AMD's new 1003ABBA AGESA code aims to address Ryzen boost clock woes

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AMD's new 1003ABBA AGESA code aims to address Ryzen boost clock woes

AMD's new 1003ABBA AGESA code aims to address Ryzen boost clock woes

AMD is ready to tackle the odd boost behaviours of their Ryzen 3rd Generation processors. Thanks to new AGESA code, AMD is ready to help their users reach the rated performance levels of their processors and offer more performance in some workloads. 

Some users of AMD's Ryzen 3rd Generation processors were shocked to learn that their processors never reached AMD's rated boost clock speeds; often sitting 25-75MHz below AMD's official specifications. While these clock speed differences are minor, they are lower than what AMD advertised, leaving end-users feeling cheated.  

Now, AMD has released a new AGESA update called 1003ABBA, which is now available in beta BIOS files from multiple motherboard manufacturers. Finalised BIOS files will become available in the near future across all motherboard manufacturers. This will likely happen within the next 2-3 weeks. 

AMD says that these new BIOS files can increase the performance of burst workloads, such as what is present in PCMARK 10 and the Kracken Javascript Benchmark. This is due to 25-50MHz increases in boost clock frequencies under AMD's new AGESA update.

Within their Ryzen performance update, AMD stated that the performance regressions found in some recent AGESA versions were not made due to CPU longevity reasons. AMD confirmed that these changes were designed to increase CPU stability, primarily to prevent monitoring applications from forcing their CPUs into high performance/voltage modes. 


AMD's new 1003ABBA AGESA code aims to address Ryzen boost clock woes  

In addition to AMD's boost changes, the company has revealed plans to release a new monitoring SDK that will help users of Ryzen processors to access their telemetry data of their Ryzen processors in a mew "sensible manner". This data includes CPU speed, operating temperature, peak voltage and other useful measurements. 

A preview of this SDK in action is available in the latest version of AMD's Ryzen Master Utility. This SDK will become available to developers on September 30th. 

AMD's full blog post on boost clocks and their CPU monitoring SDK can be read here

You can join the discussion on AMD's update onRyzen 3rd Gen Boost Clocks and Monitoring SDK on the OC3D Forums

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12-09-2019, 16:46:19

So, I reflashed my Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master to the newly released F7a Update AGESA ABBA this morning; the following data was taken from a period of approximately seven and a half hours usage (both work and play) using HWiNFO64 v6.10-3880.

My 3900X now runs accordingly -

4,625MHz - Top core hits 4,625MHz
4,575MHz - Top 2 cores average 4,600MHz
4,475MHz - Top 6 cores average 4,542MHz
4,325MHz - Package average (all 12 cores) 4,454MHz

Yeah, I’d say I was happy with that.Quote

12-09-2019, 18:16:07

Lucky you, my 3900x doesn't appear to want to boost past 4.55GHz on the ABBA firmware as released by MSI. I know my CPU has 3 cores that will boost up to 4.65GHz as they were doing so with the launch BIOS. At least my CPU is actually idling a bit better now though (1.031V @ 3600MHz with a light load).Quote

12-09-2019, 18:43:06

"Thankyou for the update for this chip I'm using" as it's an ABBA BIOS........................Sorry couldn't help myself :PQuote

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