AMD has released an official statement regarding the missing UEFI GOP of its Radeon VII graphics card. According to the company, it has “released a BIOS for the Radeon VII with UEFI GOP included for our AiB partners”.
AMD goes on to say that it will be making the BIOS update available through its official page in the form of a “one-click installable BIOS”. That means that the company has been something of a
“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 AMD.com. 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.”
Several hours ago, the community at TechPowerUp (TPU) discovered that AMD’s Radeon VII was lacking any UEFI support. This meant that any consumer who purchase the brand’s new high-end performance card and installed it in their rig would force their motherboards to engage its Compatibility Support Module (CSM). This in turn, means that users wouldn’t be able to to engage the Secure Boot Feature on the Windows 10 OS.
Ironic, considering that a UEFI Secure Boot is both a practical and critical requirement for hardware manufacturers to gain Microsoft’s Windows 10 logo certification.
AMD didn’t give an exact date as to when it intends to release the update. If you can’t wait too long, AMD’s long-time AiB partner, ASRock, already has a corrective BIOS update available for the card. Granted, the update was initially designed for its own Phantom Gaming version of the Radeon VII, but the PC components manufacturer has said that the update should work with any reference design Radeon VII graphics card.