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Beware AMD’s latest AGESA firmware, it breaks one of the hearts of the Ryzen 5 7600X.

Apparently, only the Ryzen 5 7600X is affected, and not just any: only those equipped with a couple of CDDs. Most motherboard manufacturers have removed malicious firmware from their websites; a new one will arrive in a few days.

AGESA firmware 1.0.0.4 (SMU 84.79.204) will likely disable one of the Ryzen 5 7600X CPU cores, according to information shared by leaker chi11eddog. The latter tweeted the discovery following the recall of the incriminated BIOS by MSI and ASRock. Both of these brands have removed the firmware from their X670 and B650 motherboard pages, but it is still available on some Gigabyte 600 series motherboard pages. Naturally, avoid downloading this version.

The error will only affect the Ryzen 5 7600X; no more, with only two CCDs. Most instances of this processor have only one CCD, which is enough to fill its 6 cores / 12 threads. However, there are a few dual CCD Ryzen 5 7600X, leftover Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 9 7950X. AGESA firmware 1.0.0.4 (SMU 84.79.204) will combat the Ryzen 5 7600X dual CCD: it disables one of the CPU cores, Core0, according to chi11eddog.

In December, buyers abandoned the Ryzen 7000

New firmware is being prepared

AGESA 1.0.0.4 (SMU 84.79.210) is in preparation to address this issue. If you’ve downloaded the new firmware and have a Ryzen 5 7600X, make sure it’s working properly; otherwise, you can revert to a previous version.

Remember that AMD expanded the Ryzen 7000 family at CES 2023. Non-X Ryzen 7000s will go on sale starting tomorrow.

ProcesseurCœurs / ThreadsFréquence BoostCache (L2+L3)TDPPrix de lancementRyzen 9 7950X3D16C/32T5,7 GHz144 Mo 120WÀ déterminerRyzen 9 7950X16C/32T5,7 GHz80 Mo 170W699 dollarsRyzen 9 7900X3D12C/24T5,6 GHz140 Mo 120WÀ déterminerRyzen 9 7900X12C/24T5,6 GHz76 Mo 170W549 dollarsRyzen 9 790012C/24T5,4 GHz76 Mo 65W429 dollarsRyzen 7 7800X3D8C/16T5,0 GHz104 Mo 120WÀ déterminerRyzen 7 7700X8C/16T5,4 GHz40 Mo 105W399 dollarsRyzen 7 77008C/16T5,3 GHz40 Mo 65W329 dollarsRyzen 5 7600X6C/12T5.3 GHz38 Mo 105W $299 Ryzen 5 76006C/12T5.1GHz 38MB 65W $229

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