AMD AGESA BIOS Firmware Launches In Late August, Includes Support For Phoenix “Ryzen 7000G” APUs

By: Hassan Mujtaba

AMD will be offering its brand new AGESA BIOS firmware for AM5 motherboards in late August which offers Ryzen 7000G “Phoenix” APU support.

AMD Readies For Next-Gen Ryzen “Phoenix” APU Family With AGESA BIOS Firmware

As revealed by trustworthy leaker, chi11eddog, AMD board partners will be rolling out the first AGESA BIOS firmware in the coming month. AMD board partners already have the BIOS within their hands for a while and have been evaluating and testing it on their AM5 boards. The release is expected to take place in late August but could move to September too so we can say that it’s mostly a late Q3 launch.

The AMD AGESA BIOS firmware will entirely replace the AGESA BIOS firmware that faced various issues in terms of memory support and compatibility. The older BIOS has entirely been scrapped in favor of the new AGESA release which will host a range of enhancements including the proper thermal/power protections for SoC voltages and most importantly, support for AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 7000G “Phoenix” APUs.

The AMD Ryzen 7000G “Phoenix” APUs are going to be a major release which will give budget PC builders more options to select from on the AM5 platform. Currently, there are rumors that the lineup may not be hitting shelves until CES 2024 though when we talked to motherboard makers during the Computex 2023 event, we were told that the APUs were expected in the second half of 2023.

Many motherboard makers who are offering AM5 products showed excitement surrounding the launch of the new APUs after such a long time but it remains to be seen if AMD will keep those chips open for DIY customers or limit them to OEMs once again. The rumors also point out that the APUs will ship with 65W TDPs.

AMD’s Ryzen 7000G “Phoenix” APUs will offer up to 8 cores and 16 threads based on the Zen 4-core architecture. These chips will adopt a monolithic design and adopt the latest RDNA 3 graphics core with up to 12 Compute Units for performance on par with RTX 2050-class discrete GPUs. You can also expect clock speeds around 3 GHz and some great overclocking capabilities as we have come to see from RDNA iGPUs in the past.

With that said, expect more information in the coming month and we have also been told that a range of new cost-effective AM5 options are also on the way to expand the ecosystem and make it more viable of an option for budget and mainstream users.

AMD APU Forecasted Roadmap 2016-2023

APU Segment Family Codename Family Branding Process Node CPU Architecture GPU Architecture Max Cores / Threads TDP Launch Year
Desktop (AM5) Phoenix Ryzen 7000G 4nm Zen 4 Navi (RDNA 3) 8/16 35-65W 2023-2024?
Desktop (AM5?) Rembrandt Ryzen 7000G 6nm Zen 3+ Navi (RDNA 2) 8/16 35-65W 2023-2024?
Desktop (AM4) Cezanne Ryzen 5000G 7nm Zen 3 Vega (4th Gen) 8/16 35-65W 2021
Desktop (AM4) Renoir Ryzen 4000G 7nm Zen 2 (Vega 3rd Gen) 8/16 35-65W 2020
Desktop (AM4) Picasso Ryzen 3000G 12nm Zen+ Vega (2nd Gen) 4/8 35-65W 2019
Desktop (AM4) Raven Ridge Ryzen 2000G 14nm Zen Vega (1st Gen) 4/8 35-65W 2018
Desktop (AM4) Bristol Ridge A10-9000 28nm Excacvator+ GCN 3.0 2/4 35-65W 2016

Written by Hassan Mujtaba