Z validation guaranteeing its authenticity. Unfortunately, the AGESA model is unknown, because it’s no longer revealed in any of the screenshots.

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KitGuru says: Has the dearth of give a enhance to for AMD Zen SKUs on B550 motherboards been a deal-breaker for you? How crucial is the backwards-compatibility characteristic?

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