Sunday, May 8th 2016

AMD Readies Ryzen AGESA Update to Improve DDR4 Memory Support

AMD is giving final touches to the latest update of AGESA micro-code of its Ryzen processors, which will improve DDR4 memory support, enabling higher memory clocks and tighter timings. The new AGESA 1.0.0.6 micro-code will be deployed through motherboard vendors as motherboard BIOS updates. It will add over 20 new registers for the "Summit Ridge" integrated memory controllers, to improve compatibility with "Intel-friendly" DDR4 memory brands.

Until now, AMD recommended PC builders to opt for only certain brands of DDR4 memory for best performance. These included memory modules with Samsung "B die" DRAM chips, such as the G.Skill Flare X series. The new AGESA update will let AMD Ryzen processor users to manually dial up DRAM clocks and tighten timings of a broader range of DDR4 memory kits, more reliably, and hopefully iron out a lot of stability issues associated with memory overclocking.
Source: Tweaktown
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8 Comments on AMD Readies Ryzen AGESA Update to Improve DDR4 Memory Support

#1
nemesis.ie
I really hope these higher RAM speeds can be achieved without changing the refclk from 100MHz.

Otherwise M.2 devices are likely to become useless. Fingers Xed.

Also, the next version number should be 1.0.0.5() which other sites are reporting.

I'm curious as to where the 6 came from. Could be a typo from AMD (they forgot to change the version string on 4) or maybe they did some other things that went into 5 which was not released; which would seem odd given we are all desperate to get improvements ASAP. :)
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#2
hellrazor
Would be nice to get get my CAS down to 12, but I doubt that'll happen.
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#3
YautjaLord
Gimme DDR4 4000+MHz support on AX370-Gaming-K7 & it's golden. 4133MHz preferably, but I digress. :) Gut-gut AMDz, time for something new n improved while i'm still using my 16:10 1920x1200 SyncMaster T240 to play games + Blender on it. Cheers. :toast:
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
YautjaLord said:
Gimme DDR4 4000+MHz support on AX370-Gaming-K7 & it's golden. 4133MHz preferably, but I digress. :) Gut-gut AMDz, time for something new n improved while i'm still using my 16:10 1920x1200 SyncMaster T240 to play games + Blender on it. Cheers. :toast:
tell that to gigabyte
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#6
YautjaLord
eidairaman1 said:
tell that to gigabyte
:laugh:

Was merely gettin' excited a bit from the fact; still miss the necessary component (1800X) for rig to be up & running. :) Got a month till i'll have one. Thanx. :toast:
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#7
jaggerwild
Still cant get over that dual channel hump, and they want to be selling to businesses for enterprise work.
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
jaggerwild said:
Still cant get over that dual channel hump, and they want to be selling to businesses for enterprise work.
Who peed in your cereal? Naples is the Enterprise/Server Platform, comes in 1 way or 2 way setups
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