How to know which BIOS my Aorus RX580 Gaming Box have?
Can anyone help me identifying that?
I found it deep within the AORUS ENGINE utility (available for download from the Gaming Box Support download page). Install the utility and run it. Click the Gear icon and then the VGA tab. Then click the "Check for Update" under BIOS VER. Mine shows SKHYNIX memory in line item 1.
Thanks guys! Unfortunately The AORUS driver will crash as soon as I select the RX 580 GPU and the BIOS update utility will not even recognize the card. I'm not sure whats going on.
GPU-Z worked for checking out the BIOS version but now I cant flash it.
Is there a way to flash it with an USB drive? And why would the BIOS not see the card?
Try powering out the GPU and unplugging it for a while (30secs or so, so the hardware properly resets), then boot back into Windows.
I was able to Flash mine from F1 to F2 using atifllash: https://www.techpowerup.com/download/ati-atiflash/ in BootCamp, with the eGPU connected and working. You'll also see which Firmware you currently have there, no need to install Gigabyte flaky software.
That was straightforward, but to ne honest I haven't seen any difference. They claim it improves stability.
It's worth doing the 1.3 firmware update they have too, which made the noise of the fans much more acceptable under light load as the 2 side fans won't kick in until the GPU is around 33-35 degrees.
@mowglibook WOW thank you! I'm definitely trying that. Glad you found this out!
By the way, I am confused to the different firmwares you have listed in your signature. The gaming box has 2 separate firmwares? F1.0_H2D and the 1.3?
Yes, there's the
- Intel Thunderbolt Firmware, which is F1.0_H2D (based on Intel version 27.27) - same on all Gaming Boxes
- The Gigabyte Gaming Box firmware which is for the PSU, Fan management and "RGB Fusion" device as far as I can tell.
- The GPU BIOS, depends on the GPU
I noticed recently that macOS Mojave 10.14.4 kills the USB device that manages the RGB Fusion when the GPU is plugged when macOS is booting. That doesn't happen when it's hot plugged or booting Windows. A hardware reset (unplug everything and wait a bit) brings it back, so it's not a big deal. I personally don't care about it, but it means that if you like the LEDs, you'll miss them, or have to hot-plug the box.
Has anyone else experienced it?
Follow up on the box firmware, I remembered that the RX580IXEB F1.1 20180427 (UpdateRX580IXEB_F11.zip) (that was rather useless) came with a tool to upgrade it that allowed to view more details about it:
The new update on the other hand is much more like a distribution tool, that packages 3 firmware files chosen based on devices IDs. You can still run them the same way if you're curious
The 1.3 firmware is not working well with my macbook pro. The box crashes after the mac sleeps.
I'm gonna revert back to the 1.1. I can 't find that Holtek tool though. Here's what came in my zip:
The bat renames the dat file, you can edit the script so it just renames it and run the exe itself.