Originally Posted by polkfan
This is all i want
Ryzen 3000+4000 Support
Ryzen 2000+4000 Support
Ryzen 1000+4000 Support
Make a bios with each of those options for every single B450-X470 and then back port them to the 300 series.
Talk about the best solution for all of us.
Originally Posted by The Stilt
It isn't even remotely realistic from the ODM resource point of a view.
AGESA itself is not the issue, but expecting the ODM to build three different variants for each bios version for obsolete products is just insane.
Each bios engineer typically has to take care of > 10+ SKUs so increasing their workload threefold... Not going to happen.
Besides, I'm expecting 400-series to release couple beta bioses (similar to e.g. MSI 300-series with 3rd gen. Ryzen) not continuous or full bios support.
So more than likely the 4th gen. CPU support will greatly vary on even on the 400-series motherboards.
Asrock shouldn't have a big team after all, looking why they even took the path of downporting their bios without much work to remove old modules
Their bios still have some bios strings of Intel systems back then, but are hidden
(tho the same blame goes to MSI too)
Technically it would be beyond stupidity to only allow X470, where only a fraction of the boards come with a big enough rom-chip
And then go a mile further to block anything that's not Promontory LP
Nor would ASRock start to consider blocking it, while we had crossconvert support for 2+ years as it seems
But it's true, two things remain to be considered
- Are we getting blocked on anything that's non 5xx
- Will AMD be able to reuse Matisse Modules, or will Renoir & Vermeer go as whole package alone
The last part is important because of 3 things
Most 16 Chips support 2 partitions, but not all do allow 3 way splitting ~ same for 32mb romchips
^ this is taking into consideration they can fit in 4xxx gen into one 16mb package, as Matisse is already big enough on it's own
Many things are needed to be into consideration before preparing for a full convert
And someone will have to main this
ASRock, well their bios team wouldn't be bigger than 3 people at best ~ including the intel lineup here
Either X470 will EOL at the same time, or we will get a chance to continue
So far there are too many unclear points to consider - soo let's wait out and see how things will stand
at absolute best it would be 1000+2000, 3000+4000
Although Vermeer & Renoir might end up too big, to be paired with Matisse together as one 16mb partition
4 bioses are a nightmare to maintain, from AMDs side and from the Board Partners
two = 3 generations were already flickery and buggy, pushing bios engineers to lazy crossport bioses down