MSI Announces Combo PI V2 BIOS Schedule

[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard brand, will release optimized BIOS updates for AMD 500-Series and 400-Series motherboards. From now on, the BIOS based on AM4 Combo PI V2 for all MSI 500 and 400 series motherboards will be available for download until the end of April. Please refer to the following.



  • – Optimized compatibility for AMD 500-Series and 400-Series motherboards
  • – Improved USB device compatibility

Read more @ MSI Global

MSI: AGESA v1.1.9.0 BIOS Updates Coming Soon for 400/500 Series Boards

[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard brand, releases optimized BIOS updates for AMD 500-series and 400-series motherboards. The latest AGESA Combo PI V2 beta BIOS has been released for MEG X570 GODLIKE, MEG X570 UNIFY, MEG B550 UNIFY / UNIFY-X, MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI and MAG B550M MORTAR / MORTAR WIFI. And the rest models will be able to download soon in January 2021.


– Optimized AMD Curve Optimizer function.
– Optimized Re-Size BAR function with NVidia Graphics cards.

*Download and install the latest BIOS by using M-Flash or Flash BIOS Button to update target models.
**Ensure to always download the latest BIOS from corresponding product pages.

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MSI Will Offer BIOS Update for all AMD 400-Series Motherboards for Ryzen 5000

[Taipei, Taiwan] As a world-leading motherboards brand, MSI commits to deliver gamers and creators genuine pleasure, and will keep moving. BIOS update is always an exhilarating news for most users, so MSI keeps announcing relative news for our users. From this week, MSI will release AMD AGESA COMBO PI V2 Patch D BIOS for all AMD 400-series motherboards and it is expected to be completely uploaded before the end of 2020.

All AMD 400-Series Motherboards Comprehensively Support Ryzen 5000 CPU with AMD AGESA COMBO PI V2 Patch D

The purpose to keep releasing BIOS update is not only for increasing motherboards performance but also for better compatibilities. After AMD launches Ryzen 5000 CPU, most are inquisitive about whether Ryzen 5000 CPU is compatible with AMD previous platforms. MSI realizes that users are eager to enhance their motherboards with the latest CPU; therefore, we are determined to offer AGESA Patch D for all AMD 400-series motherboards. With AGESA Patch D, your 400-series motherboards can support Ryzen 5000 CPU and achieve its true performance. Since there are some technical issues on AGESA, it will not be released. Thus, AGESA Patch D is the finest choice to update your motherboards.

AMD AGESA COMBO PI V2 Patch D Supports Re-Size BAR

One of the remarkable features of BIOS update this time is Re-Size BAR support. Undoubtedly, Re-Size BAR is a popular issue at present, and this function is performed to maximize efficiency for the system. It takes advantages of the memory of both the CPU and GPU as well as reduces latency and buffering effectively, which improves gaming experience. With BIOS update, AGESA Patch D, AMD 400-series motherboards support Re-Size BAR as well. It is recommended that users update BIOS immediately to have better advancement.

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ASUS Clarifies X470/B450 Ryzen 5000 Series Support

“To clarify, Asus will follow AMD’s support plan to release a new BIOS on X470, B450 and B450 II motherboards and all those available in the market at present will also be compatible with that BIOS upgrade. Beta BIOS support, following AMD guidelines and timelines means this will be ready to roll out around Jan 2021,” Asus added.

Read more @ PC Gamer

ASUS Not Supporting Ryzen 5000 Series on X470?

While AMD noted that the 5000 Series processors should be supported by the legacy X470 chipset, it would appear ASUS may not be on board. There are a few articles floating around where a customer reached out and was informed by ASUS that they would not be supporting the 5000 Series on X470, and of course, told the customer to purchase a new board. One can hope this customer last approach is corrected, but only time will tell.

Read more @ TechPowerUp


The black and silver cooling plate that covers the southbridge extends over the two M.2 slots, providing cooling and protection for your SSDs. The first of these uses the CPU’s PCIe 3.0 x4 connection, while the second is routed through the motherboard chipset, and is actually a PCIe 2.0 x4 connection.

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The MSI X470 GAMING Pro is part of MSI’s performance gaming line which is underneath “Enthusiast” and above its “Arsenal” gaming line. Like I said, this doesn’t really make much sense without looking into the hierarchy of MSI’s product stack via its website. 

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MSI designed the X470 Gaming Pro Carbon as a midrange solution with some overclocking features to help you get the most out of your hardware. The board features an eight-phase power design with heatsinks to help keep the MOFSETs from overheating. It also has two eight-pin CPU power connectors, which can help to ensure a stable supply of power.

Read more @ PC Mag