Gigabyte has released new beta BIOS versions for motherboards with AMD 600 series chipsets and Socket AM5 processor socket. The latest software is based on the updated AGESA 22.214.171.124 library. In the update notes, the company confirmed that the new firmware includes support for AMD’s upcoming desktop APUs, which are expected to launch in late January 2024.
“Gigabyte has released the latest beta BIOS based on AGESA 126.96.36.199 for AM5 motherboards with AMD X670, B650 and A620 chipsets supporting the next generation of APUs. Future APUs for AM5 will be released by the end of January 2024. Beta BIOS versions based on AGESA 188.8.131.52 for new APUs are already available on the official Gigabyte website. The official release of the new firmware is expected at the end of November. Users can update the BIOS using our proprietary Q-Flash or Q-Flash Plus technologies.”– said the marketing department of Gigabyte.
Let us recall that the main line of Ryzen 7000 desktop processors uses a chiplet architecture with Raphael crystals with Zen 4 cores and an I / O chiplet that, among other things, has a limited graphics controller with a pair of execution units on RDNA -Base features 2 architecture. Future Ryzen G-series desktop APUs, likely called the Ryzen 8000G, are expected to use a monolithic Phoenix SoC design and feature up to 12 RDNA 3 graphics execution units.
Gigabyte has confirmed that AGESA 184.108.40.206 is still in beta. The final firmware versions are expected to be released later this month. This means that Gigabyte motherboards with a Socket AM5 processor socket are ready for the arrival of the Ryzen 8000G APU several months before their official release. This also potentially means that future leaks related to Ryzen 8000G processors will be more accurate since the platform fully supports the new chips.
According to rumors, the Ryzen 8000G APU series will include at least four processor models with eight, six and four cores. Entry-level and mid-range models are expected to be based on Phoenix2 silicon and offer configurations of large Zen 4 cores and small Zen 4c cores.