It is now June of 2022, and AMD’s new AGESA 1207 microcode has made it to the overwhelming majority of AM4 motherboards available on the market – each previous and new. This replace contains fixes for the notorious fTPM stuttering bug and contains full Ryzen 5000 collection CPU assist on all older era AM4 motherboards, together with the 300 collection and 400 collection. Here’s a breakdown of the present state of affairs with AGESA 1207 and the way motherboard distributors are implementing it.
However earlier than we begin, here is a fast rundown on the state of affairs with the microcode bug AGESA 1207 fixes. In March, AMD introduced that it had recognized a extreme stuttering difficulty on Ryzen techniques that was solely associated to the Trusted Platform Module. The difficulty would trigger Ryzen techniques to stutter or freeze quickly. The issue is made even worse as a result of TPM assist is necessary for Home windows 11.
It is also value noting that the early USB points plaguing Ryzen platforms have been fastened for the reason that AGESA 126.96.36.199 microcode replace went reside earlier this 12 months. So in case your board didn’t include a 188.8.131.52 patch (or others similar to 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11b), AGESA 18.104.22.168 does embrace this extra hotfix.
Even in the event you do not plan on upgrading to a Ryzen 5000 CPU, updating your BIOS to the newest microcode from AMD can nonetheless be definitely worth the effort to kill off these long-term points.
Pre-Cautions When Updating To BETA BIOS Revisions Packing AGESA 22.214.171.124
For customers planning on upgrading to AGESA 126.96.36.199 on an older 300 collection or 400 collection motherboard, there are some additional needed precautions to contemplate.
A whole lot of these older motherboards which might be receiving the brand new AGESA replace are getting them within the type of beta BIOS updates. Sadly, these beta BIOS’ are solely partially examined, in contrast to official BIOS revisions. In consequence, you possibly can encounter some further bugs when putting in a beta BIOS.
However, on the flip facet, any further points ought to be fairly uncommon for the reason that solely adjustments taking place with most of those beta BIOS is the CPU microcode replace, and that is it. For what it’s value, I’ve put in a beta BIOS packing AGESA 188.8.131.52 on my private MSI B450 Professional Carbon AC (with the cut-down BIOS), and I’ve had zero points with it in any respect, and it runs nice.
One other factor you may need to do is incrementally improve your BIOS to the newest model. Some boards require this and can stop you from skipping BIOS updates when needed. Simply beware that that is regular and never a bug.
For extra particulars on correctly getting ready for a BIOS replace, I extremely suggest studying this Reddit submit from Asus. It’s a very detailed tutorial on finest practices when updating your BIOS.
Out of all of the motherboard distributors at the moment, ASRock is probably the most unpredictable concerning the brand new AGESA 1207 updates. Boards you’d by no means count on to have official BIOS updates have it, and boards you’d count on to have it formally both do not and/or have it in a beta BIOS as a substitute.
Nonetheless, most of ASRock’s motherboard lineup, from the underside A320M to top-of-the-line X570S do pack AGESA 1207, whether or not in beta or non-beta format.
A320 motherboards are paradoxically probably the most cherished out of the complete AM4 lineup. Every one of these boards have AGESA 1207 as an official BIOS replace, with solely a pair that includes beta assist and a few extra which haven’t got it in any respect, however they’re few.
B350 exhibits an identical format, nevertheless it’s extra combined when it comes to beta and official BIOS updates relying on the mannequin. Only one B350 mannequin lacks 1207 completely.
Virtually all ASRock X370 fashions characteristic 1207 in beta and non-beta bios codecs. Simply a few boards lack the replace, particularly one in all them being the bitcoin mining optimized board.
Sadly, B450 assist isn’t nice presently. With just some motherboards getting AGESA 1207 in beta BIOS format proper now.
It is even worse with X470, with no ASRock fashions getting AGESA 1207 presently.
Opposite to A320, A520 boards proper now have much less assist for 1207. With simply over half of ASRock’s Fashions receiving 1207 in beta bios format solely.
All B550 motherboards apart from a single mannequin have the 1207 replace in beta format alone.
Most X570 boards have AGESA 1207, however like B550, solely in a beta BIOS format, with some missing it completely for some purpose. The one X570S motherboard in ASRock’s arsenal, the Riptide does characteristic AGESA 1207 although.
Asus has made it extremely simple to see which 500 collection boards have already got the brand new AGESA 1207 launch, with full motherboard assist listed right here on Reddit. However we needed to examine Asus’ web site for older 400 and 300 collection chipset boards.
Sadly, Asus not contains a assist web page on most of its A320 motherboards for some unusual purpose. However of the 2 boards we may discover, they do supply AGESA 1207 BIOS updates. So we presume that’s the case with the remainder of the fashions.
For B350, the identical habits happens on Asus’ web site. Not each motherboard has a assist web page out there to see, however on those that do, all of them assist AGESA 1207. So we will assume that’s the case with the remainder of the B350 boards.
X370 is an actual head-scratcher for Asus boards. All of the flagship ROG boards don’t characteristic AGESA 1207 assist, with some solely that includes a beta bios improve to the earlier 184.108.40.206b microcode replace. The mid-range and entry-level X370 boards, in the meantime, all get official 1207 bios updates.
B450 assist is respectable however not nice, with simply half of Asus’ B450 lineup that includes the 1207 bios replace.
X470 sees the identical unusual habits as X370 boards, with all of the lower-end and mid-range choices getting the 1207 replace, however the flagship ROG mannequin would not have it.
Try Asus’ reddit submit for 500 collection assist, however spoiler alert, principally all of them are supported.
MSI is among the strongest distributors supporting AGESA 1207, with successfully all its motherboards supporting the brand new microcode both in official or beta bios codecs.
A320: All boards characteristic 1207 assist in each official and beta bios format besides one mannequin.
B350: Once more, 1207 compatibility is great with MSI’s total B350 lineup. All boards get it in beta BIOS format. The one exception is one mannequin, like A320.
X370 assist is superb, with all however one board getting the 1207 replace as a beta bios replace. Unusually the one board lacking assist is the M7 ACK, one in all MSI’s top-of-the-line boards.
As for the 400 collection, together with B450 and X470, all of MSI’s fashions on this lineup assist the AGESA 1207 replace as both beta BIOS updates or official ones.
The identical additionally applies to the five hundred collection for probably the most half. All A520 and X570/X570S boards get the 1207 replace in beta and official BIOS variants. The one exception is MSI’s B550 boards, of which solely a pair are lacking the replace.
Out of the 4 hottest AM4 motherboard producers, Gigabyte sits on high with the strongest assist of the AGESA 1207 replace. All 300 collection, 400 collection and 500 collection motherboards have the replace as official BIOS updates, with no beta BIOS variants out there. Just one A520 board doesn’t have the replace, and that is it.
Biostar can be very robust, with nearly all of its 300, 400 and 500 collection AM4 motherboards formally getting the AGESA 1207 replace. The one downside with Biostar is its B350 assist which is weak, with solely half of its fashions supporting the brand new 1207 replace. However, similar to Gigabyte, all updates are official (i.e., no beta).
EVGA solely has two AM4 motherboards presently, the X570 Darkish and FTW, however they do each assist AGESA 1207 formally.
These are the outcomes of the preferred motherboard distributors making AM4 motherboards. There are different manufacturers on the market, however we have now uncared for so as to add them to the checklist resulting from time constraints.
General, AGESA 1207 has formally made it to just about all related AM4 motherboards available on the market right this moment. Now could be the right time to improve in the event you personal AMD Ryzen system.