AMD AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware Starts Rolling Out For X570 & B550 Motherboards, Fixes Ryzen 5000 USB Compatibility Issues

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AMD's board partners have started rolling out the AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware for X570 & B550 motherboards, offering improved Ryzen 5000 CPU compatibility & also including fixes for USB issues that several users were facing.

AMD Board Partners Out AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware To USB Compatibility Issues on X570 & B550 Motherboards, Also Offer Improved Ryzen 5000 CPU Support

AMD was meant to release its AGESA 1.2.0.2 BIOS Firmware to address the USB connectivity issues faced by several users however, it seems like the company has fast-forwarded the release with the AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware which is currently being offered by two motherboard makers, MSI & ASRock. The AGESA 1.2.0.2 BETA BIOS Firmware was also expected to launch in early April & it looks like some board makers weren't exactly happy with the timeframe it would take to release a fix for the intermittent USB issues that plagued the AMD Ryzen 5000 (X570 / B550) platform.

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We would like to thank the community here on the AMD Subreddit for its assistance with logs and reports as we investigated the intermittent USB connectivity you highlighted. With your help, we believe we have isolated the root cause and developed a solution that addresses a range of reported symptoms, including (but not limited to): USB port dropout, USB 2.0 audio crackling (e.g. DAC/AMP combos), and USB/PCIe Gen 4 exclusion. via r/AMD

As of now, MSI is offering the AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware with a total of 7 motherboards of which four are based on the AMD B550 chipset and three are based on the AMD X570 chipset. It should be noted that the BETA BIOS is currently available to download from the following links. In addition to the AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS, ASRock has also released AGESA 1.2.0.0 BIOS firmware for its A520 motherboard lineup.

MSI 500-Series Motherboards With AMD AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware:

Motherboard NameRelease DateBIOSFirmwareDownload Link
MEG X570 GODLIKE2021-03-237C34v1D2(Beta version)AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
MEG X570 ACE2021-03-237C35v1E2(Beta version)AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
MEG X570 UNIFY2021-03-237C35vA92(Beta version)AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
MEG B550 UNIFY-X2021-03-237D13vA22(Beta version)AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
MEG B550 UNIFY2021-03-237D13v122(Beta version)AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
MAG B550M MORTAR2021-03-237C94v165(Beta version)AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI2021-03-237C94v165(Beta version)AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload

ASRock 500-Series Motherboards With AMD AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware:

Motherboard NameRelease DateBIOSFirmwareDownload Link
B550 Taichi Razer Edition3/25/2021L1.42AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
B550 Taichi3/25/2021L1.82AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
B550 Phantom Gaming 4/ac3/25/2021L1.82AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload
B550 Phantom Gaming 43/25/2021L1.82AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch ADownload

ASUS 500-Series Motherboards With AMD AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware:

Motherboard NameRelease DateBIOSFirmwareDownload Link
Crosshair VIII Dark Hero3/20/20213401 betaAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi3/20/20213401 betaAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
STRIX X570-E Gaming3/20/20213603 betaAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
TUF Gaming B550M Plus WiFi3/20/20212006 betaAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
Strix B550-F Gaming WiFi3/20/20212006 betaAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download

Gigabyte 500-Series Motherboards With AMD AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS Firmware:

Motherboard NameRelease DateBIOSFirmwareDownload Link
X570 AORUS Xtreme3/21/2021F33gAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
X570 AORUS Master3/21/2021F33hAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
X570 AORUS Elite3/21/2021F33fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
X570 AORUS Elite WiFi3/21/2021F33fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
X570 AORUS Ultra3/21/2021F33gAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
X570 AORUS Pro3/21/2021F33fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
X570 AORUS Pro WIFI3/21/2021F33gAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
X570I AORUS Pro WIFI3/21/2021F33fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
X570 Gaming X3/21/2021F33fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS MASTER3/21/2021F13gAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS ELITE3/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS ELITE AX3/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS ELITE AX V23/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS ELITE V23/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550M AORUS ELITE3/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS PRO3/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS PRO AC3/21/2021F13gAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS PRO AX3/21/2021F13gAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 AORUS PRO V23/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550I AORUS PRO AX3/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550M AORUS PRO3/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550M AORUS PRO-P3/21/2021F13gAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 GAMING X3/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
B550 VISION D3/21/2021F13fAGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A Download
A520M Phantom Gaming 4 1.30 3/24/2021 Update AGESA ComboAM4v2 1.2.0.0 Download
A520M Pro4 1.50 3/24/2021 Update AGESA ComboAM4v2 1.2.0.0 Download
A520M/ac 1.60 3/24/2021 Update AGESA ComboAM4v2 1.2.0.0 Download
A520M-HDV 1.60 3/24/2021 Update AGESA ComboAM4v2 1.2.0.0 Download
A520M-HDVP 1.50 3/24/2021 Update AGESA ComboAM4v2 1.2.0.0 Download
A520M-HVS 1.60 3/24/2021 Update AGESA ComboAM4v2 1.2.0.0 Download
B450M-HDV R4.0 4.50 3/24/2021 Update AGESA ComboAM4v2 1.2.0.0 Download

If you are currently facing any USB-related issues on your X570 and B550 motherboards, then you are advised to download the latest AMD AGESA 1.2.0.1 Patch A BIOS firmware for your respective motherboards and update it. Don't worry if your motherboard isn't listed yet since other partners are expected to roll out their respective BIOS Firmwares in the coming days. There's also the new AGESA 1.2.0.1 BIOS Firmware that came out before this which adds SAM support on Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs.

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