Wednesday, April 21st 2021

MSI to Release AGESA Combo PI V2 1.2.0.2 BIOS for AMD 400- and 500-series Chipset Motherboards

MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard brand, will release optimized BIOS updates for AMD 500-Series and 400-Series motherboards. From now on, the BIOS based on AM4 Combo PI V2 1.2.0.2 for all MSI 500 and 400 series motherboards will be available for download until the end of April. Please refer to the following.
  • Optimized compatibility for AMD 500-Series and 400-Series motherboards
  • Improved USB device compatibility
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10 Comments on MSI to Release AGESA Combo PI V2 1.2.0.2 BIOS for AMD 400- and 500-series Chipset Motherboards

#1
Unregistered
Meanwhile I'm still refreshing my ASUS BIOS page, waiting for 1.2.0.2 to come out of beta...
#2
jonup
VannyMeanwhile I'm still refreshing my ASUS BIOS page, waiting for 1.2.0.2 to come out of beta...
Which is where MSI is right now. And likely there won't be any change between the beta and the final version if there is one.
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lynx29
VannyMeanwhile I'm still refreshing my ASUS BIOS page, waiting for 1.2.0.2 to come out of beta...
yep beta usually is final version for all the brands, with a few exceptions here and there.

i updated mine a couple days ago and it said beta. but its rock solid stable. /shrug
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#4
Unregistered
jonupWhich is where MSI is right now. And likely there won't be any change between the beta and the final version if there is one.
They're beta too? huh.

I avoid beta BIOSes like the plague, don't care how stable they are. I'd rather wait more for the final release than have to reflash the final version, or risk having headaches with BIOS Flashback.
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Punkenjoy
VannyThey're beta too? huh.

I avoid beta BIOSes like the plague, don't care how stable they are. I'd rather wait more for the final release than have to reflash the final version, or risk having headaches with BIOS Flashback.
Most of the time, they just remove the beta mention. They don't release a newer version that isn't beta. At least, that is what Asus does.
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#6
A Computer Guy
I'm confused by the wording in this article. "..for download until the end of April" Does this mean the BIOS will not be available after April?
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#7
ADB1979
lynx29yep beta usually is final version for all the brands, with a few exceptions here and there.

i updated mine a couple days ago and it said beta. but its rock solid stable. /shrug
TBH, I am just not going to take the risk with my MSI board when I saw that these new BIOS versions were out and eargerly went over there to update my BIOS and saw they were "Beta".

I am going to wait... one bad BIOS update is enough for a lifetime, I have experienced a couple, the last one (not an MSI mobo) might have fried an NVMe drive (needs to be tested for confirmation).
A Computer GuyI'm confused by the wording in this article. "..for download until the end of April" Does this mean the BIOS will not be available after April?
Quit possible Engrish.
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#8
Ulver
ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING WIFI got the beta at least 1 week now
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Liquid Cool
A Computer GuyI'm confused by the wording in this article. "..for download until the end of April" Does this mean the BIOS will not be available after April?
You're not the only one. I was actually confused. From my reading....the 1.2.0.2 will be available until the end of April, yet the second picture states for my "MAX" motherboard it won't be available until the middle of May? Perhaps they mean the beta will only be available until the end of the April, then the final revision will be released? I say this because the beta 1.2.0.2 was just put up on the MSI's site a couple of days ago.



Think I'll just wait for the final revision. No rush....

Best,

Liquid Cool
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#10
moob
Liquid CoolYou're not the only one. I was actually confused. From my reading....the 1.2.0.2 will be available until the end of April, yet the second picture states for my "MAX" motherboard it won't be available until the middle of May? Perhaps they mean the beta will only be available until the end of the April, then the final revision will be released? I say this because the beta 1.2.0.2 was just put up on the MSI's site a couple of days ago.

Think I'll just wait for the final revision. No rush....

Best,

Liquid Cool
When they released ComboAM4PIV2 1.2.0.1 through a Beta BIOS on my X570 Tomahawk, I figured I'd wait for the final release since the last final revision (that had 1.2.0.0 back in January) was 100% stable for me so I didn't see any need in updating. They never released a final revision. Instead they released another Beta with 1.2.0.2 a couple weeks ago. I guess if I were to believe that chart a final release should be upcoming, but who knows? I may as well wait as I'm in no rush either. If they don't release a final version by the middle of next month I'll probably just install the Beta.
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