By: Hassan Mujtaba
AMD and its motherboard partners have started rolling out the latest AGESA 126.96.36.199B BIOS update which improves DDR5 memory support.
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Yesterday, we reported that ASRock has rolled out its latest AGESA 184.108.40.206B BIOS for its AM5 boards & offers up to DDR5-7200 speeds but that was just the tip of the iceberg as now, all board makers have started to showcase the enhanced memory support that the new BIOS has to offer.
DDR5-7200 Running on ASRock X670E Taichi Motherboard
Starting off with MSI, we have the highest memory potential showcased on the MSI MEG X670E ACE motherboard which has been updated to the new AGESA 220.127.116.11B BIOS and running an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU with a pair of OLOy DDR5 memory which are rated at 7600 MT/s and feature Hynix-A dies. These were overclocked to 8200 MT/s with the new BIOS (38-48-48-126-168). This shows a big improvement compared to the previous BIOS which was barely able to handle over DDR5-6000 MT per second speeds but now, the AM5 platform can hit DDR5-7000 & even DDR5-8000 speeds with relative ease.
DDR5-8200 Running on MSI MEG X670E ACE Motherboard
Gigabyte has also showcased the latest AGESA 18.104.22.168B BIOS update for its X670 and B650 boards. The company demoed its X670E AORUS Master motherboard with the latest AMD BIOS (717a) and running a pair of KLEVV memory with Hynix A-dies operating at speeds of up to DDR5-8000 with CL 38-48-48-126-176 timings. The MemTest benchmark showed no errors and 100.1% coverage in an uptime of 32 minutes. This result was achieved with an AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D CPU with a voltage (SOC) of 1.3V. The BIOS is said to be ready by the end of July and will be available on Gigabyte’s website for download.
DDR5-8000 Running on Gigabyte X670E AORUS Master Motherboard
ASUS’s potential has also been showcased with their latest AGESA 22.214.171.124B BETA BIOS which you can grab right now from the Overclock.net Forums. This BIOS has been used to push the DDR5 memory to 8000 MT/s on a ROG Crosshair X670E GENE motherboard (1512 BIOS). The memory overclock wasn’t stable yet but it is likely that a proper release will further tune memory stability and performance.
DDR5-8000 Running on ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E GENE Motherboard
— HXL (@9550pro) July 19, 2023
Lastly, Buidzoid himself has showcased DDR5-8000 performance running on an ASRock B650 Live Mixer motherboard which is a sub-$300 US product when running the latest BIOS. This is really some great stuff and it would mean that AMD’s AM5 platform can finally come close to Intel’s DDR5 support and performance after several months.
Ryzen 7000. Running DDR5-8000. On a sub 300USD 8 layer daisy chain motherboard. This new BIOS is completely insanen. I might get DDR5-8000 stable on Ryzen before I ever get it stable on intel LOL. pic.twitter.com/96K334sUni
— Buildzoid (@Buildzoid1) July 19, 2023
As for yesterday’s announcement, the new AGESA 126.96.36.199B BIOS firmware from ASRock is available for download for all of its AM5 series which can be found below:
|X670E Taichi Carrara||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|X670E Steel Legend||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|X670E Pro RS||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|X670E PG Lightning||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650M Pro RS WiFi||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650M Pro RS||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650M PG Riptide WiFi||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650M PG Riptide||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650E Taichi Lite||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650E Steel Legend WiFi||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650E PG-ITX WiFi||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650E PG Riptide WiFi||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650 Pro RS||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|B650 PG Lightning||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|A620M Pro RS WiFi||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
|A620M Pro RS||1.28.AS01||07/18/2023||Download|
Other manufacturers are also expected to roll out their specific BIOS updates in the coming weeks. The BIOS will also lead to better SOC voltage tuning within the 1.2-1.3V range when running higher-speed DDR5 DIMMs. This will lead to better memory support versus the previously advised sweet spot of DDR5-6000.