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ASUS updates a large number of AM4/Ryzen motherboards with AGESA 1071

This BIOS update add support for future AM4 products

ASUS updates a large number of AM4/Ryzen motherboards with AGESA 1071

ASUS updates a large number of AM4/Ryzen motherboards with AGESA 1071

When AMD released their AM4 socket they promised that the platform would stand the test of time by offering support for future Ryzen CPUs, ensuring that users would not require a motherboard upgrade for at least a couple of AMD CPU generations. 

In recent months rumours of a new AGESA update have been flying around the internet, with previous AGESA iterations providing increases in performance and/or stability with Ryzen CPUs, with many expecting AGESA version 1.0.0.7 to do the same. Now we know that this new AGESA version is designed to offer support for future Ryzen CPUs on the AM4 platform, like AMD's Raven Ridge APUs or Pinnacle Ridge CPUs. 

ASUS has now released new BIOS updates for the bulk of their AM4 range of motherboards, offering an "Update to AGESA 1071 for new upcoming processors", though strangely ASUS' flagship CrossHair VI series of motherboards have not received this update yet.  

Below is a list of ASUS motherboards that now have an AGESA 1071 BIOS;

- ASUS Prime X370-Pro
- ASUS Prime X370-A
- ASUS ROG Strix B350-F Gaming 
- ASUS ROG Strix X370-F Gaming
- ASUS ROG Strix B350-I Gaming
- ASUS ROG Stix X370-I Gaming 

ASUS updates a large number of AM4/Ryzen motherboards with AGESA 1071

 


This new BIOS update is expected to be rolled out to other ASUS AM4 motherboards soon, leaving ASUS as the first motherboard manufacturer to be ready for AMD's next big CPU release, which is expected to be in early 2018. 

You can join the discussion on ASUS' AM4/Ryzen motherboards getting AGESA version 1071 on the OC3D Forums.  

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20-11-2017, 11:45:28

AngryGoldfish
Other people (not on this forum) have mused that the 12nm Ryzen refresh will bring higher clock speeds to the desktop. I thought this refresh was more for notebook efficiency and for the APUs, but I wonder if the recent price drops for Ryzen were because AMD wanted to sell off remaining stock before switching to the 12nm process and offering higher clock speeds for everyone.Quote

20-11-2017, 11:58:02

Dicehunter
Pretty cool, I know if I can indeed keep the same mobo then I will switch over to the top chip of the refresh

Although it's a little odd that the Crosshair mobos haven't gotten the update, Hope they do.Quote

20-11-2017, 12:00:09

WYP
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Other people (not on this forum) have mused that the 12nm Ryzen refresh will bring higher clock speeds to the desktop. I thought this refresh was more for notebook efficiency and for the APUs, but I wonder if the recent price drops for Ryzen were because AMD wanted to sell off remaining stock before switching to the 12nm process and offering higher clock speeds for everyone.
With Zen2 being planned for 7nm it is unlikely to release in 2018, which makes a 12nm (Effectively Gloflo 14nm ++) refresh of Zen a good option.

It really depends on what AMD has done here, whether or not AMD has been able to fix up Ryzen much in silicon and whether or not the new process improves clock speeds or reduces power consumption by a meaningful amount. Even changes that will allow RAM/infinity fabric to run faster would be of huge benefit.

What should be expected is a Bulldozer-Piledriver kind of change, where the node is effectively the same and AMD has the opportunity to improve the design in a few small ways. This design is likely to be more of a polished Zen than a Zen 2.

To make a long story short, there will not be that huge of a leap, 12nm is just a polished 14nm and the Zen core design will not have any transformative changes until Zen 2 on 7nm.Quote

20-11-2017, 12:11:57

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
With Zen2 being planned for 7nm it is unlikely to release in 2018, which makes a 12nm (Effectively Gloflo 14nm ++) refresh of Zen a good option.

It really depends on what AMD has done here, whether or not AMD has been able to fix up Ryzen much in silicon and whether or not the new process improves clock speeds or reduces power consumption by a meaningful amount. Even changes that will allow RAM/infinity fabric to run faster would be of huge benefit.

What should be expected is a Bulldozer-Piledriver kind of change, where the node is effectively the same and AMD has the opportunity to improve the design in a few small ways. This design is likely to be more of a polished Zen than a Zen 2.

To make a long story short, there will not be that huge of a leap, 12nm is just a polished 14nm and the Zen core design will not have any transformative changes until Zen 2 on 7nm.
Oh yeah, I don't expect any big changes, but if a 1800X can suddenly hit 4.4Ghz on a good day, that alone would be a very welcome improvement for a lot of people. AMD did say that the clock speeds for Ryzen were initially worst case scenario, or they conservative. Not sure whether that was just talk, but it'll be almost a year since Ryzen came out when the new CPUs are released.Quote

20-11-2017, 13:07:44

WYP
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Oh yeah, I don't expect any big changes, but if a 1800X can suddenly hit 4.4Ghz on a good day, that alone would be a very welcome improvement for a lot of people. AMD did say that the clock speeds for Ryzen were initially worst case scenario, or they conservative. Not sure whether that was just talk, but it'll be almost a year since Ryzen came out when the new CPUs are released.
Yeah, higher average overclocks would be great. Any clock speed boost would be great for AMD. A boost to 4.4GHz would be awesome, or the ability to clock memory higher the average CPU.

If it works out like that then Pinnacle Ridge would effectively do to Ryzen what Kaby Lake did to Skylake, higher max clock speeds with improved support for high-speed memory.Quote
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