The author of this article misunderstands how one off bioses work… this is technically an Enterprise product which takes a long time to qualify. I agree it’s frustrating to wait so long for an update but an assumption made by the author – that any new bios made after the fix was known would have the fix – is never a safe assumption.
Even our own users here were told the update had the fix, but it didn’t.
I didn’t have any proems with Steve’s build but only because I verified what changed I the fixed bios posted here.
All consumer boards that have the abb+ agesa and newer smu will have the rdrand fix. It’s not the date that matters, but the agesa, for this particular issue.
It is a bit disappointing it was fumbled but this is not a typical in the Enterprise. I’ve ordered over a million dollars of kit that wasn’t actually fully usable for 3 months because we were an early adopter and the stake holders decided the payoff of being an early adopter was worth the risk.