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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Processor Gets Much Needed Boost: AMD Generic Encapsulated System Architecture Introduced to Improve Memory Overclocking

May 29, 2017 03:46 PM EDT

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AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X processor proved that it's up for the challenge to compete against Intel's quad-core. While it admittedly wouldn't have Intel's clock speed, it still has a lot to offer. That is if AMD solves its memory deficiencies. AMD released an update to remedy this.

According to PC World, the new AMD update involves introducing the AMD Generic Encapsulated System Architecture, or AGESA, to improve AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X processor performance. The AGESA aims to correct the Ryzen's memory overclocking situation.

The new AMD update, technically known as AGESA 1.0.0.6, for Ryzen 5 1600X processor would be released as early as mid-June. It would allow users to increase the RAM frequency up to 4000MHz without the need to change the reference clock of the system. This, in turn, would provide a wider range of overclocked speeds, effectively ending AMD's memory problems associated with its AM4 motherboards.

The AGESA update would also allow users to set the memory command rate at one ticks or two ticks. AMD announced that the enhancement in its memory would also bring improvements for virtualized PCs. For full specifications of the AGESA 1.0.0.6 update for AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X processor, follow this link to AMD's official site.

The new AMD update for Ryzen 5 1600X processor comes on the heels of the April 2017 driver patch update that previously enhanced the performance of its AM4 motherboard. This previous update introduced a more balanced power plan for Windows while also adding more power and stability for gaming.

However, the AM4 motherboards came up short in terms of providing memory overclocking capabilities. That's where the new AGESA 1.0.0.6 update for the AM4 motherboards comes in. If everything run perfectly, it would mean that AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X processor would be able to hit their maximum speeds since it now could support a wide range of frequencies.

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