Ryzen Community Update: BIOS Updates for Boost and Idle, Plus a New SDK

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Ryzen Community Update: BIOS Updates for Boost and Idle, Plus a New SDK

What to Expect Next
AGESA 1003ABBA has now been released to our motherboard partners. Now they will perform additional testing, QA, and implementation work on their specific hardware (versus our reference motherboard). Final BIOSes based on AGESA 1003ABBA will begin to arrive in approximately three weeks, depending on the testing time of your vendor and motherboard.

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quicky008

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when will this bios update be incorporated into the firmware/bios updates for their motherboards by mainstream vendors like asus,asrock etc? If my understanding is correct,without this new update the boost function on ryzen 3000 cpus may fail to work correctly even on compatible motherboards.
 
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when will this bios update be incorporated into the firmware/bios updates for their motherboards by mainstream vendors like asus,asrock etc? If my understanding is correct,without this new update the boost function on ryzen 3000 cpus may fail to work correctly even on compatible motherboards.
In about 3 weeks from september,10th,
That means by the end of this month or next month 1st week, all vendors will provide respective bios updates or a fix to the boost issue raised by der8auer youtuber.
 

kaz

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MSI released the new BIOS last week and I updated it yesterday. Fabric clock was reset to 1200 from 1600. I feel system temps are lower than before because earlier I never saw CPU temps below 40 degrees when idle, will test with games later.
 
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Give a summary in quotes as well.
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3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs Launching on 19th November 2019

AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are now almost confirmed to launch on the 19th of November, i.e next month. The company is expected to unveil three HEDT CPUs: The 3960X, 3970X and 3990X. The 3960X is going to be a 24 core part with 48 threads, the 3970X will be a 32 core CPU with 64 threads while the 3990X is said to be the mighty 64 core processor that everyone has been talking about. There’s no mention of the 3980X, a supposed 48 core chip that sits between the flagship 3990X and the 3970X, but it’s possible it’ll be announced at a later date.

The source claims that the 3rd Gen Threadrippers will be unveiled on the 5th of November with the chips hitting retail on 19th. Team red is expected to announce the complete specifications of the TR 3960X and the 3970X on 5th but the top-end 3990X will most likely only get a brief teaser. As per Videocardz, the core counts are expected to be revealed on 5th but the exact core clocks and the fine-grained details will be disclosed on 19th.

CPU Cores TDP (W) Launch
TR 3990X 64 280+ January 2020
TR 3980X 48 280+ January 2020
TR 3970X 32 280 November 19th
TR 3960X 24 280 November 19th

The new TRX40 chipset for the 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs is also slated to be launched on the 5th of November. All major motherboard manufacturers such as MSI, ASUS, ASRock and Gigabyte will be demoing their new TR boards. However, there’s still no news on the 3980X and the TRX80 chipset, and at this point, their existence is really just a rumor.

Lastly, keep in mind that these dates aren’t set in stone and may change as the source claims that the info is a couple of weeks old.

Source:3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs Launching on 19th November 2019
 
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AMD confirms that Zen 5 is already in development

AMD's 'leapfrogging' design teams are already hard at work on next-next-gen

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AMD's Zen 2 processors already offer impressive performance figures, but that doesn't mean that the rise of Ryzen has to stop there. AMD plans not only to be competitive but to become performance leaders in the x86 CPU market. With this in mind, AMD needs to think big when it comes to its Zen 2 successors.

It has already been confirmed that AMD's Zen 3 core is "design complete". This means that AMD Zen 3 core architecture has been locked down; and that AMD is now moving into their testing and manufacturing stages for Zen 3. Now, AMD's core design teams are preparing for both their Zen 4 and Zen 5 architectures. AMD has confirmed both architectures are "in the design phase" during their Horizon Executive Summit in Rome, Italy.

AMD's Zen design teams work on a leapfrogging basis. One team works on their next-generation CPU architecture while the other works on next-next-gen hardware. Now that Zen 3's design is finished, AMD's engineers have moved to Zen 5, a CPU architecture that's due to release in 2022.

One thing to note about AMD's design teams is that core architecture improvements can be transferred from one architecture to another in some cases. For example, some changes to Zen 2's branch predictors were due to release with Zen 3. This design feature moved forward into AMD's Zen 2 core, thanks to the fast work fo AMD's Zen 3 team. Similar improvements may also have been moved from Zen 4 to Zen 3, highlighting how closely AMD's design teams can work.

When speaking at previous EPYC events, AMD stated that they were listening to feedback from their customers and are using that feedback to guide the development of future Zen architectures. This will help make AMD's Zen cores better suited to a wider range of workloads, and see where customers see the need for increased CPU performance.

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AMD hopes to create a strong brand with Zen, Ryzen and EPYC, 1-upping Intel by offering customers a clear roadmap while continuing to execute on its promises. AMD wants EPYC to be a brand that customers can rely upon in 2022 and beyond.

While AMD is working on bringing 3rd Generation EPYC and 4th Generation Ryzen processors to market in 2020, the company's design teams are busy working on the two product generations thereafter. With this in mind, we can be confident that AMD has plans to deliver increases to CPU performance for the foreseeable future, which is great news for the PC market.

Source:AMD confirms that Zen 5 is already in development
 
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MSI reveals planned AGESA 1.0.0.4 update for AM4 motherboards - 100+ Fixes planned

AMD reportedly has plans that extend to AGESA 1.0.0.7

In the company's latest MSI Insider stream, the company announced that AMD has plans to release new AGESA code for their AM4 motherboards, updates which would deliver over 100 fixes and improvements.

So far, MSI has delivered AMD's AGESA 1.0.0.3 ABBA BIOS to most of its AM4 motherboard lineup, and have plans to release BIOS files with AGESA version 1.0.0.4 in November. It is also claimed that AMD has AGESA update plans that already extend to AGESA version 1.0.0.7.

AMD's AGESA code has the potential to address bugs within AMD's Ryzen series processors and are also capable of offering users improved performance under the right circumstances. Back in 2017, we found that AMD's AGESA 1.0.0.6 (1st Gen Ryzen) update was able to reduce memory latencies and boost Ryzen's gaming performance. AMD's AGESA numbering scheme resets with each generation of Ryzen processors, a factor that only serves to make AMD's AGESA updates more confusion to customers.

At this time the 100+ fixes/improvements that AGESA version 1.0.0.4 will offer are unknown. Sadly, AMD doesn't usually release detailed change notes for AGESA updates, so we are unlikely to know what's changed until after the update releases.

AMD's new 1.0.0.4 AGESA update reportedly increases all-core boost clocks


AMD's latest AGESA update has started to become available in beta BIOS files, offering Ryzen users new bug fixes and the potential to improve the performance of Ryzen 3rd Gen processors.

Computerbase.de has recently tested AMD's AGESA 1.0.0.4 update on an ASRock X470 motherboard, and have found that while single-core boost clocks speeds remain the same as AMD's AGESA 10.0.3 ABBA update, it offers users an increase in all-core clock speeds, at least on their Ryzen 7 3800X processor.

That's right, AMD's latest AGESA update delivers a 50MHz clock speed boost on all cores, increasing the CPU's all-core clock speed from 4.245GHz to 4.325GHz. This is an increase of less than 2%, but it is nonetheless a positive step for AMD. This testing was conducted without Precision Boost Overdrive activated, where the only non-stock setting as the enablement of a DDR4-3200 CL14-14-14-34 XMP profile.

While this testing is far from conclusive, as it only tests a single motherboard and a single processor, it showcases what could be another notable step forward for AMD's AGESA code. In a recent livestream, MSI confirmed that AMD had AGESA plans which extended to AGESA 1.0.0.7, which means that even more improvements are on the way.


Since Ryzen's inception, AMD has been working behind the scenes to get the best performance out of their processors. From AGESA updates to driver and OS updates, AMD has been focused on delivering better performance out of their existing products. Only time will tell how far AMD will push the performance of their latest products.


Source:AMD's new 1.0.0.4 AGESA update reportedly increases all-core boost clocks

MSI reveals planned AGESA 1.0.0.4 update for AM4 motherboards - 100+ Fixes planned

PS: So MSI has many things to offer starting from November... Ohooo...
 
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