AMD Radeon VII Firmware Update

AMD released a firmware update for their Radeon VII graphics card family, which will enable them to use their ‘secure boot’ functionality.

AMD somehow released graphics cards that were not allowing users to use the secure boot functionality, and has not apologized for the issue either, leaving many frustrated users wondering what happened.

Installing AMD’s Radeon graphics card from any of AMD’s board partners would trigger a compatibility mode, without proper Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) functionality, as confirmed by TechPowerUp.

AMD claims that the new BIOS update will not affect boot time speeds.

“AMD has released a BIOS for the Radeon VII with UEFI GOP included for our AIB partners. We will also make a one click installable BIOS available to end users via We do not expect gaming performance differences between the non UEFI BIOS and the UEFI GOP included BIOS, although the non UEFI BIOS may experience slower boot times from cold boot.”

Author: Adam Sarwar

Adam Sarwar