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News hardware & software 04 September 2019, 13:03

author: Barth Faryna

AMD Will Improve CPU Performance to Match the Advertising

AMD issued a statement on the latest Ryzen 3000 series processor scandal, which did not reach the declared Boost speeds. The case got so big that something had to be done about it.

The AMD issued a statement on the Ryzen 3000 processor case.

Today's topic is a continuation of the thread we took up in connection with the AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU, which did not reach the declared Boost speeds. On the Internet there were many complaints from users who reported that their tests did not confirm what the manufacturer declared. The case was looked at by youtuber der8auer, who conducted a small research. More than 2700 people took part in it and each of them had to test their processor. The results were very unfavourable for the manufacturer.

Only 5.6% of Ryzen 9 3900X CPU achieved their declared clock speeds in Boost mode, although in most cases they were not lacking much. AMD has issued an official statement on this matter:

"AMD is pleased with the strong momentum of 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors in the PC enthusiast and gaming communities. We closely monitor community feedback on our products and understand that some 3rd gen AMD Ryzen users are reporting boost clock speeds below the expected processor boost frequency. While processor boost frequency is dependent on many variables, including workload, system design, and cooling solution, we have closely reviewed the feedback from our customers and have identified an issue in our firmware that reduces boost frequency in some situations. We are in the process of preparing a BIOS update for our motherboard partners that addresses that issue and includes additional boost performance optimizations. We will provide an update on September 10 to the community regarding the availability of the BIOS."

From AMD's point of view it appears that everything is in the best order, the problem has been identified and soon we can expect a fix for the BIOS, thanks to which we should get rid of the troubles. This is very good news, especially since the units of this series are really worth their money, and the whole affair with not achieving the declared speed only discouraged customers from buying a good product.

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