Today AMD released a new statement that with the upcoming AGESA 1003ABBA release they implemented improvements to the boost behavior of Ryzen 3000 cpu’s. Lately there has been a lot of discussion around the cpu boosting abilities of AMD Ryzen 3xxx cpu’s. A lot of cpu’s fall out of spec and don’t reach their promised boost speeds. Der8auer well known for his overclocking endeavors, and designer of the Lian Li PCO11 Dynamic did a survey and started this whole discussion. It is nice to see that AMD hears its audience and tries to improve on these issues.

AMD promises to let users enjoy a 25-50 Mhz speed increase depending on the cpu. They mention users must use adequate cooling, have installed the last AGESA and all motherboard and chipset drivers. In the words of AMD:

Our estimation of the benefit is broadly based on workloads like PCMark 10 and Kraken JavaScript Benchmark. The actual improvement may be lower or higher depending on the workload, system configuration, and thermal/cooling solution implemented in the PC. We used the following test system in our analysis:

  • AMD Reference Motherboard (AGESA 1003ABBA beta BIOS)
  • 2x8GB DDR4-3600C16
  • AMD Wraith Prism and Noctua NH-D15S coolers
  • Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • 22°C ambient test lab
  • Streacom BC1 Open Benchtable
  • AMD Chipset Driver
  • AMD Ryzen Balanced power plan
  • BIOS defaults (except memory OC)

AMD also states that they do not expect that the improvements they made in boost frequency for AGESA 1003ABBA, will have any impact on the lifetime of your Ryzen processor. That’s nice to hear 😉

So look out for your motherboards AGESA bios update which according to AMD should be available within three weeks. If you are interested you can find additional information about this AGESA update and how to test it on your system via this link.


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