AMD Ryzen has recently been launched, three Ryzen CPUs have been launched till now, Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X, and the Ryzen 7 1700. All three consumer CPUs have been released with PC enthusiasts and overclockers in mind.
We also know that the upcoming mainstream AMD Ryzen 5 series CPUs will also be coming out next month and they will be competing with the Intel i5 CPUs. As of right now, AMD has the upper hand when it comes to core count and price but that is not all there is to it.
AMD has been out of the picture for so long there is little optimization for AMD Ryzen now that it has come out. We talked about how AMD needs developers to optimize games for Ryzen in order for games to work properly on the new CPUs.
We also learned that AMD Ryzen CPUs were causing PCs to hang and crash.
This is due to FMA3 microprocessor instruction set. This issue was first discovered in the Flops V2 benchmark by Alexander Yee.
Now that the issue is known AMD has officially stated that the company has noticed the problem and they will be working with motherboard manufacturers in order to rectify the issue. You should check out the website of your motherboard manufacturer in order to get the latest BIOS update.
According to AMD:
“We are aware of select instances where FMA code can result in a system hang, We have identified the root cause.”
Keeping that in mind, I am sure that there will be a fix coming soon. Here is what Yee had to say about the issue:
“Don’t be fooled by the Haswell binary. The benchmark is five years old and I’ve largely neglected it for the last three. So I haven’t updated it for Zen yet. Any processor will be able to run any of the binaries if it supports the underlying instruction sets. If it doesn’t, the program merely crashes with an ‘illegal instruction.’ Under no circumstances should a user-mode application be able to bring down an entire system.”
AMD Ryzen users can rest assured that AMD is working on a fix as we speak and it should be out soon. Keep track of your motherboard manufacturers website in order to get the update when it comes out.
Let us know what you think about AMD Ryzen and whether or not you are facing this issue.