ASUS Confirms Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5 Granite Ridge” CPU Support For AM5 Motherboards With AMD AGESA BIOS

ASUS Confirms Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5 Granite Ridge” CPU Support For AM5 Motherboards With AMD AGESA BIOS

ASUS has now officially confirmed that its AMD AGESA BIOS for AM5 motherboards supports Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5 Granite Ridge” CPUs.

ASUS AM5 AGESA is the second motherboard to confirm AMD Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5 Granite Ridge” CPU support via BIOS update.

ASUS Launched the latest AM5 AGESA BIOS update for our motherboards earlier this month. And while details were a bit scarce, it seems the company has officially confirmed next-gen Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5 Granite Ridge” CPU support in its BIOS changelog. The information was posted in the changelog for BIOS.

Update the AGESA version to Combo AM5 PI Patch A to support next-generation AMD Ryzen™ processors.


This makes ASUS the second motherboard vendor to officially state that the AMD AGESA BIOS supports the upcoming Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5 Granite Ridge” CPUs. MSI was the first to do so when it confirmed this last week. The company has further updated AGESA patch A for its AM5 motherboards..

Image source: ASUS

Below is the complete list of ASUS AM5 (X670E) motherboards that have received the AMD AGESA BIOS update (Credits: SAKEDISK @ ROG Forums):

This was confirmed in the latest AM5 SMU table published by Hardware Lux, which checks for all the latest updates within the AMD AGESA firmware. The latest AGESA update also sees a drop in FireRangePi from a scheme called ComboAM5PI. Now this is interesting because the FireRange is the codename for the Mobility SKU family that features the same Zen 5 desktop dies that we'll soon see on the AM5 platform. This support is related to the Granite Ridge “AMD Ryzen” family and extends SMU to 98.58.0.

Image source: HardwareLuxx Forums

The AMD Granite Ridge family is also reported under the ID “00B40Fxx”, which should be useful as many engineering prototypes are expected to appear soon. We have already seen. 8-core and 6-core variants appear in the leak.. Also, it appears that motherboard vendors already have early test samples of Zen 5 “Ryzen” CPUs available, provided by AMD to enable early support for chips such as BIOS tweaking. could This helps AMD and its partners fix early bugs and issues with the platform, so an improved version of the BIOS can be released to the public in the future as we get closer to launch.

Now if all goes according to plan, we may get the first official unveiling of the AMD Zen 5 “Granite Ridge” Ryzen CPU family during Computex 2024, which is expected in early June. AMD is hosting Computex's opening keynote.making it the perfect place to hold a grand unveiling.

Not much is known about AMD's Zen 5 core architecture at the moment, but from what the company has officially stated, it will offer:

  • Improved efficiency and performance
  • Again the pipeline front-end and wider issue
  • Integrated AI and machine learning optimizations

PC makers purchasing the AM5 platform are assured of drop-in compatibility with next-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. The company has Committed to 2025+ plan for its AM5 socket. And as we've seen with the AM4 platform, AMD supports its desktop platforms more than Intel with a 7-year strong commitment to its previous platform. It will also come with Zen 5 core architecture. The next-generation Ryzen laptop family is codenamed Strix Point Which is also slated for a later 2025 CPU release plan.

Comparison of AMD Mainstream Desktop CPU Generations:

AMD CPU family Secret name Process of the processor Processors Cores/Threads (Maximum) TDPs (Maximum) Platform Platform Chipset Memory support PCIe support Launch.
Ryzen 1000 Summit Ridge 14nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95W AM4 300 series DDR4-2677 Gen 3.0 2017
Risen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12nm (Zen+) 8/16 105W AM4 400 series DDR4-2933 Gen 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Mattis 7nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32 170W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200 General 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32 120W AM5 600 series DDR5-5200 Gen 5.0 2023
Ryzen X000 Granite Ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? TBA TBA AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600+ General 5.0 2024

What are you most excited to see in AMD's next-generation Zen 5 Ryzen desktop CPUs?

News Source: HXL (@9550pro)

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