AMD Releases AGESA Microcode Update

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AMD has released a new AGESA build, called AGESA V2 PI, to motherboard manufactures and OEMS. This is an important update as it addresses the stuttering issue that some AMD systems systems were having due to the TPM2.0 function. However, this is not the biggest news of this release.

With this new AGESA release, AMD has added official Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000 series) support to AMD 300 series chipsets. This is will allow for some pretty powerful upgrades such as going from a Ryzen 1600 CPU all the way to whatever Ryzen 5000 series CPU your motherboard’s VRM can handle.

Personally, I took advantage of this with the AMD 400 series chipsets. I moved from a Ryzen 2600 to a Ryzen 5600X, and saw a substantial improvement in performance; even when paired with a more modest Radeon RX 5700XT.

If you want to see what you could expect from this performance upgrade, check out Hardware Canucks video on going from a Ryzen 1800X to 5800X3D.