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    Question Chipset Version 3.10.22.706 testing? (2021/11/01) CH8/DH

    Has anyone tested or benchmarked the latest chipset drivers on CH8 or DH on Windows 10?

    Things are running smooth and stable for many of us, i'm not sure if this update is worth the trouble or potential instability.

    I'm still on Version 2.11.26.106, which is 2 versions behind, and almost a year old. Is there good reason for any of us to update to either of the last two chipset drivers? The release notes don't sound like anything critical was changed.

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    I updated. The release notes for v3.10.22.706 show most files were not changed. They updated the AMD Ryzen Power Plan but TBH I have not looked at it to see what the difference is. They also updated the AMD UART Driver adding support for 4Mbps baud rate. I doubt that one will have any affect for most people. A new power plan could but I have not noticed any changes in behavior after updating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by criznittle View Post
    Has anyone tested or benchmarked the latest chipset drivers on CH8 or DH on Windows 10?

    Things are running smooth and stable for many of us, i'm not sure if this update is worth the trouble or potential instability.

    I'm still on Version 2.11.26.106, which is 2 versions behind, and almost a year old. Is there good reason for any of us to update to either of the last two chipset drivers? The release notes don't sound like anything critical was changed.

    3950x/CH8 Wifi/BIOS 3601/Win10
    Although off-topic, how do you now which 'CH' or 'DH' a motherboard is? I have the 'ROG Strix B550-E Gaming WIFI' and can't find a CH or DH number of the box or documentation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piers View Post
    Although off-topic, how do you now which 'CH' or 'DH' a motherboard is? I have the 'ROG Strix B550-E Gaming WIFI' and can't find a CH or DH number of the box or documentation.
    Hi,

    CH8 = ASUS ROG CrossHair VIII

    DH = ASUS ROG CrossHair VIII Dark Hero

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    It is odd that the AMD chipset posted on the support page for the CH8 on asus.com site.

    The ASUS site has v3.10.22.706 whereas AMD has v3.10.08.506.

    The newer version contains 2 updated drivers:

    1. AMD Processor Power Management Support - AMD Ryzen Power Plan (version 7.0.4.4 vs. 7.0.3.5)
    2. AMD SFH I2C Driver - AMD SFH Driver (version 1.0.0.320 vs. 1.0.0.86)
    3. AMD MicroPEP Driver (version 1.0.30.0 vs. 1.0.29.0)

    The list of drivers in the ASUS release notes is missing a few drivers in the list:
    1. AMD USB Filter Driver
    2. AMD AS4 ACPI Driver
    3. AMD CIR Driver

    On the flip side the ASUS chipset release notes list a driver that the AMD sourced does not:
    1. AMD PMF Driver v21.0.1.5


    The attention to detail on these release notes is underwhelming, but I'm still floored that ASUS has a newer chipset driver posted that AMD's site has... I do not think I have ever seen that in the 20 years I've been using ASUS boards.

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    What about the version MoKiChU posted (v3.11.17.521 WHQL)? He posted this on November 23, 2021. I just checked AMD's site for X570 chipset drivers and they still have v3.10.08.506 listed. I don't know where MoKiChU got v3.11.17.521 WHQL, or what the difference is. I ran the installer but did not see any version number changes in the individual driver files. I asked what the difference is but never got a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoKiChU View Post
    Hi,

    CH8 = ASUS ROG CrossHair VIII

    DH = ASUS ROG CrossHair VIII Dark Hero
    But how does one know which model that is? In my instance, what would the ROG B550-E be and how is that information determined?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJerky View Post
    It is odd that the AMD chipset posted on the support page for the CH8 on asus.com site.

    The ASUS site has v3.10.22.706 whereas AMD has v3.10.08.506.

    The newer version contains 2 updated drivers:

    1. AMD Processor Power Management Support - AMD Ryzen Power Plan (version 7.0.4.4 vs. 7.0.3.5)
    2. AMD SFH I2C Driver - AMD SFH Driver (version 1.0.0.320 vs. 1.0.0.86)
    3. AMD MicroPEP Driver (version 1.0.30.0 vs. 1.0.29.0)

    The list of drivers in the ASUS release notes is missing a few drivers in the list:
    1. AMD USB Filter Driver
    2. AMD AS4 ACPI Driver
    3. AMD CIR Driver

    On the flip side the ASUS chipset release notes list a driver that the AMD sourced does not:
    1. AMD PMF Driver v21.0.1.5


    The attention to detail on these release notes is underwhelming, but I'm still floored that ASUS has a newer chipset driver posted that AMD's site has... I do not think I have ever seen that in the 20 years I've been using ASUS boards.
    It's not just Asus, but Gigabyte, MSI et al. rolling out chipset drivers that have a higher version number than AMD's official ones. I believe this is due to the vendor drivers having a fix for a specific issue (I can't remember exactly what it was).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJerky View Post
    It is odd that the AMD chipset posted on the support page for the CH8 on asus.com site.

    The ASUS site has v3.10.22.706 whereas AMD has v3.10.08.506.

    The newer version contains 2 updated drivers:

    1. AMD Processor Power Management Support - AMD Ryzen Power Plan (version 7.0.4.4 vs. 7.0.3.5)
    2. AMD SFH I2C Driver - AMD SFH Driver (version 1.0.0.320 vs. 1.0.0.86)
    3. AMD MicroPEP Driver (version 1.0.30.0 vs. 1.0.29.0)

    The list of drivers in the ASUS release notes is missing a few drivers in the list:
    1. AMD USB Filter Driver
    2. AMD AS4 ACPI Driver
    3. AMD CIR Driver

    On the flip side the ASUS chipset release notes list a driver that the AMD sourced does not:
    1. AMD PMF Driver v21.0.1.5


    The attention to detail on these release notes is underwhelming, but I'm still floored that ASUS has a newer chipset driver posted that AMD's site has... I do not think I have ever seen that in the 20 years I've been using ASUS boards.

    would you say this is the best/most stable chipset that exists? (no issues) or would i fare off better with an older version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2D2Darknight View Post
    would you say this is the best/most stable chipset that exists? (no issues) or would i fare off better with an older version?
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    I updated to this chipset, and it's been perfectly stable, no issues yet.
    I have a CH8/3950x, and i'm on 3601

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