Originally Posted by GHADthc
"So AMD explicitly states AM4 will continue to be supported" And it is, and it will be...its up to the Motherboard manufacturers to provide a micro-code update via bios update to the consumer, not AMD, AMD don't directly release bios updates for consumers boards do they? They provide microcodes, and then manufactures chose to do with that what they will, whether you will get a microcode update for your motherboard, is a different story alltogether, as MSI have chosen to use the previous generation of bios, from the 300 series, on their 400 series board..that very reason is why I deem the board crap, not out of childlike mentality, or whatever you would like to call it, simply out of fact..and it quite possibly could result in no bios update from MSI, or it might be a non-issue all together, as they might just cull some old microcode from the 16mb BIOS file, and allow it 3000 series compatibility (that will remain to be seen).
Some boards are going to support 3000 series (I would hazard a guess and say most will), and some may not, due to decisions made by the manufacturers, not AMD, so its not a hard concept to grasp, AMD can make the statement that they are supporting AM4 till 2020, as its the only platform they currently make, for AM4 based Ryzen CPU's, and they can make the statement that "3rd Gen Ryzen will run on the same AM4 desktop infrastructure, and for all of you that are on Ryzen today, really simple upgrade. Drop in for users.", as it will be the case for most end users, if you want to complain about something, blame MSI for being the corner cutting POS company that they are, instead of posting this 4chan quality thread, all its missing is a wojak and alittle bit more "REEEE" from you at this point.
I agree with you 100%. But people going to be butt hurt and look to blame AMD. It's unfortunate because board manufacturers are to blame IMO. Well maybe not really to blame so much as who can expect every single board to support the upgrade. That's asinine.