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AMD Introduces New Chipset Driver for Ryzen CPUs

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AMD released its latest chipset driver (2.10.13.408) today to improve performance tuning for Ryzen systems with both the mainstream AM4 and HEDT TRX40 sockets. The company also threw in a few bug fixes along the way.

The Ryzen power plan, which dictates how the processor works in concert with various operating system conditions, gets an upgrade from 6.0.0.3 to 6.0.0.7. The changelog, which is somewhat spartan, mentions "new program support added" but doesn't stipulate the exact support added.

The chipset update also includes a tag for "new program support added" for the MicroPEP driver. The MicroPEP driver helps the chip manage transitions between different power states and frequencies. 

AMD also updated the I2C driver, and the changelog notes "clock frequency tuning," so it appears that AMD is tweaking its power/frequency management subsystems. AMD also made a few other changes, including bug fixes for the PCI driver and SFH driver, plus fixed a few chipset installer issues. 

As always, you should stay on the most current chipset driver to extract the best blend of power and performance from your system. If you have a Ryzen-equipped system, you can download the new chipset driver from AMD's support page. 

  • AdmiralDonut
    Admin said:
    AMD introduces a new chipset driver that features an upd power plan and I2C driver, along with various bug fixes.

    AMD Introduces New Chipset Driver for Ryzen CPUs : Read more
    Using the link you provided, I selected chipset, AM4, X470 from the selection boxes on the download page, and all I get is Ryzen Master, not the Ryzen Chipset drivers. I had to go to this page instead:

    https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/x470
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  • Avro Arrow
    "If you have a Ryzen-equipped system, you can download the new chipset driver from AMD's support page. "
    I'd just like to point out that even if you don't have a Ryzen-equipped system, you can still download the new chipset driver from AMD's support page.

    Whether or not you can use it is another story. :p
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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    Link to B550 update: https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/b550
    Link to X570 update: https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/x570
    Link to X470: https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/x470
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  • PapaCrazy
    Is there any word on x670? I'm still hoping they can avoid chipset fans this generation.
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  • Avro Arrow
    2Be_or_Not2Be said:
    Link to B550 update: https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/b550
    Link to X570 update: https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/x570
    Link to X470: https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/x470
    You don't need to post all of those links. AMD uses the same chipset driver for every AM4 chipset from A320 to X570.
    PapaCrazy said:
    Is there any word on x670? I'm still hoping they can avoid chipset fans this generation.
    I still can't believe that they needed fans to begin with. In over 30 years of PC building, I had never seen that before nor did I think that they would ever need fans on a motherboard chipset. And here I thought that newer tech with smaller process nodes used less power and created less heat. Oh well.
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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    Avro Arrow said:
    You don't need to post all of those links. AMD uses the same chipset driver for every AM4 chipset from A320 to X570.

    I like to be redundantly thorough, and sometime I like to be thoroughly redundant. ;)

    Not saying you're wrong in what you mentioned. Really, I never know if some specific item is added in some builds just for specific chipsets, so that's why I posted the links. Maybe AMD thinks it makes us feel good when we find our specific version (ok - for me, yes, it does), and maybe they structure the drivers that so they can put out some chipset-specific fixes if needed. So right now they look like like they're all using the same driver set, but later, who knows?
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  • PapaCrazy
    Avro Arrow said:
    I still can't believe that they needed fans to begin with. In over 30 years of PC building, I had never seen that before nor did I think that they would ever need fans on a motherboard chipset. And here I thought that newer tech with smaller process nodes used less power and created less heat. Oh well.

    Yep. I remember the days of chipset fans, and it's hard to stomach having one in a modern system. Especially with everything else being so clean and cutting edge. I'm particularly worried about the noise and longevity (or atleast difficulty in replacing it). I was thinking I could mod the chipset and add a heatsink but that honestly sounds like a pain in the butt. And I'd like to actually build a looker this time, so removing the mobo aesthetic plates would hamper that goal. Hopefully previous rumors of a low-power X670 chipset come to fruition, but AMD has said nothing recently.
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  • drivinfast247
    PapaCrazy said:
    Is there any word on x670? I'm still hoping they can avoid chipset fans this generation.
    I've only seen my chipset fan kick on for a few seconds during boot. And it's dead quiet.
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