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AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.2.0.0: AMD is once again releasing a new firmware

AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.2.0.0: AMD is once again releasing a new firmware

After AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.1.8.0 and 1.1.9.0, AMD is releasing a new firmware for the AM4 platform around its desktop processors from version 1.2.0.0 Type Vermeer from the Ryzen 5000 (test) series. Patches not included, the update is now the eighth version of the second edition of AGESA .

Are you already playing or are you still updating?

Either way it could mean similar in the meantime. At least more and more users get the impression that the AM4 platform has been in a permanent update state, especially in the last few months.

Since the Ryzen 5950X, 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X CPUs were officially launched on the 5thNovember 12 firmware updates including various patches were released. Due to the partially missing or extremely difficult to find release notes - especially with the patches - these updates are just as often difficult to understand.

Still product maintenance or already nuisance?

Only announced at the end of November AMD is offering the Curve Optimizer for processors based on Zen 3, which in December as part of AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.1.8.0 deals with the topics Overclocking and Undervolting should dedicate.

Version 1.1.8.0 was only offered by many manufacturers in the form of a beta BIOS or was deliberately skipped completely. Several weeks before AMD released its most recent firmware AGESAComboAM4vPI 1.1.9.0 and promised more scope for RAM and FCLK overclocking, MSI had already rolled out corresponding BIOS updates with version 1.1.9.0 .

With Asus and MSI are now again offering two mainboard manufacturers a new BIOS update with AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.2.0.0, which was not even announced or presented in detail by AMD.

Numerous comments from the community in the ComputerBase forum show that quite a few users are slowly getting tired of the constant and never-ending updating of the firmware. With a look at the competition from Intel, where the current counterpart to Zen 3 in the form of Comet Lake-S in turn has corresponding updatesrarely receives.

Version 1.2.0.0 cleans up the code

According to the usually well-informed Twitter user @patrickschur_ , who is also in the ComputerBase forum is active, AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.2.0.0 is 'only' a bugfix release, which also cleans up the firmware code a little.

The editorial team thanks community member 'Javeran' for pointing this out on this message.

Update 01/16/2021 4:19 pm

Asus updates almost 100 mainboards with new firmware

Like Asus in the person of its “ Technical Product Marketing Managers 'announced via Reddit , the company has released BIOS updates with the new firmware AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.2.0.0 for a total of 98 mainboards.

As before,AM4 mainboards with the chipsets X570, B550 and B520 as well as X470 and B450 are considered. As with the BIOS update for AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.1.9.0, this update is again run as a beta BIOS.

When can a final BIOS update with AGESA ComboAM4v2PI 1.2.0.0 be expected and when Firmware distributed by the mainboard manufacturers will be officially presented by AMD, but is not yet known. The manufacturer only presented version 1.1.9.0 on January 5th.