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BIOSTAR 500 Series Motherboards with AGESA Combov2 PI 1.0.8.1 BIOS Update

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BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today announces that their motherboards are ready to support future Ryzen with AGESA Combo V2 PI 1.0.8.1 BIOS update.

With a wide list of supporting models, BIOSTAR consumers can rest assured that their dreams of upgrading to the future Ryzen are fully achievable. With a few easy steps to update the BIOS version, users can enjoy the full benefits of the future Ryzen from their existing BIOSTAR 500 series AM4 motherboards. Gaming and content creation will get extended benefits like improving memory compatibility and memory overclocking capabilities after AGESA Combo V2 PI 1.0.8.1 BIOS updating.



  • Supports DDR4 native memory up to 3200 MHz with Matisse and Renoir processors
  • Adds PEX16_1 channel configuration settings
  • Optimizes DDR4 memory of frequency settings up to 6000 MHz
The motherboard models to get the AGESA Combo V2 PI 1.0.8.1 BIOS update include: RACING X570GT8, RACING X570GTA, RACING X570GT, RACING B550GTA, RACING B550GTQ, B550MH and the A520MH.

For more information related to the BIOSTAR 500 series motherboard to support the future Ryzen, please go to the download page of your motherboard's product page and download the corresponding BIOS version as listed below.

RACING X570GT8 - X57AG910.BST, RACING X570GTA - X57BG910.BST, RACING X570GT - X57AS910.BSS, RACING B550GTA - B55AG910.BST, RACING B550GTQ - B55AS909.BST, B550MH - B55AS907.BSS, A520MH - A52AS907.BSS.

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I have a Ryzen 3600 and I was looking at the RACING B550GTA, the VRM section seems very MASSIVE and the board is really cheap.
Someone who can tell me more? Is it good?
 
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I have a Ryzen 3600 and I was looking at the RACING B550GTA, the VRM section seems very MASSIVE and the board is really cheap.
Someone who can tell me more? Is it good?
As on many "gaming" themed board, most of what you see is not the VRM Heatsink but just a plastic cover over the actual heatsink and rear IO.
The 3600 doesn't draw a ton of power, so you will be fine on just about every board as long as it isn't rubbish.
 
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As on many "gaming" themed board, most of what you see is not the VRM Heatsink but just a plastic cover over the actual heatsink and rear IO.
The 3600 doesn't draw a ton of power, so you will be fine on just about every board as long as it isn't rubbish.
Yes, I know that the heatsink is smaller that it looks, but in THIS review of this board they said that it's possible to disassemble the plastic cover for better airflow.
Imo the heatsink looks ok, it's not small and the VRM section look very very beefy: it's a 6+4 DrMOS configuration with Renesas ISL99390 Mosfets (90A WOW) and a Renesas RA 229004 PWM controller, so without doublers.
I think it's amazing for the price.
The audio section it's not the best, but for me doesn't matter, I have an M-Audio external sound card.
 
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Yes, I know that the heatsink is smaller that it looks, but in THIS review of this board they said that it's possible to disassemble the plastic cover for better airflow.
Imo the heatsink looks ok, it's not small and the VRM section look very very beefy: it's a 6+4 DrMOS configuration with Renesas ISL99390 Mosfets (90A WOW) and a Renesas RA 229004 PWM controller, so without doublers.
I think it's amazing for the price.
The audio section it's not the best, but for me doesn't matter, I have an M-Audio external sound card.
The thing about 90A power stages, is their efficiency isn't much better than 70A power stages.
So they will produce similar amount of heat at the same load.
It is the cooling that is of concern on Motherboard VRMs, you will never reach the full current capacity on any CPU.
But as I said before, the 3600 physically doesn't pull enough power for that to really matter.
 
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VRMs on Ryzen don't matter unless the board is the absolute bottom barrel, or you're using a 3950X.
 
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I feel like this BIOS update is useless, when it still doesn't support Ryzen 4000 series cpu's and we are only 3 weeks away from zen 3 launch...
 
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VRMs on Ryzen don't matter unless the board is the absolute bottom barrel, or you're using a 3950X.
Yep. Even a 50$ motherboard should be capable of running a 3950X. That's what AMD pretty much wants when you make a motherboard with their chipset.
 
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I feel like this BIOS update is useless, when it still doesn't support Ryzen 4000 series cpu's and we are only 3 weeks away from zen 3 launch...
they said 'future cpus'...

does ANY mobo maker mention 4000 series?? they are all reliant on AMD releasing AGESA versions (is 1.0.8.1 new to all? i dont remember biostar making PRs of this nature unless they're first)

we are weeks away from an announcement, but i'm not sure store availability was confirmed yet

(also, zen3 might be called 5000 series)
 
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