AMD has made sure that it will support the AM4 socket motherboards for a considerable period of time, unlike Intel which launched a new motherboard along with every CPU generation, however, BIOS update is required before you can use the AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs and APUs on AM4 socket motherboards and AMD is again providing “Bootkit” to flash the firmware.
The BIOS needs to be updated with a CPU that is supported by the motherboard and without the BIOS update the AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs or AMD Pinnacle Ridge CPUs and APUs can’t operate and that is why AMD is offering free Bootkit.
AMD will support requests for boot kits if you have a 300 series motherboard and a 2nd Gen Ryzen or Ryzen with Radeon Vega graphics processor and can’t boot because of BIOS version. Sorry for the confusion, this is being updated now.
AMD also did the same for AMD Raven Ridge customers. The Bootkit provided for the Raven Ridge featured a dual-core A6-9500 APU, a bare minimum CPU to get things started. However, AMD didn’t reveal what CPU will be featured in the Bootkit for AMD Pinnacle Ridge.
Speaking of the AMD Ryzen, the Ryzen 5 1600, predecessor to the Ryzen 5 2600, has become the best-selling CPU for AMD. Not only that, the CPU has managed to outsell the Intel Core i5 7600K and the i7 8700K.
Also, using any aftermarket cooling solution will void the warranty for your AMD Ryzen processor.
The reason why this doesn’t make any sense is that according to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, companies aren’t allowed to put such specific conditions on a product warranty.
Following the introduction Nvidia GeForce Partners Program, AMD has started making aggressive moves so that the company’s side of the story may be heard by everyone and in that effort, AMD has rolled out a report revealing that AMD Radeon graphics are being used by 53% gamers.