I do have to add that with 188.8.131.52 my mouse issues are fixed with FCLK above 1900, so there is progress there for me. I can still produce USB disconnects though with y-cruncher test 17. I had these mouse issues on 184.108.40.206 even with the CPU set to AUTO. Seeing as with AUTO on 220.127.116.11 the voltage still goes up to 1.5v, I can't say it's a reduction in max voltage which has fixed the mouse issues. It has to be something else which has changed.Yes this looks to be the way they are going on newer BIOS, to be honest with you the only reason I keep moving to a newer bios is in the hope that they will fix the fclk "issue"
Seeing that's never going to happen pretty much pointless using the newer bios seeing they seem primarily aimed at increasing stability rather than increasing performance.
On my lowly 5600x, at least on agesa 18.104.22.168 I can get all cores to boost to 5Ghz even with max cpu voltage restricted to 1.45v, if this artificial limit wasn't present I'm sure that the good cores could hold 5.1Ghz.
Moving to anything higher that restricts cpu boost overide frequency is pointless from a performance POV
But the whole thing is a bit of a mess, if AMD wanted a 1.425v cap, why is it only introduced when EDC goes above 140? On Auto or PBO with EDC <=140 you can still see voltage go up to 1.5v. Effectively what this BIOS does right now is simply punish OCers with no real consistency. Which makes me think it's a bug. Maybe their new CPUs are going to have a lower voltage limit and as of now this beta BIOS doesn't have that properly implemented and it's conflicting with current CPUs?
Either you have a 1.425v cap or you don't. No point only bringing it in if the end user decides to go to 141+ EDC.