AMD AGESA 188.8.131.52 improves Phoenix Desktop support
The company released new firmware which is to provide support for upcoming desktop APUs.
AGESA has been released only for two of their motherboards: X670 Taichi and X670 Taichi Carrara. These boards are designed for the most powerful Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Nevertheless, as AMD prepares to unveil a fresh batch of desktop APUs, those boards were selected to be the first to be updated to the latest version of AGESA.
It is noteworthy that ASRock is yet to provide confirmation regarding the changes that this firmware introduces in comparison to the versions 184.108.40.206, which were released only a few weeks ago. However, we do know that the new package is about 2MB (19%) larger than the previous release, so it no doubt has some extra code involved. The latest firmware also extends compatibility with the latest Phoenix APUs for desktops.
It appears that the microcode has been updated only for Phoenix chips while Raphael did not get any receive any changes, as confirmed by AMD SMU extracting tool.
Sources with ties to motherboard manufacturers, as reported by Wccftech, have indicated that the AGESA 220.127.116.11, while providing compatibility for the Ryzen 7000G series, was not thoroughly fine-tuned and unprepared for the processors’ public launch. It appears that the forthcoming 18.104.22.168 version may mark the initial release optimized to fully support these processors.
Previous reports have indicated AMD’s intentions to introduce two components, specifically the Ryzen 5 7500G and Ryzen 3 7300G. These processors are expected to incorporate Zen4 and RDNA3 architectures. As of now, there’s a lack of information regarding potential 7700G or more high-end APU models.