Originally Posted by The L33t
I doubt it has the new AGESA, that is usually mentioned. The Zenith had it and then was removed due to some issues, I'd say the same issues would be present on the Prime as well. The only brand rocking the new AGESA for TR is still ASRock. I think the new AGESA probably does have some issues that ASRock managed to avoid somehow?!, because none of the other vendors are touching it for some reason and I do not believe it is just "laziness". Time will tell.
Performance could be a number of things, usually optimizations withing the BIOS and some BIAS built in for some specific tasks.
Noone of the prime patches says anything about AGESA or at all, they just mention "stability" "performance" etc..
So I guess you could be right.
Other motherboards just got AGESA 1.0.0a (new ratios and support for new Pinnacle Ridge processors).
Tried updating my bios with the latest 407.
A total nightmare, couldn't even get it to be stable at 2666 Mhz ram in stock settings. :|
Tried Flashing 3 times, redownloaded the bios as well.. and...
Can confirm, Latest bios is extremely unstable. Cant even get memories to 2660.
Programs do weird stuff too, saying the block rate is moving and the multipliers fixed (memtest, aida64, only hwinfo gets the correct readings).
Also constant crashes on both video card, blue screens on everything stock ( memory pool, memory management, DCP protected).
Not to mention that memory training would insist into trying to shove very tight timings to my memories (even more than the older 403 bios)