List of (B350, B450, X370, and X470) motherboards with USB BIOS Flashback

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  1. TheRookie

    TheRookie Limp Gawd

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    I made a list of (B350, B450, X370, and X470) motherboards with USB BIOS Flashback

    This feature allows your to update the BIOS ***without*** a processor, memory, or video card.

    USB BIOS Flashback comes in handy if you are, for example, going to use 3rd gen Ryzen and the motherboard doesn't have the updated BIOS to support the processor.

    These information was obtain from the motherboard manufacturers' websites and may be incomplete or inaccurate.

    Leave comment below if want to report corrections.

    ***ASRock (BIOS Flashback)***

    None!

    ***ASUS (USB BIOS Flashback)***

    ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme

    ASUS Crosshair VI Hero

    ASUS Crosshair VI Hero (Wi-Fi AC)

    ASUS Crosshair VII Hero

    ASUS Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi)

    ***Gigabyte (Q-Flash Plus)***

    None!

    ***MSI (Flash BIOS Button)***

    MSI B450 Gaming Plus

    MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

    MSI B450 Tomahawk

    MSI B450-A Pro

    MSI B450M Bazooka Plus

    MSI B450M Gaming Plus

    MSI B450M Mortar

    MSI B450M Mortar Titanium

    MSI X370 Gaming M7 ACK

    MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium

    MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC
     
  2. Richneerd

    Richneerd Gawd

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    These will support Ryzen 9?

    I’m looking for a b450 board to run it when thr cpu comes out.
     
  3. mda

    mda [H]ard|Gawd

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    B450s and X470s will supposedly support Ryzen 9.

    X370s and B350s will depend on the manufacturer to support it
     
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  4. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    Thanks for posting this thread. For some reason I thought I read the GA x470 Aorus Gaming supported QFLASH Plus. It doesn't. It is mentioned in the manual for some reason which is dumb if it doesn't support it, since that is where I read about it.
     
  5. Richneerd

    Richneerd Gawd

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    NICE! looks like i'm in the market for one now.
     
  6. HockeyJon

    HockeyJon [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hey guys! Might be a dumb question here, but I’m going to ask it anyway because I don’t fully understand how this process works. I’m upgrading from my current i5 4670K to Ryzen 3700x, and I’m intending to buy either a B450 or X470 board, haven’t decided yet, but given that I don’t currently have a Ryzen to boot and flash, would I have to essentially limit my options to one of these boards listed above? I presume you need to flash the BIOS first before it will allow you do really do anything with the Ryzen 3700x installed due to a lack of compatibility?
     
  7. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    Pretty much yes to what you are asking. Just make sure the board you are buying actually supports that CPU at all first.
     
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  8. HockeyJon

    HockeyJon [H]ard|Gawd

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    You da real MVP, thanks!
     
  9. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    I really really really wished that all motherboard makers would add this feature to all their boards. I know it's a lot to ask but damn it would be nice. :cool:
     
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  10. Gorilla

    Gorilla [H]ardness Supreme

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    So it's great that so many MSI boards will let you update the BIOS without a compatible CPU installed. The problem is that they have basically no working BIOS updates for Ryzen 3000 CPUs for any B350/X370/B450/X470 boards. The MSI subreddit is not a happy place right now.
     
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    HockeyJon [H]ard|Gawd

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  12. Mchart

    Mchart 2[H]4U

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    Not sure what you’re talking about. This is just a wrong statement. They have a fairly large list of updated boards. I updated my x470 gaming pro carbon with no issue and am running a 3800x now.

    The boards get a simplified bios GUI but it’s still 100% just as functional. You don’t lose features.

    https://www.msi.com/blog/the-latest-bios-for-amd-300-400-series-motherboard
     
  13. sabrewolf732

    sabrewolf732 2[H]4U

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    MSI dropped the ball with it, numerous boards the beta bios was/is not functional and bricked the boards. There are also NUMEROUS boards where there is no bios available as of yet (b350 tomahawk, b350 tomahawk arctic etc)
     
  14. Mchart

    Mchart 2[H]4U

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    There’s literally a link to the B350 tomahawk, and arctic on that bios page I linked to.

    I’m aware some users are having issues, but your statement of bios updates not being available for 3000 series support is patently false.
     
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  15. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    Well, if the bios updates don't actually address the problem and provide 3000 series support even if they claim to, there isn't a bios update available to provide a working system.
     
  16. sabrewolf732

    sabrewolf732 2[H]4U

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    No,

    the tomahawk and tomahawk arctic are not listed, the listed boards are:
    B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS
    B350M MORTAR ARCTIC

    They are different. I got excited initially too when I saw this, but the tomahawk, tomahawk plus, b350m tomahawk arctic, and tomahawk arctic are all different boards unfortunately and use different bios.
     
  17. Mchart

    Mchart 2[H]4U

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    What is the arrow pointing at?

    All the Beta BIOS listed here:
    400 Series Motherboards
    Beta BIOS Link
    X470 GAMING M7 ACK
    E7B77AMS.19O
    X470 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
    E7B78AMS.19M
    X470 GAMING PRO CARBON
    E7B78AMS.29M
    X470 GAMING PRO
    E7B79AMS.1AN
    B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
    E7B85AMS.17M
    B450-A PRO
    E7B86AMS.A8M
    B450M MORTAR TITANIUM
    E7B89AMS.A7M
    B450M BAZOOKA PLUS
    E7B90AMS.17M
    B450M BAZOOKA
    E7A38AMS.H7N
    B450M BAZOOKA V2
    E7A38AMS.P5M
    B450M GAMING PLUS
    E7B87AMS.17M
    B450M PRO-VDH
    E7A38AMS.M7M
    B450M PRO-VDH V2
    E7A38AMS.86M
    B450M PRO-M2
    E7B84AMS.28M
    B450M PRO-M2 V2
    E7B84AMS.44N
    B450M THUNDER
    E7B84AMS.28M
    B450I GAMING PLUS AC
    E7A40AMS.A7M
    300 Series Motherboards
    Beta BIOS Link
    X370 KRAIT GAMING
    E7A33AMS.1JM
    X370 SLI PLUS
    E7A33AMS.3JM
    X370 GAMING PRO
    E7A33AMS.4IM
    X370 GAMING PLUS
    E7A33AMS.5JM
    B350 GAMING PRO CARBON
    E7B00AMS.1JM
    B350 KRAIT GAMING
    E7B08AMS.1IM
    B350 TOMAHAWK PLUS
    E7B36AMS.1EM
    B350M MORTAR ARCTIC
    E7A37AMS.AKM
    B350M MORTAR
    E7A37AMS.1MM
    B350M BAZOOKA
    E7A38AMS.1LM
    B350M PRO-VDH
    E7A38AMS.AJM
    B350M PRO-VH PLUS
    E7B07AMS.2FN
    B350I-S01
    E7A40AMS.2DM
    B350I PRO AC
    E7A40AMS.1CM
    A320M GRENADE
    E7A39AMS.AIM
    A320M BAZOOKA
    E7A38AMS.2IM
    A320M PRO-E
    E7A36AMS.H4M
    A320M PRO-VD/S V2
    E7A36AMS.A4M
    A320M PRO-VD PLUS
    E7B38AMS.1GM
    A320M PRO-VHL
    E7B07AMS.1GM
    A320M PRO-VH PLUS
    E7B07AMS.3GM
    A320M Water Plus
    E7A36AMS.H4M
    A320I-S01
    E7A40AMS.47M

    * RAID function is going to be ready on next version, except A320 chipset.

    300 Series Motherboards
    Beta BIOS Link
    X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM
    E7A31AMS.1MM
    X370 GAMING M7 ACK
    E7A35AMS.1FM
    X370 GAMING PRO CARBON
    E7A32AMS.1NP
    X370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
    E7A32AMS.2IN
    B350 TOMAHAWK
    E7A34AMS.1OM
    B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC
    E7A34AMS.HKM
    B350 GAMING PLUS
    E7A34AMS.MHM
    B350 PC MATE
    E7A34AMS.ALM
    B350M GAMING PRO
    E7A39AMS.2NM
    B350M PRO-VD PLUS
    E7B38AMS.2GM
    A320M GAMING PRO
    E7A39AMS.1KM
    A320M PRO-VD
    E7A36AMS.2JM
    A320M PRO-V
    E7B38AMS.3BM
    A320M PRO-M2
    E7B84AMS.17N
    A320M PRO-M2 V2
    E7B84AMS.34O
     

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  18. sabrewolf732

    sabrewolf732 2[H]4U

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    holy shit you're a hero, why are 300 series motherboards listed in two tables???

    Thanks dude.