AMD is already offering performance improvements on its new Ryzen 7 1800X processor for games like Ashes of the Singularity and DOTA 2 - but there are some big surprises coming soon with a new AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture (AGESA) point release 18.104.22.168 to motherboard partners.
The new AGESA-powered BIOS pushed out in April will offer some great improvements, including:
- We have reduced DRAM latency by approximately 6ns. This can result in higher performance for latency-sensitive applications.
- We resolved a condition where an unusual FMA3 code sequence could cause a system hang.
- We resolved the "overclock sleep bug" where an incorrect CPU frequency could be reported after resuming from S3 sleep.
- AMD Ryzen Master no longer requires the High-Precision Event Timer (HPET).
Better yet, that super cool guy Robert Hallock from AMD teased that this is just the beginning of Ryzen improvements - as there'll be an update in May that will push for better overclocking of DDR4 RAM on Ryzen motherboards.