BIOS update to AGESA 126.96.36.199 for motherboards for AMD processors is expected to appear in February at the latest. According to official information, the stability of the entire system will improve, support for Windows 10 S0i3 mode has been added and passively cooled motherboards based on the X570 chipset have been supported.
Zen 3 thus remains the leader in multi-threaded performance, maintaining its competitiveness in games. This, however, may change in March with new processors from Intel from the Rocket Lake generation.
It seems that AGESA 188.8.131.52 will also improve the memory overclocking potential by improving the stability of high FCLK values (1800-2000). This is important from the perspective of reducing latency, which Intel will continue to dominate in gaming.
The AMD Ryzen 5000 series quickly climbed the pedestal, serving 700fps in CS: GO, among others, but the competition is just around the corner this year. To make matters worse, initial leaks about Rocket Lake’s performance suggest that the Blue managed to keep pace with the 7nm lithography with their 14nm remembered Skylake generation.
Of course, during this time, engineers have optimized many aspects of it, but they are still constrained by the basic laws of physics that simply require a better production process for greater leaps in efficiency in reasonable power consumption.
After all, it is not difficult to produce a very efficient consumer processor that cannot be cooled down, hence the decision to cut 2 cores from the flagship, so it will remain at 8. This means that, as I mentioned in the introduction, AMD will remain the king of multithreading tasks, thanks to the chiplet architecture, and Intel has a chance to dominate gaming again, because I assume that both companies will exchange blows until Christmas 2021.