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Strix Z590-A - BIOS 0704 to 0707 performance hit

chrismog2_2
Level 7
Hello -

I'm noticing a performance drop since upgrading my Strix Z590-A BIOS from 0704 (beta) to 0707 with my i9-11900K. All settings the same (XMP enabled, ABT on, MCE on) as far as I can tell. On 0704, the chip would boost to all-core 5 GHz and temps would be in the low to mid 80C during a Cinebench R23 test. On 0707, it's floating between 4.7-4.8 GHz all core, and temps topping out at 70-71C, almost like that's the new thermal limit. Has the boosting behavior and/or the MCE parameters changed between these BIOS versions? Outside of a manual OC, anything I can look at to return it to previous behavior? Thanks.
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Shamino
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ok my bad, ABT is skipped by bios when xmp is enbled. long story behind it basically because some xmp profiles requires bclk which in turn requires lowering ratios to equalize to the same default frequency. thus, there is a conflict and there fore it was previously decided that ABT be simply skipped if the OC Tuner is not at Auto. there will be a change to this such that as long as BCLK is not above the 100.0 default then ABT will not be skipped for the next bios. for now you can also set the AI OC Tuner back to Auto and set the primary timings and frequency and voltage of your xmp yourself and this will not skip ABT.

Any ideas where I can find the 704 beta bios now? the 707 jacked my system, and the 605 apparently doesn't support my needs.... 704 worked the best but i have change the bios twice so cant rollback, and I cant find where I downloaded it previously.....

Shamino wrote:
ok my bad, ABT is skipped by bios when xmp is enbled. long story behind it basically because some xmp profiles requires bclk which in turn requires lowering ratios to equalize to the same default frequency. thus, there is a conflict and there fore it was previously decided that ABT be simply skipped if the OC Tuner is not at Auto. there will be a change to this such that as long as BCLK is not above the 100.0 default then ABT will not be skipped for the next bios. for now you can also set the AI OC Tuner back to Auto and set the primary timings and frequency and voltage of your xmp yourself and this will not skip ABT.



I followed your suggestion and worked 100%, thanks!
So XMP indeed is blocking ABT. By the way is it ok for 11900k those vcore spikes?
Vcore is between 1.38 to 1.42 ( on full work load/gaming but sometimes is spiking to 1.45
Temp with Cinebench R23 on Multi-load was 90c max and while gaming 50s-70s with some peaks to 80c
i guess this is ok for 11900k

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Shamino wrote:
ok my bad, ABT is skipped by bios when xmp is enbled. long story behind it basically because some xmp profiles requires bclk which in turn requires lowering ratios to equalize to the same default frequency. thus, there is a conflict and there fore it was previously decided that ABT be simply skipped if the OC Tuner is not at Auto. there will be a change to this such that as long as BCLK is not above the 100.0 default then ABT will not be skipped for the next bios. for now you can also set the AI OC Tuner back to Auto and set the primary timings and frequency and voltage of your xmp yourself and this will not skip ABT.


That makes sense, thanks for the follow-up and looking forward to the next revision!

chrismog2_2 wrote:
That makes sense, thanks for the follow-up and looking forward to the next revision!


Hello Chrismog2_2

Can you please PM me, we can have engineers internally take a look into it. Please provide steps you have taken after talking to L2 call case so I can update to latest settings. Have a good day.

Thomas
Sincerely,
TY

thomas_yiu@ROG wrote:
Hello Chrismog2_2

Can you please PM me, we can have engineers internally take a look into it. Please provide steps you have taken after talking to L2 call case so I can update to latest settings. Have a good day.

Thomas


Thomas, are you going to give him the same type of help that you gave me with the audio chip? :rolleyes:

Zardoc wrote:
Thomas, are you going to give him the same type of help that you gave me with the audio chip? :rolleyes:


Hello Zardoc,

Could you please PM me of your root issue? specifications? Steps you done. I really appreciate it.

Thomas
Sincerely,
TY

biship
Level 7
Does this same problem exist for Asus Strix Z590-E 707?