The max boost clock controversy of third-gen Ryzen CPUs will come to an end later this month. AMD has announced it will release its BIOS fix, AGESA 1003ABBA, on September 30, which addresses “an issue that could cause target frequencies to be lower than expected.”
According to a new blog post by Senior Technical Marketing Manager Robert Hallock, consumers will absolutely see the maximum, advertised boost frequency on single-threaded applications running on adeuqate systems. Tom’s Hardware has already tested the BIOS (which was leaked on the Chiphell forums) and found that their 3700X now hits 4.40 GHz instead of giving up at 4.375 GHz.
Hallock also mentioned the release of a Monitoring SDK on September 30. This will “allow anyone to build a public monitoring utility that can reliably report a range of key processor metrics in a consistent manner.”
AGESA 1003ABBA has now been released to our motherboard partners. Now they will perform additional testing, QA, and implementation work on their specific hardware (versus our reference motherboard). Final BIOSes based on AGESA 1003ABBA will begin to arrive in approximately three weeks, depending on the testing time of your vendor and motherboard.