MSI Adding Resizable-BAR to Intel 4xx Motherboards

As a world-leading motherboard brand, MSI contributes to providing gamers and creators extremely pleasant experience when users choose MSI motherboards. For the sake of fulfillment of goals, MSI keeps updating the latest version BIOS for users to download and to increase performance. At the present, MSI prepares to release BIOS update for all Intel 400-series motherboards, including Z490, B460 and H410 chipsets. According to planning schedule, the first batch is expected to Z490 motherboards. All BIOS update for Z490 will be available by this week. As for B460 and H410 motherboards, the BIOS update will be completely released in the next two weeks. Please follow the product pages for the updated BIOS.

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ASUS Adds Resizable BAR Support to Z490, H470 & B460 Motherboards

Resizable BAR (Base Address Register), the technology behind AMD’s Smart Access Memory (SAM), isn’t exclusive to Ryzen owners anymore. Asus has released an entire wave of new firmwares for various Z490 motherboards that enable the Resizable BAR feature.

The firmware, which sports the 1002 version number, is fresh out of the oven as Asus evidently uploaded it just yesterday. The firmware is currently in the beta stage so there might be some bugs here and there. It also lacks a detailed description of the changes. We can, however, confirm that the 1003 firmware effectively brings support for Resizable BAR, as evidenced by the newly added “Above 4G Decoding” and “Re-Size BAR Support” options in our ROG Maximus XII Apex motherboard’s BIOS.

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ASRock H470 Steel Legend

Thus the ASRock H470 Steel Legend mainboard is not a reasonable choice for overclockers due to the Intel H470 chipset, but it has a powerful VRM power supply to get the maximum performance out of a 10th Gen CPU without unlocked multiplier with the tricky BFB feature. In addition, the stylish ASRock H470 Steel Legend motherboard has an extensive basic equipment and scores clearly with numerous USB ports up to the fast USB 3.2 Gen2 as well as a performant 2.5 Gigabit LAN port.

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