After an extended interval of silence, AMD has publicly acknowledged that “some” of its clients aren’t receiving the expected boost frequencies with AMD Ryzen 3000-series processors. The firm simultaneously announced that it could issue a repair for the BIOS problems. The corporate will update the community on September 10 about the availability of the fixture.
The statement comes amidst a rising chorus of complaints from Ryzen 3000 users on forums, Reddit, and different social media that their chips aren’t reaching the marketed boost clocks. In response to the growing number of complaints, YouTuber Der8aeur recently carried a survey that collected 2,700 respondents, of which only 5.6% were able to meet the marketed boost clocks for AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 3900X CPU.
AMD confirmed only one core on any given Ryzen 3000 CPU could hit the rated boost clock. That means the Ryzen 3000-series processors contain a combination of faster and slower cores, which is a departure from how AMD and its rivals have equipped processors traditionally. Unfortunately, users will need to have the most recent version of Windows 10 to use the Ryzen-aware scheduler, which targets the quickest cores with lightly-threaded applications, further complicating issues for frustrated clients trying to attain the marketed boost clocks.
In either case, even with the presence of the required BIOS, driver and Windows 10 scheduler, most customers have been unable to achieve Ryzen 3000’s marketed speeds with any of the models.
Hopefully, the new BIOS repair will expose the best efficiency possible from the fastest core.