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2021/03/08 23:23:27 (permalink)
New Updates for X299 Motherboards today.  This is the BIOS that adds Resizable BAR support for those of you who have been waiting for it:
 
BIOS 1.28 (E299 Dark) / 1.28 (E297 FTW K) / 1.21 (E296 Micro ATX 2) /1.29 (E295 Micro) Updates 

  • Fix POST Code 92 issue with CSM disabled on AMD graphics cards
  • Update ME version to 11.12.82.1838
 


 
Windows Installation
  • Download the correct .zip file below for your motherboard:        
         151-SX-E299-KR - EVGA X299 Dark - v1.28
         142-SX-E297-KR - EVGA X299 FTW K - v1.28
         121-SX-E296-KR - EVGA X299 Micro ATX 2 - v1.21
         131-SX-E295-KR - EVGA X299 Micro ATX - v1.29
  • First go into your BIOS and load defaults, save and exit
  • Close all open programs.
  • Go into the folder where you unzipped this package and double-click update.bat
  • Press Y to start the flash process
  • DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR RESET DURING THE FLASH PROCESS
  • After the flashing is finished, the system will automatically shut down. Then power on again and go into BIOS to setup.
  • NOTE: If flash box immediately closes after flash attempt, the flash may need to be ran from a CMD prompt with administrator privileges or DOS version.
  
BIOS Installation
  • Extract the contents of .zip file to USB flash drive (must be formatted as FAT32)
  • Reboot the machine and go into the system BIOS
  • From the BIOS, navigate to the Save & Exit tab and open "Select BIOS File."
  • Select the .bin file you wish to flash.
 
Please let me know if anyone runs into problems with this update.  Thanks!
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    safan80
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/08 23:29:43 (permalink)
    Very nice! That's good that you have  addressed the AMD graphics boot issue as well!
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/09 14:40:42 (permalink)
    Yup! Testing now. Will post report 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/09 15:00:40 (permalink)
    Booted perfect with this BIOS with 6800XT. There is no more black screen upon boot up with resizable bar enabled. 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/09 19:47:39 (permalink)
    Thanks for the continuous update as always. 
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/09 20:20:41 (permalink)
    Lee! Once again you guys make it happen! Bios installed, and tested. Verified no issue booting into Windows with RX 6800XT with Resize BAR enabled! Nice job EVGA!
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/10 08:44:21 (permalink)
    Thank you! 


     
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/10 14:26:30 (permalink)
    Thanks very much!!, working like a charm. :)
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/10 15:51:35 (permalink)
    Sweet...Thanks!!!



     
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/11 00:16:25 (permalink)
    Thank you!
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/11 10:22:17 (permalink)

    EVGA IS GETTING BETTER BY THE DAY



    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR  CPU : Intel Core i9-10900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.7 GHz  LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE Torque 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MZ-V7P512BW SSD 02: SAMSUNG 860 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Corsair AX1200I 1200 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 5.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD Samsung SH-B12[/
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/14 15:20:43 (permalink)
    I have x299 FTW K updated to 1.28 Bios and 6800XT
    I switched off CSM and it boots into Win 10 , no error 92 any more ,I confirm that
    However I cannot find the option for Above 4G decoding and Resize Bar
    My CPU is Kaby Lake i7 7740X, is this the reason ?
    Or maybe there is an option how to switch on Resize Bar ?
    Thanks for help
     
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/15 08:26:51 (permalink)
    I only use NVidia GPU's, so this bios isn't gonna do much for me ?   And i have all my settings tweaked for besty performance.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/15 16:49:32 (permalink)
    Fujin20
    I have x299 FTW K updated to 1.28 Bios and 6800XT
    I switched off CSM and it boots into Win 10 , no error 92 any more ,I confirm that
    However I cannot find the option for Above 4G decoding and Resize Bar
    My CPU is Kaby Lake i7 7740X, is this the reason ?
    Or maybe there is an option how to switch on Resize Bar ?
    Thanks for help
     


    See if this guide helps:  https://www.evga.com/support/faq/FAQdetails.aspx?faqid=59772
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/15 19:12:04 (permalink)
    dmann304
    I only use NVidia GPU's, so this bios isn't gonna do much for me?   And i have all my settings tweaked for besty performance.



    If you have Nvidia, don't need security patch ME version 11.12.82.1838 brings, and you are happy with how your current BIOS version works, then you won't benefit from this update.
     
    However, progress is always good, this is a step in good direction and hopefully us 20 series owners will see remaining piece of the puzzle.
     
    P.S. Friendly advice: Document your BIOS settings if you haven't already.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/16 16:36:56 (permalink)
    X299 settings: 50x100 CPU, 30 Mesh, 1.8v vinn.  auto vcore.  1.005 mesh vcore,  95tjmax for CPU, 3600 cas 16 mem, vccio Auto. dimm vcore 1.35
    avx offsets of 5
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/16 16:44:01 (permalink)
    dmann304
    X299 settings: 50x100 CPU, 30 Mesh, 1.8v vinn.  auto vcore.  1.005 mesh vcore,  95tjmax for CPU, 3600 cas 16 mem, vccio Auto. dimm vcore 1.35
    avx offsets of 5



    I didn't mean here for us, I meant for yourself if you ever need to re-enter them from scratch :)
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/16 17:35:32 (permalink)
    I took screen shots with my cell for reference.   Seems these bios updates do well with certain things, but don't see them pushing out
    any more performance fixes, or speed stuff.  
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/17 16:33:09 (permalink)
    dmann304
    Seems these bios updates do well with certain things, but don't see them pushing out any more performance fixes, or speed stuff.  



    Aside of not knowing what it takes to set up "ratio limit" correctly (which could be just my lack of knowledge) I'm not aware of anything else that could fall under "performance fixes, or speed stuff" category. What do you feel is still missing in that category?
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/03/18 09:03:34 (permalink)
    Can't say.  The design of the mesh inside the CPU would be the bottleneck if it is.  As far as the UEFI map, and settings, its solid.  
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    dmann304
    Can't say.  The design of the mesh inside the CPU would be the bottleneck if it is.  As far as the UEFI map, and settings, its solid.  



    Then please notice EVGA can't push out "performance fixes / speed stuff" to mesh. Mesh is physical part of the CPU Intel is responsible for and improvement to its performance can't be brought through BIOS update by mb manufacturer.
     
    In other words: When it comes to performance there doesn't seem to be (almost) anything left on the table that they could do about on their own, only things that might be left are feature/functionality improvements (like ReBAR), and even then they depend on others to put things in place first before they can implement them.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/04/02 09:09:44 (permalink)
    Is Resizable BAR supported for the C622 (SR-3 Dark) platform (and W-3175X CPU)?

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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/04/02 09:11:05 (permalink)
    Baasha
    Is Resizable BAR supported for the C622 (SR-3 Dark) platform (and W-3175X CPU)?


    Yes.  It's listed in the release notes:  https://forums.evga.com/BIOS-Update-for-SR3-DARK-106-m3212163.aspx
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/04/19 22:44:13 (permalink)
    Glad i have kept one X299 Dark, thanks for the Updates (finally) and the BAR Support for this platform.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/05/05 08:57:29 (permalink)
    Updating now, thanks!
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/05/31 13:54:42 (permalink)
    thanks for continued support for x299
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/07/17 11:56:22 (permalink)
    Why is no one mentioning the poor performance, and hotter temps of this bios? 
     
    I have been running bios 1.07 since I have owned my 7980XE and my X299 Dark. And going from 1.07 to 1.28  bios literally eats 3.5 to 6% off of all mtithreaded performance numbers in my CPU.
     
    My CPU package immediately idles 7-8C hotter just in the bios, with identical settings. And loads up to 10-12C hotter on every core. 
     
    The only reason I am attempting to give the horrible bios a chance is because of my recent upgrade to a 3090 Kingpin with resizeable bar. (So I flipped my bios switch over to a pre-installed v1.28 from some months ago) to test the resizeable bar out in some games. 
     
    Well, it’s terrible... Why is my CPU hotter at 4.9Ghz with less voltage on 1.28V. VS. 5Ghz with a good bit more voltage on 1.07V??
     
    I just don’t understand why people are praising this bios. It has turned my 7980XE in to a turd. 
     
    R15@ 4.9Ghz with bios 1.07 first run after boot = 4,906
    R15@ 4.9Ghz with bios 1.28 first run after boot = 4,626 (Hotter CPU) (NOT THROTTLING)
     
     
    I love my Evga X299 Dark, and I love my evga 3090 Kingpin. But all of the newer bios are performing terribly.. 
     
    We need 1.28V bios with older microcode for optimal performance. 
     
    I feel like people are just updating stuff without even looking at what it does to your system. 
     
    I can load bios 1.07V on my X299 with Direct Die 7980XE set a 4.6Ghz all core OC, and then I can actually beat my own OC of 4.9Ghz on bios 1.28V. Does resizeable Bar make up for this loss in performance? 
     
    I have seen Asus Rampage X299 boards with custom
    newer bios using older microcode for optimal performance while obtaining that future compatibility.
     
     
    post edited by tps34433 - 2021/07/17 12:36:56
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/07/19 09:04:11 (permalink)
    tps34433
    Why is no one mentioning the poor performance, and hotter temps of this bios? 
     
    I have been running bios 1.07 since I have owned my 7980XE and my X299 Dark. And going from 1.07 to 1.28  bios literally eats 3.5 to 6% off of all mtithreaded performance numbers in my CPU.
     
    My CPU package immediately idles 7-8C hotter just in the bios, with identical settings. And loads up to 10-12C hotter on every core. 
     
    The only reason I am attempting to give the horrible bios a chance is because of my recent upgrade to a 3090 Kingpin with resizeable bar. (So I flipped my bios switch over to a pre-installed v1.28 from some months ago) to test the resizeable bar out in some games. 
     
    Well, it’s terrible... Why is my CPU hotter at 4.9Ghz with less voltage on 1.28V. VS. 5Ghz with a good bit more voltage on 1.07V??
     
    I just don’t understand why people are praising this bios. It has turned my 7980XE in to a turd. 
     
    R15@ 4.9Ghz with bios 1.07 first run after boot = 4,906
    R15@ 4.9Ghz with bios 1.28 first run after boot = 4,626 (Hotter CPU) (NOT THROTTLING)
     
     
    I love my Evga X299 Dark, and I love my evga 3090 Kingpin. But all of the newer bios are performing terribly.. 
     
    We need 1.28V bios with older microcode for optimal performance. 
     
    I feel like people are just updating stuff without even looking at what it does to your system. 
     
    I can load bios 1.07V on my X299 with Direct Die 7980XE set a 4.6Ghz all core OC, and then I can actually beat my own OC of 4.9Ghz on bios 1.28V. Does resizeable Bar make up for this loss in performance? 
     
    I have seen Asus Rampage X299 boards with custom
    newer bios using older microcode for optimal performance while obtaining that future compatibility.
     
     


    Yes it does because of CPU Microcode update and other update.

    MOBO :EVGA X299 DARK 151-SX-E299-KR  CPU : Intel Core i9-10900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.7 GHz  LCR :Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 GPU :SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 DirectX 12 100410NT+SR MEMORY: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum SE Torque 32GB (4 x 8GB) CMD32GX4M4C3200C14T SSD 01: SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MZ-V7P512BW SSD 02: SAMSUNG 860 PRO 256GBX2 Raid 0 PSU : Corsair AX1200I 1200 Watts CASE :Thermaltake (Armor+) VH6000SWA SC :Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 5.1 Channels Monitor  Acer XR382CQK  IPS 3840x1600 @ 75HZ BD Samsung SH-B12[/
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/07/19 09:33:36 (permalink)
    tps34433
    Why is no one mentioning the poor performance, and hotter temps of this bios? 
     
    I have been running bios 1.07 since I have owned my 7980XE and my X299 Dark. And going from 1.07 to 1.28  bios literally eats 3.5 to 6% off of all mtithreaded performance numbers in my CPU.
     
    My CPU package immediately idles 7-8C hotter just in the bios, with identical settings. And loads up to 10-12C hotter on every core. 
     
    The only reason I am attempting to give the horrible bios a chance is because of my recent upgrade to a 3090 Kingpin with resizeable bar. (So I flipped my bios switch over to a pre-installed v1.28 from some months ago) to test the resizeable bar out in some games. 
     
    Well, it’s terrible... Why is my CPU hotter at 4.9Ghz with less voltage on 1.28V. VS. 5Ghz with a good bit more voltage on 1.07V??
     
    I just don’t understand why people are praising this bios. It has turned my 7980XE in to a turd. 
     
    R15@ 4.9Ghz with bios 1.07 first run after boot = 4,906
    R15@ 4.9Ghz with bios 1.28 first run after boot = 4,626 (Hotter CPU) (NOT THROTTLING)
     
    I love my Evga X299 Dark, and I love my evga 3090 Kingpin. But all of the newer bios are performing terribly.. 
     
    We need 1.28V bios with older microcode for optimal performance. 
     
    I feel like people are just updating stuff without even looking at what it does to your system. 
     
    I can load bios 1.07V on my X299 with Direct Die 7980XE set a 4.6Ghz all core OC, and then I can actually beat my own OC of 4.9Ghz on bios 1.28V. Does resizeable Bar make up for this loss in performance? 
     
    I have seen Asus Rampage X299 boards with custom
    newer bios using older microcode for optimal performance while obtaining that future compatibility.

     
    I can't speak about difference between very old versions of BIOS and current one as I can't even run them that old (I use Cascade Lake-X CPUs, 10920X and 10900X) but FWIW I haven't noticed any temperature nor performance differences worth looking at / talking about as I was going from previous versions that do support my CPUs to 1.28.
     
    It is possible that you are affected by microcode changes (I have seen Intel's security updates affect multithreading performance/behavior) so if you believe this is a problem you should reach out to EVGA's tech support.
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    Re: BIOS Updates for X299 Dark (1.28) / FTW K (1.28) / Micro ATX 2 (1.21) / Micro ATX (1.2 2021/07/19 12:47:44 (permalink)
    ZoranC
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    Why is no one mentioning the poor performance, and hotter temps of this bios? 
     
    I have been running bios 1.07 since I have owned my 7980XE and my X299 Dark. And going from 1.07 to 1.28  bios literally eats 3.5 to 6% off of all mtithreaded performance numbers in my CPU.
     
    My CPU package immediately idles 7-8C hotter just in the bios, with identical settings. And loads up to 10-12C hotter on every core. 
     
    The only reason I am attempting to give the horrible bios a chance is because of my recent upgrade to a 3090 Kingpin with resizeable bar. (So I flipped my bios switch over to a pre-installed v1.28 from some months ago) to test the resizeable bar out in some games. 
     
    Well, it’s terrible... Why is my CPU hotter at 4.9Ghz with less voltage on 1.28V. VS. 5Ghz with a good bit more voltage on 1.07V??
     
    I just don’t understand why people are praising this bios. It has turned my 7980XE in to a turd. 
     
    R15@ 4.9Ghz with bios 1.07 first run after boot = 4,906
    R15@ 4.9Ghz with bios 1.28 first run after boot = 4,626 (Hotter CPU) (NOT THROTTLING)
     
    I love my Evga X299 Dark, and I love my evga 3090 Kingpin. But all of the newer bios are performing terribly.. 
     
    We need 1.28V bios with older microcode for optimal performance. 
     
    I feel like people are just updating stuff without even looking at what it does to your system. 
     
    I can load bios 1.07V on my X299 with Direct Die 7980XE set a 4.6Ghz all core OC, and then I can actually beat my own OC of 4.9Ghz on bios 1.28V. Does resizeable Bar make up for this loss in performance? 
     
    I have seen Asus Rampage X299 boards with custom
    newer bios using older microcode for optimal performance while obtaining that future compatibility.

     
    I can't speak about difference between very old versions of BIOS and current one as I can't even run them that old (I use Cascade Lake-X CPUs, 10920X and 10900X) but FWIW I haven't noticed any temperature nor performance differences worth looking at / talking about as I was going from previous versions that do support my CPUs to 1.28.
     
    It is possible that you are affected by microcode changes (I have seen Intel's security updates affect multithreading performance/behavior) so if you believe this is a problem you should reach out to EVGA's tech support.




    Well then I highly recommend trying the XOC bios 1.07 if your running cascade lake on a X299 Dark. You would see a massive boost in performance with a cooler running system. Bios 1.05 is from August of 2019, and bios 1.07 cascade lake X is from december or january 19/20. These are bios from Vince. 
     
    I have these bios installed on my X299 Dark.
     
    Switch 1=XOC 1.05 Skylake X
    Switch 2=XOC 1.07 Cascade Lake X Support
    Switch 3= v1.28 Rbar support 
     
    The version 1.28 automatically increases idle package temp by 5C by intels release notes on the cpu microcode firmware. And it increases the maximum temp to 110C. So they essentially take away 5C and and give back 5C lol. 
     
    The performance loss is due to microcode updates. But on Asus X299 rampage boards. People are running new bios with old microcode, for optimal performance. 
     
    I have tested time spy, and port royal with both bios and the performance is practically identical with only margin of error in run to run.
     
    My single threaded performance is literally matching a good 10900K Z490 platform with bios 1.05 or 1.07. I usually average 225-226 in R15 on my 7980XE. Well using the newest 1.28 drops that to about 216-217. That just doesn’t make sense. 
     
    I would like to just use the new bios. But forcing us to also use the latest microcode is a bummer.  We get a warmer slower processor
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