Gigabyte has released new firmwares for its stack of AMD motherboards that brings support for the latest Ryzen 3000XT-series (opens in new tab) processors and mitigations for the SMM Callout Privilege Escalation (opens in new tab) vulnerability.
The latest firmwares for AMD 500-and 400-series motherboards include the AGESA Combo V2 220.127.116.11 and Combo V1 18.104.22.168 microcodes, respectively, that will effectively patch the SMM flaw. However, Gigabyte is prioritizing newer motherboards.
According to the Gigabyte's timeline, the beta firmwares for X570 and B550 motherboards are already available for download. The final versions will arrive in the middle of July. Pre-500 series motherboards will receive their beta firmwares in the middle of July with the finalized firmware landing at the end of month.
|Chipset||BIOS Version||Beta BIOS Release Date||Formal BIOS Release Date|
|X570||F20 and after||Mid. of June, 2020||Mid. of July, 2020|
|B550||F2 and after *||Mid. of June, 2020||Mid. of July, 2020|
|X470||F51 and after||Mid. of July, 2020||End. of July, 2020|
|B450||F51 and after *||Mid. of July, 2020||End. of July, 2020|
|X370||F50 and after||Mid. of July, 2020||End. of July, 2020|
|B350||F50 and after||Mid. of July, 2020||End. of July, 2020|
|A320||F50 and after *||Mid. of July, 2020||End. of July, 2020|
*Gigabyte urges owners to update the B550 Arous Master, B450M Aorus Elite, B450M H and A320M HD3 motherboards to the F4, F3, F2 and F2 firmware, respectively.
Gigabyte motherboards offer different methods to update the firmware, including Gigabyte @BIOS and Q-Flash. X570 and B550 motherboard owners get access to the Q-Flash Plus feature, which lets you update the firmware without a processor, memory or graphics card present.
The SMM Callout Privilege Escalation primarily targets AMD's client and embedded APUs. Luckily, the vulnerability is patched via a microcode, and AMD has claimed that it doesn't shave any performance off the system.