ASUS today announced that its complete lineup of AM4-socket-based motherboards now offer support for AMD’s Raven Ridge Desktop APU, via a BIOS update that’s available immediately.
These all-new AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs combine up to four Zen-based CPU cores with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. When used in combination with ASUS AMD AM4 Series motherboards, AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs offer great-value performance and deliver best-in-class gaming and graphics experiences.
Existing owners of ASUS AM4-socket motherboards can update their systems quickly and easily with the intuitive ASUS USB BIOS Flashback or ASUS EZ Flash 3 tools. Updated graphics driver for the AMD Raven Ridge desktop APU are also available from ASUS support website.
Immediate Support for AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs via EZ Flash 3 BIOS Update
Updating an ASUS AM4-socket-based motherboard for compatibility with the latest AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs takes just moments, via one of two simple methods.
With the ASUS-exclusive USB BIOS Flashback feature built in to many ASUS motherboards, users only need to download the latest UEFI BIOS to a USB flash drive, connect the motherboard’s power supply, insert a FAT32-formatted USB drive, and then press the motherboard’s USB BIOS Flashback or Reset button. No AM4 processor or memory modules need to be in place, and the update will complete in a few moments.
Alternatively, users may update via the EZ Flash 3 utility that’s integrated with the ASUS UEFI BIOS. This tool allows the update to be applied via an inserted USB drive or downloaded directly from the internet.
Users are also advised to update to the newest Radeon Vega drivers (V23.20.817.0 or later) to enjoy the best-possible graphics performance. These drivers are available for download from the ASUS microsite, at https://www.asus.com/microsite/mb/AMD-Ryzen-2000-APU-ready.
The list of ASUS motherboards that support AMD Raven Ridge desktop APU is as follows:
|Chipset||Model Name||Supported BIOS version||UEFI BIOS Update Tool||Graphics Driver|
|BIOS Flashback||EZ Flash 3|
|X370||ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME *||3502||Yes||Yes||V23.20.817.0|
|ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC) *||3502||Yes||Yes||V23.20.817.0|
|ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO *||3502||Yes||Yes||V23.20.817.0|
|ROG STRIX X370-F GAMING||3803||Yes||V23.20.817.0|
|ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING *||3803||Yes||V23.20.817.0|
|B350||ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING||3803||Yes||V23.20.817.0|
|ROG STRIX B350-I GAMING *||3803||Yes||V23.20.817.0|
|TUF B350M-PLUS GAMING||3803||Yes||V23.20.817.0|
|A320||PRIME A320M-C R2.0||3803||Yes||V23.20.817.0|