It is very true that ASRock is looking for an issue with AMD with yesterday’s statements, but it is clear that they are very serious when the first results have already been seen. User JZelectronic shared what appears to be an Alpha BIOS for the Taichi X370Who will give in first, ASRock or AMD?
ASRock BIOS P6.61, support for X370 and Ryzen 5000 is coming
What was seen yesterday clearly shows that restrictions such as rules have to be bypassed, at least some, as ASRock already has this new BIOS for this motherboard model available even for download (unofficial).
What JZelectronic showed yesterday in its forum is that it is already operational for at least two models of the company’s motherboard: ASRock X370 Taichi and X370 professional game. The peculiarity is that these BIOS mods are based on the new AGESA 184.108.40.206, so we are talking about that they should incorporate all the improvements AMD made for this long awaited version.
Although this is not specified and nothing is commented on in the branch of the forum where it was exposed, it is more than likely that some of the advanced features of Zen 3 are not available in the X370 as such, or yes, as they say, there is no confirmation that the PBO 2 for example is working correctly, as well as the undervolt mode, for example.
Will ASRock enable SAM technology for PCIe 3.0?
Another point that is not really clear is whether ASRock will enable AMD technology for the Ryzen 5000 for PCIe 3.0 called Smart Access Memory or SAM, as it is only enabled in principle for PCIe 4.0 and X570. But we have already seen that Intel was able to enable it through ASUS on the Z490 cards because it is simply BAR based technology.
It should be clarified that if ASRock could enable SAM, it would not imply obtaining PCIe 4.0, as this version of the bus requires specific isolation of the lines physically on the motherboard to support the higher speed, so this that we would have is PCIe 3.0 SAM byte.
What does ASRock officially say about this? Well, carefully update the BIOS, as it is not an official version and therefore the user is responsible for any issues. And AMD, what commented on this update? He has reportedly officially made a firm statement that he has no plans to change his stance and the Ryzen 5000 will not support 300 series chipsets.
Therefore, the ban is open to manufacturers to offer such support on a unitary basis and under their responsibility, because apparently AMD will not be able to stop ASRock.