BIOSes based on AMD’s new 18.104.22.168 already features four important improvements;
- 1. We have reduced DRAM latency by approximately 6ns. This can result in higher performance for latency-sensitive applications.
- 2. We resolved a condition where an unusual FMA3 code sequence could cause a system hang.
- 3. We resolved the “overclock sleep bug” where an incorrect CPU frequency could be reported after resuming from S3 sleep.
- 4. AMD Ryzen Master no longer requires the High-Precision Event Timer (HPET).
This update should allow Ryzen users to use a wider range of DDR4 memory at its rated speeds, which will greatly improve Ryzen’s user experience. AMD is expected to continue releasing AGESA updates in the future, though the company has not announced what they will be working on next.