AMD Zen 2 microcode appears in MSI motherboard BIOS updates

Posted on Wednesday, March 20 2019 @ 15:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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TechPowerUp noticed MSI quietly rolled out BIOS updates with Zen 2 microcode updates. Published a week ago for MSI motherboards based on the AMD 400-series chipsets, these updates feature the AMD AGESA COMBO-AM4 microcode, which is intended for the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series.
We spoke with sources familiar with AMD microcode, who revealed that this AGESA COMBO-AM4 is designed for the upcoming "Zen 2" microarchitecture, and its first socket AM4 implementation, codenamed "Matisse." AMD internal versions of AGESA with Matisse support begin with the version sequence 0.0.7.x., and as we head closer to formal launch of these chips, AMD could release a version of "AGESA COMBO-AM4." For our B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, the BIOS version packing this new AGESA is v1.60, and we wager this board should now be able to run Ryzen "Matisse" engineering samples.

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