MSI recently spoke about a new AGESA microcode update. The company said the update is in development. They also stated the update will bring more than 100 improvements to AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs. The AGESA 188.8.131.52 update is set to be released in November by all motherboard manufacturers for eligible AMD chipsets with some of them already offering beta versions of the update for testing. According to preliminary reports, it seems that the new update will bring in some much needed all-core boosts along with reduced boot times.
Not long ago, it was reported that the beta BIOS with AMD’s AGESA 184.108.40.206 microcode has begun to appear on some motherboards. Now, MSI has officially announced the BIOS update along with other specifications.
According to GURU3D, the update mainly optimizes the system boot time. Compared with the previous update, Combo PI 220.127.116.11 Patch B update, the boot speed of entering the BIOS is now made 20% faster.
MSI said that the new BIOS of the X570 motherboard will be available at the end of October. The updated BIOS version can run on Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G on the X570 platforms.
On the other hand, it also supports RAID functionality. The new BIOS for the existing 300 series and 400 series motherboards will be released in November.
ComputerBase tested the effect of AGESA 18.104.22.168B on all core boost clocks on the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU that runs on ASRock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 motherboard with PBO disabled and 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM using timings CL 14-14-14-34.
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Previously, 22.214.171.124ABBA microcode allowed the Ryzen 7 3800X to run up to 4245 MHz on all cores while the new 126.96.36.199B version allows a further 1.9% higher boost up to 4325 MHz. However, the single-core boost remained the same at 4550 MHz and change was only visible in the multi-core test result.