AMD's AGESA 22.214.171.124 BIOS Firmware has been officially introduced and comes with a range of bug fixes and improvements for Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs. Board makers will be rolling out the BIOSes for each respective motherboard within their 500-series lineup.
AMD AGESA 126.96.36.199 BIOS Firmware Official - Adds Various Bug Fixes And Improvements For Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs, L3 Cache Performance Fix Demonstrated on MSI 500-Series Motherboards
According to AMD themselves, the first public BIOSes for Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs are rolling out now. AMD themselves confirm the following general fixes and improvements:
- Fix: False SMART errors on Hynix NVMe
- Fix: Intermittent SSD detection for M.2 SATA devices
- Improve L3$ bandwidth in AIDA64
- Improve stability if the user disables cores on 5600X/5800X with AMD Ryzen Master
AGESA 188.8.131.52 now arriving in public BIOSes for Ryzen 5000 Series!
1) Fix: False SMART errors on Hynix NVMe
2) Fix: Intermittent SSD detection for M.2 SATA devices
3) Improve L3$ bandwidth in AIDA64
4) Improve stability if user disables cores on 5600X/5800X with AMD Ryzen Master pic.twitter.com/KqGu78rqiE
— AMD Ryzen (@AMDRyzen) February 25, 2021
In addition to the above-mentioned fixes/improvements, the AGESA 184.108.40.206 BIOS Firmware also addresses the L3 cache performance issue that users were facing when updating to 220.127.116.11 BIOS Firmware. For that purpose, a test setup with an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU and an MSI MEG B550 Unify motherboard was used. The comparison was done with both the AGESA 18.104.22.168 and the new AGESA 22.214.171.124 firmware. You can see the comparison in L3 Cache performance below:
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X L3 Cache Performance on AGESA 126.96.36.199 BIOS Firmware:
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X L3 Cache Performance on AGESA 188.8.131.52 BIOS Firmware:
As you can see, the AGESA 184.108.40.206 really does fix the L3 cache performance issues and the numbers are back to normal where they should be. Also, MSI has initially rolled out the AMD AGESA 220.127.116.11 Firmware on the following 500-series motherboards:
- MEG X570 GODLIKE (7C34.v1D1 Beta)
- MEG X570 ACE (7C35.v1E1 Beta)
- MEG X570 Unify (7C35.vA91 Beta)
- MEG B550 Unify (7D13.v121 Beta)
- MEG B550 Unify-X (7D13.vA21 Beta)
If you are running any of these motherboards, make sure to get the latest BIOS from MSI's to unlock the full potential of your AMD Ryzen 500 series desktop processor. We will keep you updated when other manufacturers release their respective BIOS Firmware based on the AMD AGESA 18.104.22.168 version.