AMD promises Ryzen RAM tweaks
AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have blown us away recently, but one niggle is memory compatibility – we currently recommend going no further than 2933MHz on most memory with Ryzen, but AMD says it plans to address this issue in an update in June. In a blog post on AMD’s website, Robert Hallock from AMD outlined the plans for the AMD Generic Encapsulated System Architecture (AGESA), which is currently on version 126.96.36.199, but will bring some new changes with version 188.8.131.52 via motherboard EFI updates.
The improvements included added dividers to accommodate memory frequencies from 2666MHz to 4000MHz, with plenty of settings in between, including 3200MHz. ‘Keeping in mind that this is overclocking territory, manual or automated control of these parameters should nevertheless make it a little more straightforward to use DDR4-3200 modules,’ says Hallock, ‘or faster if you have the talent!’