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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 11:58 AM - Thread Starter
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MSI - New Lite BIOS for older boards

New BIOS device and Lite BIOS

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"Existing models with X470, B450 and even A320 chipsets will also be redesigned to support the new Ryzen processors. These models will henceforth be sold under the label "Max". The reason: The storage space of the BIOS chip of the older motherboards is not enough to fully absorb the list of new CPUs. The new Max models are therefore shipped with a larger BIOS component. Of course, that does not really bring much to those who have already bought such a board. For them, MSI will release a space-saving Lite BIOS to ensure compatibility with the new Ryzen processors.

However, MSI also points out that the power and voltage supply of the old motherboards should be sufficiently dimensioned for the new CPUs. In general, the X370 and B350 boards were designed for CPUs with a TDP of 95 W, while the X470 and B450 boards were designed for 105 W TDP. Overclocking is therefore only recommended for high-end boards."
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And let me guess? They will also increase the price on these max models?
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And let me guess? They will also increase the price on these max models?
They are rewriting their bios code for more or less obsolete mainboards.

I would call that great support.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 04:09 PM - Thread Starter
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And let me guess? They will also increase the price on these max models?
No idea.
https://www.overclock.net/forum/11-a...am4-mobos.html
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I find the new UI even more pleasing as it is way easier to navigate with a keyboard and not overloaded as before. But maybe I just like the UI to be a bit old school since I've just upgraded from the X58 platform.

What the new revision suggests to me is that they could drop support on future CPUs on the 16 MByte versions. That would be unfortunate as I've just bought this board due to the possibility of future upgrades.
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Quote: Originally Posted by ms178 View Post
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What the new revision suggests to me is that they could drop support on future CPUs on the 16 MByte versions. That would be unfortunate as I've just bought this board due to the possibility of future upgrades.
As an owner of B450M Mortar, that's my worry too.

Quite a few reviewers have been testing 3700X and even 3900X CPU's on the current crop of B350 and B450 boards and find them perfectly useable at stock clocks. Since Ry3k CPU's seem to have very little overclocking headroom anyway... so what?

These boards are hardly obsolete and it's not really possible to make a decent use-case argument for PCIe gen 4 that justifies the heinous cost delta to X570. I just want assurances the current issues with BIOS get fixed...and updates come to stay current. Oh, and so what about losing the glitzy graphics UI screens that i never used anyway.

They could even drop support for Ry1k CPU's if it helps make Ry2k/Ry3k support better. Especially on boards with a BIOS flash-back feature you can just update to a Ry1k+BristolRidge BIOS to get the early model support if needed.

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