AMD is preparing AGESA version for AM4 motherboards

Elmor has revealed a lot of info about AMD's AGESA update

AMD is preparing AGESA version for AM4 motherboards

AMD is preparing AGESA version for AM4 motherboards

The overclocker Elmor has revealed that AMD is preparing a new AGESA update for AMD's AM4 series of motherboards, which is designed to change their "entire BIOS base structure" and prepare the way for Raven Ridge (Ryzen APUs) and Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+). 

The biggest benefit of this update will be the ability for future BIOS versions to support new AMD CPUs on the platform, which means that new based BIOS' are unlikely to offer any meaningful performance benefits over existing AGESA BIOS files. 
AGESA 1007 comes with support for Raven Ridge APUs. AMD has also changed the entire BIOS base structure so we have to do a lot of work to port everything to the new version, which may result in further bugs. The advantage is that it makes it easier to support future CPUs (Raven Ridge, Pinnacle Ridge). The cold boot fix will be implemented as soon as we have a recent AGESA version which supports it.

Thanks to AMD's huge BIOS overhaul with AGESA version, it looks like BIOS makers will need to port over existing features over to AMD's new BIOS format, which is likely to introduce new bugs into early AGESA BIOS revisions.


AMD is preparing AGESA version for AM4 motherboards  

From the looks of it, AGESA version is a major step towards preparing AM4 for AMD's future CPUs, which will include Ryzen-based APUs and second-generation Ryzen Plus/Pinnacle Ridge silicon. 

ASUS is also confirmed to be working on a "cold boot fix", which will be released with their first AGESA BIOS' on their Crosshair VI Hero. At this time there is no ETA for the release of AGESA version BIOS files.


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16-10-2017, 07:16:14

Sweet. I look forward to finally getting the cold boot nonsense fixed on my C6H.Quote

16-10-2017, 07:57:47

i sure will skip the first version.
when they rewrote it from scratch you can bet it will contain new issues.

my asus AM4 mainboards (strix, hero) run fine with the current BIOS versions, no need to be a guinea pig.Quote

16-10-2017, 08:50:12

Originally Posted by AdmiralDonut View Post
Sweet. I look forward to finally getting the cold boot nonsense fixed on my C6H.
What BIOS are you on? I haven't had cold boot issues in a long time, currently on 9920.

Looking forward to these updates, and more importantly, the next generation of Zen CPUs. It's so nice to have an actual upgrade path that ONLY involves a new CPU.Quote

17-10-2017, 09:37:15

A lot of people were hoping for more stability tweaks for current Ryzen CPUs. There is still a lot of inconsistencies out there. Obviously you can't fix everyone's errors, but it could be a little more consistent than this.Quote

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