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    MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    One of the first to provide BIOS updates for the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs.
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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    I was really excited for these... but isn't the next gen of Zen not too far away also? I'll be pretty annoyed if using an APU means pretty much being a generation behind at all times...

    I understand development of them will take longer and cause delays, but its still a bit annoying when presumably the equivalent number of cores and performance will be available in newer ZEN architecture and a GPU for not a huge price hike.

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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    Luke7 - depends what you want. If you're looking for an APU (ie. AMD chip with decent built-in graphics) then you'll appreciate the current-gen Vega graphics cores in a competitively price package. If you don't need the vega graphics capability, then you may be better waiting for Zen+ CPUs later in the year. And yes, eventually there will be Zen+ APUs too... but by then Zen2 may be on the horizon. AMD admit that Zen+ is "low hanging fruit" - don't expect radical changes/improvements.

    In other words, there's always something better in 6, 12, 18 months and at some point you just have to accept that the "current" product is really nice and bite the bullent.

    Let's be honest, AMD need these APUs out there, as Intel's integrated graphics win them a lot of non-gamer sales simply because of cost/value (no extra GPU required). Right now, AMD's APUs are based on a (six?) year old core and GCN graphics. They badly need Zen+Vega in that space. Remember that every intel consumer CPU from pentium to i7 comes with built-in GPU which is enough for most non-gamers.

    Suffice to say I'm very glad these APUs exist. But can we have 6/8 core APUs too, please AMD?

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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    couple of points

    1) new bios is indeed out for my MSI B350 Gaming Plus, with Agesa update which includes APU support (and hopefully Spectre fix, we shall see!)

    2) when my brother put together a budget R7 1200 system the GPU was a fair amount of the cost (even though he didn't really buy a gaming one, just basic bare bones) so the APUs will significantly reduce system cost for many while providing competitive 3D performance to budget GPUs...
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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    I was really excited for these... but isn't the next gen of Zen not too far away also? I'll be pretty annoyed if using an APU means pretty much being a generation behind at all times...

    I understand development of them will take longer and cause delays, but its still a bit annoying when presumably the equivalent number of cores and performance will be available in newer ZEN architecture and a GPU for not a huge price hike.
    The zen+ CPU's haven't been announced yet, so the most advanced zen core money can buy right now is in the APU's (there's improvements to the power delivery, and probably other things). They also cost less (@RRP) than the equivalent zen CPUs, so CPU&GPU will command a considerable price premium

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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    Installed bios update, some ipmrovements are noticeable.New Lan options appeared.I can run now at 2x16gb at 3066mhz .Also internet speed is very nice.Was laggy lately.
    pc boots with 3066mhz ram the second time , maybe ill get to 2933 and lower latencys

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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    x370 krait is now stable with 2933mhz cl14

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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    ASRock has its AM4 Raven Ridge BIOS updates ready too.

    https://www.asrock.com/support/index.us.asp?cat=BIOS

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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    Asus has just dropped us an email about its AM4 updates.
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    ASUS Announces Support for AMD Ryzen
    Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics
    BIOS update for ASUS X370, B350 and A320 motherboards with AM4 socket available now, ready for latest AMD Ryzen 2000 Series APUs

    KEY POINTS
    • New BIOS offers support for the great-value performance of AMD Ryzen desktop processors with Radeon Vega graphics for best-in-class experiences
    • Existing owners of ASUS AM4-socket motherboards can update quickly and easily using the intuitive USB BIOS Flashback or EZ Flash 3 tools
    • BIOS updates for all ASUS X370, B350 and A320 motherboards are available immediately worldwide
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    Get BIOS updates here: https://www.asus.com/microsite/mb/AM...2000-APU-ready

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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    Good to see MSI getting updates out. I've got a MSI B350 PC Mate waiting in the wings for either a 2400G, a discounted R5 1600 or R5 Zen+ chip.

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    Re: MSI updates AM4 motherboards for Raven Ridge APUs

    Biostar has just emailed HEXUS with links to its Raven Ridge BIOS updates:

    It has set up a web page, as below: (scroll to bottom of page for BIOS updates)

    http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/event/ryzen2000/

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