The new AMD AGESA Update is set to release with the Ryzen 9 3950X processors. While there’s still no official announcement yet, the latest update is already available in beta BIOS files. The update will fix a lot of the issues plaguing the Ryzen 3000 processors and improve performance. More details regarding the update have come to light recently.
Computerbase.de recently tested the AGESA 18.104.22.168 on an ASRock X470 motherboard. Note that this is still in beta, so take it with a pinch of salt. Reports say that while there’s no improvement in single-core performance, there’s a noticeable boost in average performance across all cores. Specifically, the Ryzen 7 3800X did get an increase in all-core clock speeds. The new AGESA update delivers a 50MHz boost across all cores. This means that the new processors will get a boost from 4.245GHz to 4.325GHz. While this is not a very substantial increase over the AMD AGESA 10.0.3 ABBA update, props to AMD. One more thing to keep in mind is that the tests were conducted with Precision Boost turned off.
While the testing was limited to just a single processor and a single motherboard, we can expect similar results across the entire Ryzen 3000 line-up once the update drops. Moreover, MSI also confirmed that AMD will further extend to AGESA 22.214.171.124 and further improvements are expected. AMD has been working on improving the performance of the Zen 2 processors since launch. AMD has done an impressive job with regular bug fixes and performance updates. Stay tuned with us for further updates on future releases and product launches.