AMD Ryzen 3000 Boost-Fixing BIOS Leaks Out – AMD AGESA 1.0.0.3ABBA

Never fear … a fix is here!

AMD’s unreleased firmware, which the company says will fix the boost behavior of its Ryzen 3000 processors, has leaked onto the Chiphell forums. We grabbed the download and did a round of testing to see if the new BIOS and SMU fix the boosting behavior of the Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 7 3700X processors.

We have to caution, however, that this is a leaked beta BIOS revision that may not be in its final state, so we’ll have to take the results with a grain of salt. In either case, we do see some improvements that fall in line with our expectations for the Ryzen 7 3700X, but we also spotted an odd performance regression with the Ryzen 9 3900X, indicating this firmware is a work in progress.

AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series processors landed two months ago, bringing a new level of performance and value for the mainstream desktop as the company took the lead in the race to the leading-edge 7nm node, the first time in its history that it had managed to beat Intel to a denser manufacturing process. But the company’s triumphant moment has been marred by persistent reports that the chips aren’t achieving their rated boosts speeds, an issue thrust into the spotlight by a recent survey conducted by YouTuber Der8auer in which a surprising number of respondents reported they weren’t reaching their rated boost clocks.

That was followed by Intel citing a report that claims reliability is behind AMD’s apparent, but not proven, reasons for reducing its chips’ frequencies.

AMD announced this week that it had identified an issue with its firmware that reduces performance in some situations and that it would update the community on an incoming fix on September 10. 

Sources: Tom’s Hardware

 

Latest Headlines

ADATA XPG Launches SX8100 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD

PC & Computers
September 19, 2019 0
 ADATA Technology (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 3260.TWO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of the XPG ...
About Winston 3987 Articles
Winston has over 20 years of experience in the I.T. Industry. He launched Funky Kit with the aim to capture a wider audience worldwide. His knowledge in PC hardware is very distinguished, not only publishing enjoyable reviews but also writing great articles.