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Originally Posted by ComansoRowlett
Is there any notes for the new ABBA bios? E.g. Improved memory. Or is it just the SMU/boost fix stuff?
If you bother to read the text file that comes with it, it specifically states improved memory compatibility. Compatibility and performance are words that are NOT synonymous. You could have the ability to run it at a higher frequency or not. If additional latencies are introduced the performance could be less. 1.03abb has ZERO to do with boost clock fix, that will come in the next bios release.
What I suspected is true. This new bios lowers my manual overclocking ability on my 3900X to 4.275 to occasionally 4.3 GHZ .I used tro have a stable memory config on my dual rank TridentZ DDR4 4000 CL19-18-18-39 dimms at 3600MHZ CL14-15-15-16-34 . Now II can not boot suscessfully with that configuration let alone run with stability. The Ryzen Dram Calculator 1.62 release is highly accurate and states my memory at 3600MHZ will only run at 16-16-16-16-32 tightest timings. So this may for some memory configurations be more compatible but certainly is NOT improving memory performance for my 32GB, 2 dimm memory kit. The obvious speed vs performance sweet spot is still 4.2 GHZ for 24/7 usage. I feel like I just got slapped down in a MMA tourney. I am just drooling in anticipation what the boost clock fix bios release will do to my performance since I do NOT care about boost clocks and will not bother with Precision Boost technology at least until it works better than my manual overclocking, which it does not yet. I am in fully sarcastic mode right now. This bios release increased my memory latency from an average of 70ns to 75ns. Good job AMD!!!!
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Last edited by os2wiz; 09-12-2019 at 06:27 AM.