AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Microcode Update Could Cut Boot Times by 20%

Ryzen 3000 Microcode update

MSI has begun releasing BIOS updates which are based on AMD’s latest microcode, AGESA (AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture)

MSI has in the past said that the new microcode would be able to provide over 100 fixes, one of which would be boot time. 

According to MSI, they are the first motherboard manufacturer to use the latest AMD Combo Pi version Patch B (SMU v46.54) BIOS update. MSI said that in comparison to the previous version, this microcode “has a massive improvement at all points concerning debugs and optimization.”

Commenting further, MSI said: “Specifically, optimized system boot-up procedure allows users to shorten boot time and speed up the boot process. Compared to the previous version, the boot speed entering into BIOS is faster by 20 percent.”

Seeing The Improved Boot Times In Action

A video has surfaced showing an X570 motherboard running the latest microcode. This video shows the system booting much faster than the previous microcode did.

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Posted by HKEPC on Friday, October 25, 2019

This video shows MSI’s Meg X570 Godlike motherboard going through the process of booting and clearing the CMOS. The motherboard managed to finish this task quicker with the latest BIOS update with AGESA, compared to the previous version of a BIOS, based on AGESA

This system is using a Ryzen 5 3600 processor with 16GB DDR4 memory. You can see the boot time comparisons in the table below for more information.

The data shows a jump from 33 seconds to 25 seconds to clear the CMOS – which is a 24.2% improvement in speed. When comparing boot times after saving, exiting and booting the PC there are some great improvements. The time has been drastically cut from 23 seconds to just 16 seconds – showing a huge 30.4% improvement in boot times. 

While this will vary from system to system, these improvements spell good news for AMD users.

When Will This Update Be Available?

MSI said in another statement: “At the moment, the BIOS for X570 motherboards will be ready for users to download and update at the end of October. The updated BIOS version supports Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G running in the X570 platform. On the other hand, it also supports RAID function including SATA- and NVMe-based drives for X570 motherboards. We are still working hard on another existing lineup of 300-, and 400-series motherboard and will be released soon in November.”

We will keep our eyes open for further announcements but it looks like we won’t have very long to wait before we can get our hands on these improved boot speeds. If any more updates come out, we will be sure to let you know when we do. 

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