What is a BETA?BETA describes a new version that is reliable yet may not include all the features of the final product. During this phase we are previewing new features and gathering customer input to insure our product provides the best experience possible.
Product Category: MotherboardModel Name: GA-AX370-Gaming K7(rev.1.0)Question Category: DriverBIOS Ver.: F3bVGA Brand: ASUSCPU Model: AMD Ryzen 7 1700Memory Brand: CorsairMemory Part No. :CMU32GX4M2C3200C16BOperating System: Win 10 64-bitQuestion: I am writing to enquire about the BIOS upgrades for the motherboard.I have enquired on the UK Gigabyte forum to see if anyone has information on when the next upgrade would be available. All of the other motherboard manufacturers appear to have released BIOS updates in the last week with the updated AGESA microcode updates and increased RAM speeds.Currently the beta BIOS available is still limited in function and seems to have stability issues.I purchased the motherboard due to the initial samples coming with your Gaming 5 board (unfortunately due to the motherboard shortages I upgraded to the Gaming 7).If you aren't going to release BIOS updates in a reasonable timeframe I would need to look at returning the motherboard and getting one from a manufacturer that provides more timely support to their userbase.
I've come on to check the forums.The BIOS you're using is a BETA bios, there is a note just under the download table that says:QuoteWhat is a BETA?BETA describes a new version that is reliable yet may not include all the features of the final product. During this phase we are previewing new features and gathering customer input to insure our product provides the best experience possible.As such there are quite a few bits missing. I've been waiting for a new BIOS also, but Gigabyte seems to be putting more effort into BIOS releases for the Gaming 5 motherboard and less into the Gaming 7.In some other news I have read that AMD has released an update to the AGESA microcode that it supposed to enable better support for running faster memory (which may or may not affect the processor increases seen with faster RAM due to the CCX link being tied to the RAM speed).CCX Interconnect tied to memory speeds - eTeknixAMD released the information on the new yesterday, I saw it on Overclock3D here:AMD reportedly released new AGESA Microcode - Overclock3DIf the article about the AGESA microcode is true, Gigabyte will probably be putting it into a new BIOS and testing it before releasing it. They may hold off releasing any BIOS they have been working on until this point, meaning a little wait before we get anything.Hopefully someone with knowledge of what's going on in Gigabyte may be able to pass on some idea of what's happening.
Primarily from the fact that the Gaming 5 has 3 BIOS versions and the Gaming K7 has 2.I do accept that Gigabyte aren't showing much support for the AMD ecosystem in general either, though.There has been no response to the ticket I've raised on the Gigabyte support.I'm guessing that when Vega comes out and I decide if I'm going for that or a 1080Ti Gigabyte isn't going to be in my list of suppliers to look at.