Monday, October 16th 2017

AMD Readies AGESA Update Enabling "Raven Ridge" APUs

AMD is readying an update to its AGESA micro-code. AGESA is an essential component of AMD platform motherboard BIOSes responsible for starting the processor at system start-up. Updates to it improve the motherboards' memory and CPU compatibility. Following its all-important AGESA update that vastly improves memory compatibility of AMD Ryzen processors, the company is readying an even newer version. The new AGESA update prompts significant changes to the structure of motherboard BIOSes, making it easy to implement support for upcoming socket AM4 chips, such as the "Raven Ridge" APUs, and the 2nd generation Ryzen "Pinnacle Ridge" CPUs.

Professional overclocker elmor, who is currently associated with ASUS ROG, responding to an forums question about the Crosshair VI series motherboard, mentioned that AGESA significantly changes the BIOS structure of AMD motherboards, which will make it easier implement support for future processors. "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)," he said. Updates to AGESA are distributed by motherboard manufacturers as BIOS updates.
Source: Forums
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5 Comments on AMD Readies AGESA Update Enabling "Raven Ridge" APUs

So RR is coming soon?
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R0H1TSo RR is coming soon?
Somewhere between "sooner" and "later", but this should give manufacturers time to perfect BIOS before launch, so that Ryzen's launch woes aren't repeated.
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Raevenlordso that Ryzen's launch woes aren't repeated.
Even more so for APUs, considering they thrive on memory speed (or should I say bandwidth)
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saw the Beta Bios on Gigabyte website couple of days back was wondering what that new AGESA did. Also wondering if they have fixed issues with memory stability with this update?
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Wait AMD planning ahead? Thats something you dont see everyday.
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