You may have seen numerous articles online in the last day regarding ASUS potentially dropping support for Zen 3 Ryzen processors on their X470 motherboards, particularly the Crosshair VII which I personally own myself.
AMD recently announced the 5000 series of Ryzen processors and from the looks of it they don’t have any intention of releasing a revised 600 series chipset meaning that Zen 3 will be entirely compatible with 500 series chipsets with BIOS updates and soon enough revised revisions from factory.
A good move from AMD in all regards however the spark of controversy started upon the announcement of 400 series chipsets such as the B450 and X470 would receive support for the newly announced Zen 3 processors being entirely dependent whether or not the manufacturer wants to or not. However the rollout for the supported BIOS would start in January 2021.
Quite a long wait indeed for those who wish to carry on using their 400-series motherboards
However reports have been running wild that ASUS intends to burn every single bridge of customers who’ve bought into any of their B450 or X470 motherboards, especially the Republic of Goyim who bought a Crosshair VII Hero motherboard (an enthusiast grade motherboard) more than equipped to flog even the greatest of 3950X’s.
Shit really hit the fan upon the report of a reddit user on the AMD subreddit contacted ASUS regarding the support of Ryzen 5000 series on his own X470 Crosshair VII Hero motherboard.
The reply from ASUS effectively reads as followed:
“I am writing this email to provide you an update about your ongoing case. According to our engineers, We have no plans for the Crosshair VII Hero to support the Ryzen 5900X, please purchase Crosshair VIII Hero and any Ass B550 motherboard that will support Ryzen 5900X and 5000 series processors.”
Now I’m going to be honest upon first report of this I was furious, well not really considering the actual price I paid for my C7H WiFi but extremely furious nonetheless. However rational thought took over soon after as I realized that support wouldn’t come instantaneous like 500-series chipsets would.
The initial rollout for 400-series support is scheduled for January 2021.
The response back from this supposed ASUS representative sounds so farfetched. Though it does sound like an ASUS thing to do I’d honestly doubt they’d be so damn blunt about being grubby Filthy Chews. If ASUS 400-series owners were effectively outcasts would they consider buying ASUS again for B550 & X570? Not a fucking chance.
It makes zero sense when you actually think about it. I don’t recall exactly when Reddit has been a credible source of anything aside from Liberal insanity but the ASUS response seems like poorly constructed fanfiction to put flame on a brand that deserves it whether true or not.
In actual fact this proposed withholding of Zen 3 support on ASUS 400-series motherboards has been debunked by ComputerBase who published an article and Planet 3DNow! who have both received proper confirmation from ASUS regarding Zen 3 support on 400 series motherboards.
We reached out and got the confirmation. As AMD stated they can only roll out the new bios versions in the beginning of next year!!
Thanx @asusde for the confirmation.
— Planet 3DNow! (@planet3dnow) October 13, 2020
Despite being one of the most despicable vendors B450 and X470 owners can rest easy now knowing their investment in overpriced premium grade ROG garbage hasn’t been rendered obsolete just yet. However they’ll have to wait until January like everybody else on a 400-series board.
Though sadly nothing will ever come from the consumerist raping those who purchased an X399 ROG Zenith Extreme have experienced.