ASUS releases new X670 Beta BIOS with Ryzen 7000G “Phoenix” desktop APU support

Published: Nov 7th 2023, 11:37 GMT   Comments

ASUS AGESA update for ROG, TUF and PROART X670 motherboards

ASUS is joining ASRock by releasing a new BIOS for their X670 motherboards. 

Although there isn’t an official changelog available, users can easily download the new BETA BIOS files to check for any significant changes.

The latest AGESA (AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture) update includes support for the Phoenix (PHX) silicon, which is a monolithic Zen4/RDNA3 APU designed primarily for laptops, Mini-PCs and handheld systems. AMD is now extending this technology to the desktop AM5 socket with the Ryzen 7000G series. It appears that the new AGESA update is compatible with these CPUs already.

Unofficially, there are reports suggesting that AMD is preparing to launch the Ryzen 5 7500G and Ryzen 3 7300G APUs soon. These new chips are expected to be based on the smaller Phoenix2 die, featuring 6 Zen4 cores. However, it’s worth noting that AMD could opt to release the larger Phoenix die with 8 cores at some point as well.

The most recent APU lineup (Ryzen 5000G) still relies on the Zen3/Vega architectures. As of now, there is no offering in the current Ryzen 7000 series that can deliver graphics performance comparable to these chips without the discrete GPU.

It’s also important to note that some Mini-PC manufacturers have already used Phoenix APUs in their systems with increased nominal TDP. Some users may even encounter mobile chips with a 70W TDP in these devices, potentially surpassing the power of supposed desktop versions.

Regarding BIOS updates from ASUS and ASRock, it’s worth mentioning that they haven’t provided changelogs for these updates. As a precaution, it is advisable not to rush into updating your BIOS unless you’re facing major issues with the current version. It’s recommended to wait for an official stable revision or at least for board manufacturers to provide information about the changes made.

ASUS AGESA Beta BIOS (Download)

Source: ASUS

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