AMD today released the latest statement on the Ryzen 7000 series burn incident, saying that it has confirmed the source of the problem and released the General Package Software Architecture (AGESA) firmware to fix it.
AMD says the new firmware will place an appropriate cap on the affected CPUs so they don’t exceed the spec limit. After the user installs the new firmware, the SoC voltage upper limit is set to 1.3V, which will not affect memory overclocking through EXPO.
AMD issued a statement to AnandTech, is as follows:
We've identified the source of the issue and released an AGESA update to take action on the power supply on AM5 motherboards to prevent the CPU from running beyond specification limits. None of these changes will affect the ability of our Ryzen 7000 series processors to overclock memory using the EXPO or XMP kits or boost performance using PBO technology. We hope that all ODM manufacturers update the BIOS for AM5 motherboards as soon as possible, and users visit the motherboard manufacturer's website as soon as possible and update their BIOS to avoid the burning problem. Affected CPU users can contact AMD after-sales, and our customer service team will deal with it accordingly after understanding the situation.