AMD’s board partners have already rolled out preliminary support for the upcoming Ryzen 7000X3D V-Cache processors. All 600 series (X670 and B650) motherboards from MSI, ASRock, and ASUS are now officially compatible with the Ryzen 7800X3D, 7900X3D, and 7950X3D. The latest BIOS update from MSI features the AGESA 18.104.22.168c firmware and includes the following new features:
- SMU version updated to 84.79.218, optimizing performance for the Ryzen 7950X3D and 7900X3D
- Enhanced Mode Boost – MSI PBO profiles for better 7950X3D/7900X3D performance
- High-Efficiency Mode for tight RAM timings and better RAM performance
The Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs will boost as high as their non-3D V-Cache counterparts with Precision Boost Overdrive and Curve Tuning support. Multiplier-based overclocking, however, will remain locked. To somewhat sate enthusiasts, AMD’s partners have developed an “Enhanced Boost” mode, a fine-tuned version of PBO.
A “High Efficiency” Mode has also been introduced for tighter RAM timings and improved memory overclocking. In addition to MSI, ASUS, and ASRock have also uploaded the their respective BIOSes featuring the AGESA 1.0.05c firmware. You can find ASRock’s BIOS files and ASUS’s beta BIOS here.
At the time of writing, Gigabyte is the only major OEM yet to release the AGESA 1.0.05c BIOS for its AM5 motherboards. There is still about a week left for the Ryzen 9 7900X3D/7950X3D launch, and all board partners should have their respective BIOSes in place at the time of release.
The Ryzen 9 7900X3D and 7950X3D are slated to launch on the 28th of February for $599 and $699, respectively. The more affordable Ryzen 7 7800X3D will hit retail on the 6th of April for $449.